In spite of the adverse effects of the current economic situation in the country, the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has vowed to eliminate poverty in the state.
Aregbesola stressed that his administration is ready to actualise all its goal-oriented and pro-people policies and programmes, even as he said that there is no going back in repositioning the state as several efforts have been made to rebirth its economy through genuine interventions.
The governor stated this while taking the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, round ongoing school projects in the state.
The minister, who hails from Ijesaland in the Eastern Senatorial District of the state, was on an unscheduled visit to the governor.
Aregbesola’s inspection tour kicked off at Ansarudeen Elementary School, Osogbo, the state capital, vis-a-vis Adventist High School, Ede, Osogbo High School, CAC Middle School, Osogbo, Ataoja High School, Osogbo, Anthony Udofia Elementary School, Osogbo, Olorunsogo Community High School, Osogbo, among others.
Aregbesola, who described quality education as the best legacy that can be bequeathed to a child, said no effort would be spared to champion the course of providing quality education.
He recounted some of the achievements made on infrastructure, stressing that his administration has given education a deserved place.
Aregbesola said his intervention in education is to abolish poverty, as well as the palpable dichotomy between the education of the rich and poor.
The governor, who said there is no reason to be poor as poverty is not hereditary, noted that it is the responsibility of government to provide basic needs for the people.
He said government was formed to oversee the needs of the masses by providing their necessities, pointing out that his unwavering commitment to physical infrastructure and human capital development are aimed to prove to the world the essence of good governance.
According to him, the state is working assiduously to bridge the gap between the rich and poor in the acquisition and access to quality and functional education.
“Our administration having identified the decadence in education brought-in policies centred strictly on all round transformation.’’
Aregbesola disclosed that some of the ultra-modern schools built across the state would be commissioned later this year and adviced those allegedly maligning his policies unjustly to live by the truth as his government had adopted the principles of transparency, openness and prudency in whatever it does.
He assured residents of continuous sensitivity towards their plight.

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