By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
The Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye, has commended well-meaning Ijesa people and the State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, for walking the talk of reconstructing the burnt Atakumosa Market.
Plans gave been concluded to reconstruct market in collaboration with the World Bank through Osun Community and Social Development Project (CSDP).
Owoeye stated that the effort of Oyetola at reconstructing the market to the tune of N200 million was a fulfilment of his administration’s electoral promise to provide adequate security and guarantee the welfare and general well-being of the citizenry.
The Speaker in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Alabi, which made available to The Conclave in Osogbo, noted that the burnt Atakumosa market was a major campaign issue in the build-up to the 2018 governorship election in the State, which the governor promised to rebuild if elected.
Owoeye saidthat with the turning of the sod of the market, the Governor had shown that he is committed to his words, saying the people of Ilesa and Osun at large with that singular action would be assured that the government would always walk his talk of giving quality infrastructure to the citizenry.
He also commended the patience of market women and artisans while the market was not available for them to carry out their commercial activities, saying well meaning Ijesa people and government sympathize with them hence the reconstruction of the market.
The Speaker urged the people of the State to continue to support the government in its efforts to rejuvenate the economy and make life prosperous for the citizenry.
In his words, “I want to assure you that the Oyetola administration will do its best to ensure that the post COVID-19 economic recovery strategies are well implemented.”
“The 7th Assembly under my leadership will continue to work harmoniously with the Executive in taking Osun to the next level,” the Speaker stated.