By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to turn the state to a model of civilised administration in the country.
He added that his government had not relented in its determination to achieve 25 years works within 8 years.
Aregbesola gave the assurance on Thursday while receiving the leadership of Methodist Church of Nigeria, at the Government House, Osogbo.
He said his administration has been working round the clock to revive the state’s economy and as well position it among the most viable economic states in the country, adding that since inception he has been threading the path of economic reinvigoration, which according to him has helped to record unprecedented feats in the last six years.
He said the state under his leadership has succeeded in its designed policies of economic re-engineering and revitalisation aimed at achieving greater profitability, effectiveness and productivity.
Aregbesola said his coming to the state was not in anyway by accident but rather a clarion call to liberate the good people of the state from the shackles of backwardness.
The Governor who described his emergence as the regaining of “hope” that had already been lost, said “coming to Osun has given birth to socio-economic prosperity and political stability”.
According to him, the state government, having realised the economic potential of the state, decided to embark on people-oriented programmes that have positively affected the lives of the residents.
Affirming his belief on the efficacy of prayers, Governor Aregbesola attributed some of the achievements made by his government to unflinching supports received from religious leaders.
He called on religious leaders in the country to save the nation from her present economic situation.
Aregbesola said the country has reached a climax where prayers and supplication are indispensable to facilitate quick survival.
“I am a product of prayers. I believe strongly in the efficacy of prayers. That is why our administration has been growing from strength to strength. As we all know, the present economic situation has challenged each and everyone on the need to move closer to God and as well support the country with prayers.
“We must all pray vehemently to rescue our nation out of the current socio-economic, religious, cultural and political unrest”, he stressed.
Earlier, the Archbishop of Ilesa Arch-diocese of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend Amos Akindeko, eulogized Governor Aregbesola for always placing God first in all he does.
Rev. Akindeko, who led other men of God in prayers, prayed God to continue to uphold the state and its people.
We’ll make Osun administration become the best in Nigeria- Aregbesola
By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo