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Naysayers must be in trouble, ruminating on what to say as the world celebrates Governor Ademola Adeleke as the Infrastructure Governor of the Year. From far and near, the authentication of Asiwaju of Edeland is streaming in with opposition in pain as to how to manage this phenomenon called Ademola Adeleke.

The Vanguard newspaper established by the finest of publishers, Pa Sam Amuka, is not known for frivolities. This credible platform represents one of the best breeds within and without Nigerian journalism. Governor Adeleke is being honoured by that time honoured media outfit.

The management of the newspaper narrated how it arrived at the conclusion. A particular viral video on how the Osun Governor is rapidly changing the fortune of the Osun State University attracted both the editorial board and the managers of the award programme.

A team was sent to Osun State without the knowledge of the Governor. The team found Osun, a huge construction site. They returned to Lagos with a verdict of surprise with overwhelming confirmation of not just the content of the viral video, but massive evidence of several completed and ongoing projects across the infra sector.

And so, just one and half years into a four year tenure, Governor Adeleke emerges Governor of the Year-Infrastructure. This is a resounding attestation, a justifiable recognition and an affirmation of good performance.

What Osun people applaud daily is now reiterated at the national level. The honour is both from home and outside.

Imole is really shining on Osun. This era of good governance has come to stay in the State of the Living Spring

● By Mallam Olawale Rasheed-SP

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Governor Adeleke to Osun People: Thank You for A-Rating our Government & Entrenching the PDP in Osun

OSOGBO – 19/05/2024-

Governor Ademola Adeleke has expressed appreciation to Osun people for their resolute support of his administration in its quest to deliver on his five point agenda on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)

Addressing a technical meeting of his Policy Coordination Unit on Saturday, the Governor reviewed the implementation of his five point agenda and expressed satisfaction at the delivery so far across the various sectors.

“I am largely satisfied with our programme implementation so far. We have surpassed expectations and targets within one and half years in office. We just need to redouble our efforts as we face mid-term in the next six months.

“The feedback from the public has been quite encouraging. Our people have gladly given us an A-rating in workers’ welfare, infrastructure, health, education and many more. We must express our appreciation to our people

“They are happy we are delivering on good governance. A friend said our approval rating is over 80 percent. I told him I must work harder in some areas, especially that 20 percent gap. The good thing is we are just one and half years in office.

“ Our party has also become very entrenched across the local governments. Leaders who were not with me during the guber primaries are now solidly with us. We are gaining more ground as people get pleasant surprises with our performance.

“ Feedback shows our people are happy with our dual effort at physical and stomach infrastructure. We will continue to build the road and the people. We will not neglect human development for physical development.

“We must therefore ensure proper coordination in policy design and implementation. Our policy innovation in power, digital economy, agriculture, general economic planning, investment drive, sustainable development, youth development and gender focus must be properly harnessed under the five point agenda”, Governor Adeleke was quoted as telling the review meeting.

The Policy coordination unit within the Governor’s office reports to the Chief of Staff to the Governor.

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Governor.

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OSOGBO– 05/11/2023–

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has warmly congratulated former Presidential Spokesperson, Chief Femi Adesina, on the traditional title of the Oluomo of Ipetumodu conferred on him by Oba (Prof.) Joseph Oloyede, Latimogun I, the Apetumodu of Ipetumodu, describing it as “a deserving honour for an illustrious son.

Governor Adeleke who expresses delight at the honour that the prestigious title bestows on Chief Adesina, says the recognition at home is yet a testament to the outstanding contributions of the former Presidential Spokesperson to our society.

While applauding the finesse and professionalism that defined Chief Adesina in his most recent national assignment, Governor Adeleke acknowledged him as a towering figure whose zeal for excellence is inspiring to the younger generation.

“Chief Adesina is one of the finest professionals we have around, and I am always proud to identify with him in moments of celebration,” the Governor was quoted as saying.

“Oluomo is not just a title, but one that showcased the extent of value and recognition for a community or town. This is why I’m happy for Chief Adesina on the honour that the Oluomo conferment represents, and share with him the joy that comes with such recognition.”

