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Oyo will compete with Lagos in 12 years – Makinde

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Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Friday, identified the state landmass as a goldmine for investors, making the state competitive with surrounding states, especially Lagos State.

He made this disclosure while unveiling a new radio station, Entrepreneur Radio, SEAP FM 89.1, Okeho in the Kajola Local Government Area of the state.

Makinde, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Dotun Oyelade, said that although Lagos State has a seaport but only 3,577 square kilometres of land whereas, Oyo State’s advantage lies in its dry port and the landmass of 28,454 square kilometres arable land, about eight times larger than the size of Lagos.

The commissioner said the increase from 22 radio stations to 55 radio stations within four years of Seyi Makinde administration is proof that the state economy is booming and expanding.

Oyelade said, “Similar expansions are being experienced in real estate and hospitality businesses. If the next administration in the state after 2027 keeps to Makinde’s blueprint, the state will compete with Lagos in 12 years going forward.

“Infrastructures are being expanded, such that strategic roads across the state are being linked together economically. Over 200km of roads have been inaugurated so far by Makinde, which is a record in the history of the state.”

Earlier, the Chairman of the radio station, Oladokun Olatunde, said the station would not only keep the people of his Okeho hometown and environs informed, but it would also allow them to stand tall among their fellow citizens across the state.

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