- As Outgoing Governor Aregbesola Lists Achievements
The Governor-Elect of the State of Osun, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has promised to work assiduously to consolidate on the achievements of the outgoing Rauf Aregbesola administration in the state.
This is just as he lauded the vision of Aregbesola in frontlining the path of progress and development; one that will continue to cater for the welfare of the citizenry.
Oyetola also promised to facilitate the completion of on-going projects and initiating new ones to the benefit of the people of the state.
The Governor-Elect stated this on Saturday during the Last edition of the Interactive Programme, #OgbeniTillDayBreak of the Aregbesola administration held at the WOCDIF Center in Osogbo.
“Our administration will continue from where the outgoing government stoops. That’s continuity. The outgoing government is also the incoming government. I want to assure everyone that we will continue where we stopped in the Aregbesola administration. We will work assiduously to complete these roads and do new ones. We are praying that we get enough funds to ensure the completion of the multi-various development strides we wish to continue after the end of the Aregbesola regime.”
The incoming Governor also denounced rumours of rancour between him and the incumbent.
His words “Ogbeni remains my leader. He is a man that gave me the opportunity of being the Chief of Staff and there was no time we had issues. He supported me in every way to become the Governor-Elect. What I feel is that we should be praying for all of us in government. He has been putting me through governance. Anybody that wants to succeed cannot do it alone without Ogbeni. The rumour is dead on arrival.”
Fielding questions from the media and members of the public, the outgoing Governor noted the laudable achievements of his regime saying the Oyetola administration will continue from where he has stopped.
He also stressed the varying contributions/impacts of the numerous projects of his administration which he said has gone a long way in improving the economy of the state, reduced unemployment and help regain people’s Trust in government.
Aregbesola said the state could have been in a dire financial quagmire if his government had not approached the situation with the ingenuity it deserves.
The Governor stated that he is not seeking any political office in the next dispensation as he is taking a break from Politics.
“My greatest achievement is Social Investment or Human Development. No matter your investment in your infrastructure, it cannot be through our efforts on Infrastructure alone, but concerted steps to rebrand the state. Today, every citizen of our state calls himself/herself an Omoluabi which is one of our greatest joy. We have targeted the Most Youngest part of our population. The school Feeding Programme we have invested heavily in is one of the most productive. We began here a Youth Empowerment Programme which is a major life changing programme. Most of us do not notice the few things we have achieved, Osun was never part of the Nigerian economy in the serious sense of it.”
“Osun is the state with the lowest unemployment figure/index in Nigeria, is not because of road, it is because of the Human Investment. Osun has the Highest Happiness Index, how best can you define a government that has done than a government that has done all these.”
Aregbesola also described his successor as a competent hand with sound political experience and sound educational background to pilot the affairs of the state.
“Oyetola is a calm, cool and collected individual. Very brilliant, goal getting, objective and almost irrepressible. He is not a radical like me, he does not have my swagger but he is a goal getter. Whatever achievement we have made, Oyetola is a Silent Achiever, he is not mercurial but he is effective. He is a key member of our success story and I know he knows where the job should continue/”