Governor Seyi Makinde has promised to immortalize late former Governor of the state, Alao Akala.
9Janewshub.com.ng reports that Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Friday, stated that plans are underway to immortalize the late former Governor, His Excellency Christopher, Alao Akala.
Speaking on Friday in Ogbomoso at the interdenominational funeral and thanksgiving service in honour of the late former governor, Makinde said he has constituted a committee, which is being headed by the Chief of Staff, Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi maintained that in the shortest possible time, come up with how best the departed former governor can be honored.
“Finally, I have been going around to determine how we can honor our great man from Oyo State, and we have set up a committee headed by the Chief of Staff. If you also have any advice in this regard, let us know and, within the shortest period of time, the government of Oyo State will ensure that He is adequately honored,” He said.
Makinde described the late governor as one who understands when to project political differences and when to practically come together in the interest of the people of the state.
In his remarks, the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo said Alao-Akala will be missed for his magnanimity and compassion.
He said the late governor served the interest of his people when he was in power and gave quality counsel to those who were around him.
He said the late politician in his lifetime as the governor was an accountable personality who improved the Internationally Generated Revenue of the state from three hundred million naira to one billion naira.
According to him, he was responsible and respectful to the views of individuals and will be missed for his counsel and compassion.