Oyo state governor, ‘Seyi Makinde said on Saturday that monarchs must always strive to give their chieftaincy titles to credible Nigerians.
The governor, who stated this is Ogbomoso while speaking at the installation of the Director General, Oyo State Investment and Public and Private Patnership Agency(OYSIPA), HON Segun Ogunwuyi, said that by doing so, a number of good spirited Nigerians would be encouraged to render good service to he people.
He extolled the virtues of the OYSIPA DG, describing his installation as Otunba Mayeloye and his wife as Yeye Mayeloye of Ijeru Kingdom as a well-deserved honour.
While speaking at the Lagbami Oseku Hall,Ogbomoso,South Local Government, Arowomole, Ogbomoso, Governor Makinde said that Ogunwuyi is one of the future leaders of Oyo state and Nigeria.
He said that Hon Ogunwuyi has good records in all the places he had served in the country adding that his footprints are still noticeable in the State House of Assembly many years after he left.
The governor said: “First, I want to say that this honour is well- deserved and I want to thank God that one of us is being honoured at his homestead. They do say that prophets are usually not honoured in their homes but this one is honour at the grassroots.”
Speaking about the possible outcome of the zonal congress of the Peoples Democratic Party, holding in Osogbo, Osun State, the governor said that Ambassador Taifeek Arapaja will equally emerge victorious in continuation of the honour done to Ogunwuyi.
He said : “You would have been having a premonition about what will happen on Monday (in Osogbo); the Mayeloye title will really be made manifest in Arapaja as he would emerge the Chairman.
“I am glad that one of our own, who is also one of the future leaders of this state and country us being honoured at his home base.
“We have seen people who stole money and were also honoured with titles. But the personality whom Kabiyesi is giving this title today is one who is having impact in the lives of our people in the state.
He has served at the House of Assembly with good track record.
“He has also served as Honorable at the Federal House of Representatives. I searched for his records and observed that he served meritoriously. Since we got into government, I can confirm that he is trying his best for the government of Oyo State as DG of OYSIPA.
“So, I want to beg our Kabiyesi to always honor people like Honorable Ogunwuyi so that they can encourage others to serve our state.
While speaking at the brief event, the Onpetu, Oba Sunday Oladapo Oyediran, Lagbami Osekun III, said that the governor has started well by delivering dividends of democracy.
He prayed that the Almighty will continue to guide the governor to deliver more developmental strides to the people of the state.