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Osun NGOs Task Oyetola on Public Needs-Driven Policies



The Network of NGOs in Osun State (NETNOS) has tasked the State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola to sustain his administration needs assessment strategies in policy formulation and project execution to entrench participatory democracy in the state.

The network lauded the governor need assessment study conducted at the beginning of his administration which necessitated some of the ongoing policy reforms in the state adding that involving the people in governance will ensure fair and equitable development in the state.

State President of NETNOS, Comrade Ejalonibu Ezekiel said this during a courtesy visit to the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Affair’s and Social Mobilisation, Comrade Kehinde Ayantunji at Government Secretariat, Osogbo, the State Capital.

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Ejalonibu said the beauty of democracy is for the leaders to establish a systematic process for determining and addressing needs between the current conditions and desired conditions of the people to be certain that the aspiration of the government is balanced with the wish of the majority.

He said “ I must commend the Governor for his need assessment study in early 2019 and tour of the 9 federal constituencies, to really establish the need of the people of the state with the peculiarities of their various environment, this strategy must continue so that the people of the state will not be rule by proxy.”

“The needs assessments will help the government to improve the quality of policy or program decisions, thus leading to improvements in performance and the accomplishment of desired results by the government.”

Ejalonibu lauded Governor Oyetola for maximizing merger resources of the state to advance infrastructural and human development and assured the state government of necessary partnership and support to make life more abundant for the people.

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The SSA to the Governor kehinde Ayantunji, while responding retreated the commitment of Governor Oyetola to the public welfare and transparency in governance to make life comfortable for the greater number of the people in the state.

He said the programmes and policies of the governor centred mainly on the people’s aspirations and assured NETNOS of firm working relationship with the government for sustainable peace and development.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.