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The Deputy Governor State of Osun, Mr Benedict Alabi has described former Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as a great descendant  of Oduduwa, who dedicated his life to emancipation of the oppressed.

The Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Alabi in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sunkanmi Ajiboye said, analyzing Aregbesola’s involvements in several struggles, right from his days as student, his being steadfast in the struggles for human emancipation revealed that he’s highly committed to making life easy for humanity.

The Deputy Governor subsequently concluded that the former governor has been “an Omoluabi per excellence, an exceptionally​ virtuous personality characterized by exemplary leadership that has colossally​ become a blessing to mankind especially in our dear State of Osun and Nigeria in general.”

The statement reads: “In his​ school days, he stood firmly with the students against all oppressions​ as a student union activist. As a worker and employee, he stood solidly behind the Nigerian workers as an activist.

“As a lover of the masses he, through the civil society, partook in various struggles for the socio–economic emancipation of the​ people.

“When democracy was in bondage, he was one of the pro-democracy activists across the nation.

“As a Commissioner in charge of the Ministry of Works & Infrastructures in Lagos between 1999 and 2007, the achievements of his “smart” ministry was highly acknowledged by the then administration of our political leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” The Deputy Governor said

On his achievements as governor, the Deputy Governor of the State of Osun said during his reigns in government, Governor Aregbesola broke barriers unimaginably. The state has not only witnessed massive road constructions​ both in urban and rural areas, but has also turned Osun to ‘flyovers state’ with newly constructed flyover bridges.

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s swift response to security challenges, according to the Deputy Governor, has not gone unnoticed and commendable for providing Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) permanently stationed in all local government areas of the state as part of measures to ensure security.

The structures and facilities of the schools built across the State by his administration can strongly rival the facilities of any world standard school and even some higher institutions.

“As a great descendant of Oduduwa, he has always loved, respected​ and promoted Yoruba’ culture and traditions with an incorruptible conscience.

“The spirit of Oranmiyanism that drives his political movement, leadership sagacity and public administration acumen has truly been instrumental to his success, for Oranmiyan was a great leader while on earth,” the Deputy Governor concluded.

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