Government of Osun on Wednesday welcomed the New Year 2020 with pomp and pageantry.
At a cross over event held at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park in Osogbo to mark the beginning of a New Year, there were Fireworks, Entertainment and Prayers to usher in the New Year.
In attendance were the Governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola; his wife, Kafayat, Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi and his wife, Secretary to the Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, Chief of Staff, Dr Charles Akinola, Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, Lekan Badmus, and the APC Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun among others.
Meanwhile, the governor has expressed gratitude to the people of the State for being supportive to the administration since its inception, promising that better days are ahead of them in the Year 2020 and beyond.
In a State Broadcast to the citizens of Osun, the Governor said the administration would continue to strive hard and diligently to lay the bricks that will take the state to the desired heights of economic consolidation in Year 2020.
Governor Oyetola promised the administration’s determination to enhance the welfare and standard of living of the citizens.
He enjoined Nigerians, particularly the residents of the State to exude and maintain the Omoluabi fundamentals of peace, hard work, honesty, resourcefulness and selflessness that have earned the State laurels as a people and a State.
He said: “Your support and prayers during our first year in office stabilised us and gave us the confidence to trudge on. Together, we stood to surmount the challenges. Words are inadequate to express my heartfelt to you.
“We are resolved to serve you better this year when our economic plans would have started yielding dividends. We have demonstrated to the nation and the world that we are a peaceful and enterprising State.
“I admonish you, therefore, to continue to exude and maintain the Omoluabi fundamentals of peace, hard work, honesty, resourcefulness and selflessness that have earned us laurels as a people and a State.
“We solicit your continued support and prayers as we enter this second year. I pray that the good Lord will continue to bless you, guide and guard you and your family, and grant you blessings throughout the New Year.
“I wish you all a peaceful and prosperous Year 2020. May God continue to keep and bless The State of Osun”.