Pledges To Justify Confidence Reposed In Him
Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, has assured his teeming supporters that he would justify the confidence reposed in him by the people who elected him into office.
Aregbesola, who gave this assurance in Abuja last weekend, while receiving the 2011 edition of the African Governance and Corporate Leadership Award conferred on him by the Institute for Government Research and Leadership Technology at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, told the people of Osun and Lagos States that he would live up to his billings by performing in office beyond their expectations of him.
Responding to a lengthy citation on him by the institute, the Osun State governor pledged to continue to strive hard in his provision of good leadership and services to the people which he noted, informed their decision to elect him as governor.
“My assurance and commitment to those who have given me this award is that we will never fail or falter to continue to do those things that attracted us to you and for which the people of Lagos, the people of Osun State, the people of Nigeria see us as budding talents and potential leaders. We shall do our best to sustain the qualities and virtues that made it possible for you to grant the award”, he promised.
While reiterating his resolve to spend the rest of his life in the service of the people and humanity, Aregbesola expressed the confidence that the award would ginger him to further offer his best services to the people of Osun State, so as to achieve their aspiration for development.
Dedicating the award to the people of Osun State, Aregbesola commended the former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu for noticing the potentials in him when he gave him the opportunity to serve in his cabinet as a commissioner in 1999.
According to him, every honour done to any human being is a recognition of the commitment to the cause of humanity, just as he appealed to all Nigerians to join hands in engineering activities that would uplift the living standard of fellow citizens.
Aregbesola maintained that the greatest guarantee of peace and development is the development of citizenry by enhancing their capacities for fulfillment and industry necessary for the upliftment of their standard of living.
Speaking during the ceremony on the qualities of Governor Aregbesola, the National Publicity Secretary of the ACN, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the award was unique as it manifested in the style of Governor Aregbesola’s leadership style of administration.
The ACN scribe then advised the Osun State helmsman not to waiver in delivering the goods to the expectation of the people, as he had an enviable past rooted in the emancipation of humanity.