Omisore Is Not Qualified To Rubbish My Administration – Aregbesola

By Nofisat Marindoti

Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has posited that the former Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Iyiola Omisore is unqualified to mock his administration.

Aregbesola said Omisore who could not do anything for the state and his Ile-Ife hometown throughout his 8 years in the Senate even as the Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriation, has no right to rubbish his achievements in office so far.

He thereby cautioned him to desist from misleading the people of the state with falsehood about the current administration in the state.

The Governor said this at a colloquium organised by a youth group in the state under the auspices of Progressive e-Group in Osogbo, the State capital where his seven years of administering the state was reviewed.

Aregbesola who frowned at the rate at which Omisore that did not do anything for the state and his Ile-Ife hometown with his position in the Senate condemns his government with passion, said he has fulfilled his campaign promises and made positive impact in the lives of people of the state.

“Omisore is not qualified to rubbish my administration. For the 8 years he spent in the state and in spite of his position as the Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriation, Omisore did not do anything for our people and even the people of Ile-Ife where he hails from.

“Before Omisore could be entitled to condemn my government, he should go to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and complete the refund of the fund that he looted from national treasury ”

The Governor commended the Progressive e-Group and the entire youths in the state for their genuine interest in the development of the state and urged them to ignore the falsehood and misleading information by Omisore who is bent on rubbishing his government.

The Coordinator of the Progressives e-Group, Mr Mudasir Ayanfe in his address said the group was established 4 years ago to build synergy and fellowship among youths and those who patriotically believed in the administrative style of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

According to him, “We established the group in order to collectively showcase Aregbesola’s laudable programmes to the populace in one hand and extensively engage propagandists with facts and figures on the other hand.

“With sincerity of purpose of promoting good governance across board and continuous belief in the leadership style of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, the group that started in 2014 as a local platform has become an official online media team of All Progressives Congress, State of Osun courtesy of our pragmatic Party Chairman – Prince Gboyega Famodun, a household name in the six States of south west and recently, a media extension at Presidency of Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Mudasir said members of the group are proud of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s projects and modest achievements in office and that is why they are promoting him.

Dignitaries on the occasion include the Speaker of Osun State of Assembly, Hon Najeem Salaam, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola and the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Kolapo Alimi among others.

Osinbajo, Tinubu, Soyinka, Others Storm Osun For Regional Youth Summit

By Nofisat Marindoti

The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo is to open the Western Nigeria Regional Youth Summit on Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 at the WOCDIF center in Osogbo, the capital of the State of Osun.

Others expected includes a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Gen. Alani Akinrinde, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II among other dignitaries.

Briefing journalists at the State Secretariat in Abere, the Commissioner For Regional Integration, Hon. Bola Ilori said the summit is to bring youths across the Western Region together to generate ideas that would take the region to greater heights.

“The summit is to provide platform for the youths of western region, to come together and plan the future of the region. The script will be written by them on how this region will be by 20 years and that is why we call it “West 2040”. So it is to involve the youths in the planning of how the region will be by the year 2040.

“The Genesis of this was that all the Governors of the West met in July 23rd at Abeokuta where they resolved that they should be 25 years master plan for the region.”

Debunking the news that the Summit is politically motivated, Ilori said the Summit has no political undertone, adding that the Summit isn’t about political parties but about the future of the youths and the region.

“There would be no APC or PDP, there would only be the Yoruba Party of Nigeria which everybody is part of by birth. Also the decision of the master plan was taken by both APC and PDP at Abeokuta, it has no political colouration. It is a solution funding summit that we are putting together.”

“We want to build the culture of adding to the society, we want our youths to become productive and to generate ideas. We encourage our youths to come loaded with ideas because there be will official endorsement for their ideas at the Summit.”

Ilori added that the Summit would be tightly secured and that alcohol would not be allowed.

He thereby urged interested youths to register for the Summit via his facebook page.

Osun Tax Drive, Full Weight Of Law Await Defaulters, Says Govt

By Nofisat Marindoti

Government of the State of Osun has urged organizations and individuals doing businesses in the state to pay their tax, saying the full weight of law awaits any defaulter.

Directing all tax collecting agencies to use all means necessary to obtain companies cooperation and enforce all relevant laws on taxation, the State Government reiterated that it is determined to collect its revenue to the last kobo.

