The Governor of Osun State Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has been named the Best Governor of the Year 2017.
The South West Professional Forum (SOWPROF) in a press release named Aregbesola as the most distinguished State Governor of the year 2017.
The group described Aregbesola as a leader who “created gold from stone and brought out the best in the most difficult situation,” referring to the ingenuous ways the resources of the state have been managed and how he has continued to make personal sacrifices with many of his aides in the face of lean state resources.
“In the year 2017, we have found a man whose energy is unlimited, a man whose vision is unimaginable and his courage in the face of adversary situations tough and cast in iron,” the statement said.
The statement signed by SOWPROF President, Chief Olusegun Ajibulu further stated that “a good leader must be thorough, decisive and intelligent. He must be able to withstand the wave and the tide. He must be able to confront difficult economic situations with uncommon creativity backed with unlimited power of imaginations. These are the exact characters Ogbeni Aregbesola has demonstrated.”
“SOWPROF is an association of thousands of Yoruba professionals drawn from home and abroad. The group has its head office in Southern Carolina, United States.
SOWPROF said it had sent its professionals to Nigeria on many occasions through out the year 2017 and was amazed at their various reports on ‘real development of human beings and investment in the future of the greater society,” saying the two represent the most striking elements of transformation and renaissance.
The group described Aregbesola as a ‘man of integrity, a honest icon, a revolutionary and a down-to-earth leader of the people” saying his moral high grounds are unequalled.
Also, the group said his government has made outstanding contributions to the upliftment of the State of Osun in ways that will impact on the entire South West and the country at large.