- Olugbenga Akanfe
In the realm of leadership, the qualities that define a true leader often emerge in times of challenges and change. In Osun State House of Assembly, these qualities have found a home in the person of Rt. Hon. Adewale Egbedun, the Speaker of the 8th Assembly. Under his leadership in the last 3months in office, the Assembly has witnessed a remarkable transformation, and his tenure so far is marked by several key attributes that make him stand out.
1. Leadership Prowess:
The unarguable fact is that Rt. Hon. Adewale Egbedun’s leadership style has been hailed by lawmakers and observers alike. He is a man who embodies the values and principles of the law. His commitment to strict adherence to the rule of law is unwavering. His mediation skills have played a pivotal role in resolving numerous issues that concern the well-being of the masses. Whether it’s addressing conflicts or promoting harmony, the Asi-born Prince has demonstrated an innate ability to restore normalcy to society.
One of the remarkable qualities of a leader is the willingness to embrace feedback, whether it be criticism or commendation. Egbedun exemplifies this trait. He actively seeks input from all quarters, valuing diverse perspectives that help shape the decisions of the Assembly for the betterment of Osun State.
2. Workers Welfarism in OSHA:
In just three months in office, Rt. Hon. Adewale Egbedun has left an indelible mark on the welfare of the Osun State House of Assembly staff. His leadership has taken a bold step by doubling the monthly imprest for all staff. This move not only demonstrates his commitment to improving the lives of those working within the Assembly but also sets a precedent for fair and equitable treatment of government employees.
3. Human Relation:
It’s often said that power can change a person, but this is not the case with Speaker Egbedun. Despite occupying the prestigious position of Speaker, his humility and accessibility remain unchanged. He is a leader who remains grounded, approachable, and open to all. The Speaker’s down-to-earth demeanor endears him to those who interact with him, reminding us that true leaders never let their positions go to their heads.
4 Constituency Relation:
While discharging his critical roles as the No. 3 man in the state, Speaker Egbedun has not forgotten the importance of quality relations with his constituents. His dedication to his constituency is unwavering. It is a rare sight for him to spend 48 hours in Osun without visiting his constituency. This commitment to the people who entrusted him with their votes is a testament to his genuine concern for their welfare and interests.
In Rt. Hon. Adewale Egbedun, Osun State House of Assembly has unarguably found a Speaker whose leadership qualities shine brightly in challenging times. His commitment to the rule of law, dedication to workers’ welfare, approachability, and unwavering concern for his constituents make him a leader of exceptional qualities. Under his stewardship in the last 3months of reign, the Assembly has become a beacon of hope and progress for the people of Osun State.
Olugbenga Akanfe is the Legislative Assistant to the Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly.
CAVEAT: The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s). They do not represent the opinions or views of OSUN DEFENDER.