New era: Oyetola sworn in as Osun governor


Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday, was sworn-in as the 5th executive governor of Osun state.

The 64-year-old who hails from Iragbiji, the headquarters of Boripe local government area of Osun, served in the immediate past administration as Chief of Staff to the governor.

The state’s chief judge, Oyebola Ojo, administered the oath of office and oath of allegiance on Oyetola by 1pm.

Dressed in all white brocade with purple cap, Oyetola, who flanked by his wife, Kafayat, in his inaugural speech promised to prioritise workers and pensioners’ welfare.

He said: “We shall prioritise the welfare of workers and pensioners to advance the success recorded by the last administration and make sure everybody feels the impact of progressive government.

“We are convinced that the peaceful atmosphere and relative stability of electricity in the state will attract investment.

“We shall also improve on the IGR and improve agricultural activities to  attract nine new farm settlements and grow the agro-industry sector to ensure food security and create 30,000 thousand jobs.”



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