The environmental initiatives of Osun state Government had received major commendation from the states Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN).
Speaking during a courtesy visit to the O’ CLEAN programme Co-ordinator, Mr Bola Ilori, last Thursday, in Osogbo, Osun State capital, FIBAN Chairman, Oluwashina Akede, , described the environmental sanitation programme initiated by the state government as being innovative and unparalleled in the history of the state since its creation.
Akede said “Bola Ilori had displayed so much enthusiasm and commitment to the programme and panoramic understanding of environmental matters, which had become a reference point in the state.
“We have waited and watched events to be sure of the genuineness of the programme, understudied the characters and commitment of the individuals handling the programme and to ascertain that it was not just another film trick that we had seen previous governments embarked upon, before we decided to endorse the programme.
“We are particularly impressed by the swift response, resourcefulness and dexterity of your team on de-flooding of Osogbo, Ilesa and Ife Towns and we are hereby assuring you of our support and readiness to key-into the O-Clean initiative”.
The O-Clean coordinator commended the association members for their interest in the O-Clean programmes and the awareness they have been generating for the environmental sanitation exercise.
“This is a government where mission meets passion and it’s currently producing positive action for the good of the greater majority of Osun State residents,” Bola Ilori said.
“Ogbeni Aregbesola is a responsive and responsible governor that holds education in high esteem. He holds the development of human capacity as the most important assignment of any purposeful government, so the government would spare no efforts at enhancing the educational growth of the state” Ilori asserted.
“It is the expectation of the governor, under his six-point agenda, to make all and sundry, particularly the students that form the nucleus of future leadership of the nation, to internalise cleanliness as a way of life and not once-in-a-month exercise.
“That is what the governor had promised and that is what he is doing under the O-Clean Programme, which is what is called good governance”.
Ilori encouraged FIBAN members across the state to accentuate the campaign for the internalisation of the culture of cleanliness in the daily lives of the residents of the state and not just as a necessity under the O-Clean programme.