The management and staff of Osun Defender Newspaper wish our esteemed readers a fulfilling season of cheer and goodwill, as well as a prosperous new year ahead. Our felicitations go in particular to the people of the State of Osun for the stoicisms and understanding with which they have coped with a demanding year. Our indomitable Ogbeni Gomina Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola deserves special commendations here. He has with great gusto, creatively used the levers of the machinery of government to keep things going in a positive direction in spite of the debilitations of a quasi-federalism.
The year ahead will be pivotal in the State of Osun with a changeover of government. We urge the good people of Osun State to be resolute and steadfast in working towards a continuity of the progressive, innovative government which has continuously put the best interests of the people first.