Oyo Govt Promises Enabling Environment for Businesses as Makinde Commissions Agidigbo FM - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Tue. Jun 18th, 2024
Spread the love

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has stated that his administration will continue to create enabling environment for all business owners to thrive in the state.

The governor, who stated this while commissioning the Radio House of  Agidigbo 88.7 FM Ibadan, said his administration would keep supporting investors in order to attract others to the state.

Governor Makinde said the sky is wide enough for radio business to thrive in Oyo State, stressing that his government will patronise the newest entrant into the thriving radio business.

Governor Makinde commended the tenacity and doggedness of the proprietor of the radio station, Mr. Oriyomi Hamzat, stressing that he has done excellently well by struggling to achieve the aim he (Hamzat) has been nursing for many years.

He said: “I am happy to be here today, firstly because what my brother, Oriyomi Hamzat, has in mind to do has come to reality. There are a lot of people who want to come up with good projects like this but never had that opportunity to actualise them. So, we thank God that Oriyomi achieved a feat such as this.

“What hit me at first was the uniform I saw on the permanent staff members when I came in, and the way they are looking smart and gorgeous. And what that means is, what this government stands for is the progress of everyone in this state.”

“You can see that a majority of the staff are youths. He has provided jobs for 65 of them. So, as a government, we will continue to encourage those who want to set up a business.”

“I want to also let you know that, from this event, there is a lesson for all of us to learn.”

Makinde further added that the establishment of the radio station, which has provided job opportunities for 65 youths in the state, is a feat well-achieved, pointing out that his administration will continue to encourage all those that are aspiring to set up businesses.

In the same vein, he declared that his government has been working assiduously to tackle insecurity in the state through the use of both state  and non-state actors which include the Police and  other security agencies, Vigilante groups, Amotekun, Agbekoya and other local security outfits.

“I saw Amotekun operatives over there. Before we got into government, Amotekun was not existing but we created it. I was asking from the Security Task Force Team, which we just set up, to know the strength of Police Force in the state and I got to know it is about 6,000; but we recruited 1,500 personnel into the Amotekun outfit. What this means is that we have successfully recruited 25 percent of the Nigeria Police Force operating in the state.”

“So, with the security challenges we have, we want some of you that will be speaking on radio to help broadcast this development to the whole world, that in Oyo State, in a bid to ensure that we are not treating the issue of security with kid gloves, we have voluntary policing. We want the state actors, non-state actors and other security agencies to come together to tackle the menace of insecurity.”

“The way we are not resting on our oars to fight insecurity, we also want you to intensify in broadcasting the message to the people. I must tell you that those who want us to continue to live in the past are around us. And because we want the economy of the state to grow, we must jealously guard our democracy.”

“This station will go from strength to strength. Even after we might have left the seat of power, I believe Agidigbo FM will still continue to influence what will be happening in Oyo State.”

Earlier in his speech, the founder of the Agidigbo FM, Mr. Hamzat, thanked the Governor Makinde-led administration for creating a viable and sustainable atmosphere that attracts local and foreign bussinesses and investments into Oyo  State.

He added that the government policies on trade and investments have turned the state into a beehive of local and foreign bussinesses.

He said: “Agidigbo Radio is the people’s voice that is committed to driving the kind of broadcasting that will reflect the thoughts and concerns of members of the public.”

He appealed to government to pay attention to the issues that the station will be bringing to the fore, promising to ensure that citizens continue to listen to the station.

The event had in attendance the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Bisi Ilaka; Chairman, Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, Prince Dotun Oyelade; Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Jide Ajani; Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr.Taiwo Adisa and a host of others.

1222 Post Views

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *