The Osun State Government has declared today a work-free day to commemorate the inauguration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola. Director of Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, who disclosed this in a statement made available to Daily Sun, said the public holiday was to allow people of the state partake in what he called the celebration of the “Triumph of the People’s Will.”
According to him, the second term inauguration of the governor would come up at the Osogbo Township Stadium. The governor, the statement added, urged the people of the state to pray for continued peace and sustainable development of the state as the current administration enters its second phase.
He also urged civil servants to reflect on their commitment to duty, while reiterating his administration’s determination to drive the state to a prosperous heights.
Aregbesola also assured citizens ahead of his second term in office the best of governance in the state above what was witnessed during his first term.
He said: “We hereby declare Thursday (today) a work-free day to enable our people take part in the celebration of the triumph of their will. We have offered ourselves for service for the good of the people.
“As often repeated, the best way to pursue our objectives about governance is to run the whole hub of the mandate provided by the constitution that will give us enough time to meet our aspirations for the people.
“It was in the interest of the people and the determination to put our state on a high pedestal among the community of states in Nigeria that we sought for re- election.”