My administration will achieve vision for tourism sector – Makinde 

Governor Seyi  Makinde of Oyo state said Saturday in Igboora while speaking at the annual World Twins Day organised by the Igbo-ora Community in collaboration with the Twins World Creation and the Oyo state government  that his administration is already making progress in the tourism development sector.

H added that his government remained committed to its promise to improve the economy of Igboora and Ibarapaland through tourism and infrastructure development.

The governor said his administration has achieved success in connecting and integrating the economies of the different zones of the state to that of Ibadan, adding that residents of Ibarapa zone should rest assured that the economy of the zone will be fully connected and integrated to the rest of the zones.

Makinde stated that: “From last year up to this point, we have been making progress in tourism and I think we must make further progress. So, I want to sit down with the facilitators of this event to re-assess the vision and to see what to do next.

“I will be here again next year and we will see how far we have been able to go. I told you last year that I would be here as the governor of the state, but some thought it was a political statement. Well, let me thank you for your support during the electioneering period here in Igboora and Ibarapa zone.

“Part of the takeaways last year was the promise I made to include tourism in our roadmap for sustainable development, and tourism is now one of the pillars to expand our economy. What this means is that as we expand our economy through tourism, the economy of Igboora, Ibarapa Central, and Ibarapaland will be boosted.”

The governor added that the Igboora Junction to Iseyin Road will be awarded, constructed and delivered under Omituntun 2.0, while he will also approach the federal government for approval to fix the Eruwa-Lanlate-Maya Road, so that the economy of the zone would receive the necessary fillip.

Appreciating the people of Ibarapa Central for their massive support during the last general elections, he also promised to connect the zone to wider information by seeing to it that the state’s broadcast outfit, BCOS conducts an immediate evaluation and see to how its services  can become better.