By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
An Osun-based Socio-Political Organization, the Development Advocacy Group (DAG) has described the two years tenure of Governor Gboyega Oyetola in the State as a testimony of leadership with spartan discipline in prudent management of resources for even development of the State.
In a statement signed by the Secretary of the Organization, Mr Lekan Ibrahim, a copy of which was made available to Western Post in Osogbo, DAG commended Oyetola for putting end to profligacy that hitherto characterized governance in the state through frugal allocation of resources to well planned programmed.
DAG noted that the frugality of the Governor was responsible for the prompt payment of salary and pensions in the last 24 months, implemention of the new minimum wage as well as implementation of the promotions genuinely earned by workers, but restricted to papers in the last 8 years.
According to DAG “We make bold to say that the Oyetola’s adminstration has been unarguably prudent with the finances of the state. The people’s resources is now judiciously appropriated on target, rather than frivolous and white elephant projects that serve as conduit pipe as observed in time past In the state.”
The group also described the review of the education policy inherited by the administration as a further proof that Oyetola’s administration has the ears of the people and respects same.
“When the past administration imposed single uniform, reclassified and renamed schools, the people resisted this headlong, but foe obstinacy, the past administration raged on without a hue about popular public opinion. The voice of the people was loud enough for anyone to hear.
“This is what Oyetola has done. The resultant consequence is the peaceful atmosphere pervading the entire school system and the renewed support by alumni of the various schools. The state secondary education in particular is again witnessing transformation”, the group stated.
DAG gave the Governor a nod in the area of Contractor financing road construction project which has abolished waste previously endemic in road construction and other government projects.
However, the Development Advocacy Group urged the Governor to critically pay attention to lessons of the #ENDSARS protest with a view to improving youth empowerment and engagement as well as security of lives and property, which is the primary responsibility of government.