The Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has urged the people of the state to look forward to a more rewarding year in 2015.
He also called on Nigerians to use the occasion of the new year to pray for the continued existence of the country as it enters the election year.
Aregbesola, according to a press release by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, noted that year 2015 would engender more development, peace and prosperity for the citizenry.
The governor stressed that what Osun had witnessed in the first four years of his administration will be a child’s play to what will be witnessed in the second phase of his government.
He assured the people of Osun of good governance which will surpass previous achievements not minding the economic hardship the Federal Government strangulating allocation tactics has caused Osun in recent times.
The governor said, “As we enter into the New Year, I urge the people of Osun to look forward to more rewarding and brighter days ahead.
“In addition to sustaining our efforts at developing and renewing the infrastructure of our state, in the year 2015, we will focus more on expanding the economy of the state and concentrate efforts on creating wealth for our people.
“I congratulate the good people of Osun and the entire people of Nigeria for navigating through what has been a very turbulent year considering the frightening security situation,”.
He urged the people to be grateful to God for His mercies and abundant blessings and be prayerful that the New Year will be better than the previous one.
He also enjoined the people of the state to demonstrate the virtues of love in all they do, think and say to promote peaceful and harmonious co-existence.
Aregbesola assured that his administration will remain focused in its commitment to make a difference by putting the state on a high pedestal among the committee of states in the country.
He called on citizens to be patriotic and pray for the nation as it enters 2015, noting that prayers and patriotism were essential ingredients in the nation’s efforts to strengthen its democracy and entrench peace and development.