een hanging with my friend and brother, His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde, in Ibadan for the last 3 days. I just love this beautiful, peaceful ancient city with all its majesty, tradition and history.
Each time I come here I feel nothing but joy and nostalgia for the past. I lived here many years ago as a child from the age of 4 to 6 when my father of blessed memory was Deputy Premier of the old Western Region.
As a matter of fact I am staying in Government House, in the old Governors lodge on the hill overlooking the city, right next door to where we used to live when he was Deputy Premier.
Brings back so many memories and particularly that of the night of January 15th 1966 when the first coup took place and soldiers came to our house to arrest and abduct my father. What a night of horror that was! I shall never forget it.
I have had a great time here over the last few days and some much needed rest. The tour of the state is going very well and we will see more projects, sites and industries in Oyo state tomorrow. We will visit Ogbomosho, Oyo and other great ancient towns in this state before rounding up.
I love being home in the South West and I really have missed my people.