“Council received report that some professional groups in the state have not been cooperating with the state’s tax administrators. Council condemned this and urged them to begin to cooperate with the tax agencies and obey the state’s tax laws forthwith.”

In a statement issued at the end of the state weekly Executive Meeting and signed by the media adviser to the Governor, Mr Sola Fasure, the State Government also directed that all processes and modalities for offsetting all outstanding allowances of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, past and present, posted to the state be started immediately.

Lamenting the fact that some residents had continued to dump refuse by road sides, the State Government directed all law enforcement agencies to apprehend anybody caught in the act.

“Council is saddened by reports that some residents have been adamant and have continued to dump refuse on road medians in major cities in the state, in spite of government’s efforts at clearing them timeously. If this is not stopped, it is capable of reversing the gains made by this administration in ridding the state of filth.

“Those who engage in indiscriminate dumping of refuse, wherever catches their fancies, are deliberately jeopardising the health of the rest of the people and making our environment to look ugly. Council consequently directed law enforcement agencies, particularly the Civil Defence Corps, sanitary inspectors and members of community development associations in the state to apprehend these saboteurs and make them to face the full wrath of the law.

“Council was informed and approved of regional youth summit to hold on the 9th and 10th of January. The summit will be the largest gathering of youths in the West. It will also provide the platform for fellowship and expression of diverse opinions and ideas by the youths.

“The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will declare it open. Council urged the youths and the people of the state to participate at the summit and maximally cooperate with the organisers in welcoming and making the delegates comfortable. Council wished the youths a successful parley.”

APC Blasts Omisore’s Aide For Saying Aregbesola Never Won Free, Fair Election

By Nofisat Marindoti

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State of Osun, has blasted the Media Adviser to Senator Iyiola Omisore, Dr. Jide Fatokun, for saying it is on record Governor Rauf Aregbesola never won a free and fair election, describing the claim as factually inaccurate and politically nonsensical.

Fatokun had accused the governing APC for ineptitude and maladministration, alleging that the Aregbesola-led administration has taken the state 25 years backward as a result of huge loans incurred.

In a statement signed by the party’s spokesperson in the state, Barr Kunle Oyatomi, said the claim, aside being untrue and baseless, is also totally undignified.

“The claim by the said Doctor that no single project has been completed since 2010′, by the Aregbesola-led APC government is intellectual dishonesty bordering on fraud.

“Perhaps, Dr Fatokun needs a third and fourth eyes for enhanced vision to see all the completed roads and bridges, schools, parks and other environment projects that have changed the Osun landscape.

“Dr Fatokun would have been ravaged by some weird form of delusion to have said that it is on record that Aregbesola never won free and fair election in Osun.

“Whose record was the so-called Dr. Fatokun referring to, could he be referring to courts’ records or INEC’s records or the phantom records of his delusional mind.

“If Fatokun and his PDP masters of whatever faction in Osun cannot get empirical evidence so obviously ubiquitous all over the State right, the so called doctor would be incapable of making political statement that could be respected in any way,” the statement opined.

The statement, however called on the people of Osun to ignore such claim, describing it as mere “rantings”.

“In the face of the five constructed bridges, the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, and the state of the art schools amongst numerous others; for anybody to make that kind of sweeping st

“Osun Is Second Wealthiest State In Nigeria”

Osun has been ranked the second less miserable and poverty-ridden state in 2017.

The state was placed the second wealthiest among the 36 states of the federation, according to a report released on Monday.

The Financial Derivatives Company, which released the report, in its presentation, titled: “How the States Performed in 2017,” by its Managing Director Bismark Rewane, said in one of the top three economic analysts in Nigeria, Osun had the lowest net Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) allocation but was not delinquent in the payment of salary arrears.

The report showed that Osun is the second best in the measured “Misery Index” with a 16.37 per cent inflation rate, which also sums up with the rate of under-employment and unemployment.

The report noted that despite the financial quagmire states experienced in the last financial year, the ingenuity of the Modulated Salary Structure by the state government yielded positive results.

The report also outlines the core indices of a structurally balanced, growing and diverse economy, which is coming for the second time in six months from veritable and independent sources – the first from the United Nations (UN) Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index 2016 and now the FDC Misery Index 2017.

