The Government of the State of Osun has reinstated its commitment to making the best living condition available to people of the state irrespective of their social or economic status by ensuring that the series of developmental programmes currently going on across the state would be evenly distributed across the length and breadth of the state.
The state Deputy Governor, Mrs. Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori, stated this in her remark while addressing participants at the flag off of a five-day Re-Orientation workshop organized for different categories of politicians in the state with the theme; Colloquium Phase One: Issues in Political Engagement, powered by The Knowledge Plaza and held at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo.
Mrs. Laoye-Tomori, who acknowledged God’s love and mercies as the major reason for the sustenance of peaceful atmosphere that is currently being enjoyed by the people of the State of Osun since the commencement of the present Administration in the state three years ago, recalled the deplorable state of the state’s infrastructure coupled with the spate of economy disintegration at the birth of the
Aregbesola led administration in November 2010.
The state Deputy Governor, who condemned in its totality the high rate of youth unemployment in Nigeria, said the only visible means of providing lasting solution to the persistent civil unrest in the country together with increase insecurity challenge confronting the nation at present is for the government to devise better means of giving gainfully employing the teeming youths of the nation.
She said the government of Mr. Rauf Aregbesola in the State of Osun has performed creditably well in this regard by placing high priority on youth employment in the scheme of his government through various programmes like the OYES, O-REAL, O-BEEF and other sectors of the state adding that, the federal government and other state governments
across the nation should be committed to youths’ employment in their programmes saying Nigeria is blessed with an avalanche of energetic, vibrant and knowledgeable youths that could turn around the fortune of the country if given opportunity to express themselves.
Mrs. Laoye-Tomori also used the opportunity to appeal to members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and lovers of the party and administration of Governor Aregbesola to come out en-mass to re-elect the party in the forthcoming August 9 gubernatorial election in the State of Osun so as to allow Mr.
Aregbesola to complete all the ongoing people oriented programmes. Alluding to the good that lies ahead for the State of Osun in particular and Nigeria as a whole if APC could be elected in all the coming elections across the country, APC acting Chairman in the state, Elder Adebiyi Adelowo, enjoined party faithful not to renege on their loyalty to the party.
He said APC as a party will not disappoint them but will make good, its promises to them and continue with the provision of basic social amenities across the length and breadth of the state with a view to making life conducive to the good people of the State of Osun. Participants to the programme were drawn from all the political parties that come together to form APC across every part of the State of Osun.