By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
The fact that the Governor of Osun State, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola has kept the State afloat in less than four years, despite the plethora of challenges met on ground at the inception of his administration, is a clear indication that he enjoys unusual divine backing for the job.
This statement was made by the Chairman of the State Local Government Service Commission, Elder Tunde Adedeji during working visits to some local government areas within Osun East Senatorial District of the State.
While pinpointing finance as one of the palpable challenges, Prince Adedeji observed that it is still a mystery how the Governor has been able to sustain regular payment of staff salaries along with considerable offsetting the state debts,without halting the development of other critical sectors.
“It is no magic, but a miracle of divine support that has kept Governor Oyetola going in the arduous task of shouldering this heavy responsibility», Elder Adedeji affirmed.
The LGSC boss then concluded that the ease and finesse with which Oyetola had administered the State hitherto cannot be divested from divine participation that he enjoys in piloting the affairs of the State.
While acknowledging the Governor as a God-fearing personality with positive character traits, and a leader who is worthy of being supported for another term, Elder Adedeji asserted that his second coming will enable him take the State to the next level where future progress will be irreversible.
Speaking at Oriade South Local Council Development Area, the Commissioner 1 in the Commission, who was the former Chairman of the Local Government, Hon. Aboge Olaleye Felix asserted that the victory of the incumbent Governor in the forthcoming election was a done deal, divinely sealed and delivered.
Aboge however appealed to the council workers to be in alignment with the will of God by cooperating with their Chairmen, in their seperate areas, to make it happen, adding that it will enable the Governor solidify the foundation already laid for the good of all and sundry.
Also addressing the council workers, the Coordinating Director in the Commission, Barrister Lekan Babalola lauded the State helmsman for his ingenuity in moving the State forward against all odds.
Babalola also adjudged the Governor as a believable, God-fearing leader who could comfortably be trusted with the destiny of the State.
Highlight of the working tour was the enthusiastic reception of the Chairman and his entourage, comprising the LGSC Board members and the management of the Commission.