By Nofisat Marindoti
Despite the various reports that the State of Osun is retrogressing under the leadership of the incumbent Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the reality of what is really going on in the state has shown otherwise.
The State of Osun has continued to witness a huge turn out of investments in various levels. Enterprises are opened daily and the existing ones have continued to flourish.
Surely, all these goes down to say the present administration is not only progressive but has also brought Osun into the limelight for global recognition and acceptance through infrastructural development.
While accusing the State Government of only investing in infrastructural developments, many have forgotten that it is these infrastructural projects that will bring the much needed positive change and lift Osun from the bar of “Civil Service state” as popularly called though research has shown otherwise.
Many have chosen to stay blind to the Governor’s vision of preparing Osun for the period of oil drought without Federal allocation, the vision of making Osun self sufficient and getting it people empowered while opening doors to investments.
The Roads are Key
Just as it has been proven that every developed country must borrow to sustain its plans, it is also unbeatable that good roads are key factors in a developed country or state.
Aside the schools, the various empowerment programmes, the State Government has transformed our transport system and not only will these roads open doors to investments from various angles, it will also promote in-house marketing among the people of the state.
And just as anticipated, the roads development in Osun has given spring to businesses, new shops are being opened daily, more people are coming back home to start businesses as the Home itself has taken a new turn.
What about the developed roads in the rural areas, the farmers would gladly testify to the positive effect the roads have on their farm products, how it has helped them bring their products to the markets.
These are farmers whose products had to rotten away for lack of good transportation system but all thanks to Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s administration which has brought an end to the ordeals.
So, instead of criticizing the achievements of the present administration, look around you and see for yourself; the transformed Osun and doff your hat for the prudent Governor.