By Tokode Theophilus
The Advancement of Digital Economy and technology of a state is what every regime or administration in a state should ordinarily strive for, as this in turn transform into the ease of doing business, open doors to employment and also access to technological advancement of the state.
The exercise of a public show of shame by the Osun Apc leaders yesterday is saddening , and even more sad to see people of ages come out to condemn the strive for advancement of technology and digital economy of the state. This in turn reveal the static and archaic lifestyle they are used to and under which they operate.
Firstly , the claim of the Apc on the fact that the Osun Government right of way fees granted to the Oodua Infraco Ltd, is a Greek gift is not only watery but unreasonable. Perhaps the Apc is saddened by how the Adeleke’s led regime has been so upright and disciplined enough to sacrifice personal interest and put the state first.
Recall that during the Oyetola led administration, contractors are always accusing them of asking for bribe and money even when the interest of state is at stake. One would cast his mind back to the sum of Five million dollars the Apc requested on the ilesa water project, only God knows how much they could have charged the Oodua Infraco for such project in the state.
The actions of the Apc during their administration led by Oyetola has been evidently strong with indications of royal disregard for anything digital or technology. Or one should ask the former governor and his foot soldiers where or why he cancelled the Opon IMO the first digital gadget introduced to the state by his predecessors? This does not only show a total disregard but also shows the hatred for anything tech or digital in the state.
The Oyetola led administration is marveled at how the new regime is hell bent on uplifting people out of poverty unlike their regime that soaked people into poverty. The issue of the new regime taking a look at the startup world is to enable creativity,innovation and self sustainability. We all know how well fintech guys and other startup founders are doing in their place and this is the dream of Governor Ademola Adeleke to have osun indigenes as startup founder, invest in the state and compete with people globally. However this was not the trend during Oyetola regime as he was only offering the youths OYES jobs which cannot even sustain or develop their creativity.
Alas, if there were any press release worthy of substance, one would naturally expect such to be in the midst of the masses and the teeming crowd and not a hide and seek press release in the visitors room of the Oyetola house in iragbiji.
The people of osun have taken notice of a good regime and a bad one and daily they pray that Neither Oyetola or his members met the seat of power again.
By Tokode Theophilus