Aregbesola’s Work Has Spoken For Him – Oba Aromolaran

  • As Governor Visits Ijesa South Federal Constituency

The Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland, Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran has said that the huge infrastructure development of the Rauf Aregbesola administration in Osun has spoken for him and will continue to.

He said if the All Progressives Congress (APC) plays by the rules and listens to elders advise on the way forward, victory in the coming poll‎ is guaranteed.

Aromolaran emphasised that it is only God who has the final say in who becomes the Governor of the state at the expiration of Aregbesola’s tenure, but with prayers anything can happen.

The Monarch stated this when Governor Aregbesola paid a courtesy visit to the palace of the Adimula before the commencement of the ‎goodwill visit to members of APC by the governor to Ijesa South Federal Constituency.

The royal father urged politicians ahead the coming election to stop maligning themselves for a better Osun and Nigeria to be achievable, saying that the winner of the forthcoming election is only known to God and can be unlocked through prayers. ‎

He commended Aregbesola for the infrastructure development that has happened in the state but asked that government should ensure that more is done in Ijesaland.

“Aregbesola has done so well for Osun and deserves commendation from all angles, especially on roads and school infrastructure.

“His works have always spoken for him and I am sure it will continue to. As for the coming gubernatorial elections on September 22, I want us all to understand that it is God that chooses a leader but with prayers our heart desires will be granted.

“Myself and the whole of Ijesaland including the chiefs will continue to hail Aregbesola for his achievements, but I want to use this medium to appeal to the administration to do more for Ijeshaland.

“As we are pledging our unflinching support to the governor, I want to urge politicians in Osun and Nigeria at large to eschew politics of bitterness for the benefit of the state and the country at large.

The Governor at the goodwill visits stated that the team came to sensitise members of the party on the forthcoming election in September this year‎.

He urged the people of the state to learn from Lagos who had enjoyed unprecedented development due to the fact that the state is enjoying unbroken regime of the progressive party.

Aregbesola stated that ever since the creation of Nigeria when Osun was a division of the Western Region and now a state, no government has ever achieved his administration’s feat in terms of infrastructural development.

He explained further that the essence of allowing continuity in government in Osun is not for himself alone but for the benefit of the entire state as the spate of development being experienced will definitely continue under the APC‎ government.

While thanking God for liberating the state through the APC government, Aregbesola stressed that residents of the state should be careful not to allow the opposition take over the state ever again.

He said, “I want us to be very careful not to lose what we have; what we have is unparalleled ‎development which have never been experienced in the state since its creation.

“The state is going through a developmental phase and we must be careful not to halt the steady wind of positive change that is blowing across the state.

“Lagos state is the most developed state in the country today simply because no other party has, apart from the APC, ruled the state. It is the continuity in the governance of Lagos that has enabled it to develop in that manner.

“I thank God for liberating Osun through our party and I urge us seriously to guide the state from being taken over by the opposition again”. The governor stated.


Propagate Our Party, Mobilize People – Aregbesola Urges Party Members

By Nofisat Marindoti

The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has urged members of his party, The All Progressives Congress, APC, to propagate and mobilize people ahead the fast approaching Governorship election.

Aregbesola who noted that the party is lagging behind, urged the members to start working again passionately to ensure the party’s victory at the polls.

The Governor gave this charge on a visit to Ijesa South Federal Constituency on Tuesday.

Supporters That Thronged The Programme

He also implored them not to allow those who wouldn’t work when they get into power, to get elected.

According to him, “Lagos State is the most developed city because of the same party continuity. They are enjoying the dividend of democracy there. It is for our benefit if APC remains power.

Ijesa South Federal Constituency APC Crowd

“Don’t be deceived, our party is our pride and we have been lagging behind, let’s start working again. Let’s propagate our party and mobilize people. No Government since democracy started, has done what APC has done in Osun and we are not relenting, we are still working.

“There are 11 high schools in Ilesa, 9 has been completed, before the end of our tenure, the remaining two will be completed and that is just for high schools, the middle schools are there, our various programmes are there, the road projects are also there which will all be completed before the end of our tenure as well.”

The Governor thereby urged the people to support whoever becomes the party’s candidate.

