Osogbo – Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has vowed to continue the demolition exercise in Osogbo in order to give it a befitting status.
The governor made the vow while speaking at a forum to break the fast with journalists, politicians and government functionaries at Government House.
The governor said no distraction would deter him from executing the state’s beautification programme to which he was irrevocably committed.
The governor was responding to a suggestion by a journalist that the demolition exercise should have a human face.
Aregbesola, who dismissed the speculations that discontent in certain quarters might deny him a second term, said he was more concerned with development.
“Leave election to God and let’s face the assignment I am here to do.
“I know very well that majority of the people of the state are with me, so let sympathisers pocket their sympathy,” he said.
Aregbesola disclosed that he had signed some urban renewal programme papers on Sunday, adding that the initiative would be extended to other towns.
“It is going to be monumental. Nothing of such thing has happened in Nigeria, not even in Lagos.
“We are not building airport for a joke. There will also be aircraft maintenance here.
“We are running an unusual government and there is nothing conventional in what we are doing because we want to turn Osun to a hub of Nigeria,” he added. (NAN)