By Tunde OLowu.
The present administration in Osun State has said that it had spent about N9billion on the O-Yes programme since its inception.
Governor Rauf Aregbesola disclosed this during an interactive session he held with members of the State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN,in Osogbo.
Aregbesola said that another sum of N7.2billiopn has been expended the administration on its O-Meals programme to date.
During the session which could be termed as a forum for score card presentation to the CAN, the Osun State Governor revealed that 74 new primary health Centres were provided, while a 100,000 capacity school building will be constructed in the State before the end of this year.
He refuted the rumours making the rounds that the Aregbesola led government was owing a financial institution to the tune of N350 billion in loans as ridiculous and baseless.
He said that no amount of rumours could distract him in his determination to change the face of the State, hence the religious leaders in the State should not allow anybody to divert their attention from the real issues of development of Osun State.
The Osun State helmsman stressed that his administration has contrary to some people’s insinuations always strived to maintain peace and harmony between different religions in the State.
He assured that his administration was committed to continue to be directed by the need to maintain fairness, equity and justice at all times among the people in the State irrespective of their faith.
Speaking in an address he presented at the session, the Osun State Chairman of CAN, Rev Elisha Ogundiya explained that the session was a platform for Christians to hear the views of all the governorship candidates in the August 9 elections scheduled by INEC to hold in Osun State.
He added that it was also a means for the CAN to add their voices to the pursuit of purposeful governance in the State.