Oyo State Governor Engineer Seyi Makinde on Tuesday says Nigerians must rise above egocentric concepts that negate the progress of the nation.

Makinde says Nigerians must put national interest above personal and sectional interest

The pace setter State Governor stated this at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, venue of the Celebration of the 59th anniversary of Nigeria.

Represented by his deputy, Engineer Rafiu Olaniyan, Governor Makinde noted that this years celebration calls for sober reflection.

Makinde stressed the need to ensure security of lives at the state and national levels to to engender economic growth and development

He promised to focus on Welfare programmes to create a good life for all the citizen of Oyo state in the areas of Agricultural development and its value chain, Health, Education and Security.