Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State, revealed Friday that his administration has planned to introduce palliatives to lessen the effects of the elimination of subsidies.
This occurs just a month after President Bola Tinubu declared that the “fuel subsidy is gone” in his inaugural speech on May 29, which caused an instantaneous increase in fuel prices around the nation.
According to a statement from his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Adeleke proclaimed during a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholder meeting in Osogbo that his administration is prepared to make life simple for citizens of Osun state.
The governor emphasised his commitment to leading an administration that made people happy.
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.”
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.