Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola yesterday congratulated the people of the state on the 28th anniversary of its creation.
Oyetola, in a statement he personally signed, noted that though the government had every reason to roll out the drums in celebration, it had decided to make it a low key owing to the prevailing economic situation in the country.
He paid tributes to the founding fathers of the state, including his predecessors, for laying a “solid foundation,” upon which successive administrations have continued to build on.
According to him, the administration has demonstrated that it can be trusted by people at home and in the Diaspora as it has begun fulfilling the promises made despite the initial litigation distraction that lasted about eight months.
“We promised to pay full salary to all our workers, we have not defaulted. We promised to pay our pensioners; we have also not defaulted.
We promised to rebuild, remodel and, in some cases, carry out total rehabilitation of existing school buildings in series 4 classrooms, 5 classrooms, 6 classrooms, 8 classrooms, 10, 15 and 20 classrooms at a maximum of 50 pupils/students per class, to cater for communities at 200, 250, 300, 400, 500, 750 pupils per school.