Former governors laud Aregbesola as Osun clocks 25
Four thousand Osun pupils drawn from 17 schools yesterday in Osogbo, Osun State capital, dazzled a capacity filled Township Stadium with captivating calisthenics displays to mark the creation of the State.
The State was created on August 27th, 1991 by the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd).
At the colouful event, former administrators of the state were full of praises for the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as they gathered with other dignitaries to mark the epochal event.
Col. Theophilus Bamigboye, and Navy Capt. Anthony Udofia, who spoke on behalf of previous administrators of the state commended Aregbesola for what they described as unprecedented developments witnessed under the Aregbesola administration.
This was just as Aregbesola said “worthy legacies” of previous leaders should be sustained while saluting the late governor of the old Oyo State, Chief Bola Ige for introducing the idea of calisthenics during his time as Governor.
Earlier in his address, Governor Aregbesola while congratulating all on the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the state, noted that the Osun School Calisthenics is not a frivolous brainwave that will be swept away by the tide of time.
The Governor emphasised that the programme is well-conceived as part of the overall redesign and reorganisation of the education system in Osun.