By Nofisat Adeoye
Members of a socio-political group, Oranmiyan on Friday, inspected some of the developmental projects of the Government of the State of Osun under the leadership of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
The inspection was geared towards commemorating Aregbesola’s seven years in office.
The crew visited Wole Soyinka Government High school in Ejigbo where the Principal, Mr Rasheed Oladapo lauded the state government’s effort at creating an enabling environment for students in the public schools.
Also visited was the newly constructed 10.8 kilometers of road from Akinleye to Idi-Iroko farm settlement and 11.1 kilometers from Agoro to Ikonifin farm settlement in Iwo axis.
Speaking with journalists, the Secretary General, Iwo Farm Settlement Iwo, Mr Opadoyin Kayode, appreciated the state government for making life comfortable and making rural areas habitable for the rural dwellers.
Kayode who could not hold his joy said they could not have done anything in the areas if not for the intervention of Ogbeni Aregbesola on Rural Access and Mobility Project, O’RAMP.
He further explained that farmers had to trek miles before getting their goods to the market before the regime of Aregbesola which changed all that.
One of the workers of Osun Rural Access and Mobility Project (O’RAMP) who was at the site, Mr Rabiu Sikiru, also noted that the roads are one of the laudable projects of the state Government, saying Aregbesola has made life in the rural areas easier and more comfortable
Meanwhile, the crew paid a courtesy visit to the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi who showered royal blessing on Ogbeni Aregbesola as he celebrates seven years in office.
Also commending the state Governor on the construction of Oduduwa High school in Ife, the Executive Secretary, Ife Central Local Government, Barr. Jubril Omisakin said that the edifice was magnificent and monumental.
Omisakin who noted that the newly built state-of-the-art classroom surpasses some of the universities structures in terms of modern equipment and serene environment, added that the modern school has shut the month of some people who were criticizing the administration of Aregbesola.
Other projects inspected included the Abdulkareem Adebisi Akande Trumpet Bridge in Gbongan and the road from Boluwaduro through Health Tech in Ilesa.
Other projects inspected project is Ede Water Works where Engineer in charge, Mr Emmanuel Abioye, who took the journalists round the site said “the intervention of Aregbesola in the rehabilitation of Ede Water Works in the last seven years had prevented waterborne diseases in the state.
Abioye further explained with the transformation of the dam by the governor, its daily output had increased from 25 per cent to 70 per cent as it is supplying 14 Local Government Areas in the state.
Speaking on the nitty gritty of the tour, Comrade Rasheed Raji-Ropo who led the crew, said the inspection was to show to the people of the state that Aregbesola has fulfilled his pact with them.
Ropo further explained that the social political group, Oranmiyan group decided to celebrate Aregbesola’s seven years in office in a way to review and prove to the world truly that he has taken the state to the greater heights since he assumed office.
He congratulated the state Governor as he marks his seven years in office.