Nigerians have hailed Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde who on Monday declared his assets, describing it as a new dawn in Nigerian politics.
He has 51 had cash at hand and in the bank worth N234,742,296.01, as at May 28, 2019.
Taiwo said the asset declaration form contained details of cash at hand, in the bank, landed properties (developed and undeveloped), household items, share and bonds owned by the governor, Omini Makinde, his wife, and his companies.
In dollar terms, the Governor has cash valued at $30,056.99 as at the same date.
While reacting to the development, Nigerians took to their Twitter handles to laud Makinde, saying he’s done what several public office holders in the country have failed at.
Concise News compiled the reactions as seen below:
If you trust God and believe in him, whatever comes your way you take it because God said that everything he does is Perfect.
Seyi Makinde pic.twitter.com/FArUvAR3mk
— Miracle Charles (@newschoolphotog) July 16, 2019
Extremely happy once again that Seyi Makinde became governor of Oyo State. Not only because I've worked on his campaign, but because it is important that those who throw the word "progressive" around can actually see what a progressive politician looks like.
— Edward Israel-Ayide (@wildeyeq) July 16, 2019
Seyi Makinde’s asset declaration serves many purposes (multidimensional). It comes from his past to show how hardworking he’s been. It points to the future to show how honest he intends to be. He is not a saint & will be tempted. It behoves on the citizens to support him.
— Roy Biakpara (@RBiakpara) July 15, 2019
I think its save to say!
Oyo state has gotten themselves a perfect GOVERNOR they have been craving for
Moving from LAM to LADOJA to the catastrophic AKALA and disappointing and disastrous AJIMOBI
SEYI MAKINDE looks like a bargain!
I wish him the best all things perfect
— Omighty (@Mighty_20) July 16, 2019
Oyo Gov, Seyi Makinde declares his assets publicly.
We are still begging your gap-tooth MCM who promised to declare his assets to release his assets declaration form,voicemail.
Integrity isn't by shouting integrity 4 times a day.
While shielding Gandollars
— IKECHUKWU (@iykimo) July 15, 2019
Seyi Makinde is my type of politician. If he performs well, PDP will have Oyo state on lock down.
— Durojaiye Ayotunde J. (@kill_headward) July 16, 2019
GSM @seyiamakinde has just demonstrated transparent leadership by keeping his campaign promise of publicly declaring his assets
Question is,among our current and ex-govs,who can be transparent like Seyi Makinde?
Ajimobi, Bola Tinubu, Rauf Aregbesola and co,declare your assets!
— Samantha (@MadamCoco__) July 16, 2019
You want Pure Integrity Seyi Makinde is an example to look on to, I will refer you back in time during the campaign period again.
He said this and was attacked by APC but am Glad Oyo State people stood strong and made the best choice ever by voting for @seyiamakinde . pic.twitter.com/vMnSvVzaCo
— Michael Adelodun Ade (@adelodun01) July 16, 2019