Osun @ 29: Adeleke Urges the People of the State to remain hopeful, steadfast
Senator Ademola Adeleke has implored the people of Osun State not to lose faith but remain, hopeful, steadfast and courageous in the pursuit of the Osun State they deserve.
Adeleke made the call in a signed statement to mark the 29th anniversary of the creation of the state since 27th of August, 1991.
Adeleke urged citizens and residents of the state not to despair in the midst of socioeconomic and political challenges, saying such challenges should rather be the needed elixir to bring out the best in all to salvage the situation.
He urged the good people of Osun State not to lose faith, believing that there would be light at the end of the tunnel.
He decried the series of avoidable economic hardship suffered by the people caused mainly by the mismanagement of Osun state’s resources by self serving leaders of the state in the last 9years plunging the state into an unprecedented and unsustainable debt profile with littany abandoned projects to show for it.
“We daily encounter so many challenges in our journey to pursue better living conditions and good governance. No doubt, it has been a torturous experience. But we must not give in to such challenges, we must however be emboldened and determined to strive harder till we achieve the Osun state that we all deserve, where our people prosper, where they work and live happily as envisioned by the founding fathers of our dear state.
All a committed leader who truly loves the people of the state needs to do is to creatively harness our tremendous human and material resources for the benefit of ALL citizens, and not to benefit some disconnected and exploitative “masters” who ferry our commonwealth out of Osun instead of impacting the economy of the state”, he said.
“We must all strive daily to contribute our quota to the development of Osun State where every citizen has equal rights and opportunity to pursue his or her legitimate aspirations for better living conditions unhindered.”
Senator Ademola Adeleke expressed optimism that “the future is bright because the dark days would soon be over”.