Governor Adeleke who noted the increasing expectations that come with the Oluomo title, charges Chief Adesina to sustain his contributions for the people of Ipetumodu, particularly in human capital development.

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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OSOGBO– 27/10/2023–

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State welcomes the judicial affirmation of the election of the member of the House of Representatives for Ife Federal Constituency, Hon. Taofeek Bimbo Ajilesoro, as a strong rebuke against the attempt to trample upon the will of the people, noting that the decision of the Appellate court has further assert the will of the people as supreme in a democracy.

The Governor who congratulates Hon. Ajilesoro for overcoming the distraction posed by the several months of litigations, salutes his dexterity and courage in protecting the mandate of the people through the two-phased legal battle.

While saying the judicial pronouncement of Ajilesoro marks an end to the months of questions that dogged his victory at the poll, Governor Adeleke charges Hon. Ajilesoro to continue on the path of service and impactful representation that earned him the people’s mandate.

“It is exciting to note that that the legal contest of Hon. Ajilesoro’s election has been put to rest,” the Governor noted, adding that “The Appeal Court pronouncement is another reminder that the people will always win, no matter the attempt to circumvent their will.”

“On that note, I congratulate Hon. Ajilesoro on this deserved victory, and urge him to take his affirmation by the court as a challenge to continue to deliver for the people.

“As a representative of the people, he should strive more than before to advance their interests and pursue interventions that will make much difference for them.”

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

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OSOGBO – 15/10/2023 –

Osun State Government has debunked claims in a sponsored fake news by the state’s All Progressive Congress (APC), clarifying that only Two Billion Naira has so far received from the Federal Government for subsidy palliatives while the Seven Billion Naira Federal refund to the state was specifically designated for infrastructure intervention.

In a statement issued Sunday by the office of the State Governor, the Government slammed what it called “deliberate falsehood and misinformation by APC’s operatives who are in disarray over the wonderful performance and transparency of Mr Governor at the Ipade Imole which was televised live and live streamed across new media platforms.

At the Ipade Imole, Governor Adeleke told the people of the state that the N2 Billion naira released for subsidy palliatives is being disbursed for food palliatives, transport services and refurbishment of health centres. Procurement orders have already been placed.

On the N7 billion naira federal refund, the Governor explained in both Yoruba and English language that it was designated for infrastructure intervention and constitutes less than 20 percent of the total money the Osun State Government is committing to infrastructure upgrade.

Mr Governor further provided details of the proposed infrastructure projects to include the dualisation of roads, the building of overhead bridges, mass solar lighting of major roads, upgrades of hospitals, water intervention projects and Imole Housing estates, all across the nine federal constituencies. Due process and compliance with procurement laws are underway.

“This government is committed to transparency and accountability in the spirit of open government and Freedom of Information. Our people understand, appreciate and support Mr. Governor and the good intentions of his administration.

“At a time the Presidency is ashamed of the legacy and profile of the previous APC government in Osun state, the opposition is daily sinking into a sinkhole, getting practically paralyzed and strategically in disorder in the face of a serving Governor with over 90 percent performance approval rating.

“The people who are confused, disorganized and blinded by the loss of power are the APC rank and file who daily sponsored fake news that further destroy the opposition party in public ratings. Governor Adeleke remains a deeply honest, accountable and responsive leader whose preoccupation is to deliver good governance and democratic dividends to the good people of Osun state.”

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor.

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OSOGBO– 15/10/2023–

The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has stressed that his administration is a transparent and accountable one in line with Prophet Muhammad’s admonitions and teachings.

The Governor made this assertion at the annual Maolid Nabiyy celebrations hosted by The Islamic Foundation and Royal Qadiriyah Group of Sheikh Barr. Dr. Ridwanullah Olagunju, which was held on Saturday 14th October 2023 in Ede, Osun State, where he was represented by his Special Adviser on Legal Matters, Hon. Hashim Akintunde Abioye.

