Why Osun celebrated Independence Day with an essay contest – Oyetola
Osun State Governor Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola said on Monday that Osun’s choice to celebrate the country’s independence with an essay competition for young people in high schools and higher education institutions was to demonstrate his administration’s commitment to strengthening the youth population swarming for future leadership.
According to the governor’s chief press secretary, Mr. Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola described the essay contest as a wake-up call to young people in the state to adopt intellectually engaging activities and taste the good life, rather than engaging in criminal activity. .
“It was then that Oyetola announced the award of a scholarship to Miss Adegboyega Abisola Faith up to university level in any public institution of her choice within the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
“Faith’s emergence as a high school category winner is a sign of my administration’s commitment to providing adequate, quality, equitable, functional and affordable education for the youth of Osun.”
Oyetola, while receiving the winners of the 2021 edition of the Essay Competition at Secretary of State, Abere, urged teachers to continue to fulfill their responsibilities to students with the greatest fear of God and commitment total towards the teaching profession.
“On the government side, the well-being of teachers and other categories of workers will remain a priority. “
Oyetola, who also praised the event’s sponsors for their interest in youth development, called on other stakeholders to join the government in its determination to propel Osun to greater heights by investing in the future of youth. youth.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Tasks, Lekan Badmus, expressed his satisfaction with the successes achieved so far since the introduction of the forward-looking and leadership essay competition.
According to Badmus, the program has undoubtedly become a real tool for training future leaders through academic development and the advancement of entrepreneurship.
On behalf of the sponsors, Omoluabi Holdings Managing Director Dr Tunde Faleye praised Governor Oyetola’s administration for Osun’s effort, adding that his organization has decided to continue supporting not only the essay competition. , but other good government initiatives.
According to Faleye, “Supporting the administration of Oyetola shouldn’t be a difficult decision for any reasonable stakeholder in Osun. He showed his commitment to the development of the State in different sectors ”.
In his remarks, Rave FM’s Managing Director, Osogbo, Mr. Femi Adefila, congratulated Governor Oyetola for the initiative he described as the product of an integrity-driven process.
He particularly praised Oyetola’s social engineering which cleared the state of tensions and controversies, adding that he has always established good governance in the state in a way that has an impact on the state. ordinary man.
“Retirees no longer parade at our station to deplore the non-payment of rights. Osun is no longer in the news for the wrong reasons. There is no longer any controversy in the public space to feast on. These are derivatives of Governor Oyetola’s calm disposition and his exceptional approach to governance, ”Adefila said.
Speaking also on behalf of the reviewers, Dr Akintunde said: “We are pleased that this initiative is thriving at a time when negative things are happening among young people. Osun has become a good example of good things. I have to commend your support on this. It shows your deep love for educational development.
Speaking on behalf of the parents of the laureates, Dr Femi Adeyemo congratulated the Governor for having put in place an initiative capable of restoring the lost image of the education system of the State in particular and of Nigeria as a whole.
He said: “With this initiative, Governor Oyetola has shown us that he is focused, determined, determined and committed to redressing the state to better and above all revive the education sector. Sincerely, we appreciate you. You have given us hope that, truly, young people are the leaders of tomorrow. Regarding this initiative, it is clear that Osun is the pioneer of educational development. I congratulate the organizers, the winners, the parents for having believed in this initiative.
High school category winner Adegboyega Abisola Faith praised the governor and government of Osun for investing in strategic efforts to reorganize public education in the United States.
Adeyemo Victor Ayodeji, winner of the category of higher education institutions, in his remark, congratulated the Oyetola administration for the premium it has given to quality education, adding that hope has been rekindled in him thanks to the quality of leadership Osun enjoys under Oyetola.
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