As the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola winds up in Osun state, he has reiterated his commitment to complete all the projects he embarked upon before the end of the tenure in November.
Aregbesola who pledged this commitment during a social interactive programme tagged “Ogbeni Till Daybreak” in Osogbo said he has surpassed all his predecessors in the area of infrastructural development.
Aregbesola said the quality of interchange bridge his administration built at Gbongan, along the Ibadan -Ilesa express way remains one of the best in the country, arguing that such a project could only be seen in a metropolitan cities like Lagos, Kano, and Porthacourt.
The governor said the only regret he has as a governor was that his administration coincided with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led administration between the year 2010 and 2015.
He described the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan as the worst in the history of Nigeria, adding that the country experienced the most terrible economic life.
” If I have to answer you literarily, I don’t regret being a governor but philosophically, the only regret I have is that my administration coincided with the PDP led administration.
“As a matter of fact, PDP superintended the most irresponsible government in Nigeria, it was the most traumatised era in the history of Nigeria.
“If I have had the opportunity of working with serious government at the Federal level between 2011 and 2015, it would have been an eldorado, “Aregbesola said.
He however complained of bloated civil service in the state, noting that the state accommodates largest number of pensioners across the South West region.
“We inherited a very large civil service and pensioners since the state contributed the largest number of civil servants during Western region, and the Western state”.
Aregbesola, while reacting to the question of the possibility of absolving those on temporary employment, known as “OYES Cadets” he said no state in the country has the capacity to employ all its citizens.
He therefore promised to continue to gainfully engage the citizens for better life.
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