An Elite society representing Ijesa sons and daughters worldwide, the Ijesa Society has described the Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, as a pride to the Yoruba nation going by numerous developmental initiatives under his leadership in the state.
The society stated this during a courtesy call to the Governor at the Government House in Osogbo on Tuesday.
The President of The Ijesa Society, Chief Tunde Aluko, said Aregbesola is a torch bearer who has represented Ijeshaland well, saying it is the duty of all well-meaning Ijesa and Osun indigenes to support the administration for the greatness of the state.
He noted that, contrary to wrong impressions created by cynics, Aregbesola’s passion for rapid development of the state informed the level of financial commitment of government to various developments across the state, without being jettisoning the welfare of workers.
According to him,”You mean so well for Osun. If you were to develop Osun overnight, you would do it. The only thing that is slowing you down is money,” Chief Aluko stressed.
He expressed optimism that the financial challenges confronting the state would soon be over, adding that the governor is creating a legacy that would outlive him in office.
Addressing the guests, Governor Rauf Aregbesola noted that the settings of towns in Osun which dates back to more than 100 years, it is the most qualitative across Africa.
He added that every construction and other contracts entered into by government were conducted in the most transparent manner.
Appreciating the visit of the Ijesa elite, the governor described the visit as “huge and significant at a time some people are being sponsored to rubbish our achievements.
“This an elite association which is acknowledging our government as having performed significantly”, Aregbesola said.
He reiterated his displeasure about the salary situation, adding that the challenge would soon be put behind. The governor noted that every government initiatives in the state represents the fulfillment of campaign promises made to the people ought to have been put in place by previous administrations.