NIPSS, Oluwo laud Aregbesola for transformation of Osun
The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, near Jos has commended the social protection intervention initiatives of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in Osun State as a demonstration of good governance.
NIPSS lauded the governor for redefining good governance in the state with the provision of socio-economic and infrastructural development.
NIPSS Director of Research, Professor Habu Galadima, gave the commendation at the get-together dinner party organised by the State Government in honour of participants of the Senior Executive Course 40, 2018 of NIPSS at the Osun State Government House, Osogbo.
Galadima, who led the NIPSS delegation to Osun on a week study exercise praised Aregbesola for running an all-inclusive government where people were directly involved in decision-making and implementation of government policies and programmes.
He described the state’s social protection programmes as unparalleled and one of the best in the world, adding the state had set the pace for good governance in the country.
Galadima also applauded Aregbesola for being focused in repositioning and stimulating the state economy for the good of all and sundry
“We are indeed happy to be in Osun because we have seen the governor’s giant strides in every sector of the economy. In fact, he has written his name on the sand of time and I am very sure that the history of Osun, when written, will reserve a better page for his name.
“You have made remarkable transformation. We saw good roads, well-constructed bridges, ultra-modern schools erected across the nooks and crannies of the state, pointing to the fact that you are a true engineer who understands the best international practices in infrastructure.
Speaking, Aregbesola called for the overhauling of police structure in order to strengthen internal security in Nigeria.
He said Nigeria needed to decentralise the police system for effective, efficient and quality service delivery, if the nation was truly desirous of strengthening its security.
He added that what the country required was beyond the procurement of physical security apparatuses, but also effective management of conventional security outfits.
He called on the Federal Government, the National Assembly and other relevant agencies to enact laws that would strengthen zonal commands of the police, saying the initiative would reduce the burden on the office of the Inspector General of Police.
Meanwhile, the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, has described Aregbesola as the architect of modern Osun with the level of development he has brought to the state.
The monarch said the governor has taken the lead among his peers in infrastructure development as manifested in the spate of developments the state has recorded in the last seven years of his government.
Akanbi argued that no governor has matched Aregbesola’s achievement in the history of Osun as evident in the giant strides he had recorded in the state.
Oluwo stated this at the weekend at his palace in Iwo while playing host to the governor and his entourage who were on a goodwill visit to the Iwo Federal Constituency.