Governor Ademola Adeleke has expressed shock at the deplorable state of public schools, roads, and healthcare centres in the state, promising to launch ‘a 100 -day infrastructure upgrade’ in due course.
‘I have an ambitious programme to upgrade Osun state’s infrastructure covering health, education, roads and water supply. This government will prove that good governance is possible with a sincere leadership. The tour of inspection was done to make me have a firsthand view in addition to the field reports from my team’ Governor Adeleke explained.
Mallam Olawale Rasheed, who is Adeleke’s spokesman, noted in a statement made available to Pulsenews that the governor had carried out the tour of inspection and visited some schools and healthcare facilities in Osogbo on Monday, observing the deplorable state of many of the facilities.
The statement said the governor had a hard time accessing the John Mackay’s Government Elementary School in Oke Ayepe as the road leading to the school was completely cut off adding that the school head broke down in tears while narrating the ordeals of staff and the pupils.
Governor Adeleke had to trek almost a kilometer to access the school only to find the classrooms and other essential facilities in terrible conditions.
A visibly worried Governor Adeleke decried the state of the school and wondered what could have happened to the reported expenditure that the past administration claimed had been committed to upgrading infrastructure in public schools.
The Governor noted his discomfort at the fact that staff and students are forced to get things done under such a terrible situation and declared his administration’s readiness to correct the situation and ensure an enabling environment for learning.
It was the same story at a primary healthcare centre in Ota-Efun, Osogbo, as the road leading to the facility was practically inaccessible. During an inspection tour of the facility, the Governor was horrified to find it in a bad shape .
Bedding for patients was scarce and even the ones at the healthcare centre is not good for patients to use. The healthcare centre is also lacking elementary testing kits and drugs that can be made available to patients.
The Governor, who was dismayed by what he saw, promised to put in place mechanism to get the healthcare centres and other public infrastructures in the state under better conditions to cater for the health needs of Osun people.
‘What I found in places visited are unacceptable. Our citizens deserve better in all respect. I am taking up that responsibility with clear goals and targets. We will fix public infrastructures in Osun state’ he said.
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