By Khadijah Abdullah
Government of Osun has expressed its eagerness to put smiles on the faces of the people through masses oriented programmes and policies.
The Supervisor in charge of the Ministry of Finance, Mr Bola Oyebamiji stated this during a meeting in his office on the need for residents of the state to join hands with government to move the state forward.
The immediate past Commissioner for Finance who is also the Supervisor for Commerce, Cooperatives and Industries said that for government to succeed, the people must contribute their quota through the payment of their taxes and other levies with which government will provide the basic amenities of life to them.
He stressed that all over the world, no government can succeed without the input and contribution of the governed, either through payment of taxes and levies or through maintenance of public works.
The supervisor added that the administration of Mr Gboyega Oyetola is ready to look inwards and raise funds which will in turn be used to better the lives of the masses in the state.
He explained that the time has passed that state governments look up to the federal government for funds through federal allocation which according to him is dwindling.
Oyebamiji who explained that the Oyetola administration is determined to make life better for the people of the state, stated that the present administration is eager to build on the achievements of the past eight years.
He noted: “I want to sincerely appeal to residents of Osun and indigenes both home and abroad to see the task of moving the state forward as a onerous one which all and sundry must join hands with government to do.
“The present administration in Osun is eager to put smiles on the faces of the people through masses oriented programmes and policies, but this can be easily achieved if the people also play their roles.
“It is high time we began to see the business of governance as a joint responsibility. If you don’t have any means of paying your tax or other levies you can assist government in the maintenance of public works.
“Mr Gboyega Oyetola is another kind hearted individual who has a sincere heart to continue from where the previous administration stopped, the policy of the APC is to put smiles on the faces of the people and so we have no choice than to continue to drive the growth and development of our dear state.
“Osun is already on a pedestal of greatness and we shall get there. With the support of the people, our state will be ranked among the best in the country.
“With the support of our people, the task ahead will be easy for us to achieve” Oyebamiji stated.
Also at the briefing was the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mrs Adebimpe Ogunlumade.