Osun lucky to have Former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola Appointed as Minister— Olalekan Badmos 

It is a great source of joy for the good people of Osun to welcome the news that His Excellency, Adegboyega Oyetola, former Governor of Osun State, has been appointed as Minister-Designate by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This prestigious appointment is a testament to his exceptional leadership qualities, unwavering commitment to public service, and remarkable track record of achievements during his tenure as Governor.

Adegboyega Oyetola who  served as the Governor of Osun State from 2018 to 2023, transformed the agrarian state through  his financial acumen, astute and visionary decision-making, profound dedication to the advancement of the state and management of scarce resources. Under his leadership, Osun State experienced significant progress across various sectors, including education, healthcare, infrastructure, and socioeconomic development.

Throughout his tenure, Governor Oyetola demonstrated his passion for creating an enabling environment that fosters growth, innovation, and inclusivity. His administration successfully implemented numerous initiatives that positively impacted the lives of the citizens, prioritizing quality education and healthcare accessibility while also promoting youth empowerment and entrepreneurship.

Under Governor Oyetola’s visionary leadership, Osun State witnessed significant progress and positive transformation. His unwavering commitment to public service, coupled with his dedication to the people of Osun State, resulted in impressive outcomes across critical sectors. Here are some key statistics that highlight Governor Oyetola’s outstanding performance:

1. Education:

   – Increased investment in education by 20%, leading to improved infrastructure, increased access, and enhanced learning facilities.

   – Successfully implemented the “O’ School O’ Meal” program, providing nutritious meals to over 100,000 primary school students daily.

   – Increased enrollment rates by 15%, ensuring that more children have access to quality education.

2. Healthcare:

   – Upgraded healthcare infrastructure and facilities, resulting in a 30% increase in the number of equipped health centers across the state.

   – Implemented the “O’Healthy” program, providing free healthcare services to vulnerable populations, resulting in improved healthcare access for over 200,000 citizens.

   – Reduced maternal and infant mortality rates by 25%, through the establishment of comprehensive maternal health programs.

3. Infrastructure:

   – Completed the construction and rehabilitation of over 500 kilometers of roads, connecting rural areas and fostering economic growth.

   – Improved electricity distribution, ensuring reliable power supply to businesses and households.

   – Expanded broadband internet access, enhancing connectivity and supporting the growth of the digital economy.

4. Socioeconomic Development:

   – Promoted sustainable agriculture, leading to a 20% increase in agricultural productivity.

   – Fostering partnerships with private investors to attract foreign direct investment, resulting in the creation of over 10,000 job opportunities.

   – Strengthened social welfare programs, reducing the poverty rate by 15% and improving the livelihoods of marginalized communities.

5. Social Security: 

Ounje Ileri, the program that catered to 30,000 vulnerable households, demonstrated his commitment to uplifting the lives of the less privileged and fostering economic growth within the state.

Through Ounje Ileri, Governor Oyetola not only provided staple food items to carefully selected households but also created job opportunities for numerous young entrepreneurs. The program’s focus on supporting local businesses and empowering the youth showcases his dedication to fostering economic development and reducing unemployment rates in Osun State.

By prioritizing the needs of vulnerable households and providing them with essential food items, Governor Oyetola exhibited his deep empathy and commitment to ensuring the well-being of all citizens. Ounje Ileri not only served as a lifeline for those in need but also brought hope and stability to the lives of thousands of families.

Under Governor Oyetola’s leadership, initiatives like Ounje Ileri exemplify his inclusive and forward-thinking approach to governance. By combining social welfare programs with entrepreneurial opportunities, he created a sustainable ecosystem that not only met immediate needs but also empowered communities to thrive.

As Minister-Designate, we are confident that Governor Oyetola will continue to advocate for innovative solutions and policies that prioritize the welfare and well-being of all Nigerians. His remarkable track record in Osun State serves as a testament to his capability, compassion, and dedication to public service.

Interestingly, Governor Oyetola’s appointment as Minister-Designate is a testament to his outstanding leadership qualities and his unyielding commitment to advancing national development. As a visionary and dynamic leader, he will undoubtedly bring his wealth of experience, expertise, and dedication to further elevate our beloved nation and drive progressive change on a larger scale.

We also extend our heartfelt congratulations to His Excellency, Adegboyega Oyetola, on this well-deserved appointment. We are confident that his visionary leadership, exemplary work ethic, and unwavering dedication will make a profound impact as he takes on this new role of national significance.

We also wish to express our sincere gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for recognizing Governor Oyetola’s remarkable contributions to governance and entrusting him with this important responsibility. This appointment serves as a testament to President Tinubu’s unwavering commitment to the promotion of meritocracy, excellence, and transformative leadership.

As Governor Oyetola prepares to embark on this new chapter of his career, we, the people of Osun State, stand firmly behind him, offering our unwavering support and prayers for his success. We have full confidence that, as Minister-Designate, he will continue to serve for the maximum benefit of the maximum number of Nigerians.

E-signed: Hon. Olalekan Badmus,

President, Team Omo Oloore Foundation

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