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THANK YOU, OMOLUABI OSUN!

On Saturday, August 9 2014, you proved to the world that you are true Omoluabi. Across our 30 Local Governments, you rose and answered the valiant call of Ipinle Omoluabi. You tweeted, you Facebooked, you Skyped, you Instagrammed, you Whatsapped, you held conversations, you showed that you saw the cogency of the reasons to believe and you acted on your beliefs as true Omoluabi would do.

To all the resilient Omoluabi across the State of Osun who patiently queued to exercise their franchise in the face of intimidation;

To the hundreds of thousands of thumbs that assented to continuity for Governor Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola;

To the millions of Nigerians across the federation and beyond, in cyberspace and on terra firma, who were rooting for continuity for Aregbesola:

This victory is for you.

Thank you and God bless!

We invite you to continue the conversation here on www.hundredreasonsogbeni.com. Now, it is about #100ThingsForOgbenis2ndComing. The pace of development must not flag one jot.

Osun ti dara o!

ABOUT 100 REASONS TO BELIEVE

WHAT IT IS

The new Osun identity, “Ipinle Omoluabi,” sounds as fascinating as it is demanding.

It is a standard to which every serious-minded indigene would strive to attain, the bold new way in which our number 1 citizen, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, would want us to be known, seen and addressed. Bidding the people of Osun to live to live up to these high ideals logically imposed on the Aregbesola administration an even greater weight of responsibility.

Four years after, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (simply Ogbeni without all the vainglorious titles) has shown the inherent possibilities and results that a focused government can deliver.

In this interactive presentation, we provide reasons why we believe in a second term for Ogbeni. As Omoluabi, we see these reasons as cogent and the achievements they recount as emblematic of the vision of Ipinle Omoluabi.

We are however only commencing a conversation. In the state of the world-acclaimed tablet of knowledge, we believe citizens and denizens should contribute, each from their perspective, to the identification of the reasons to believe.

This is an independent effort in support of the Governor’s Re-election.

YOU KNOW MORE…TELL THE WORLD

Read the initial reasons.

Then participate, as befit Omoluabis in a democracy.

Let’s go.

ADD YOUR OWN REASON

THE REASONS

01

HE IS FOR THE PEOPLE

The sheer humanity of Ogbeni is probably the unique attribute that distinguishes him from his peers and the competition. A people lover, his passion for their welfare and the uplift of their quality of life inform the slant of his many programmes and policies. From the O’Widow, Agba Osun, Programmes for the Handicapped to People with Disabilities, among all the other initiatives, one would discern a heart for the people and a commitment to working in their best interest.

02

HE HAS RE-INTRODUCED US TO OURSELVES

Globalisation is useful in bringing the best from around the world to our consciousness, but its effect is pernicious in making us forget the best about ourselves, our language, folklore, history, identity and culture.  Who, what, from where and why are we different? The coming of Ogbeni Aregbesola has brought a fresh appreciation of our identity: we are Omoluabi, the progeny of Oduduwa, and we owe no one an apology.

03

HE IS FOR GOOD ROADS

Roads. Roads. And more roooaads. In the State of Osun, the many roads that Ogbeni Rauf built has increased the linkages between communities as it has also shortened distances and made movement pleasurable.
The State of Osun has added 400 Kilometres of macadamised thoroughfare since 2010, with the government working steadily to improve the quantum of roads that would enable our people have a more productive environment.

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MAN OF THE PEOPLE

The sheer humanity of Ogbeni is probably the unique attribute that distinguishes him from his peers and the competition. A people lover, his passion for their welfare and the uplift of their quality of life inform the slant of his many programmes and policies. From the O’Widow, Agba Osun, Programmes for the Handicapped to People with Disabilities, among all the other initiatives, one would discern a heart for the people and a commitment to working in their best interest

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

QUALITY EDUCATION

  • OPON IMO

  • O-SCHOOLS

  • O-MEALS

’ENVIRONMENT’OSANITATION
’400′

E-LEARNING TABLET (OPON IMO)

The Government of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola provided 150,000 e-learning tablets for Senior Secondary Schools. This initiative covers  17 Core Subjects with over 5 Extra Curricula Subjects for Senior Secondary 1, 2 & 3 levels. The Tablet comes with over 56 textbooks, 900 minutes of virtual classroom lessons and thousands of Practice Questions for WAEC and JAMB pre-installed. In addition to aiding preparation for School Leaving Examinations, the introduction of the tool is expected to aid adoption of information communication technology (ICT) skills among students in the State.

150,000

OPON-IMO DISTRIBUTED TO STUDENTS

250,000

NUMBER OF PUPILS FED THROUGH O-MEALS

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’N1,500,000,000′INCREASEN300MILLION
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“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet, novelist and philosopher

OGBENI IS FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

The demographics of the State of Osun shows a preponderance of young people. For the Aregbesola administration, building the future means providing for the youth today. Youth empowerment programmes seek to channel and harness the latent power of this demographic. Utilising a programme that is both hailed and recommended by the World Bank, Aregbesola, so far, has been able to take 50,000 youths off the streets and into various economic empowerment programmes. Training and skill acquisition has produced a crop of 20,000 independent, self-employed youths and others absorbed into the state’s civil service as community services providers, such as the Green Gang, Sanitation Czars, O’Clean Brigade, Traffic Marshals, etc. Soft loans from the Government of the State of Osun are enabling these fledgling entrepreneurs gain wings in productivity.

50000

NO. OF YOUTHS TAKEN OF THE STREET

Via various economic empowerment programmes.

20000

NO. OF INDEPENDENT SELF EMPLOYED YOUTHS

Via Training and skill acquisition programmes.