Osun Governor Ademola Adeleke Pledges to Transform Five Towns into Mega Cities

Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke pledges to transform five major towns into mega cities, promising rapid development and growth. He made the announcement during his installation as the Asiwaju of Edeland, vowing to bring positive transformation to urban and rural areas.

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Osun Governor Ademola Adeleke Pledges to Transform Five Towns into Mega Cities

Osun Governor Ademola Adeleke Pledges to Transform Five Towns into Mega Cities

Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke has announced ambitious plans to transform five major towns in the state into mega cities within a short period of time. The towns slated for rapid development are Ife, Ilesa, Iwo, Ikirun, and Ila.

Why this matters: The transformation of these towns into mega cities has the potential to drive economic growth and improve the standard of living for millions of people in Osun State. It also sets a precedent for urban development in other regions, making it a significant story with broader implications for Nigeria's development.

Governor Adeleke made the pledge on Monday during his installation as the Asiwaju of Edeland at the Timi's palace in his hometown of Ede. Accepting the traditional title, he declared himself the Asiwaju of Osun State, saying, "To all Asiwaju title holders of various towns in Osun State, I welcome myself into your midst."

The governor emphasized his administration's focus on driving development and growth across the state. "Very soon all big towns in Osun State will become cities. Ife will become city, Ilesa will become city, Iwo will become city, Ikirun will become city, Ila will become city," Adeleke stated. He also pledged to "carry the light of positive transformation" from towns to villages and from cities to rural areas throughout Osun.

The installation ceremony was attended by several notable dignitaries, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. Governor Makinde, speaking on behalf of the other governors, congratulated Adeleke on his installation and commended his ongoing infrastructure development efforts in Osun State.

However, the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) criticized Governor Adeleke for attending the ceremony on a Monday, describing it as an abuse of power and a conflict of interest. The opposition party questioned the governor's priorities, suggesting he is more focused on personal honors than delivering meaningful progress for the people of Osun State.

Governor Adeleke's pledge to rapidly develop Ife, Ilesa, Iwo, Ikirun, and Ila into mega cities reflects his administration's commitment to driving growth and prosperity across Osun State. As the newly installed Asiwaju of Edeland, he has vowed to be a frontliner in bringing positive transformation to both urban and rural areas. The coming months and years will reveal the extent to which these ambitious plans become reality for the people of Osun.

Key Takeaways

  • Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke plans to transform 5 towns into mega cities.
  • The towns are Ife, Ilesa, Iwo, Ikirun, and Ila, with potential for economic growth.
  • Adeleke made the pledge during his installation as Asiwaju of Edeland.
  • The governor aims to drive development and growth across Osun State.
  • Opposition party APM criticized Adeleke for attending the ceremony on a Monday.