The governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola will have another feather added to his cap as National Infinity magazine honours him with an award tagged “Nigerian of the year 2013” on Saturday in Osogbo.
Media Ace Limited, organisers of Celebrity Media Awards and publishers of National Infinity magazine will present the governor with the award at the third edition of Ismail Babatunde Jose Lecture on Media and the Society.
The ceremony will have the Editor-in-chief of the Premium Times, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi as the Guest Speaker at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding in Osogbo.
The event which comes up on the 24th of this month will also have the Executive Governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the President of Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mr. Femi Adesina as keynote speakers.
Mr. Olajide Ige of the National Infinity magazine said that the formal presentation of the magazines’ award of Nigerian of the Year 2013 to the governor was as a result of the massive transformation of the state.
Ige noted that the choice of Aregbesola was informed by the governor’s redefinition of politics and governance in the state.
He held that the rate of transformation of the state and the numerous laudable programmes of the government were so apparent to all.
According to him, “Aregbesola deserves the award for re-defining politics and governance in Osun. His dexterity, sagacity, sense of responsibility, fear of God and love for humanity have brought rapid transformation to the state in general and the state as a whole.”
He listed some of the achievements of the Aregbesola government including massive road constructions, construction of MKO Abiola Airport, new school buildings, multi-billion Naira Ayegbaju market, OYES scheme, welfare package for the old and vulnerable (Agba Osun) among others, as some of the people-oriented programmes, which have impacted positively on the people of the state.