Don’t Give up on Democracy, Aregbesola Urges Nigerians

The immediate past Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has urged Nigerians not to be weary over present difficulty they are going through.

Aregbesola spoke yesterday in Osogbo at the inauguration of projects and empowerment programme sponsored by Osun Economic Development Team.

The ex-Osun State governor, who sought the cooperation of all stakeholders particularly good spirited individuals in complementing government’s efforts at driving the wheel of development for the people, said the difficult phase the country was going through was making many to have doubts about democracy.

He maintained that only a society that has non-state actors contributing to human and infrastructural development has the potential of progressive transformation.

He lauded efforts of the Osun Economic Development Team for championing the course of community development and empowerment of the people, especially in Osogbo, the capital of Osun.

He said, “I will like to admonish us all to keep our hope alive. Things are very tough now, making many to have doubts on democracy.

Whatever mistake we make in democracy will also be corrected through democracy. In the end we shall triumph and will have cause for gladness and rejoicing.

“When we were at the helm in Osun, for the eight years, we made human and infrastructure development our priority. The reason for this is not far-fetched. Development does not occur in a vacuum. Humans drive development. These humans must first be developed with the cultivation of their intellect through education and sound moral instruction.”

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