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Lagos Dep.Gov elect and APC leaders express confidence in Oyetola as his predecessor Aregbesola clocks 62

The deputy governor elect of Lagos state Dr Femi Hamzat has expressed confidence that Governor Gboyega Oyetola will sustain the achievements of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola and even surpass it.


Dr. Hamzat made the assertion on Saturday in Osogbo at the 4th annual birthday colloquium in honour of the 62nd birthday of Rauf Aregbesola.

The Lagos state deputy governor-elect informed that efforts of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola have given Osun the 2nd highest development index, made Osun the second largest economy in Nigeria,the second largest school attendance state and of course the third poverty reduced rate in the country, according to a World Bank report.

Dr Hamzat stressed that Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has transformed Osun thus making agriculture attractive.

He lauded the National leader of the APC Senator Bola Tinubu and the pioneer interim National Chairman of the party Chief Bisi Akande for mentoring, nurturing and supporting Aregbesola for the State.

In his submission, the second speaker Professor Alao of OAU Ile-Ife observed that sustainable development is only guaranteed when progressive ideas are formulated by progressive minded people, executed by another progressive and maintained by another group of progressive minded individuals.

He attributed the vast and fast development Lagos is witnessing to continuity in government of the progressives.

Professor Alao described Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as the architect of modern Osun, thanking Ogbeni for bequeathing Governor Gboyega Oyetola for the state.

Chairman of the occasion and former vice chairman of APC in the Southwest Chief Pius Akinyelure described Aregbesola's policies as laying the foundation for modern Osun.

Chief Akinyelure pointed to the recent success of a public student in Osun in the unified tertiary matriculation examination as one of the fruits of Aregbesola's administration.

Governor Gboyega Oyetola and his Deputy Mr Benedict Alabi also used the occasion to showered praises and encomiums on the birthday day celebrant Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and equally thanked him for what God has used him to do for the state in terms of development and transformation he has brought and for giving the state continuity of good governance with leadership position entrust in them.

Present at the event were the wife of the Governor Mrs Kafayat Oyetola  two former deputies Governor of the state Chief Sooko Adeleke Adewoyin and Otunba Grace Titi Laoye Tomori, members of the state House of assembly, senators and House of representatives members elect.

Others were the Secretary to the state government Prince Wole Oyebamiji, the Chief of staff to the governor Dr Charles Akinola, the deputy chief of staff  Hon Abdullah Binuyo, APC stalwarts led by Price Gboyega Famodun, the Ooni of Ife, the Owa Obokun of Ijesaland and the Ataoja of Osogbo  were among an array of monarchs present as well as members of the state steering committee and service chiefs.

Senator Bola Tinubu who is in Saudi Arabia was represented by Alhaji Mutiu Aare.

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