Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has expressed his gratitude to the people of Osun state over their positive turnout and feedback at the Ipade Imole, assuring that actions are ongoing on the various recommendations and viewpoints from the people.
In an appreciation statement issued on Saturday, Governor Adeleke said he remain ever excited and encouraged by the positive review of his records of the last 11 months as well as the candid identification of areas of attention by the participants.
“It was a truly engaging four hours of interaction with people drawn from all walks of life. It is really gratifying that the event took place under a largely informal setting with mutual exchange of ideas between the people and their elected Governor. The formal barrier was removed and I was able to reach my people in heart to heart exchanges.
“I cherish the rare opportunity of a hall full to the brim listening attentively and contributing as to where our administration has done well and which areas we should place more emphasis on. The frank down to earth questions and comments further strengthen the resolve of our team to deliver more dividends of democracy and amends in areas of interest to the people.
“I thank our royal fathers, the representatives of various associations from students to civil society associations. The media particularly proves strong channels for ventilating our records. We pledge to remain accountable and responsive.
“I have subsequently directed my team to analyze the questionnaire from the participants and create a sectoral tracker. We will ensure action are taken in areas of weaknesses and strengthen areas of accolades. We must be able to show the people that Ipade Imole is not a mere jamboree.
“I have also directed my team to put up a website for Ipade Imole. All proceedings of the maiden edition must be documented and an interactive platform be created. In this digital age, my team will also set up a whatsapp chat room. I will be in that chat room as your Governor, we will ensure continuous interaction.
“Ipade Imole should be a continuous exercise. Before we meet physically again the feedback mechanism must be operational on a 24 hour basis”. the Governor was quoted as saying.
Governo Adeleke further implored various associations that participated at the event to be gracious enough to host a secondary Ipade Imole by briefing their groups’ general meeting on the maiden edition of the accountability platforms.
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor