Gov Makinde: My Govt Will Partner With UI To Move Oyo Forward 

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has declared that his administration would partner with the University of Ibadan (UI) in order to move the state forward .
Governor Makinde made this declaration while hosting the Council members and the Management team of the University in his office during a courtesy call on him by the authorities of the institution.
According to the governor, “Oyo state stands to benefit immensely by partnering with the university in the area of research and innovation that can assist in solving some of the problems confronting the state”
“The University of Ibadan is an important aspect of this administration. We will like to collaborate with UI so that we can benefit from the research results that are lying fallow in the shelves. There should be a serious synergy between us”, he said.
On the moribund Agbowo shopping complex in front of the university, Gov. Makinde who regretted the deplorable condition of the multi-million Naira edifice described it as a security threat to the university, promising that before he marks 100 days in office, there will be a definite pronouncement on it.
He hinted that the issue of tax between the government and the university must be quickly resolved as “the state is in a state of bankruptcy ”
Earlier, the Council Chairman, Nde Waklek Joshua Mutka who led the delegation had congratulated the governor on his electoral success, pledging the support of the University for his administration.
The Council Chairman who thanked the governor for his personal donation of N25m in the wake of damage caused by rain in the University remarked that the university needed help from all Nigerians.
Gifts were later exchanged.