The Oyo Light Up Project, initiated by Governor Seyi Makinde through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, has transformed the state’s landscape.
Under the supervision of Barrister Seun Ashamu, it illuminates Pacesetter State day and night, significantly reducing criminal activities.
The transition from darkness to light has not only made the state safer but has also contributed to a more secure environment, fostering discussions on achieving infrastructure development, economic prosperity, and sustainability.
Governor Seyi Makinde emphasized, “Oyo State cannot compete with cities running a 24-hour economy if economic activities shut down by 7 pm.
Additionally, tackling insecurity requires dispelling darkness, as crime thrives in the absence of light. Illuminating major parts of towns and cities leaves criminals with nowhere to hide.”
In the spirit of accountability and transparency, Oyo residents continue to commend the state government.
The significance of street lights for commercial purposes is evident, with the possibility of extended trading hours benefitting traders, increasing revenue, and encouraging commerce and craftsmanship in the state.
The night-time economy is now thriving in Pacesetter State.