Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has stated that he would celebrate his next birthday at the Fasola Agribusiness Industrial Hub.
He revealed this in his bi-monthly official Newsletter, which was released on Thursday, saying that it is yet another time in the year for him to reflect again on why he chose to get into politics.
He said: “The year is winding down. And what a year it has been! I pray that God protects us and our loved ones so we will all witness the year 2024 in Jesus’ name!
“As you may already know, December is my birth month. This year, I will be celebrating my birthday at the Fasola Agribusiness Industrial Hub.
“The month of December is generally a time for reflection as we make plans towards the new year. It is a time for me to reflect again on why I chose to get into politics. It has always been about serving humanity and moving as many people as possible in Oyo State from poverty into prosperity. This has remained a mantra for our administration since 2019 as we pursued people-centred policies and programmes.”
He added that, in the next few days, he would be presenting the 2024 budget to the Oyo State House of Assembly which, according to him, would create economic stability for the people of the state.
“True, sometimes we make plans, and they do not work out exactly as envisaged, but in general, we try to do what is right for our people and make amends where necessary to stick to this goal. 2024 presents another opportunity for us to use our budget to create economic stability for our people.
“In the next few days, I will present our 2024 Budget for Economic Recovery before the House of Assembly. I must state that I appreciate the recent interest people have shown in line items in the 2023 budget. But as our Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning pointed out, learning about and following the implementation process is more important. That a budget has been approved does not mean that the money will be released,” the governor said.