The Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers have hailed Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for prudently managing the state economy despite the current financial impropriety occasioned by the sharp backdrop in the global prices of the crude oil.
The state monarchs made the statement shortly after a closed door meeting with Governor Aregbesola at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Oke-Pupa, Osogbo.
The traditional rulers who described the tremendous achievements of Governor Aregbesola as immeasurable and unimaginable stated that five years of Aregbesola’s government has witnessed unprecedented transformation and all round development being felt in every nook and cranny of the state.
While fielding questions from the journalists, the Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland, Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran, his counterparts, Akirun of Ikirun, Oba Abdul-Rauf Adedeji; Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Olabomi and Owamiran of Esa-Oke, Oba Adeyemi Adediran, disclosed that the meeting held with Mr. Governor has really helped the traditional rulers to have a cleared picture of the status of the state economy as contentious issues that had been generating diverse opinions were clarified, adding that they have been exposed and made to understand the whole scenario of the state finances.
The traditional rulers who commended Governor Aregbesola for being passionate in the running of the state’s affairs since his inception noted that he had set an incomparable standard and legacy for the state through his numerous and applaudable achievements and successes.
The state royal fathers who described monarchs as the invaluable mechanism in reach out to the people at the grassroots called for full involvement of traditional rulers in the socio-political, economic and cultural affairs of the state, emphasizing that the pivotal roles played by the traditional rulers in the nation’s political stability and sustainable peace can never be undermined.
“We have held a meeting with our Governor on need to improve the status of the state’s economy as regards the current financial anomaly brought about by the downturn of the global prices of crude oil.
“The meeting was successful because issues seemed ambiguous to some of us were raised and clarified by the Governor himself and appropriate financial experts as we were made to see and understand the state of finances of our dear state of Osun”, the traditional rulers said.
Apparently, the state traditional rulers called for regular forum between it and the state government where issues concerning the transformation of the state would be deliberated.
“This meeting is significant to us as we are calling on the state government to make it as a matter of necessity regular consultative forum so as for we Obas to have more contributions towards the administrative affairs of our state”, the monarchs stated.