By Ifedolapo Adesanmi
Governor of Osun State, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, has added to his growing list of awards, with the conferment of “An Icon of Grassroot Development Award” on him by The Local Government Economic Summit Group, Abuja.
Governor Oyetola while receiving the award in Abuja described it as another challenge to him to continue to be an exemplar in governance for the present and future generations.
The governor who was represented by the Director General , Abuja Liaison Office, Rt.Hon.Olanike Omoworare, received the award at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
The award according to the organizers was in recognition of the governor’s significant efforts in bringing major developments to the local governments.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Oyetola thanked the organizers for the recognition.
He observed that the local government system in Nigeria is the closest tier of government to the people, created for several political, social and economic reasons.
Mr Governor who was represented by the Director General of Abuja Liaison Office, Rt.Hon.Olanike Omoworare received the award at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
The award according to the organizers was in recognition of the governor’s significant efforts to bring major developments to the local governments.
The governor stressed that the local government is the closest tier of government to the people, created for several political, social and economic reasons.
Earlier,the organisers of the award said for the past three years, they had been monitoring the style of governance of Mr Adegboyega Oyetola especially his people oriented programmes for the grassroots .
Quack Veterinary Doctor Nabbed in Osogbo
By Segilola Babalola
The State Government of Osun through the Ministry of Agric and Food Security has apprehended a quack veterinary doctor who had been going about pretending to treat pets and duping unsuspecting residents of the state capital, Osogbo.
According to officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, the quack vet doctor who resides around Old Governor’s office could not produce his Veterinary Council of Nigeria ( VCN) number upon request.
Briefing newsmen, the Director, Veterinary Services , Ministry of Agric, Dr. (Mrs)Abosede Olatokun, said the suspect had since been handed over to men of the Nigeria Police Force for further investigation.
She warned members of the public most especially pet owners to be wary of quack veterinary doctors going about relating duping unsuspecting pet owners.
Mrs Olatokun ,however, advised members of the public to desist from patronizing fake veterinary doctors as doing so puts the life of their pets at risk,warning that any quack doctor found guilty would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Nigeria needs leaders like Oyetola, says Wole Olanipekun (SAN)
…thanks Osun Governor for restoring Ilesa Grammar School’s dignity
A legal luminary, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has said the Yoruba and Nigeria as a country will continue to need a personality like Osun Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, in the quest to ensure rapid transformation, growth and development.
He extolled the Governor’s tremendous achievements within the space of three years in office.
The legal icon who described Oyetola as one of the best Governors in Nigeria at the moment, noted that his indelible legacies across the sectors within three years had become a reference point in what good governance, purposeful leadership and quality representation stand for.
Chief Olanipekun stated these while addressing people at a special luncheon organised by the state Government to celebrate his Doctor of Letters Degree (Honoris Causa), conferred on him by Redeemer’s University, Ede.
Olanipekun said the Governor had distinguished himself as a thorough-bred technocrat cum politician whose repository of knowledge has been brought to bear on the affairs of the State.
“I just have to thank you for the honour Mr. Governor has done me, my family and my chamber. When I informed him recently that Redeemer’s University would be honouring me, he assured me of his support. He said he was ready to host me.
“You are one of the best we have in Nigeria. You are a quiet, gentle and easy-going man. Your actions speak for you and your performances are there for people to see. You are not just a friend but a gentleman I respect most and we are proud of you in Yoruba land.
“Nigeria needs people like you. Yoruba land needs people like you. I am saying this not because you are my friend, but because we need you. We need people with intellect, people with understanding, people who are sound footed, people who know their onions, people who are well-read, people who have gotten experience in the public and private service and people who are not boastful, who are not loud or lousy.
“I am an alumnus of Ilesa Grammar School. When we heard the news that our school was merged, we were devastated and we challenged the government then. We went to court but when you came, you restored our honour, pride and heritage. God will continue to be with you.
“On behalf of Ilesa Grammar School which I am one of the leaders of its alumni association, we say a big thank you for restoring our image and identity. On behalf of my family and the law office, we appreciate you,” he added.
In his remarks, the Governor of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, lauded Olanipekun for his tremendous contributions to the nation’s bench and the Judiciary.
Oyetola also commended Olanipekun’s ideals of integrity, service to humanity, philanthropy, patriotism and passion for democracy and good governance.
“Chief Wole Olanipekun has always been a progressive to the core. Aside being a legal luminary, he is a progressive-minded man. If you have him, you are almost certain you are winning the case. You have always been there for us. A lot of people have benefited greatly from your works.
“We thank God that we have been able to justify the confidence you have in us by doing our best to advance the State,” Oyetola added.