The Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties in the State of Osun, Hon Olalekan Badmus, has charged the people of the state to step up their support for Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s administration saying the huge success recorded in 21 months was worth commending.
He said this while delivering his remark at the visitation ceremony of the First Lady of Osun, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola to the State’s Secondary School for Persons with Special Needs in Osogbo on Wednesday.
The Commissioner, who lauded the Governor for the prompt payment of salary to civil servants and pensioners, construction of 332 Primary Health Centres, the upgrading of Ejigbo, Ifetedo and Asubiaro General Hospitals, the completion of Ede -Ara Road, Ede-Ejigbo Road and Sabo-Irojo Road, added that he was confident of Oyetola’s second term ticket.
According to him, “We hereby affirm our confidence and trust in Mr. Governor. By the grace of God the second term is sealed.
“Today marks a turning point in the History of the State of Osun, as your Excellency is here physically to present gifts and goodwill messages to the students of special needs as part of the events set aside to commemorate the 29th Anniversary of our dear state.”
Badmus noted that a time when the state is celebrating her 29 years of existence was perfect to spend time with the special ones in the society emphasising its importance in giving the children a sense of belonging.
The Wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Florence Alabi, Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Barr. Olubukola Olaboopo, Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Hon Yemi Lawal, Commissioner for Informaton and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Egbemode Funke, Special Adviser on Commerce, Cooperatives and Industry, Mrs. Christianah Ogunfolaju are part of the state’s functionaries, who were present at the event.
In the same vein, the Ministry of Regional Integration and Special Duties, which was saddled with the task of organising programmes celebration of Osun @29, held a virtual public lecture on Tuesday to kick-start the week-long celebration.
The visitation of the First Lady to Orphanage and Less Privileged Homes was part of the programmes lined up for the commemoration of the state’s creation, which is going to include Anniversary Jumat and Special Sunday Service at Osogbo Central Mosque on Friday and St. Benedict Cathedral Church, Osogbo on Sunday.