The governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Saturday made a comprehensive review of his programmes since he assumed office in November, 2010 and scored himself high.
Aregbesola, who made the review at a programme tagged: ‘Ogbeni till Daybreak’ in Osogbo, said no other government would have performed better considering the limited availability of resources.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the occasion was part of the activities lined up to mark the assumption of office by the governor on Nov. 27, 2010.
The governor said that the ‘Omoluabi’ concept was aimed at reviving the Yoruba culture of truth, honesty, hard work and cleanliness as uppermost in his achievements.
The governor said the inculcation of the core traditional values embedded in the ‘Omoluabi’, the virtuous, is a strong foundation with zero tolerance for corruption.
He expressed satisfaction with his administration’s efforts at making the people to imbibe the habits of ‘Omoluabi’ in all they do.
Describing the revival of the Omoluabi concept as ‘ethical revolution’, Aregbesola observed that the result would in due course turn around the fortunes of the state.
According to the governor, other programmes that had so far earned him success included the introduction of the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) which employed 20, 000 youths.
According to him, the programme is the state youth service in which 20, 000 volunteers would be recruited every two years in order to reduce unemployment among the youth.
He also explained that at the end of the programme, participants would be trained in various skills to make them self-employed while some of them would be absorbed into the public service.
Aregbesola, however, explained that the volunteers had to be disengaged from the scheme after two years to enable others enrol into the programme.
He dismissed insinuations from certain quarters that his administration spent a huge sum of money – quoted as N6 billion in some quarters – on the Ondo governorship election which was held in October.
“Contrary to what some people are saying, my administration did not spend one kobo on the election.”