I sold bread for 13 years of my life – Governor Seyi Makinde
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has recounted how he sold bread for the first 13 years of his life at the gate of Adeoyo State Hospital.
The governor disclosed this on November 10 at the 80th thanksgiving service of his mother Mrs Abigael Makinde at St Paul Anglican Church in Yemetu.
According to Seyi Makinde, he became successful by getting educated.
The governor made this known as he maintained his declaration of free education in the state as a way of ensuring parents send their children to school without stress.
“For the first 13 years of my life, where we lived was not more than five minutes to where we are now. My mum was a Telephone Operator in the state secretariat. At Adeoyo State Hospital here, I and my brother Muyiwa also used to help her sell bread by the gate of Adeoyo State Hospital.
“What can propel a child who used to live some five minutes away from here [Yemetu] to become a Governor of Oyo state is education. And that is why we have declared that free and qualitative education has come to stay in Oyo state,” Makinde said.