Governor Makinde Speaks On Growing Up
The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has revealed that he once sold bread by the gate of Adeoyo state hospital in Ibadan, the state capital.
The Governor noted that he sold bread for the first 13 years of his life.
Governor Makinde made the declaration while speaking at the 80th thanksgiving service of his mother Mrs Abigael Makinde at St Paul Anglican Church in Yemetu on Sunday November 10.
According to the Governor, the experiences he had while growing up reinforced his decision to declare free education in the state which he said was aimed at ensuring residents of the state get the benefit of being educated.
“For the first 13 years of my life, where we lived was not more than five minutes to where we are now. My mum was a Telephone Operator in the state secretariat. At Adeoyo State Hospital here, I and my brother Muyiwa also used to help her sell bread by the gate of Adeoyo State Hospital.
“What can propel a child who used to live some five minutes away from here [Yemetu] to become a Governor of Oyo state is education. And that is why we have declared that free and qualitative education has come to stay in Oyo state,” Makinde said.
Naija News recalls Mr. Makinde shortly after he was inaugurated as the Oyo State Governor, publicly declared assets in excess of N48bn.