By Yusuf Oketola
AJEGUNLE Tradesmen and Artisans Association in Osogbo, capital of the State of Osun, has commended Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for his support to the association.
The Chairman of the association, Alhaji Kamorudeen Azeez, noted that the present administration had been magnanimous in attending to the needs of the traders and artisans in Ajegunle, saying that they all needed to praise the governor.
Azeez also expressed gratitude to Oyetola for providing financial support to members of the association whose shops were razed in 2015 and 2018.
He said, “We appreciate our Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola for his unflinching support to our association since he took the mantle of leadership. We took the case of members of my association whose shops were razed in 2015 and in another fire incident which affected a whole building and adjoining shops in 2018 to him and he promised to support.
“To our surprise, the two sets of fire victims were given a sum of N5 million, which was shared equally.
“The government has also begun the construction of the Ajegunle access road, through Dugbe Police Station to UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital, which formed part of the administration’s electioneering campaign promises. This gladdens our heart. We have met the contractor and he assured that the road will be completed before the end of the ongoing Ramadan fast.
“We have outlined several things to the government, which the governor has promised to look into. We need a very big land area in the metropolis which would occupy us.
“The current space our people occupy in Ajegunle is small for the population of traders we have now. With the current setup, about 2-3 traders share a shop which stresses the need for an extra space.
“We use this medium to pledge our full support toward the accomplishment of the second term ambition of the Governor. We are fully behind him”.