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Governor Adeleke Plans Palliatives To Cushion Effects Of Subsidy Removal

The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has revealed plans by his government to launch palliatives to cushion the impact of subsidy removal.

This comes barely a month after President Bola Tinubu, in his inaugural speech on May 29, announced that “fuel subsidy is gone“, leading to an immediate hike in fuel costs across the country.

Speaking at a stakeholder meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osogbo, Adeleke declared his administration’s readiness to make life easy for residents of Osun state, according to a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed.

The governor stressed his conviction to run a government that brought smiles to the faces of the people.

Adeleke, who appreciated leaders of the PDP for their support since assuming office, noted that his administration had been working in line with “our election promises and the agenda of the party.”

Read the full statement below:

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Governor Adeleke Drops Hints on Subsidy Palliatives, Receives Commendations from Oyinlola and Stakeholders

OSOGBO– 30-06-2023– Osunstate.gov.ng

The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has disclosed plans by his government to launch palliatives to cushion the impact of subsidy removal, declaring his administration’s readiness to make life easy for residents of Osun state.

Former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola and other stakeholders of the party also commended the Governor for robust performance and delivery of good governance in the last seven months.

The Governor made the disclosure at a stakeholder meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its party’s office in Osogbo on Friday, stressing his conviction to run a government that bring smile on the faces of the people.

Governor Adeleke who appreciated leaders of the PDP for their support since assuming office, noted that his administration has been working in line with “our election promises and the agenda of the party.”

While detailing projects and interventions implemented so far recorded by his government in the health, education and public infrastructure renewal, Governor Adeleke said the PDP-led government in the state has achieved what the APC failed to do under seven months.

“We are implementing programmes and projects in education, health and infrastructures: what the APC could not achieve in four years, we have achieved in under seven months,” he declared at the meeting.

“We have positioned the public service, build roads, bridges and channelisation. We have commenced payment of salary and pension debt.

“Your (PDP) government has launched the Osun digital economy agenda. Abandoned projects are being completed. Your government is beating old governance records within so short a period,” he stressed.

Speaking on plans to cushion the impact of fuel subsidy removal on Osun populace, Governor Adeleke pointed out that “We (Osun Government) will soon introduce public transport buses. We are working on adjusted work hours and days. We want to make live easy and enjoyable for our people.”

Governor Adeleke went on to assure party leaders and members that he will run an inclusive government that leaves no one behind, adding that “We will all be accommodated. We will be fair to all.”

“I appreciate your support then and now. This is your government. We shall all realize the fruits of our labour,” he said.

*Stakeholders’ Commendations*

Governor Oyinlola in his message at the meeting recalled the initial skepticism on the governorship of Governor Adeleke and posited that under seven months the Governor has proved skeptics wrong.

He noted the superlative performance of the Governor which he said aided the electoral fortunes of the party at the state and national elections.

“Governor Adeleke has surprised even his worst critics. His performance impresses all and it has strengthen the party and the state. We commend the Governor and his team”, the former Governor who speaks for other stakeholders noted.
Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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