Gov. Oyetola lauds Osun Speaker for support, leadership qualities 

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The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has lauded the Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Timothy Owoeye,  for his genuine passion for the Oyetola administration and for generously giving back to his constituents in the spirit of the season and conforming to the State’s Development Agenda.

Oyetola, represented by his Deputy, Mr Benedict Alabi, said that the multi-million empowerment initiative is aptly supportive of his administration’s commitment to making life better for the citizens.

“I would like to, on behalf of the Government and our people of Osun, to especially thank Mr Speaker for putting this empowerment programme together to give back to the people in the spirit of the season.

“I must equally thank him for his exemplary personal and leadership qualities that have made it possible for our state to enjoy an impressive legislative performance and for both functional and peaceful relationship between the executive and the judiciary without compromising our responsibilities. 

“Mr Speaker, we are immensely proud of you and all the members of the House for the excellent work you are doing for our beloved state. Again, today’s event bears eloquent testimony to your genuine passion for our government’s resolve to improve the quality of lives of our teeming citizens. I want to congratulate all the beneficiaries at today’s event.

“I must mention that this programme is aptly supportive of our administration’s commitment to making life better for our citizens. Since we assumed office, our Development Agenda has focused on building a revitalized economy predicated upon an aggressive pursuit of a fully-diversified economy, provision of requisite infrastructure to support socio-economic development and the empowerment of our teeming to become active value and wealth creators.

“We are convinced that our quest to build the Osun of our dream is only possible to the extent to which our people are empowered to contribute to societal development,” Oyetola said.

The event put together by the Timothy Owoeye Foundation was the second structured empowerment programme organised by the Speaker, the first being the purchase of 200 JAMB forms for disadvantaged students in 2019.

During the empowerment event at Ilesha Grammar School, Okesa, Owoeye praised constituency members for their support. The initiative was his little way of showing gratitude to his people for their steadfast support over the years.

Owoeye, who said he was a firm believer in empowering people for self-reliance and relevance to the society, announced that his foundation was also constructing a Maternity Centre at Olomolagba Community; public toilets at Sabo, College of Health Technology; electrification project at Ilo Olomo; rehabilitation of Aralope Maternity Centre and construction of Community Hall in Kajola.

Part of the items donated through the multidimensional empowerment programme included motorcycles, hairdressing equipment, sewing machines, grinding machines, generating sets, gas cookers, wheelchairs, rechargeable and standing fans, microwave ovens, motorcycle tyres, car wash equipment, 20,000 naira cash to 150 beneficiaries, among other items.

Owoeye also appreciated the governor of Osun State, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, for the steady progress that the state was making under his watch, adding that he was touching every critical sphere of development in the state.

Hon. Lawrence Babatunde Ayeni, a House of Representatives member representing Ijesha South Federal Constituency,  called on political office holders to emulate the Speaker by empowering someone, no matter how little.

In their separate goodwill messages, the Deputy Speaker of the Osun House of Assembly, Hon. Simeon Popoola; and the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation,  Mrs Funke Egbemode, commended the Speaker for showing genuine love for the people he is representing, calling on beneficiaries to put the items received to profitable economic use.


PR/Suzan O.