Osun state Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has been applauded for being aggressive towards infrastructural development in the state.
The commendation was given on Thursday by the state commercial motorcyclists, tricycle operators and other road users.
The motorcyclists also commended the state government under the leadership of Governor Aregbesola for being supportive and unwavered to the general well being of the people in the last six years.
The State Chairman, Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), Prince Olu Agunsoye, said it is only an ingrate that will fail to commend Governor Aregbesola for turning the state to mega city.
Agunsoye who spoke on behalf of all members of the association, recalled that the present administration in the state has distinguished itself in all aspects of the economy most especial in human and capital developments.
He extolled the exemplary leadership quality of Governor Aregbesola in building solid foundation on infrastructures across the state which according to him has turned the state to a pacesetter of capital development in Nigeria.
ACOMORAN State Chairman said the mass construction of roads across the nooks and crannies of the state by the Aregbesola’s administration had eased the daily commercial activities of all his members and other road users in the state.
According to him, “We have decided to come together to appreciate the good works of Aregbesola’s administration in the last six years. The present government has exhibited extreme loyalty and friendship to our association consistently and passionately since inception. It has been so supportive and collaborative to our members’ welfares.
“We must appreciate the present administration for championing all its electioneering promises. This government has banished poverty as being promised; banished unemployment, banished hunger, restored healthy living and enhanced communal peace and progress with appreciable level of diligence, commitment, passion, creativity and responsibility.
“There is no doubt that our association has benefited greatly from Aregbesola’s government in all its interventions especially in infrastructure sector.
“This government has exhibited supreme vision in building solid foundation for future development in all sectors in the state and for institutionalising a robust economy, incomparable infrastructural development, massive employment generation and beneficial social welfare schemes.
“For these noble reasons, we commit absolutely our total support and cooperation with the government of Osun as we seek all and sundry’s supports for the government in actualising the dreams of taking the state to highest level of economic development geared towards infrastructural renewal”, Agunloye assured.
He said the association was determined to add value and key-in into the administration of Aregbesola’s programmes and policies especially in the area of empowerment and infrastructure.
Agunsoye said the intention of the association is to partner with the government in creating a peaceful and crisis free society by assisting the state in engendering the welfare of the people at the same time partner with the government to solve the most potent social problem of unemployment in the state since government cannot do it alone.
“Our association which is being established to create jobs for idle hands and provide an avenue to make community easy for the citizenry is determined to continuously support government in providing the frame work capable to reduce unemployment, create jobs, and reduce social vices and societal tension in all ramifications.
“Once majority of our people are engaged and economically empowered, our future generation will be well taken care off and their future guaranteed.
“We want to reiterate that opportunities in our association are enormous because we have engaged restive youth and elders to support in building a vibrant, proactive society and also imbibe a level of discipline and societal initiatives that will enable us to meet with the challenges of 21st century”, he stressed.
In his remarks, the Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola sued for safety between and among the road users in the state.
He said the motorists, motorcyclists, tricycle operators among other road users, must see the need to imbibe the spirit of personal safety through the use and application of protective and precautionary measures.
He described commercial motorcycle riding as a tedious profession, lamenting over the economic situation in the country which according to him popularised the work.
Aregbesola said, “As much as I appreciate the contributions of commercial motorcycle riding occasioned by economic inviability so as I detest the dangers attached to it.
“It is therefore worthwhile to advice those who are into it to always apply precautionary measures and obey all the traffic rules for safety.
He called on the three tiers of government to promote agriculture just as he urged people to embrace farming.
“It is high time for us to take our collective minds off from the crude oil revenues and look for means to develop agriculture. We must all farm and do everything to promote agriculture”, he added.