Financial experts say the conclusion is that the state government, under Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s watch with deliberate investments in infrastructure, education, social services, human capacity development and sincere political leadership, created an economy with under-employment, unemployment and inflation well below national averages and diverse.

The Misery Index figures also showed that aside Taraba, Ogun and Lagos states, are key players in Nigeria’s Industrial Base, but still have huge poverty index with a definite number of its citizens living below the normal living standards as set by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

PHOTONEWS: Osun Government Holds 2018 New Year Prayers

The State Government of Osun on Tuesday held the annual Inter-Faith Prayers for the commencement of work in the 2018 Calendar Year.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola who is attending the prayers for the last time as the Chief Executive of the State as his term expires on November 26, 2018.

The event was graced by the Wife of the Governor, Alhaja Sherifat Aregbesola, the Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, the SSG, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, Chief of Staff, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola.

At the event were also Traditional Rulers, Christian, Islamic and Traditional Clerics, Politicians, Civil Servants, Members of the Public.

The event was captured by Adejare Taofeek.

It Has Been A Great Privilege To Serve The Good People Of Osun – Aregbesola

By Nofisat Adeoye

Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has expressed that it has been a great privilege to serve the people of the state.

Wishing the people a happy New Year, Ogbeni said he would always cherish their love, patriotism, courage and forthrightness.

“My good people of Osun, I am most pleased and grateful to God for the New Year. Irrespective of our condition at this moment, given our endowments and God’s natural blessings around us, we have the hope that a happy and fulfilling year is ahead of us. For when we have life, we have hope.

“The last year was challenging but we can say that it was better than the two years before it, just as we believe that this New Year will be better than the old one. ”

Aregbesola who listed the achievements of his administration so far, said the State has become a reference point in good governance.

“For the past seven years, we have laboured to bring people centred progressive governance to Osun. This has been visible in youth, vulnerable senior citizens and women empowerment, agriculture development, industrialisation, infrastructure development, education, job creation, human development, water resources development, urban renewal and so on.

“All these have transformed Osun and projected it positively beyond what we met. Osun has now become the reference point in prudent management of resources and responsible governance.

“On Thursday last week, I presented to the State House of Assembly the budget for the administration of this state for next year. That budget is the culmination of all our effort and will represent the crowning glory of our achievements. I fully intend to implement it to the last kobo.

He however urged the people to pray their taxes, adding it is the only way the state can be economically and financially safe.

“All of us should pay our taxes, rates, levies, fees, fines and other financial obligations to the state. From our population, if one million of us productively engaged can contribute N250 for 20 days in a month, we will be able to raise N5 billion. This will enable us comfortably pay our workers and pensioners full salaries, run the government, provide infrastructure and carry out social protection services for all the people.

“All the things we desire like good roads, functional education, recreational facilities, security of life and property and a conducive environment for the pursuit of happiness and so on can best be provided by the government. No individual or private organisation can provide them to the satisfaction of all the people. This is why we all need to support the government by fulfilling our financial obligations to it in order for it to be able to carry out all its projects satisfactorily too.”

“This is the last New Year message our administration will pass to you as our tenure will end on November 26. Therefore, I will like to say from the bottom of my heart that it has been a great privilege to serve the good people of Osun. I cherish your love, fierce patriotism, courage and forthrightness. You are a great people.

“I must commend and thank you all most sincerely from my heart for your kind support, for the sacrifice, understanding and the willingness to do and support what is right, and not what is convenient, in the past seven years.

“I must in particular thank all the workers in the state who have laboured with us for the successful implementation of our programmes and are therefore part and parcel of our success story, especially those who have had to endure 75 per cent and 50 per cent salary regime since July 2015.

“It is my earnest prayer that the New Year will be peaceful, successful and usher in fresh opportunities, goodness, prosperity and abundance to all and sundry. I wish you a happy and blessed new year, 2018.” he added.

Full Text Of Governor Aregbesola’s 2018 New Year Broadcast

HOMERUN WITH HONOUR AND DIGNITY

My good people of Osun,

I am most pleased and grateful to God for the New Year. Irrespective of our condition at this moment, given our endowments and God’s natural blessings around us, we have the hope that a happy and fulfilling year is ahead of us. For when we have life, we have hope.