“I implore us to stand with whoever becomes the party’s candidate, let’s be more concerned about the party and not the person.” he added.

In his remarks, the party State Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, appreciated the party members for coming out en-masse. He urged them to be united ahead the fast approaching election.

He also implored them to let go of all misunderstandings to ensure the party’s victory at the polls.

The Governor also paid a courtesy visit to the Owa Obokun of Ijesa land, Oba Dr. Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II.


Osun 2018: Aregbesola Calls For Continuity

By Nofisat Marindoti 
As the governorship election draws closer, Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has urged party members to remain united to ensure the party’s victory at the polls.
Aregbesola gave this charge during a visit to Ife Federal constituency in Ile-Ife on Monday.
He implored members to support whoever becomes the party candidate, adding that the party should remain one and indivisible.
Ogbeni Aregbesola who stated that the former administration led by the opposition party, The Peoples Democracy Party, PDP, was characterized by corruption and lack of development, also urged the party members and the entire residents of the State not to fall for their deceit again.
According to him, “This event is not a rally, it is rather a meeting among party members. We shouldn’t wait until someone is picked as the party candidate before we start working, let’s start working now and support whoever becomes the party candidate.
“It is the continuity of our party that matters, let’s start working towards that continuity. The opposition has started their usual ways of misleading and deceiving people, we should take care not to get swayed.”
Aregbesola who listed the achievements of his administration, reiterated that any State or Country must borrow to ensure its development, adding that the United States of America also owes.
“It is not the borrowing and the debt that matters, it is what the money is used for that matters. Look at the achievements of our administration, look at the roads, the schools, the medical centres and our various programmes, how else could we have achieved all these?”
The Governor also posited that he has no back account, asking anybody with contrary evidence to come out with it.

Osun Gets New REC

By Nofisat Marindoti 
Mr Olusegun Agbaje has been posted to the State of Osun by The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC).
Sources confirm that the new REC  resumed at the INEC headquarters in Osogbo, capital of the State on Monday.
Agbaje was received by the administrative officer of the commission who took him around the key departments in the headquarters.
On resumption, Agbaje held a meeting with some very senior officials of the commission. The subject matter of the meeting was not disclosed to our correspondent.
Agbaje is not new to Osun. He was posted to the state as election REC during the 2014 governorship election in the state which he conducted successfully.

One Year After: Aregbesola Remembers Adeleke

Today Monday, 23rd April, 2018 makes it exactly one year when the former Senator Representing Osun West Senatorial District and the first Executive Governor of the State of Osun, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke passed on at the age of 62.

One year after, the incumbent Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is extolling the virtues in the Late Ede born politician.

In a tweet on his official verified Twitter Handle @raufaregbesola on Monday, the Governor Wrote: Today marks one year that Osun lost one of its illustrious sons, first executive Governor of the State and an unrepentant progressive. Continue to rest in peace, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.

The late Adeleke popularly called Serubawon became the first Governor of Osun and ruled from January 1992 – November 1993.

Aregbesola Receives NUJ’s Award, Dedicates It To Market Women

The Governor of the state of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has again been applauded for his effort in developing and transforming the state since inception of his administration.
Aregbesola, on Thursday, received Golden Merit Award in ‘Unprecedented Infrastructural Development’ from the Nigeria Union of Journalist, State of Osun Council.
According to the Chairman of the NUJ, Comrade Abiodun Olalere, Aregbesola’s track records in the last seven years and uncommon display of exemplary leadership qualities which reflect in “The New Face of Osun” and apparent display of love and affection to the people of the state in particular have endeared him to the young and the old.
The NUJ stated that the unprecedented number of flyovers and quality of road network that Aregbesola has constructed, state of the art and well-equipped Modern Schools with free lunch being given to pupils in elementary school and un-quantified efforts to make Osun self-sustaining and industrial hub are part of the reasons why he earned the award.
Receiving the award, Aregbesola expressed happiness on the level of infrastructural development his administration has been able to put in place.
Aregbesola said of the many achievements of the present administration in the state, the most fulfilling to him is the rebranding of the state as the
“The State of the Virtures” and the success in making residents of the behave in such manner.
He reiterated the need for every resident of the state to always display the
“Omoluabi Ethos” in their day to day activities, stating that the revival of good character, the ‘Omoluabi virtues ‘ is one of the greatest achievement of his administration.
“It is good to know that you have given me an award because of the various achievements of our administration, roads are good, good school buildings are fantastic, but I want tell you that my greatest joy as a governor today is that this administration has been able to revive the Omoluabi Virtures
among our people”, he said.
Aregbesola stressed that no matter how good or long lasting a road or building may be, it will eventually wear off sooner or later, but the good character in an individual will forever remain.
The governor declared that he dedicated the award to the market men and women in the state for their supports, explaining that he was delighted that after two years, they have finally embraced the government weighing scaled called ‘Osunwon Omoluabi’ for use in their businesses.
He appealed to journalist in the country to try as much as possible to imbibe the spirit of developmental journalism as means of helping the country to grow, charging them to always see themselves as a major stakeholder who will determine whether the country will be peaceful and experience growth.

