My dear friends in the media, I warmly welcome you to my office. You are my very important partner for the development of our dear state.
I invited you for two reasons.
First is to announce my resumption of duty after my working vacation. I am here to push ahead with our pro-people policies and programmes. While I was away, a lot happened. I thank the media for its fairness and avoidance of fake news. Just as my team represented me well, the media also acted professionally. You rejected merchants of fake news. You uphold the ethics of your noble profession. Accept my commendation.
The second reason is to express my heartfelt gratitude to the media for your consistent backing. In the last one year, the media has granted me unsolicited assistance and goodwill. My achievements in office under one year was well amplified by the media. Anywhere I go, people accost me,saying “you are doing well. We are reading your good work”. But I always whisper to myself- the media is in love with you. I deeply appreciate you , the journalists, especially those directly covering my activities.
Like Oliver Twist, I am asking for further partnership and closer collaboration. My government is working on measures to ease challenges of your operations in the state.
As your grand patron, I have a duty to make the state media friendly. I commit myself to creating an enabling environment through open government and transparency.
I plan to host you all in this yuletide period. We will sit down and rub minds on how to move Osun forward.
But for today, please let us move to Okefia to inspect ongoing road dualisation. From the project inspection, I also invite you to accompany me to the commissioning of the state health insurance headquarters.
Osun is moving to new heights. We are all part of the success stories.
Thanks for listening