Osun Comm. Sues for peace as way of sustaining regional integration

By Nofisat Marindoti, The Nigerian Voice, Osogbo

The Osun State Commissioner for Regional Integration, Hon. Bola Ilori has canvassed for sustainable peace as a way of integrating societies across boarders.

Ilori stated this on Wednesday while presenting Mr Wale Alabi as the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Regional Integration.

He said the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in collaboration with other governments in the Southwest is working assiduously to foster peace and harmony through societal Integration.

This accordingly to him requires right orientation and constant interactions among the youth for positive socio-economic impact.

"We are looking at a generation where people would be able to collaborate beyond boundaries, we are concerned about the future of our race and we want our youths to be productive and active in the affairs of the government.

"We are working towards encouraging youths participation in the affairs of the Government and to enlighten the youths on Regional Integration.

Speaking on the achievements of governor Rauf Aregbesola within the last seven years, the Commissioner said Osun is rated second with the least poverty rate according to the United Nations statistics.

Ilori further explained that although the resources of the state are limited, the state Government under the leadership of Aregbesola has done well in making the state a better place.

In his remarks, the new SSA, Mr Wale Alabi promised to live up to expectation by ensuring the gospel of orientation on regional integration gets to the grassroots

Alabi said he saw the position as a call to service and that he would contribute his quotas to foster regional integration.

He pledged to put theories on how to develop Osun into practice and to make youths and people at the grassroots participate in governance.

Alabi appreciated the Commissioner and the state Government for giving him the opportunity to serve.