The Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers’ Union (RATTAWU) has applauded the Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, for his commendable performance in the past three and half years.
RATTAWU, which paid a courtesy visit to the Governor on Wednesday, 30th April, 2014, said despite the meagre resources accruable to the state from the federal allocation, Aregbesola is performing wonderfully in the state, according to their findings during the tour of the state by its members.
According to the President of the organisation, Dr. Yemisi Bamgbose, the performance on ground in Osun is a clear testimony that Aregbesola is one of the best performing governors in Nigeria.
Bamgbose averred that for the Governor to perform hugely in all sectors despite scarce resources testified to the fact that there is a financial wizard at the helms of affairs of government.
“Despite the fact that what is coming to Osun from federal allocation is a peanut, we can see huge performance by Governor Aregbesola. This can only mean that there is a wizard directing the affairs of government.
“With what we have seen so far in the state, we can conclude that if Aregbesola is not the best he is certainly among the best governors in the country.
“The Governor is a man who knows what he is doing; plain at heart and one with clear vision,” Bamgbose said.
He noted that with the establishment of RLG-Adulawo Phone Company in Ilesha, Aregbesola’s government is not only concerned about the present generation but also taking care of generations coming next.
According to the RATTAWU boss, what the government has also done in the health, road and education sectors changed the face of the state in all ramifications.
Bamgbose continued: “what you have done for education in Osun is wonderful. You have lifted the state to its highest pedestal.
“We are monitoring you. We are monitoring your performance. We are monitoring the transformation of Osogbo to a modern day capital and the state in general.
“We hope and pray that the people of Osun will support you and make sure you don’t leave the seat of government in a hurry so that you can complete this transformation you’ve embarked upon.”
In his response, the Governor commended RATTAWU for its cooperation with the government, describing the organisation as the most glamorous union.
Aregbesola noted that all that his government is doing in terms of policies and programmes have been centred around the people.
According to him, people’s aspiration, wishes and yearning must form the bedrock of government’s policies, arguing that any programme that is devoid of this is not a good policy.
“In whatever government is doing, people must come first. Whatever policy government wants to introduce must therefore take into cognisance the needs of the people.
“Any policy that does not envisage the needs and yearning of the people will only be self-serving.
“This is why our government’s policies and programmes are people-centred,”Aregbesola said.