The society representing Ijesa sons and daughters worldwide, described Governor Aregbesola, as a pride to the Yoruba nation going by the numerous developmental initiatives he initiated 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, Chief Tunde Aluko, described Aregbesola as a torch bearer who has represented Ijeshaland well, saying it was the duty of all well-meaning Ijesa and Osun indigenes to support the administration for the greatness of the state.
He said that, contrary to wrong impressions created by cynics, that Aregbesola’s passion for rapid development of the state informed the level of financial commitment of government to various developments across the state, without 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 was creating a legacy that would outlive him in office.
Addressing the guests, Governor Rauf Aregbesola noted that the settings of towns in Osun which dated back to more than 100 years 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.