NIPSS lauds Osun’s governance template under Oyetota
The leadership of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) has applauded the achievements of the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, in the last two and a half years.
NIPSS described the social protection programmes of the administration as impressive and worthy of emulation, calling on the electorate to secure a better future for the state and themselves by returning the governor for another term.
This is even as Oyetola pledged to ensure total implementation of the contents of the recently launched Osun Youth Policy Document.
The members of NIPSS spoke during the get-together dinner party organised by the state government in honour of the delegation of the participants of Senior Executive Course 43 of the Institute.
The delegation was in the state for a one-week ‘local tour’ as part of the course requirements to understudy the challenges of policy formulation and implementation in the state and the country at large.
Addressing the gathering, the leader of the delegation, Dr. Nasirdeen Usman, said the Oyetola administration has made a clear difference in the implementation of its policies and programmes.
Usman, who described the successful implementation of many of the administration’s policies as laudable and worthy of emulation, said it was worthy of note that the state had developed an economic roadmap codenamed ‘Osun Development Plan’ to take it to the next level.
According to him, the 10-Year Osun Socio-economic Development Agenda, painstakingly designed to maintain and sustain the tempo of development, would further help the administration to stimulate the state’s economy and sustain Oyetola’s imprints across the sectors.
He acknowledged the atmosphere of peace, stability and security reigning in the state, which he described as a veritable tool for development.
Usman, who noted that the visit to the state by the delegation exposed them to many positive developments, added: “Indeed, we have a lot of golden things to report as regards policy formulation and implementation. We have seen, we have read, we have learnt. What we learned, I can assure you, will not only have a golden place in our reports, it will also be the subject of recommendation for other states.
“I am not a politician. I attempted once; I did not succeed. I learnt that Osun would be holding governorship election next year. It is ours to advise, having done the analysis with the strategic options. I would have asked them to save INEC the resources and return your Excellency for a second term.
“Everywhere we went in the course of this visit, the song was the same. You have motivated the civil servants in the state to give their best. We have asked and asked where the money is coming from that your administration has been using to do great things despite the financial difficulties.
“It is our prayer that God will continue to give you wisdom, courage and enablement to do more for this state and Nigeria as a whole.
“On behalf of NIPSS, particularly on behalf of the Study Group 2 Course 43, we thank you most sincerely.”In his remarks, Oyetola said nothing would be left untouched in the contents of the newly- launched Osun Youth Policy Document.
He described the document as a veritable tool for addressing all the challenges confronting the youths in the state, noting that it came into being after series of deliberations and recommendations by relevant agencies and stakeholders.
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