The occasion which was graced by the Chief Imam of Ilorin and Grand Imam of Kwara State Sheikh Muhammad al-Bashir bn Solih, also had in attendance eminent scholars, religious leaders and important personalities.

While delivering his address on behalf of Mr. Governor, Hon. Abioye emphasized that Maolid Nabiyy is beyond the rhetorics of funfair and merriment, but to ensure adherence to the teachings of the Holy Prophet in all our endeavours.

While congratulating the host in person of Sheikh Dr. Ridwanullah Ibrahim Olagunju of the Olagunju Royal Dynasty, Ede, Osun State, the Governor emphasized transparency and accountability in leadership.

In his words, “I congratulate Sheikh Dr. Ridwanullah Olagunju for successfully hosting this annual Maolid Nabiyy. The celebration means a lot to us in Osun State. For us, it is not about the Holy Prophet in person, but about the values that he represents.

“In commemorating the birth of the Holy Prophet, we are not to go overboard in funfair, but to reflect on his lessons and teachings.

“I have listened to several teachings of the Holy Prophet. The Prophet advocates transparency and accountability in leadership positions.”

Speaking further, the Governor noted, “Since my assumption of Office, I have dealt with the State’s resources in the most transparent and most accountable way. I have opened the financial book of the State for Osun to see, and through the recently launched Osun People Interface and Feedback program tagged IPADE IMOLE, I have disclosed the funds of the State and the way and manner those funds are being and are to be utilised.”

The Grand Imam of Kwara State Sheikh Muhammad al-Bashir offered prayers fervently for the Governor and the people of Osun State, beseeching Allah to continue to guide, and protect the Governor and his team, and to continue to direct him in the discharge of his responsibilities.

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

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OSOGBO– 14/10/2023–

The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has rejoiced with the Owa of Obokun and the Paramount ruler of Ijeshaland, Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran III, on the auspicious occasion of his birthday, eulogizing him for his sustained commitment to the promotion of Yoruba heritage.

The Governor who appreciated Oba Aromolaran’s forward-looking leadership as manifest in initiatives undertaken since assuming his forbearers’ stool, said his birthday offers a moment of reflection of the transformations visible in the areas under his rulership.

Governor Adeleke acknowledged Oba Aromolaran’s immense importance in preserving our heritage, culture and traditions, lauding his devotion to upholding our values and fostering cohesion in his domain.

“I heartily celebrate the Paramount ruler of Ijeshaland, Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran III, on the occasion of his birthday. Kabiyesi is a figure who inspires dedication to the service of the people, and as he turns a new age, we’re reminded of his many sacrifices which engenders not just progress and tranquility in his domain, but also aid the growth of our state and the nation as a whole,” the message noted.

The Governor applauded the monarch for exploring his depth of knowledge and wisdom in complementing governments at various levels in the course of development, adding that his “wisdom, guidance in maintaining peace and harmony are invaluable.”

“May this special day be filled with joy, surrounded by the love and admiration of your subjects and loved ones. It is my prayer that Almighty God grant Kabiyesi more years of celebration in good health, happiness, and strength in the service of subjects and Osun state as a whole,” he added.

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

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The Olu of Igboora in Oyo state, Oba Jimoh Olajide Titiloye has conferred the chieftaincy title of Aare Asoludero of Igboora on Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

The monarch announced the conferment of the award on Governor Adeleke during the ongoing annual Ibeji Festival.

Oba Jimoh Olajide Titiloye who said the the entry of Senator Adeleke into Igboora signalled the entry of light into the ancient town expressed belief that darkness has vanished in the town with the Governor’s triumphant entry into Igboora.

Earlier, the monarch had installed Dr. Amos Adepoju and his wife, Mrs. Elfrida Adepoju, parents of Mr. Kunle Adepoju who is the Personal Assistant to Governor Adeleke on General Services, as Asiwaju and Yeye Asiwaju of Igboora.

In his remarks, Governor Adeleke appreciated the Olu of Igboora, Oba Jimoh Asoorolu Titiloye for his passionate drive towards entrenching communal peace and development in his domain.

