The Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the State of Osun, Mr Sunday Akere, has reiterated the commitment of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, as he has never earned any salary since his assumption of office in the last 47 months as the Chief Executive of the state.
He disclosed this while speaking with the executive members of the state branch of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
He said Governor Aregbesola is committed to serving the people and turn the state into an Eldorado the founding fathers wanted it to be at conception.
Akere disclosed that Ogbeni Aregbesola sacrificed his personal comfort to serving his state without considering the largesse he could have enjoyed as Commissioner for Works in Lagos State, hence, he decided to direct his commitment to improving the lots of the people of the state.
Speaking further, he said Mr Governor has been using his personal vehicles as official cars since he assumed office, describing his gesture as a sacrifice to be emulated by all. He said the governor is more committed to ensuring that his administration provides an enabling environment for all and sundry to thrive in the state, hence, his commitment to providing adequate security in all the nooks and crannies of the state.
According to him, the government of the state is aware of the contribution of different groups to the economy of the state and what government can do collectively for all the groups is provide an enabling environment for each one and its members to thrive in their daily legal activities.
“Governor Aregbesola is committed to sustaining peaceful co-existence among the teeming populace in the state and would stop at nothing to ensure that our people sleep with their two eyes closed,” he said.
He disclosed that the current administration in the state is aware of the support of the various groups in the state during the August 9, 2014 governorship election and would not disregard anyone, particularly as the complaints and recommendation of each group are well-noted for appropriate action.
He pledged to give more support to the group, as they are honouring him as their Grand Patron and State Ambassador, saying it was a call to serve the people more.
Earlier in the group’s address, its Governor General in the state, Comrade Ayelola Ponle, told the commissioner that the group was also honouring the governor of the state, Ogbeni Aregbesola with the award of Pillar of Music in the state for his giant strides during his first term in office.
According to him, the governor has inspired many groups and individuals, including PMAN, which according to him, was reformed in line with the governor’s programme for the state.