By Sodiq Lawal
The Ooni Of Ile Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwunsi has felicitated and commended the Governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola as he clocked 60 years.
In a press statement released by the Director of Media and publicity to Ooni, Comrade Moses Olafare said Ooni has joined in the worthy celebrations of the glorious 60th birthday of the Governor.
Ooni described the governor as an exceptional virtuous personality characterized by exemplary leadership that has colossallybecome a blessing to the mankind especially in the state of Osun.
According to Ooni, during the governor’s school days, he stood firmly with the students against all oppressions as a student union activist.
The statement said “as a worker and employee, he stood solidly behind the Nigerian workers as a labour activists as a lover of the masses, he, through the civil society partook in various struggles for the socio–economic emancipation of the Nigerianpeople”
“When the Nigeria’s democracy was in bondage, he was one of the pro-democracy activists across the country whose dogged and relentless efforts eventually led to the termination of the military rule in 1999”
“As a Commissioner in charge of the Ministry of Works and Infrastructures in Lagos between 1999 and 2007, the achievements of his “smart” ministry hugely contributed to the widely acknowledged success recorded by the then administration of his political leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu”
“He became the governor of the State of Osun in November 2010, and he has since been breaking barriers unimaginably as the State of Osun has not only witnessed massive road constructions both in urban and rural areas but has also turned to flyovers state with five newly constructed flyover bridges”
“His swift response to security challenges is highly commendable and provision of Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) permanently stationed at almost every junction within can only attest to your zero tolerance for insecurity”
“The structures and facilities of the schools built across the State by his administration can strongly rival the facilities of any world standard school and even some higher institutions in Nigeria” Ooni Said.
The monarch described him as a great descendant of Oduduwa who has always loved, respected and promoted Yoruba’ culture and traditions with an incorruptible conscience.
“The spirit of Oranmiyanism that has been driving his political movement, leadership sagacity and public administration acumen has truly been instrumental to his success for Oranmiyan never failed in any of his endeavors while on earth”. He said
Ooni however prayed that the Almighty Olodumare should bless the rest of his journey on earth with good health, long life and plethora of fulfilments.