President, Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) Mrs Funke Egbemode has described Osun state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as a visionary governor’ who had not only opened the state to the entire world but also set the state on the right development’s pedestal. Egbemode stated this in Osogbo, when she led the NGE Standing Committee members to an inspection of the state’s projects across some parts of the state.
This was as the governor attributed the nation’s economic problem and the poverty ravaging millions of people to lack of productivity. Some of the gigantic projects visited by the NGE team included the 18 kilometre Oba Adesoji Aderemi East By-Pass; 3,000 students capacity Ataoja Government High School, Osogbo Government High School, Nelson Mandela Freedom Park and Atewogbeja Fountain, rehabilitated Nigeria Railway Terminus and park.
This, Egbemode, who doubles as Managing Director of the New Telegraph Newspaper attributed the development and progress of the State to the atmosphere of peace and security.
She said no ambitious chief executive of a state would thrive without peace and security. According to her, it was obvious that something had changed in Osun in view of significant improvement in terms of infrastructure in the state especially since the present administration came on board, adding that it was gratifying to know that the state of Osun especially the state capital was now looking more clean, developed and beautiful.
Egbemode, who observed that the state had moved forward tremendously under Aregbesola, stressed that she was always impressed by any government who was passionately working to leave the state better than it met it.
Besides,the President of the Guild of Editors commended the governor for attracting businesses and investors into the state through its various massesfriendly programmes such as the Osun school feeding programme, Osun Youth empowerment scheme among others. Egbemode said: “Obviously so many things have changed in Osun.
I am from this state and I come home occasionally and each time I come there is always a new thing to see. “I am so happy that we now have a cleaner and more beautiful state, it is great to see that there is a lot of improvement in Osun. “A governor that is able to attract businesses and investors to his state through direct masses-oriented programmes like the O’Meal, Oyes and others has done well.”
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