The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has said that he is not happy and seriously worried about the present situation in Osun State
Aregbesola was the Governor of Osun State between the year 2010 to the year 2018. He became the Governor after the sack of former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola by the Court of Appeal.
According to Aregbesola, he is not happy by what is happening in the education sector in the state.
He made this remark while bagging a Life Time Achievement Award from the National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria on Thursday.
He said that the award testifies to his great achievement in the education sector while he was the Governor.
It was gathered that the award was presented to him by the the Deputy National Chairman of the Association, Adeolu Ogunbanjo who represented the National Chairman, Haruna Danjuma.
He said “Osun was ranked as one of the 10th largest economy in Nigeria, ranked as 2nd highest in schools enrolment/attendance, next to Lagos State with enrolment moving from 15 to 45, and later to over 65 per cent by the time I left.
“But sadly today, the situation has changed. And it pained me that the vision and capacity that we demonstrated in delivering services to the people have been arrested. I am only putting the records straight and not to castigate anybody.
“In terms of security of lives and property, Osun was first in Nigeria peace index according to statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics (2018). Those who attempted to rob a bank in Osun paid the supreme price for their action as they were neutralised by security forces. We invested heavily on security and lifted over 700,000 people out of poverty.”