My visit to the State of Osun during the recent Eid-El-Kabir festival showed that development and growth are ongoing in all sectors of the state.
Though, I am an indigene of the state, residing in Plateau State with my family, I have read and heard of the activities of the current administration since its inception in the state, but to most of us, residing outside the state, it looked like a mere media campaign, but my visit had really afforded me the opportunity to visit Osogbo and Ikirun respectively and I want to commend the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for the good works he is doing in the state.
I am not a politician and I hate eulogising politicians, but I know what the state capital, Osogbo looked like five years ago, when I visited the state last.
The spate of insecurity and the fear of being attacked by political thugs then were on the high side, but now, one can feel and notice the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the state.
I also noticed that the street urchins were no longer visible on the streets and upon my enquiry, I learnt that the current administration in the state no longer patronizes them, so they have to relocate from the state. Thank you, Ogbeni Aregbesola.
Again, the state now looks clean right from Asejire entry point coupled with the ongoing beautification effort. On entering Osogbo, one could notice that it now has the look of a state capital; the expansion of existing roads, construction of new ones, the new market project at the Old Governor’s Office. Not until I got to the Old Garage that I saw the new “Freedom Park”. Visit to some of my relations took me through Osogbo/Ikirun road and I was told that the construction of the new Osogbo/Ikirun road is also one of the projects embarked upon by Ogbeni Aregbesola as well.
Once again, I want to commend the Aregbesola administration for the developmental projects and to also admonish him on the need to please let the current peace continues, as those of us residing outside the state, especially the state indigenes in the North, know the essence of peaceful atmosphere, as no meaningful development can take place in a chaotic situation. For us to sustain the growth and development, let the peace continue by supporting and cooperating with the government of the day.
Long live the State of Osun
•Hassan Azeez, 28, VOM Road, Jos, Plateau State.