Ooni Of Ife Praises Aregbesola, Urges Detractors To Acknowledge His Achievements

Ooni Of Ife Praises Aregbesola, Urges Detractors To Acknowledge His Achievements


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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has urged detractors of Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola not to continue their campaign of calumny against the Governor but see to the acknowledgements of his achievements which have turned the state around.

Oba Ogunwusi stated that instead of continuing their destructive motives on the programmes and policies of the Aregbesola administration, they should come to terms with his legacies and appreciate it.

The frontline traditional ruler in Yorubaland gave the admonition in Ilesa on Tuesday as he joined the Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland, Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran to commission the 3,000 capacity Ilesa Government High School, Ilesa.

His words “The schools Governor Aregbesola is building are very unique and will definitely stand the test of time. And like the Jakande type in Lagos, these kind of schools will in turn in the next 10 years write the Governor’s name in Gold as those of us who see what is currently the situation will forever linger in our memory.””I know that some people are not happy with the Governor on some of his policies. But there is nobody that comes here that would not attest to the fact that indeed, something marvellous is here. I am therefore appealing to those who do not like our governor not to be angry, I know some people are not happy with him. Be happy with all his policies and programmes.”He concluded by saying “All that I have said here is accepted to and taken by the gods of the land.”

The Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland, Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran who oversaw the commissioning of the school as part of activities marking his 80th birthday anniversary lauded Governor Aregbesola for bequeathing unto the next generation a befitting structure for their development.

Titled “The Making Of The Educated Person”, Governor Aregbesola in his speech restated that his administration’s passion for qualitative education culminated in his untiring passion for the development of Education.

He said the priority given to education is to meet his vision of having over 11,000 graduates from the 11 newly built High Schools in the state which takes 3,000 students every session.

“These 11 high schools, by our projection, will each graduate 11,000 students every year.. In 10 years, they would have turned out 110,000 first rate students. In 50 years, that would be 550,000 world beaters, occupying strategic positions nationally and globally. This is our vision.”

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“As a government, we have played our own part very well and we will do more if the need should arise. It is now left for parents and teachers to do their own part. Parents should provide the right examples to their children at home. They should let them realise the importance of education and that there is no reliable future outside of it. They should therefore prepare their children for school at the right time, help them dress properly and acceptably and prevent them from truancy.”

The governor also appealed to parents’ to ensure they pay the N 6000 a year due for the students in order to maintain the school and make it last for decades.

He explained that it was not common to have such quality infrastructure anywhere in the country with state of the art facilities at the student’s disposal, so it was essential that the mega schools all across the state be maintained.

Aregbesola stated that “Generally, the world is increasingly being defined and controlled by those who can think and bear their intellect on the matter and any situation. The possibilities, therefore, look infinite for them”.

“In the next 10 years, knowledge would have transformed the world beyond recognition. Self-driving cars, running on battery, using zero fuel, and programmed with all the addresses will be in the market in commercial quantity”.

Speaking on how the administration was handicapped to pay full salaries to some civil servants and pensioners pleading with professionals in all fields to help make the students’ scholars.

We Are Happy To Be A Rubber Stamp Assembly – Speaker OSHA

Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Najeem Salam also reaffirmed the unflinching support of the Assembly for Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

The speaker while delivering his goodwill message at the commissioning  said “We are happy for the success of this edifice. We the Assembly members are the ones leading from behind, providing necessary support for the struggles of this visionary governor.

“We have been called rubber stamp assembly members, if the building of schools like this is the reason why we are called rubber stamp honourables, then we are happy to be a rubber stamp house of Assembly.”

 

Photos Credit: Dolapo Julius

 

 

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