Aregbesola Appoints 9 Headmasters as Permanent Secretaries

Governor of the state of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has appointed nine headmasters of elementary schools in the state as Permanent Secretaries.

The nine headmasters who were drawn from the nine federal constituencies in the state were promoted to Headmaster Generals which is equivalent to Permanent Secretaries.

Aregbesola, who sworn-in the headmaster generals on Tuesday at the state government Secretariat, Abere, stated that the move was to break the barriers and limitation of primary school teacher to attain higher position in the civil service.

The governor disclosed that the primary aim of the promotion of the headmasters is to encourage primary school teachers and enhance the standard of education at the grassroot level.

He stressed that the state government deliberately situated the offices of the headmaster generals in rural areas for them to be able to see to the educational needs of those at the grassroots level.

Aregbesola urged them to ensure that their appointment translate into immediate positives results, by seeing to how they can assist government in improving education at the basic level.

The Governor said: “The appointment of headmaster generals among our teachers is in line with the positive transformation we are carrying out in our schools.

“We want to take the basic education system in our schools to an enviable height and we also want to encourage our teachers at the basic level for them to know that they can rise to the highest level of their career as teachers under the employment of the state government.”

Aregbesola also commissioned a lakeside resort named after a slain Permanent Secretary, Mrs Kemi Kolawole, explaining that it was done to keep the memories of the dedicated civil servant alive.

He noted that Mrs Kolawole was an exemplary civil servant who served the state with all might and integrity, saying that her death was one that the entire state will not recover from in a long time.

In his remarks, the Head of Service in the state, Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebade, commended Aregbesola for creating an enabling and conducive working atmosphere for the state workers.

He said the present government has created serene and conducive working environment for the workers in the state to perform their duties and services to advance socioeconomic development of the state.

Oyebade said: “This occasion is unprecedented. You continue to give vista to governance, demonstrating strength of character in public service since the inauguration of this administration in November, 2010.

“We in the state civil service are not surprised because our governor has demonstrated that he is a trained ideologue of the left and the only thing that can draw smiles from your face is to see that the mass of the people is provided with the basic things of life to link them with the rest of civilized humanity.

“You have given them automatic conversion as Education Officers and changing their profession to a Directorate Cadre as I recalled with nostalgia the creation of the Office of Tutors-General/Permanent Secretaries on 28th September, 2012 in the three Senatorial Districts.

“You continue to invest heavily in Education as the only lasting legacy for the future as your architectural master-pieces we called High Schools are universities of other states.


Man Murdered Over ‘Naija Bet’ In Nasarawa

Achuku Joseph, a resident of Sabo Pegi area of Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, has allegedly been murdered after winning N11 million on the football betting platform popularly called Bet Naija.

According to reports, Joseph’s body was discovered at the early morning of Saturday abandoned by the roadside at the Federal University, Lafia, with several deep machete wounds.

A member of the victim’s family, who pleaded anonymity informed newsmen that the late Achuku was being monitored right from the time he won the game by some of his friends who earlier threatened his life in order to have a share of the money.

“Achuku had to relocate to another place to hide, but they traced him and used diabolical charms on him which made him sick and started behaving abnormally.

“We then decided to employ the services of a pastor who prayed for him and later took him to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist hospital in Lafia. It was in that process, that certain diabolic portion was discovered in his pocket. The portions were removed and discarded before reviving him,” he explained.

