Foyeke Akinyemi from Iseyin Local Government of Oyo State has emerged the new Miss Oyo for 2015, the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports.
Ms. Akinyemi, 22, a student at the Osun State University, emerged winner in a beauty contest with 13 others selected across the 14 federal constituencies in the state held at the Premier Hotel in Ibadan on Sunday evening.
Speaking at the event, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state said the contest was to encourage the youth, saying the state would produce Miss Nigeria in future.
Represented by Michael Adeyemo, the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, the governor commended the organisers of the contest, urging them not to relent in promoting such events.
Similarly, some members of the House of Representatives from the state, who attended the occasion, described the occasion as “wonderful’’.
Representatives like Sunday Adepoju (APC-Ibarapa East/Ido), Abiodun Awoloye (APC-Ibadan North), Saheed Fijabi(APC-IbadanSouth West/NorthWest), Temitope Olatoye (APC-Akinyele/Lagelu) and Gbenga Ojoawo (APC-Ibarapa Central/North were at the occasion.
Mr. Adepoju, who appreciated the organisers, said the state could produce a Miss World from the event, urging participants not to shy away from whatever they had passion for.
NAN reports that all the members of the House of Representatives at the programme were honoured for their responsiveness to their immediate communities.
Responding on behalf of other lawmakers at the occasion, Olatoye said their group — Club 14 — would hand over a brand new car as star prize to the new Miss Oyo.
The event was attended by Angela Folarin, wife of a former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin, and assemblyman, Segun Olaleye, among others.