EXCLUSIVE: Oyo Diaspora Office To Receive 55 New Returnees October As Returnees Welcome New Born To Be Named After Makinde


By Henry Odeh



The Senior Special Assistant to Oyo state governor on Diaspora Matters, Mrs Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu, has said that the state government through her office will be receiving last batch of Oyo state returnees from Lebanon by October 1st, 2020.


The governor’s aid, while speaking with sunrisebulletin.com expressed profound gratitude to the executive governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, for his commitment and unflinching support to the wellbeing of Oyo state indigenes home and abroad describing the governor’s passion as unprecedented and uncommon.

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Mrs Sarumi particularly commended the governor for the support given to the diaspora office for optimal operations stressing that results recorded within the short period of take off was as a result of the governor’s huge commitment and support.


She explained that among the last set of returnees were two ladies who returned with pregnancies and have successfully put to be two baby boys yesterday 15th Sept, 2020 adding that one of the mothers has decided to name her new born after governor Seyi Makinde.

She said ” “The diaspora office is using this medium to express its profound gratitude to His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde for his love, passion, and commitment towards ensuring that no Oyo state indigene regardless of the country he or she is domiciled in the world is suffers.

“Just yesterday, two of our last returnee ladies put to bed two bouncing baby boys, all these was made possible because the governor’s passion for his people is unrivalled and unprecedented as a governor in this state.

We also are grateful to the Lebanese government and its high commission for their usual support and cooperation in ensuring smooth extraction and repatriation of our girls from Lebanon.

“As a government, we will continue to cooperate and work with other high commissions and international agencies to ensure that non of Oyo state indigene resident or domiciled in any country in the world is subjected to any form of inhuman treatment while seeking greener pastures in foreign lands,” she concluded.

Mrs Sarumi however assured that Oyo state will continue to chart a new course in leading as a pacesetter state in Nigeria, promising not to rest on her oars as her office continues to find lasting solutions to human trafficking in the state.

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