The last year was challenging but we can say that it was better than the two years before it, just as we believe that this New Year will be better than the old one. In that last year, 2017, the IITA agriculture training and research centre was launched in Ago Owu, in a major push for farming and food security in our state. We also commissioned three of our state-of-the-art schools. These are Saint Augustine Elementary School, Ipetumodu, CAC Middle School, Araromi, Osogbo and Ilesa Government High School, Ilesa.

In the past year, we celebrated the graduation and return to the country of the medical students of Uniosun, who went to study in Ukraine.

We also established and commissioned Justice Research Centre at the Osogbo High Court.

This will aid legal research and promote the cause of justice.

In 2017, our state was spared the scourge of monkey pox and Lassa fever, even as it ravaged many states, including some of our neighbours. We thank God for His protection over us and especially our dutiful and hard working public health and medical workers and officials of the Ministry of Health that acted proactively and with dispatch at the appropriate time.

Also in the out-gone year, work resumed on the Moshood Abiola International Airport.

This airport, when completed, would serve as cargo airport, maintenance hub and a major boost to tourism in the state, among others.

Also, in the same year, we successfully held callisthenics competition among secondary school pupils in Osun. This is another innovation from our state that helps children to develop physical and mental coordination, team spirit and character building.

In 2017, we signed a memorandum of understanding with investors on the establishment of N216 billion industrial park in Osun. This is a landmark economic development event that will give Osun an industrial breakthrough, when it takes off.

We also, within the same year, lunched a micro, small and medium enterprises empowerment scheme that will benefit 50,000 people in the state.

Before the year ran out, we broke a three decade plus jinx by turning the sod on the 60 million litre daily water supply scheme to Ilesa. We were able to secure N48.7 billion facility from Islamic Development Bank for this landmark project.

It was also a year of harvest of deaths as my mother, step mother, close friends and political associates like Lateef Raji, Prof Abdulrauf Mustapha, Senator Isiaka Adeleke and Moses Hustode all went to the great beyond. Death came calling and snatched my Egbon and confidant, Sir Olu Abiola, Mrs Omowumi Akande, who was the wife of our leader in Osun, Chief Bisi Akande, Olori Bola Akinyemi and regrettably Mrs Oluwakemi Kolawole, who was Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, Office of the Governor. Death took also Sheikh Salaudeen Olayiwola, the chairman Osun Muslims Community. May God grant them all comfort in their new station.

For the past seven years, we have laboured to bring people centred progressive governance to Osun. This has been visible in youth, vulnerable senior citizens and women empowerment, agriculture development, industrialisation, infrastructure development, education, job creation, human development, water resources development, urban renewal and so on.

All these have transformed Osun and projected it positively beyond what we met. Osun has now become the reference point in prudent management of resources and responsible governance.

On Thursday last week, I presented to the State House of Assembly the budget for the administration of this state for next year. That budget is the culmination of all our effort and will represent the crowning glory of our achievements. I fully intend to implement it to the last kobo.

For it to work however, there must be a clear departure from the past of dependency on allocation from the federation account. It is imperative that we generate our own revenue. This requires that we all work hard. The collective wealth of the state is the aggregate of what everyone contributes and we can only be economically and financially safe when everyone produces more than he or she consumes.

All of us should pay our taxes, rates, levies, fees, fines and other financial obligations to the state. From our population, if one million of us productively engaged can contribute N250 for 20 days in a month, we will be able to raise N5 billion. This will enable us comfortably pay our workers and pensioners full salaries, run the government, provide infrastructure and carry out social protection services for all the people.

All the things we desire like good roads, functional education, recreational facilities, security of life and property and a conducive environment for the pursuit of happiness and so on can best be provided by the government. No individual or private organisation can provide them to the satisfaction of all the people.

This is why we all need to support the government by fulfilling our financial obligations to it in order for it to be able to carry out all its projects satisfactorily too.

Yes, there could be irresponsible government who would rather serve themselves than serve the people but we must still support the state as the symbol of our collective aspiration. To prevent irresponsible administration, we need productivity, vigilance and patriotism.

