The Osun State government has called the people of the state to be wary of falsehood being peddled by some opposition elements in the state over the concessioning of the MKO Abiola International Airport, Ido-Osun.
A statement by the Media Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Mr. Sola Fasure, disclosed the state Executive Council condemned the deliberate attempt by some disgruntled element to thwart the effort of government geared at ensuring economic prosperous for the state.
On October 26, the state government signed a concession agreement with All Works of Life Development Organisation, in conjunction with Turkish Exam Bank.
Receiving the report of the finalisation of the agreement, the Executive Council expressed satisfaction with the arrangement, and urged all the parties to do everything possible to deliver the first phase on or before the eight months envisaged in the agreement.
The Council however described the conscious efforts of the oppositions to drive a wedge into the agreement to develop the state as pure act of sabotage, which wind would blow no one any good.
The statement added that no amount of evil strategies by these individuals would stop the agreement set in motion to get the state on the international business radar through the completion and operation of the international airport.
The statement said: “Council condemned the campaign of calumny embarked upon by the opposition, saying the falsehood being peddled by the party is not just opposition rhetoric but a grand plan to scuttle the project.”
Meanwhile, in a bid to prevent outbreak of water borne diseases, the Council directed all producers and marketers of bottled and sachete water in the state to obtain certification for their operations and products from the relevant agencies of government.
It said the move became necessary so as to safeguard public health and prevent outbreak of water borne diseases or other related diseases in the state.
The Council also directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government managing and carrying out economic intervention programmes in which an individual benefits to the tune of N100,000 and above, to bring all such individuals into the state’s tax net.
It explained that this would however exclude the cadets of Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) and beneficiaries of other social protection programmes like Agba Osun.
Source News Express