Change doesn’t come easy,Buhari tells Nigerians

​President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday

in Osogbo, Osun State, said the promised

change for Nigeria will come, but with

perseverance and hard work.

Mr. Buhari, who spoke at his one-day

working visit to the state, also used the

occasion to commission some projects

executed by the Rauf Aregbesola

administration, including the Osogbo

Government High School which has about

3000 students capacity.

The president’s visit was the high point of

activities during a week-long celebration of

the state’s 25th anniversary.

“During our campaigns, we promised our

people positive and progressive change,” he


“But history has taught us that change does

not come as easy as that. Change will come

after much hard work, patience and


“We promised that we shall do everything

for our country and our people and this

won’t be long in coming.”

The president has been widely criticised for

his administration’s inability to quickly turn

around the distressed economy.

Mr. Buhari expressed his felicitation on the

commemoration of the creation of Osun 25

years ago, saying its creation was for


“Our government has been helping states to

realise their developmental plans irrespective

of political parties,” Mr. Buhari said.

“We are here to commission Osogbo

Government High School, one of the legacy

projects of Rauf Aregbesola.

“The facility here is worthy of emulation by

other states. What we are witnessing here is

a fulfilment of our government policy on


“The economy of scales in this edifice is

unquantifiable and so we must seize the

opportunities the school has in stock.”

The Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, in

his remarks, said the president had not

disappointed the citizens as regards his

promise to the people.

“He has not disappointed us. He has faced his

task with courage and doggedness. No doubt,

he is facing some challenges part of which is

the fall in revenue that has put about 28

states under severe financial crisis,” Mr.

Aregbesola said.

“He continues with a rare sense of

doggedness and faith in God as he faces the

turbulent situations. We are satisfied with

the way he manages the affairs of the state

and leads us.

“The challenges we are facing are as a result

of the previous party’s (Peoples Democratic

Party, PDP) rape of our resources.”

The governor put the cost of the school at

N1.35 billion, and said the school had

standard facilities.

He said besides classrooms, there are offices,

laboratories, toilets, library, bookshop, sick

bay, and multi-purpose hall which can

accommodate 1000 students for


“It is part of our party’s manifesto to provide

basic education and you can see that in the

way All Progressive Congress governed states

pay so much attention and commitment to

education,” he said.

“When we came in here at Osun, we first

held an education submit headed by Prof.

Wole Soyinka. Now, we have built 14

elementary schools, 15 middle schools and 11

high schools.”

The sessions held under tight security and

were attended by dignitaries, including

Governors of Oyo, Borno and Lagos States,

Abiola Ajimobi, Ibrahim Shettima and

Akinwunmi Ambode respectively.

Deputy governors, ministers, members of the

national and state houses assembly, and

permanent secretaries were also in


Others were traditional rulers including the

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Aalafin

of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; Akirun of

Ikirun,Oba Rauf Olawale,Timi of Ede,Oba

Munirudeen Lawal,Ataoja of Osogbo,Oba

Jimoh Olanipekun top government officials,

clerics and educationists.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. akintarooluwafemi akinz

    September 1, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    u will never change….

    Do urs


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