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  • Updated: May 01, 2024

Why I’ve not taken loan— Governor Adeleke

Why I’ve not taken loan— Governor Adeleke

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun has  stated that he hasn't borrowed any funds since assuming office from his predecessor, Gboyega Oyetola, on November 27, 2022.

“In all our governance activities so far, let it be known that we have never borrowed a kobo,” the governor said on Tuesday in Ilesa at the second edition of “Ipade Imole,” a forum where he gave stewardship to the state’s people.

Adeleke said his desire not to take a loan to finance the various infrastructure developments in the state was in line with his pledge to govern the state within the available resources.

“This is in line with our pledge to govern within our available resources as we manage the huge liabilities we inherited from the previous government.

“If anybody tells you this administration has borrowed money, tell the person he is a liar,” he said.

Highlighting his administration's accomplishments across various sectors, Adeleke emphasized the strides made in reinvigorating the mining industry and combatting illegal mining through the establishment of a dedicated task force.

In healthcare, the governor cited the renovation and enhancement of over 100 primary healthcare centers, along with the successful implementation of the Imole medical outreach benefiting over 50,000 individuals. Additionally, 29,000 pensioners were enrolled in the State Health Insurance Scheme.

Adeleke further disclosed the awarding of a N1.3 billion contract for the rehabilitation of the Ora Water Works Scheme, serving the Igbomina region, underscoring the administration's commitment to improving access to clean water.

Education-wise, the governor noted the recruitment of 5,250 new teachers and school officers, aimed at bolstering the quality of education delivery.

Regarding infrastructure, the administration's focus remains on extensive construction of flyover bridges and road dualisation projects across the state, signaling a dedication to enhancing transportation networks.

Moreover, Adeleke reiterated the administration's dedication to the development of agriculture, empowerment programs for women and youth, and fostering creativity, among other initiatives aimed at overall socio-economic advancement.

“We are running a pan-Osun government that is committed to the revival and prosperity of our dear state,” Adeleke said. 

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