Governor Rauf Aregbesola has promised students in the state public schools that they will soon get school buses to ease transportation in line with the school reform agenda of his administration.
The governor gave his word at the 5th edition of ‘Gbangbadekun’, a town hall meeting programme held at Ikirun, headquarters of Ifelodun Local Council. The event was witnessed by a mammoth crowd made up of students market men and women, farmers, traditional rulers.
The remarkable thing about the programme held on Tuesday at the Akinorun Grammar School Playing Field was the students of secondary Schools in the constituency who trooped out en masse to express their appreciation to the governor over what they described as landmark development in the education sector of the state.
A cross section of the students gave kudos to Aregbesola for the on-going education reforms and reclassification aimed at securing their future.
The traditional rulers praised Aregbesola for his numerous achievements in the last thre years, just as they unanimously assured him of their support to continue beyond 2014.
Governor Rauf Aregbesola in his response charged all sectors of the community to take advantage of the various innovations in the state, by subscribing to the various projects of the state and key into it saying that the purpose of the gathering is to let the governed have their say in governance.
While thanking the people of Ikirun and other communities that made the Ifelodun/Odo Otin Federal Constituency for the love shown him and their warm reception, Aregbesola assured that all the requests and observations of all residents of the constituency who spoke at the event has been noted and will be taken care of.
On how to actualize the good plans of his administration in terms of developmental programmes in the State, the governor appealed to the people of the state especially private organizations to pay their tax as means of contribution to the rebuilding process of the state government.
Aregbesola who said Federal allocation being received from the Federal Government recently was not encouraging noted that his administration now generates 1.6 billion naira monthly as against the 300 million naira his administration met.
According to him, his target is to increase the State’s internally generated revenue to five million naira monthly which he said would reduce dependence on Federal allocation.
He disclosed that buses that would convey public schools students across the state would be released before the end of the month, and also pledged to pay bursary of the state’s indigenes who are in higher institutions across the country.
Aregbesola threatened to cancel the contract of any contractor working on road project in the area who fails to hasten his work in the next one week.
The governor said he would not rest on his oars on finding ways to to promote communal peace among the various communities in the state, while assuring the people that efforts are on to make sure that violence engendered by boundary and land disputes become a thing of the past in the state.
The event which was attended by members of the state’s executive council also afforded people of the area including traditional rulers to express their minds.