Reason I’m Reviewing My Predecessor’s Policies – Osun Gov, Oyetola

Osun state Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has revealed that the need for his administration to review some policies instituted by his immediate predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola was necessitated by the yearnings of the people of the state.


Quoting a renowned American author, John C. Maxwell, who has written many books on leadership, Oyetola noted that “a man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” Going by this, he said every responsible and responsive government must make people’s demands the basis of its policies and implementation.

The governor said the government would ensure full implementation of whatever that will improve the lots of the people and protect the future of its children.

He made this known recently while receiving the report of the review panel on some inherited education policies in the state.

According to the governor, “It was our desire to hearken to the yearnings and aspirations of the citizenry that necessitated this review in the first instance. As a government, our policies and programmes are driven by citizens’ needs. 

“These needs which were further validated by the United Kingdom Department for International Development’s (DFID)- funded Citizens Needs Assessment exercise in Osun, were harvested during the Thank You Tour/Town Hall Meetings, where the people told us in plain language that they wanted some aspects of our educational policies removed, adjusted or improved upon.

“That was what led to the Policy Review Roundtable Summit, the report of which we are receiving today. We are prepared to do what will improve the lots of our people and protect the future of our children.

“As a leader therefore, I am conscious of the need to be just and fair to all manner of people regardless of their leanings in the discharge of my duties. This I will always uphold.

“Finally, let me once again thank the Chairman and members of the Policy Review Panel for investing their time in the future of our children and those unborn. 

“Rest assured that your efforts will not be in vain. We will be swift and proactive in debating it at our level with a view to implementing the recommendations without any further delay”, Oyetola added.

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