INDEPENDENT OPINION: Let’s Give Aregbesola A Chance

osun2014Permit me a space in your widely-read newspaper to comment on the criticisms being faced by the present administration in Osun State.

I wish to implore all meaningful citizens of the state to give the present administration, under the leadership of Mr Rauf Aregbesola, a breathing space, to continue its transformation agenda, which it has embarked upon.

As a citizen of the state, it saddens my heart how we have put religious and political sentiments into  issues that are non-trivial, most especially, in the education sector. We should see the government’s restructuring programme as a positive step in the right direction, aimed at reviving the educational decadence in the state, and which will bring development to the state in terms of laying a solid educational foundation for the upcoming generations.

Aregbesola is learned. As a leader, he believes in the importance of education in the society. I would advise our religious faithful to join hands with the present administration, to steer the wheel of the state in all sectors to greater heights.

We should also have it in mind that the world is continuously evolving, and we should not be retrogressing in Osun.

I would also challenge the government of Osun State to create a conducive learning environment for the schools by providing state-of-the-art facilities, as well as the renovation of the existing facilities, improving the welfare of teachers, employing certified teachers with great teaching skills, as well as the re-training of  teachers as at when due, in order to meet the challenges of the students.

Therefore, we should give the government a chance to succeed.

 Adeolu Moronkeji via THE TRIBUNE