February 22, 2024

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has been named Nigeria’s “most loved” and “most admired” State Governor according to a survey report released by the Nigeria Social Media Week Group (NSG).

The report which was released at the end of the Nigeria Social Media Week, Q4, 2023 on Monday, October 2, 2023 focused on the general perception of Nigerians towards State governors and other political leaders in the last four years.

According to a statement by NSG Team Lead for 2023, Dr. Kenneth Ogbonna, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde emerged top on the list as “Most Loved’ and “Most Admired” State Governor by study respondents drawn mainly from among youth enquiry clusters across the six geo-political zones of the country.

The report indicated that respondents chose Governor Makinde from the final shortlist of State governors rated on the basis of performance, legacy achievements, accessibility, affability and acceptance in home State as well as national recognition and profile.

NSG hailed Governor Makinde for his landmark achievements in critical sectors including education and youth development, agriculture and agro-business, healthcare, road infrastructure, urban and rural development, aviation, culture and tourism among others.

The group which was in Ibadan, Oyo State capital as part of its activities for the Nigeria Social Media Week Q4 2023 particularly commended Governor Makinde for the recently commissioned 34.85 Oyo-Iseyin Road, the newly constructed Iseyin Campus of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, the ongoing construction of the 76.67 km Iseyin-Fapote-Ogbomoso Road among others.

Ogbonna explained that the Nigeria Social Media Week Group is an independent social media-based governance and leadership evaluation body focused on peer review and comparative study of leadership performance in Nigeria.

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