From Idowu Abdullahi, Lagos
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has pledged that his administration’s watchword will remain openness and transparency throughit his tenure.
Governor Makinde, who stated this while receiving a delegation of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) led by Mrs. Bukola Smith, who paid him a courtesy call in his Office, Secretariat, Ibadan said that Oyo State was open to business that breeds development.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the Governor as saying that he would conduct the business of governance in the state in an open and transparent manner in order to bring the desired development to the State.
The Governor said: “Oyo State is open for business and we try to take a different trajectory from what we have been used to in the past. What we are doing is very simple. It’s just to be open and transparent; these are our watchwords.
“We want to conduct government business in an open and transparent manner.”
He added that his administration was ready to partner with any organisation whose proposal would bring value to the Government and the people of the state.
Governor Makinde assured the FCMB team that his government would give equal opportunities to all banks, urging the team to be comfortable in making their proposition.
He hinted further that the working proposal submitted by the team would be studied and acted on accordingly, saying: “You don’t have to lobby anybody if what you have in your proposal is good and is able to bring value to the Government and people of Oyo State. Of course, we will be open and discuss it with you. If we have issues that we are not clear about, we will put them on the table.