By Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola said that participatory and inclusive governance remains the best path towards the socio-economic and political development of every given polity.
He stated that his administration will continue to sustain the system of participatory, inclusive and people-centred governance in the state.
Oyetola disclosed these during a rural community engagement held at Coker/Boredun area of Obokun Local Government.
The community meeting was aimed at underscoring the essence of carrying people along in the state development engineering.
The governor said that such has been the reason why his administration placed high premium on people’s voice since the inception and which necessitated the then “thank-you-tour” and the continuous engagement through the office of Civic Engagement in the state.
Oyetola said such will enhance governments’ responsiveness to the present and future needs of the society, as well as exercise prudence in policy-setting and decision-making.
The governor also maintained that many of the achievements his administration recorded in the most critical sectors of the state economy such as infrastructure, health, education, security, social welfare among others were sequel to participatory and inclusive governance which he entrenched in the state upon the assumption of office.
In his remarks, the Olu of Coker, Oba Adebare Fadare commended Oyetola for his unique and purposeful leadership which has made people the centrepiece of his administration, as well as his numerous policies and programs which are impactful on the lives of the masses.