OSOGBOâ€”Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has said that the tenure of conservative politicians has never favoured Yoruba people since the inception of Nigeria.
He held that the various conservative political platforms that preceded the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have always been associated with agony, oppression, corruption and under-development.
These were Aregbesolaâ€™s observations at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, during his investiture as the life Patron of the Nigeria Union of Tailors, NUT, and endorsement for second term in office.
Tailors in the state form a critical section of the informal sector of the state economy that enjoy massive patronage and empowerment through the various initiatives such as provision of uniforms for members of the Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme, OYES.
The provision of school uniforms for about 750,000 pupils of public schools in Osun has also culminated in the birth of a modern garment factor, the Omoluabi Garment Factor, Osogbo, which has employed about 3,000 tailors in the state.
According to him, â€œI thank God that our people recognised the bold steps we are taking as a government. It is beyond human wisdom. I always laugh at them whenever they say their seven and a half years in office was a mistake, and that they want to correct it now. It is not by mistake, it is in their character.â€