Former Governor of Osun, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has said that the state is a brand that will outlast any government whether its performance is good or bad.
Oyinlola stated this at a forum, Osun Stakeholders’ Conference organised by Osun Legislators’ Forum, an umbrella body of House of Representatives and members of Senate representing the state.
Oyinlola said the stakeholders’ conference became necessary in view of the current financial crisis bedeviling the whole of the federation which Osun is part of.
According to him, Osun as a state has a perpetual succession irrespective of the performance of any government in power either before or now.
He stated that the summit is right on target with a view to forging a survival strategies within the context of national economic crisis.
The former governor therefore described the stakeholders’ forum which was the gathering of all indigenes home and abroad, as avenue to fashion ways out of the financial crisis facing some of the states in Nigeria.
He said, “Osun as a state has a perpetual life. It is a constitutional brand that will outlive any government in power.
“It behooves on all of us as indigenes to rally round the state in its present financial crisis. We must not allow the state to die; we must leave a positive legacy for our future generations.
“This is what this stakeholders’ conference is all about, it is a gathering of indigenes and lovers of the state to put heads together and provide a solution to the present impasse.
“Government comes, government goes but state will remain. So, our gathering today is to fashion a way forward that will be acceptable to all and sundry. For us, it is our conviction that Osun must continue to exist”.
Speaking earlier, the Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said that how the nation got into this financial …Read More
Source:: New Mail