Senator Adeleke described traditional rulers as custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition whose role in peace and nation-building cannot be quantified.

Senator Adeleke appreciated the monarch for the honour done him promising that the award of chieftaincy title will further spur him to do more for the benefit of mankind.

Ibeji Festival is an annual traditional festival celebrated in Igboora to commemorate the global acknowledgement of Igboora as the headquarters of Twins worldwide.

Governor Adeleke equally commended the duo of Dr. Amos and Mrs. Elfrida Adepoju for their investments in human and community developments which he said has earned them recognition from their birthplace.

He therefore assured the gathering that his administration will not rest on its oars in ensuring that infrastructural development spread across the nooks and crannies of Osun State.

Senator Adeleke who commended his counterpart in Oyo State, engineer Seyi Makinde said they are both committed to serving the people.

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… 24-hour Curfew Continues, Says Government…

OSOGBO – 7/10/2023 –

To allow peace and order to reign, the two warring communities of Ifon and Ilobu have signed a peace agreement with the Osun state government to sheath their swords with immediate effect.

While welcoming the development as a good omen towards a near-lasting peace in the two communities, Osun state government reaffirmed its earlier stand that the 24-hour curfew put in place subsists.

For the past few days, the two hitherto peace-loving communities of Ifon and Ilobu had been embroiled in a communal conflict that had led to the wanton destruction of lives and properties, which informed the decision and subsequent directive by the Osun state governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke to impose a 24-hour curfew in the two communities.

Announcing the truce reached by the two communities on Friday night, Osun State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi, on behalf of the Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke stated as follows:

  1. That Ifon and Ilobu Communities of Orolu and Irepodun local governments respectively have agreed to sheath their swords with immediate effect following a signed Peace Agreement to stop the communal clashes.
  2. That notwithstanding this cheering development, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Adeleke,the Executive Governor of Osun state in his capacity as the Chief Security Officer of the state directs that the 24-hour Curfew earlier imposed in Orolu and Irepodun local governments housing Ifon and Ilobu communities be continued until further notice.

3. That the Peace pact agreement was arrived at during a stakeholders meeting held Friday night, between Osun state government and the leaders of the two warring communities.

4. That Osun state government delegation to the peace agreement was led by the state Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi alongside the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Teslim Igbalaye, and other top government officials.

  1. That Otun Olobu, Chief Jimoh Waliyu, the Esa of Ifon, Chief Babatunde Oyetunji and the representative of the third community of Olokanla, Mr Bashiru Azeez, with two other representatives from each of the community, signed the peace agreement on behalf of their communities.

6. That Governor Ademola Adeleke commended the resolve by the warring communities in putting pen on paper to say No To War and Yes To Peace in Ifon, Ilobu and Olokanla communities.

7. That with the peace agreement reached, the 24-hour curfew should continue till a total restoration of peace, law and order in the communities, must have been seen to have returned totally.

8. That anyone or group of persons found or caught doing or saying anything contrary to the peace agreement would be prosecuted in line with the dictate of the law accordingly.

9. That strict restriction of both human and vehicular movements in the affected areas and communities subsists, until otherwise directed by His Excellency, the state Governor and the Chief Security Officer of Osun state.

  1. That officers of the Joint Security Task Force comprising the Nigerian Army, Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps and other security agents, as directed by His Excellency, are to remain on the 24-hour surveillance of the two communities with a view to ensuring a lasting peace.

11. That as a government, the present administration will not stop at doing anything as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to protect the lives and properties of the people of Orolu and Irepodun local governments and by extension, Osun state in general.

12. That Osun state government appreciates the leadership of Ifon and Ilobu communities as well as Olokanla for the signing of the peace agreement.

13.That, Osun state government, for the umpteenth time commiserates with the families of victims of the communal clashes, who lost their lives in the wake of the recent crisis.

Oluomo Kolapo Alimi
Commissioner for Information
And Public Enlightenment,
Osun state.

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