What we are going through now is the consequence of the bad choices we made in the past and except we change course by doing the right thing, by being productive and financially support the government, vigilantly monitor its activities, there is no magic wand anywhere and the situation might get worse.

We therefore count on you to get the maximum support from you till the very end, for us to be able to give you our maximum best.

Indeed, we have served maximally and given our best because you have supported us. Please keep supporting us.

In the New Year, political desperado hell bent on precipitating crisis and mayhem will want to egg some misguided individuals into conducting themselves unseemly and disturb the peace and serenity of the state. We support the democratic expression of grievances through peaceful protests and other legitimate means. Nevertheless, all form of social agitation, be it economic, political or social, must not be done to the detriment of others. We have the mandate and strong intention to protect the right of others to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness and go about their lawful duties without molestation, let or hindrance.

This is the last New Year message our administration will pass to you as our tenure will end on November 26. Therefore, I will like to say from the bottom of my heart that it has been a great privilege to serve the good people of Osun. I cherish your love, fierce patriotism, courage and forthrightness. You are a great people.

This is an election year in which our tenure will end and a successor must emerge. It is my solemn promise that we will not leave in a vacuum. In consultation with our leaders and the member of our great party, we will careful select and present to you a successor that belongs to our political tradition of progressive people oriented leadership, a person of integrity, who shares our aspirations and will take governance to the next level from where we stopped. I want you therefore to conduct yourselves with the same dignity and courage of Omoluabi – a people whose conscience and soul cannot be bought, that cannot be intimidated with guns and dogs and who stand firm behind the progressive rock of political leadership.

I must commend and thank you all most sincerely from my heart for your kind support, for the sacrifice, understanding and the willingness to do and support what is right, and not what is convenient, in the past seven years.

I must in particular thank all the workers in the state who have laboured with us for the successful implementation of our programmes and are therefore part and parcel of our success story, especially those who have had to endure 75 per cent and 50 per cent salary regime since July 2015.

I thank most immensely the women and their groups, market women and men, traders, artisans, workers, retirees, students, transporters, commercial motorcyclists, employers of labour, organised private sector, the business community, financial institutions, non-governmental organisations, community based organisations, youth organisations, security agencies, the media, political parties, opposition members, traditional rulers, community leaders and religious organisations and their leaders.

It is my earnest prayer that the New Year will be peaceful, successful and usher in fresh opportunities, goodness, prosperity and abundance to all and sundry.

I wish you a happy and blessed new year, 2018

Osun a dara!

APC Admits ‘Challenging’ 2017, Promises ‘Brighter’ 2018

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Nigerians of better days in 2018, following the challenges the people faced in the outgoing year.

The party said this in a statement signed on Sunday by its National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, with less than few hours to the end of 2017.

In its New Year message, the APC thanked Nigerians for supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and asked them to be hopeful of brighter days ahead.

They also called on the people to join the Federal Government in its bid to build a new Nigeria and complement the efforts to tackle corruption and other challenges facing the nation.

According to the APC, President Buhari has recorded a number of achievements since he assumed office in 2015 in line with the party’s campaign promises to the people.

Read full statement below;

Our great Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) welcomes all Nigerians to the 2018 New Year.

2017 was indeed an eventful, yet challenging one for many Nigerians. We thank Nigerians for their continuous support and prayers for the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and indeed the Party. We urge Nigerians to collectively look to the New Year 2018 with renewed optimism and vigour. Brighter days are ahead of us.

Indeed, the collective task before us is converting our country’s potential – derived from size, demography, human, and natural resources – to greatness. While the task may seem onerous, it is achievable. With the right ethics, morality, attitudes, and priorities, we will get out of our current societal morass that has found expression in our economic challenges, bad politics, ethno-religious divisions and other negative aspects of our national life, sooner than skeptics believe is possible.

We are acutely aware of our current national challenges, particularly on the economy. However, we assure Nigerians that the administration is not asleep, but working assiduously to address these challenges and meet the expectations of Nigerians. We remain focused and solidly committed to delivering on our Party’s 2015 election promises which were largely hinged on curbing corruption, restoring the economy and the security of the nation.

