The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has congratulated the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on his 60th birthday.
According to a statement by Comrade Moses Olafare, Director, Media & Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, the monarch described the governor as being “an Omoluwabi per excellence, an exceptionally virtuous personality characterized by exemplary leadership”.
The statement reads further: “In his school days, he stood firmly with the students against all oppressions as a student union activist.
“As a worker and employee, he stood solidly behind the Nigerian workers as a labour activist.
“As a lover of the masses, he, through the civil society, partook in various struggles for the socio–economic emancipation of the Nigerian people.
“When the Nigeria’s democracy was in bondage, he was one of the pro-democracy activists across the country whose dogged and relentless efforts eventually led to the termination of the military rule in 1999.
“As a Commissioner in charge of the Ministry of Works & Infrastructures in Lagos between 1999 and 2007, the achievements of his “smart” ministry hugely contributed to the widely acknowledged success recorded by the then administration of his political leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“He became the governor of the State of Osun in November 2010, and he has since been breaking barriers unimaginably as the State of Osun has not only witnessed massive road constructions both in urban and rural areas but has also turned to flyovers state with five newly constructed flyover bridges
“O’Meal is wonderful
“O’Ambulance is superb
“O’Yes is fantastic
“His swift response to security challenges is highly commendable and provision of Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) permanently stationed at almost every junction within can only attest to your zero tolerance for insecurity.
“The structures and facilities of the schools built across the State by his administration can strongly rival the facilities of any world standard school and even some higher institutions in Nigeria.
“As a great descendant of Oduduwa, he has always loved, respected and promoted Yoruba’ culture and traditions with an incorruptible conscience.
“The spirit of Oranmiyanism that has been driving his political movement, leadership sagacity and public administration acumen has truly been instrumental to his success for Oranmiyan never failed in any of his endeavors while on earth.
“May the Almighty Olodumare bless the rest of his journey on earth with good health, long life and plethora of fulfilments”.