The days of endless tears over deprivations by the people are gone forever in the State of Osun, Senator Babajide Omoworare from Osun East (Ife/Ijesa) Senatorial District, has said.
The lawyer-turned-politician who praised the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, over the spate of development in the state under his leadership, stated that Osun people had seen the difference between light and darkness.
Speaking during the annual week celebration of the National Association of Osun State Students (NAOSS) in Osogbo, in a paper entitled: “Sustainable Infrastructural Development and the Future of the State of Osun,” Omoworare said if the previous administrations had embraced infrastructural development, the state would have been on the fast-track of advancement.
“Every aspect of the state is experiencing revolutionary transformations that had long been described as impossible. These radical transformations are not products of magic; they are works of a willing and prepared mind that is there to raise the bar, by giving standard of living its real meaning. I make bold to say that Osun is now a construction site for different laudable and sustainable infrastructural projects that had been long overdue,” said Omoworare.
Maintaining that the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) had redefined governance and democracy with its people-oriented manifestoes, the Senator said no government of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southwest had done tremendously well like the present governors on the platform of ACN. “May we never witness a return to the dark days of lazy governance and share-the-money syndrome. A simple ‘amen’ will not do it, our votes and continuous support for the ACN is the guarantee,” he said.
He said, while Nigeria is trying to grapple with development due to deficiency of past leaders, the governor was busy working to make the state self-sustaining with the exploration of its agricultural capacity, human resources and other natural elements, to drive its economy. “Replication of the Osun model without ego as done with the adoption of O’Yes template by the FG to drive its youth employment concern will go a long way in giving Nigeria the needed push to a desirable development level,” the senator said.