The Ijesha North Traditional Council in the State of Osun, has described the restless efforts of Oyetola’s administration in reaching out to the masses as unique and commendable.
This is even as it urged the government to consider the establishment of community centres to perform complementary roles in community engagement.
This was revealed at a meeting with informal groups and farmers’ association organized by the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye at Ibokun Town Hall, Obokun Local Government.
Oba Festus Kayode Awogboro, the Alademure of Ibokun Land the current president of Ijesa North Traditional Council who spoke on behalf of the council, said Oyetola has used his civic engagement approach in the administration of the state to foster inclusive and participatory governance.
“It is no doubt that Oyetola means well for the good people of Osun which is why he’s leaving no stone unturned in ensuring their opinions, dispositions and interests are always protected through regular interface which will always offer the government their direct feelers during policy formulation process.
“This is a further testament to Oyetola’s democratic posture and people centred inclination which had been seen in his policies and programs so far.”
While underscoring the importance of creating community centres, Oba Festus said the initiative would give a virile platform for people at the grassroots to have limitless opportunities to lend their voice and interests known in the state governance activities.
Speaking at the event, the Osun State Chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers who doubles as the Southwest Chairman, Com. Folorunsho Olalekan commended Oyetola for his intervention in the road infrastructure which had been a great impact in the state transport industry.
He further entreated him to help their industry with vehicles which would serve as a support system.
In his submission, the consultant to the cluster of some artisan groups, Mr. Famakinwa Lateef appreciated the governor, urging him to provide more value-added benefits for the growth of their businesses.
Cross section of farmers and artisans who spoke at the event sought for agricultural Inputs, soft loans and grants to serve as catalyst for the development of their enterprise.
In his remarks, the special adviser, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye assured the people that their demands and aspirations would be given optimum consideration.