President of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide, Pastor Abraham Akinosun has commended Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola for running a good governance in the State, describing the administration’s performance in the last one year as superlative.
This is as Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji Arakeji, owned by the CAC is set to confer an award of Honorary Doctorate Degree (horis causa) in Public Administration on Governor Oyetola at its next convocation ceremony slated to hold on January 17, 2020.
Akinosun, who gave the commendation on Thursday during a courtesy visit by the Management of JABU, maintained that the Governor’s achievements in the last one year traversed all sectors of the economy, including health, education, social welfare, infrastructure and security.
He said the university had counted him worthy of the honour in view of his remarkable achievements in the state, adding that Oyetola is running a government with human face.
“We are here to congratulate the Governor and appreciate his superlative performance in the last one year. No doubt, his achievements cuts across all sectors of the economy, including development of infrastructure and human capital.
“This is why the University Council and Board of Trustee have come to express our appreciation in concrete terms by awarding Your Excellency with Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration in the coming Convocation holding in January, 2020.
“We also appreciate your support for the church and the university and wish you a successful tenure of office. As you enter with dignity so shall you end with dignity,” Pastor Akinosun stated.
In his remarks, Governor Oyetola commended the university for promoting the international best practices of education system by training business men and women for the benefit of the nation.
He expressed the administration’s readiness to partner the university to advance knowledge and skill acquisition in the state.
Governor Oyetola who appreciated the kind gestures extended to him for the honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration by the management of the institution, promised to see the honour as a challenge to continue to impact more in the lives of the people of the state.
“I am happy and honoured to receive you. I want to commend the management for running a first-class university. There is no doubt that your products are good, disciplined and committed. I am proud to have you in our state.
“I commend the management for running a programme that is first class. I commend you for being a university where business men and women are trained. I commend you for performing your corporate social responsibility in supporting the state by paying your tax regularly.
“We are ready to partner with the university on development. But then we have a lot of infrastructural decay to attend to. When I went around to do a thank you tour, the song on people’s mouth is asking us to fix the road. Thank you for considering me worthy of an Honorary Degree.
“It comes to me by surprise. The fact that I am an alumnus of a great university, makes me to appreciate it the more. I look forward to the date. Thank you very much and God bless,” the Governor said.
Earlier in his remarks, the Pro- Chancellor, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Pastor Anthony Imevbore, commended the administration of Governor Oyetola for investing in the education sector.
Imevbore, who described the university as a major employer of labour since its establishment in 2006, declared the readiness to collaborate with the government towards the advancement and actualisation of quality and functional education in the state.
He appealed to the state government to partner the university particularly in the area of vocational and technical education as part of efforts to promote entrepreneurship skills.
Those in attendance include: Secretary to the State Government Prince Wole Oyebamiji; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Charles Akinola; Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Abdullahi Binuyo; Deputy Chief of Staff (General Administration), Barrister Adejare Adebisi; Head of Service, Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebade; Commissioner for Women Affairs, Barrister Olubukola Rihanat Olaboopo; Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr Jamiu Olawumi; Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Lawal Azeez; Commissioner for Governor’s Office, Alhaja Lateefah Giwa.
Others are JABU Vice Chancellor, Pastor Kolawole Solaike; JABU Registrar, Pastor Wale Aderibigbe; JABU Deputy Registrar, Pastor Dapo Adeniyi; Member Board of Trustees and Pastor Adeyemi Afolayan.