The indigenes of Ejigbo on Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 lauded the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for prioritising their security and welfare since assumption of office.
The indigenes also applauded the state government for being prompt and proactive in its intervention to rescue the people of the ancient town who were confirmed to have contracted the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic.
The indigenes of Ejigbo stated these during a courtesy visit to the governor by the leadership of Ejigbo Eagles Club, at the Government House, Osogbo.
The delegation, led by the President of the club, Mr. Tayo Adebowale, comprises Deputy Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Ademola Oke; Chief Medical Director, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Prof. Chris Bode; Prof. Solomon Akinboye; Prince Femi Oyewole; Mr Olayinka Akinwumi; Mr Olujinmi Tella and Mr. Kunle Ajibade.
Speaking on behalf of the members of the club and the entire indigenes of the town, the President of the club, Mr. Adebowale, lauded Governor Oyetola for taking the bull by the horns in ensuring the general welfare and wellbeing of the citizenry.
Adebowale who expressed gratitude to the governor on the myriad of supports given to the people of the town in the last one and half years, said the people of Ejigbo will forever be grateful to the government for its determination to develop the town.
He added: “We are here to thank you for the good works that you and your government have been doing to reposition the State and ensure the general welfare and wellbeing of the citizens.
“We have come here today to express our profound gratitude to you for redeeming our image and for rescuing our people who tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after their return from Ivory Coast.
“As indigenes of Ejigbo, this is a great thing to us. By this gesture, your government rescued us from negative impact which the occurrence would have brought to our people if not being proactively handled, curtailed and managed.
“We thank you also for the support given to ensure the prompt rehabilitation and reconstruction of Ejigbo-Ede road and the recently approved construction of Ejigbo township roads as well as the revitalisation of Ejigbo General Hospital that has been moribund over the years.
“We are equally aware of your prompt intervention to keep the branch of the State university located in Ejigbo running among other things.
“These to us are significant because it will go a long way to complement the wellbeing of our people and, by extension, contribute in no measure to the socioeconomic development of our land.
“As citizens and members of Ejigbo Eagles Club, we are ready to give your administration the utmost support throughout your tenure”.
In his remarks, the Governor of the state of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, thanked the leadership of the Club for complementing governnement’s efforts to make life meaningful for the citizens.
He said the administration took the challenge of 127 Ivory Coast returnees as part of efforts to rescue the State and the nation from the unforeseen calamity such might bring if not properly curtailed.
Oyetola who said the administration had invested hugely in every sector, particularly health, infrastructure and education, noted that the decision to take up the case of 127 Ivory coast returnees was to save the country from the exponential spread of the deadly virus.
He said: “We priorioritise the health of our people because we believe once that is done, prosperity is guaranteed. To us, health is given the best place; that is why we were able to manage the pandemic.
“We have equally given priority to infrastructure. That is why we have been doing all within the resources available to develop the infrastructure. We have made it a point of duty to ensure infrastructure renewal all over the State”.
Those in attendance were: Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Alabi; Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Charles Akinola; Head of Service, Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebade; Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Adebayo Adeleke; Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mrs Abiodun Ige; Asiwaju of Ejigboland, Atilade Adebowale