The source added that the deceased went out as early as 6am on Saturday without the knowledge of his family members only to be told that his body was found lifeless shortly after.

The report, however, stated that the case is with the State CID in Lafia, as investigation is ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book, while the corpse is still in police custody.


“Osun Journalists Deployed Into Classrooms An Error”

The State government of Osun has announced the reversal of the two journalists, purportedly redeployed to secondary school.

The two affected journalists are the Chairperson of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, Mrs. Motunrayo Ayegbayo and the chairman of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Mr. Adeyemi Aboderin.

The two journalists, who were working with the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation were redeployed to the classrooms in a letter issued by the Office of the Head of Service in the state.

But the Chairman of the OSBC, Mr. Kola Akanji, while making his remarks at an opening ceremony of 2018 press week the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Osun State Council announced the reversal.

Akanji explained that the deployment was done in error and was corrected immediately, urging newsmen to always uphold ethics of the profession.

Osun Govt Calls On Citizens To Register, Collect PVC

Barely 24 hours to the end of the Continuous Voter Registration exercise in Osun state, the state government has called on every eligible voter to participate in the electoral process by registering their names with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for voter card and collect their Permanent Voter Card.

Speaking through the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa in a press statement on Sunday, the government said registration and collection of PVC is an important aspect of election that requires the participation of every eligible voters.

Baderinwa noted that the essence of public holiday declared by the government tomorrow, Monday is to allow government and non-government workers to register for voter card and for those that had registered to collect their PVC for them to be able to vote on election day.

He urged people above 18 years old not to be nonchalant on the CVR and collection of PVC, stating that tomorrow, Monday, is the last day for the voter registration exercise as declared by INEC.

For those whose PVC had been defaced or lost, Baderinwa implored them to go to the INEC registration centres in their various areas to register afresh, just as he warned against double registration, describing it as criminal.

He said: “The government calls on every eligible voter to go and register for voter card and those who had register should go and collect their PVC for them to be able to perform their civic responsibility when election comes.

“Voter Registration and collection of Permanent Voters card (PVC) are important and strategic to electoral process and have capability of strengthening democratic governance.

“Voter registration helps to facilitate the credibility of the electoral process and democratic governance and that is why the government found it imperative to create ample opportunity by declaring tomorrow, Monday, a work free day which is the last day for the eligible voters to register.”

Baderinwa added: “All residents of the state who are 18 years and above and are enjoined to go to the nearest registration centre in their areas to register their names for voter card.

“A voter that has left his or former residential area should approach INEC office in his or her new area for transfer of voter card to enable him or her vote in the new residing area.

“The Continuous Voter Registration had started on Wednesday, April 11 and will end tomorrow, Monday, April 16.

“Since the continuous voter registration (CRV) is periodic, the government of the state of Osun, therefore, considers it as imperative to dedicate a day for fresh potential voters to register for their voter card and for those that had registered to collect their PVC to enable them exercise their franchise on election day.”

Aregbesola Visits Offa, Describes Robbery Incident As Shocking

Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Friday described as shocking the unfortunate siege on Offa town by armed robbers.

Aregbesola stated this during a condolence visit to the place of Olofa of Offa, Oba Muftau Gbadamosi.

Aregbesola who described the incident as painful, said he has come to commiserate with the people of Offa as a family and and as a government.

The Governor while appealing to those who lost their loved ones to take solace in God, urged security agents to intensify efforts to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.

He said, “we have come to pay condolence to the people of Offa as one big family from Osun because you have always stood by us as a people.

“The people of Osun have come through us as a family to express our pain on the unfortunate incident.

“As we are asking the security agents to quickly unravel the reason and the people behind this evil act, I am telling you that Osun people feel your pain”.

In an address, the Olofa of Offa, Oba Muftau Gbadamosi while expressing gratitude to Governor Aregbsola on the visit said the people of the ancient town has accepted the incident as God’s wish.

He urged governments at all levels to intensify efforts on the on going investigation so that the culprits will be brought to book as soon as possible.

“we have accepted the sad event in good faith and we believe that God will console us and put smiled on our faces again.

“It is good to know that the federal and kwara state governments have taken steps to beef up security around the entire state”. The royal father stated.