We Are Not Stopping Okada Riders In Osun – Aregbesola

Date Posted: May 12, 2014 at 7:25 am

Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has  encouraged the people of the state to always be at alert to prevent attempts by any politician to disrupt the peace of the state.

He spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Community Forum, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, at a forum in osogbo during a public enlightenment on government policies and programme.

Warning that the youths should not allow themselves to be used for violence or induced with material things  because of the inordinate ambition of some politicians, he said that all the developmental programmes being executed by the present administration were only made possible because of the peace reigning in the state.

On the alleged plan to sack workers in his second term, the governor said that the allegation was the making of desperate politicians who are jittery of the achievements of his administration, saying, “we are not sacking any worker, we will rather employ more of them.

“Through our efforts in governance and approach to issues of workers, it should be clear to everybody that we are not ready to sack any worker, but our political opponents are just spreading rumours and lies to set workers against us.

“I am sure that our workforce consists of wise people and they cannot be deceived by any politician who has nothing good to offer them and the entire people of this state.

“Another lie they are spreading is that we want to stop Okada business all in their efforts to gain the favour of the people. We are not stopping Okada riders, but we will make them more successful through our programmes and policies”, he added.

The governor noted that all the lies and rumours were meant to set people against him and his government, with a view to triggering violence and rigging, through which they intended to realise their ambition.

Speaking on the pension arrears owed the pensioners by the government, he said that the government, out of its magnanimity had recently released N1bn for the payment of the arrears, inspite that the pension crisis was the making of the last administration.

Aregbesola then noted his administration would continue to execute programmes and policies that would make life meaningful to the people of the state.


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