No gainsaying when I say that there has been a total reformation in the State of Osun. This is clear enough for the blind to see and audible for the deaf to hear. Young as my age maybe, I am old enough to discern good governance from a better or bad one. Two administrations before Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s I know how things were. To compliment this present day government, it is not hyperbolic to assess and grade the administration so far an A, bearing in mind the state of the country, the gross ineptitudes, moral decadence, political crisis, religious crisis, abject poverty, terrorism and the latest one we are embattling, economic recession, in relative comparison of the state to others in the federation.
Despite all these unanticipated brushes and slow down, Osun State’s government has wisely learnt to stand balanced on a thin ice, thus, becoming a model for others. This is evidenced in the noticeable developments that have feasibly and visibly engulfed the state in all facets of life. Ranging from the designated O’programmes to the health sector, agriculture, socio-economic, infrastructural, empowerment schemes arts, culture and tourism which are aimed towards not only for the betterment of the state and alleviation of poverty, but to its total eradication.
However, the popular Yoruba parlance says “Yiniyini ki eni le se omiran, ku ise lo si n mu ori ise ya”, which I tend to interpret not accurately enough though into English as “Commendations hasten good and remarkable efforts”. Thus, I write to admonish the government of Osun to allow what started well to end well.
The deeds of good men lived much after them and human-wise, people do not value what they have until they part with it.
I enjoin the governor to complete the good job that he has embarked upon since the inception of his administration.
A disease in the country of ours to high and low-capital ongoing project is ‘abandonment’ which most times is due to a change in government. Another that is peculiar to a completed project is ‘maintenance’. For the latter, I would advise the government to set up a remarkably-functioning channel that will see to the proper maintenance of these capital projects and the renovated ones. By doing this, long after his completion of term in office, his A-graded projects would be able to stand the test of time if rightly maintained. The teeming electorates would do justice to this when the poll comes around for another decent and visionary successor.