The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington has applauded the state Government of Osun for its Social Investment Programmes, saying that is the major reason everybody is coming to Osun to learn about her programmes.
Symington declared this today when he paid a courtesy visit to
governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola at the Bola Ige
House, Abere, Osogbo, the Osun State Capital.
Ambassador who was accompanied on the trip by the US Consul-General,
Mr. John Bray; Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Frank Sellin and
Assistant Regional Security Officer, Mr. Paul Biba commended the
state government for its massive infrastructural investment which he
said has created wealth and employment for the people.
of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola had while receiving the US Ambassador
with select members of his cabinet described his government’s
believe in investing in human capital.
Osun governor also made it clear to the ambassador that his
administration came into government with a clear objective of how to
tackle the various socio-economic problems of the people of the
maintained that his administration focused on the six-point integral
action plan which has over the years made his government to focus on
social security areas through schemes such as "From the onset,
our goal for the people of the state was clear to us. As part of our
efforts to take our people out of poverty, we re-energised the school
feeding programme which we met on ground.
OMEAL programme of our state has turned subsistence farming into a
commercial venture in Osun. It has boosted the sales of agricultural
products in the state tremendously" Aregbesola stated.
governor further revealed that the state has served as at the last
count, over 202,234,400 hot meals to primary school pupils in the
American envoy on learning that over 200 million meals have been
served to school pupils in Osun, lauded the State Government for
running an impactful and people-oriented government in spite of the
present economic challenges facing Nigeria.
Symington also commended the efforts of the state government in road
infrastructure likened road development to human development.
democracy as the best form of government in the world, Syminton noted
that the policies adopted by the Osun state government in stimulating
her economy and advancing the well-being of her citizens’ remains
the major characteristics of democracy in the world.
state is on a steady growth, I so much appreciate good roads. This
state is investing so much in roads infrastructure and it’s very
good for the future and overall development of the state.
good area is your various social intervention programmes, you are
helping in creating jobs and wealth, no wonder people always come to
your state to learn,” The American envoy noted.
just last week, the UNICEF had led top government officials
drawn from 17 states in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria to
Osun for a four-day learning tour of its various social investment