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Adeleke boasts of loan-free tenure 16 months into Osun administration


The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has said that he has not taken any loan since he assumed office on November 27, 2022.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the governor said this at the second edition of “Ipade Imole,” a forum where he gave stewardship to the state’s people on Tuesday in Ilesa.

Adeleke stated that his decision not to take any loan to finance projects was in line with his pledge to govern with available resources only

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“In all our governance activities so far, let it be known that we have never borrowed a kobo.

“This aligns with our pledge to govern within our available resources as we manage the vast liabilities inherited from the previous government.

“If anybody tells you this administration has borrowed money, tell the person he is a liar,” he said.

Speaking on his achievements in the various sectors, Adeleke said his administration was repositioning the mining sector and setting up a task force to curtail illegal mining in the state.

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In health, the governor said that his administration had renovated and upgraded more than 100 Primary Health Care Centres in the state.

He said more than 50,000 persons had benefited from Imole medical outreach with a free enrolment of 29,000 pensioners in the State Health Insurance Scheme.

Adeleke said his administration had also awarded an N1.3 billion water contract to rehabilitate the Ora Water Works Scheme servicing the Igbomina area of the state.

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On infrastructure development, the governor said that his administration was pursuing massive construction of flyover bridges and road dualisation across the state

He said his administration was also developing agriculture, women’s development, youth development, and creative development, amongst others.

“We are running a pan-Osun government that is committed to the revival and prosperity of our dear state,” he stated.