Happily, the President Buhari administration is making good progress and already delivering on many fronts such as restoring our country to its deserved standing among the comity of progressive nations; fighting corruption and repairing our value system; diversifying our economic revenue base, creating jobs and economic opportunities for Nigerians; bringing succour to the insurgency-ravaged North-East; reforming the oil, defence, pensions, and other critical sectors; creating a world-class transport system, among others.

We can only downplay the ramifications of corruption at our peril. Corruption has for long enabled its perpetrators to divert resources for delivering development to the citizenry and as a result bred discontent, which religious bigots and ethnic jingoists take advantage of to create insecurity and other societal malaise. Therefore, the solution is the enthronement and entrenchment of quality and accountable leadership in governance.

We should continue to support the administration’s development efforts for the country. The Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) should be supported by all as a basis for realising social inclusion objectives, such as employment generation and eradication of poverty and inequality. Such safety net initiatives as the Home Grown School Feeding Programme, conditional cash transfer scheme, and N-Power will guarantee that the poor and vulnerable directly benefit from economic development.

Let us join in the effort to build a more vibrant nation that every Nigerian will be proud of. Let us join and support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration in the ongoing task of building a new Nigeria for our progress, peace, unity, and prosperity.

Once again, our great Party sends warmest greetings to all Nigerians on the occasion of the 2018 New Year.

Thank You For Your Loyalty- APC to Osun People

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun has praised the people of the state, including the civil servants for ‘their loyalty and understanding in the difficult period of massive economic recession that Nigeria has been living through since 2014’.

In particular, the APC said that the party was ‘proud of the people’s resilience and determination to forge ahead with progressive ideas in spite of the difficulties that 2017 has presented’.

These compliments were contained in the end of the year message from the party’s chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, issued to the media in Osogbo on Sunday.

According to the party, ‘regardless that the state is one of the least resourced in the Nigerian Federation, it has demonstrated perhaps the most innovative capabilities in effecting the changes and developments necessary for economic growth in unprecedented circumstances.

‘We have seen one of the most destructive opposition yet in Osun over the last seven years and the most evil campaign is in the making to lay to waste all that Aregbesola-led APC government has done since 2010.

‘But you, the people of Osun have seen it all; you have experienced the difference between light and darkness, evil and good and you are in the best position to make a choice.

‘In 2014, amid a vicious PDP campaign, which drew blood and tears from the people, Osun stood firm behind the good, and they threw evil into the garbage heap.

‘Yet, for the second time in four years, the good people of Osun will again be required to decide whether they will reject the evil as they did in 2014. That momentous year starts this January.

‘In 2003, Osun made a terrible mistake to give the PDP a chance. It was such horrible experience that in 2007, they had to vote that party out of office. Their choice was violated until 2010 when justice was served.

‘However, evil continued to fight to steal the soul of Osun, but in spite of all the then Federal might and force of violence, the people of Osun stood their grounds and the PDP was again rejected.

‘This year, they will be pitching up a battle royale in the unlikely event of attempting to capture Osun and avenge 2007 and 2014. And like wounded lions, they will ravage the state by discontinuing every policy of the APC (God forbid) that had brought joy to the people of Osun’, the APC warned.

‘Let it be stated in very clear terms; the APC has confidence and trust in the people of Osun that they will vote to continue with the progress so far made by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. That means they will decide to retain APC in power.
It takes a united people to decide to sustain progressive government. We therefore urge the people that in the interest of their children and grandchildren, nothing should be allowed to truncate the progress made in education, in infrastructure, in agriculture and in social welfare as well as in the economy of Osun.

‘We are in the dawn of a new era when Osun will ranked further amongst the leading states of the Federation. And CONTINUITY will be the gateway into that era’, the APC declared.

Trending: Osun Workers Suspend Strike (Photos)

By Sodiq Yusuf

Labour unions under the employ of the State Government of Osun have suspended their industrial action which began last Wednesday.

The Labour leaders announced the suspension of the strike few minutes ago after several meetings with government officials.

According to the memorandum of understanding signed by both parties, the labour leaders and government have entered into agreement on some of the demands of the workers.

The agreement cuts across issues of Modulated Salary, Promotion, Pensions, Conversion of Appointments among others.

With the agreement, workers in the state are to resume work on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

See photos of the agreement below: