Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said the objective of promoting communal peace and harmony is the basic reason his administration has been committed to funding community development projects across the state.
He spoke on Saturday at the 2014 Imesi-Ile celebration, held at Imesi-Ile, Obokun Local Government Area of the state, saying the government would work harder and reach out more to improve the human condition in every way possible at the grassroot level.
Represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Community Forum, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, the governor said, “the greatness of Osun is the sum of the greatness of all its communities”, adding,
“If we improve on the infrastructure here, there will be no need for youths to migrate to big cities again and this will foster rapid development”.
According to him, “As we prepare to begin another term in office, I like to assure Imesi-Ile and Osun in general that you will witness rapid development in terms of infrastructural like roads and many others.
“There will be jobs for the unemployed. The High School under construction here will be completed for the use of our children. No child from this town will be denied their rights to quality education in a conducive environment. While thanking the people of Imesi-Ile for voting for hi second term,
The governor of the state of osun noted that ‘you have done this because you are convinced that we can make changes happen along various socio-economic lines. You will not be disappointed” “Much more than you witnessed in our first term, there will be greater progress in the life of our second term of office”, he assured.
The governor assured that he was not making an ordinary promise, but they would be fulfilled, adding that one thing that stands his administration out is faithfulness to promises, especially those made during electioneering. Aregbesola then charged residents of various communities to embrace unity of purpose and spirit of selfless service for the growth of their respective communities.
This, according to him, should include citizens faithfulness to paying taxes and supporting government in every way, noting, “this implies that all of us in this town must be ready always to contribute whatever we can and in any capacity to the development of Imesi-Ile”. He then charged the people of the community to see the occasion as another opportunity to increase their depth of harmonious and peaceful coexistence.
Speaking, the Owa-Ooye of Imesi-Ile, Oba Enoch Akinyemi charged the sons and daughters of the ancient town to ensure that there is love among them and contribute to the development of the town.
The National President, Imesi-Ile Progressive Association (IPA), Mr Babalola Fasesin also called for unity and peaceful coexistence among the people to take the town to a greater height.