He made the commendation yesterday in Osogbo, the capital city of the State of Osun during the opening ceremony of the South West Grassroots Business and Investment Forum exhibition programme organised by Vintage Press Limited in collaboration with CEEDEE Resources.
Ajibola who is the Chairman of the ceremony described Aregbesola as an Omoluabi of Oduduwa land for his very many innovations that have boosted the economy of the State.
“It is highly commendable ans not very common in the country today for one to have a 65% of his total budget on capital expenditure and 35% on recurrent expenditure” Ajibola stated.
Prince Bola Ajibola also described the employment initiative of Ogbeni Aregbesola as very interesting and worthy of emulation.
“Another point of interest is the employment pattern adopted by the governor where 20,000 volunteer cadets were engaged and trained with various skills and 18,000 of them had been gainfully employed now” Ajibola reiterated.
The former Attorney General of the Federation also commended the agricultural initiative of Aregbesola’s administration which has yielded obvious results saying Contrary to those giving out phone to farmers, he is giving farming Implements and clearing the land for farms’ cultivation and also open up the rural roads for easy transportation of farm produce to the markets, all these are highly commendable in the modern world.
In his own remarks, Ogbeni Aregbesola thanked Prince Bola Ajibola for gracing the occasion which showed his believe on the strength of regional integration. The governor then called on his colleagues in the South West including the governor of Ondo State; Olusegun Mimiko to brace up for the challenges of the regional integration. His words “the elections are gone, we fought a good battle, that is over now, we must now come together and develop our region.” Aregbesola said.
Other highlights of the Expo are Southwest states and private investors exhibiting agriculture produce and products.
On Thursday, there will be an investment workshop to be facilitated by Ondo State; Olusegun Mimiko and the National Health Insurance Scheme, among others.
The Friday forum will engage commissioners and top officials of ministries of Agriculture, Regional Integration and Trade and Commerce. It will be co-ordinated by former Oyo State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prof. (Mrs.) Tomi Adekanye.
Culled from Osun News