Aregbesola Calls For Support And Understanding

The Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has once again called on all monarchs and citizens of the State to show understanding and support to the present government in order to move the State forward and make it a self-sustaining one.

 

Governor Aregbesola made the appeal at the Iwo-Popo ceremony which signals the beginning of this year’s internationally acclaimed annual Osun Osogbo festival while paying homage to the Ataoja of Osogboland,
Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, Laaroye II in his palace.

The Governor who was represented at the occasion by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Culture and Tourism, Mrs Taiwo Oluga specially thanked the Ataoja and natives of Osogbo for the support they have been giving to the present administration especially in terms of peace and orderliness which has made the State a peaceful
one.

Mrs Oluga appealed to the monarch that, appeasement be made during the celebrations for God to give those attacking the government negatively an understanding mind to desist from formenting trouble in the State.

The Special Adviser who was accompanied by officials of the State Council for Arts and Culture, Office of Culture and Tourism and other agencies under her purview pledged the support of the State government for all cultural festivals in the State but called for more support to realising this pledge.

In his response, the Ataoja of Osogboland, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, Laaroye II thanked the government for the massive infrastructural development in Osogbo in the last seven years.

The kabiesi pledged his support and that of his subjects to the present administration while assuring the government of a peaceful atmosphere in the city always.

Oba Olanipekun also used the opportunity to once again commiserate with Governor Aregbesola on the demise of his mother and prayed that Allah grant her eternal rest.

Several cultural displays by troupes of the State Council for Arts and Culture and several other cultural organisations within the State staged series of dances and other displays.