OKUN OBIREMI RESUCITATION AGENDA: CHARTING THE PATH FOR A TRANSFORMED EGBEDORE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Who is Okun Obiremi?
Honourable Gideon Okunlade Obiremi is a successful businessman, deeply rooted community leader, philanthropist, astute politician and a former legislator.
Obiremi, a founding, consistent and committed member of the Peoples Democratic Party, was born over five decades ago. He hails from Are Ilu’s compound, in Ara, Egbedore local government.
He obtained his primary education at Baptist Primary School, Ara and then proceeded to Baptist Modern School Ara for his secondary education. The brilliant and academically sound Obiremi was the Senior Prefect of his set at Baptist modern school. His quest for knowledge and will to succeed made him proceeded to the prestigious Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta for West African School Certificate, WASC where he also passed out in flying colours.
Obiremi later attended The Polytechnic Ibadan, where he obtained his A-Level certificate. He furthered his education at the better by far University of Ilorin, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Chemistry. Obiremi, an astute businessman is the Chief Executive Officer of Gift investment LTD, with subsidiaries in Nigeria and Ghana.
Asides his business and investment interests, Honourable Okun Obiremi is a passionate philanthropist. His philanthropic efforts have had a positive impact on many lives particularly in area of job creation and empowerment. He has made substantial donations to various causes in Osun state and beyond; including education, healthcare, social events, religious activities and community development.
Okun Obiremi is not a new entrant to politics. He began his political career in the Osun State house of assembly. He was first elected to the House in 2003 to represent the Egbedore State Constituency. His sterling performance in the house earned him a return on 2007 when he was reelected by the good people of Egbedore.
During his tenure, Obiremi held several key positions and made notable contributions to legislation in the state. He was actively involved in legislative reforms and initiatives aimed at improving governance and the overall development of Osun. He sponsored bills and led discussions on various critical issues, including education, healthcare, infrastructure development, job creation, mass employment and good governance.
Training and International Engagements: During his time as member of the Osun State house of assembly, Obiremi represented Osun State on the local and international stage, attending and participating in various training, conferences, seminars, workshops. These engagements have contributed to the development of the state and promoting Osun’s interests nationally.
He was a key participant and state representative at numerous local and international fora which include: Rock Hurst University Continue Education Centre Inc. USA (Managing Projects & Priorities), Legislative Information & Research Centre, Osogbo. Diverse Functions of the Parliament in a Modern Democracy, Lagos State. Citizenship & Leadership Training Centre Iperu Remo, Ogun State amongst others.
Obiremi as a member of the house was not a bench warmer. He was a highly respected, very active and highly ranked member of the assembly. As a very influential legislator, he functioned excellently in the following capacities;
• Pioneer Chairman Osun State House of Assembly Service Commission,
• Chairman Education Committee,
• Chairman Rules & Business Committee ,
• Chairman House Committee on Labour, Productivity & Public Service Matter ,
• Member Committee on Agriculture, Health, Water Resources, Public Account & Appropriation.
Service to the state: He was a Member, Introduction & Implementation Committee of Oyin Corps, Efforts on House Grown Feeding Initiative Projects to Pupils, Introduction of Peace Corps to Enforce Discipline in Schools in Osun State.
During his glorious time as a state legislator, Honourable Okun Obiremi did not only focus on his core duty of lawmaking, he also dedicated himself to ensuring that his constituents benefit directly from government by bringing to their doorsteps, the dividends of democracy. He facilitated numerous constituency that are still visible and serving the people till date. In addition to that, he saw to the welfare of traditional rulers, religious leaders as well as artisans, farmers, traders and the special sections of the society; aged, women and children.
His achievements include but not limited to;
• Construction of 14 blocks of 3 Classrooms across the ten wards in Egbedore local government.
• Facilitating the establishment Alawo Grammar school, Awo and Ojo-Aro Grammar school, Ojo-Ari.
• Construction of primary health center, Alaasan Ara.
• Provision of 15 potable water system (borehole) across the ten wards in the local government
• Scholarships for Indigent Students
• Farm Implements & Fertilizers for farmers
• Construction of Park for the NURTW
• Financial aids to the aged, widows and people with special needs
• Regular welfare package for Traditional Rulers in the Egbedore Local Government.
• Facilitation of employment for Egbedore indigenes in government establishments and institutions, amongst others.
It’s the beginning of a new era in Egbedore local government. The people over the years have been yearning for a government at the local level which will return power back to the people. The revamping of the local government system starts now, and Okun Obiremi of the Peoples Democratic Party is capable for the task. He’s a loyal and committed party man who has stood with the party through thick and thin.
The position of local government chairman holds immense responsibility in driving community development and addressing the needs of the people. In the case of Egbedore Local Government, the ideal choice for this role is undoubtedly Okun Obiremi. With a proven track record, a vision for progress, and a commitment to serving the people, Obiremi possesses the qualities needed to lead Egbedore to new heights. Aside from his educational background, success as a businessman and an employer of Labour, including mouthwatering accomplishments as a state, there are several indices which indicated that Obiremi is the best choice for the position of Egbedore Local Government Chairman.
• Experience and Track Record:
One of the primary reasons why Obiremi stands out as the ideal candidate is his extensive experience and remarkable track record in public service. Having served in various leadership capacities in the state, the country and particularly in party politics, he has a deep understanding of the local dynamics, challenges, and opportunities. Obiremi’s proven ability to initiate and implement sustainable development projects sets him apart from other contenders. His past achievements demonstrate his capacity to bring positive change and make a tangible impact on the lives of Egbedore residents.
• Vision for Progress:
Obiremi is known for his visionary approach to governance. He has developed a comprehensive blueprint that outlines his plans to transform Egbedore into a model local government area. This blueprint encompasses key areas such as infrastructure development, education, healthcare, agriculture, youth empowerment, and social welfare. By focusing on these critical sectors, Obiremi aims to enhance the overall quality of life for all residents, creating an environment that is conducive to growth, prosperity, and sustainable development.
• Commitment to Community Engagement:
Effective governance requires close collaboration and engagement with the community. Obiremi has consistently demonstrated his commitment to grassroots participation and inclusive decision-making processes. He firmly believes that the people’s voice must be heard and that their opinions and concerns should shape policy decisions. Obiremi’s plan for an open-door policy and regular town hall meetings will provide platforms for residents to express their thoughts and contribute to the development agenda. This approach will ensure that Egbedore’s policies and programs are aligned with the genuine needs and aspirations of its people.
• Financial Prudence and Accountability:
In a time when financial management and accountability are crucial, Obiremi has a reputation for prudent fiscal practices. He understands the significance of judiciously managing public funds and ensuring transparency in all financial transactions. His track record reflects his ability to secure and efficiently allocate resources, making the most of limited budgets. By ensuring that funds are properly utilized and accounted for, he can maximize the impact of public investments and deliver tangible benefits to the residents of Egbedore.
• Proven Integrity and Ethical Leadership:
Integrity and ethical conduct are fundamental qualities that a local government chairman must possess. Obiremi has consistently upheld these values throughout his career. He has a reputation for being honest, transparent, and accountable in his dealings. By leading with integrity, Obiremi will foster a culture of trust, which is essential for effective governance. Residents can have confidence in his leadership, knowing that their interests will be prioritized and that decisions will be made with the utmost ethical considerations.
THE EGBEDORE RESUCITATION AGENDA:
In the quest for a prosperous and thriving Egbedore Local Government, Okun Obiremi has come up with a manifesto that stands out with a clear vision for resuscitation and transformation. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the people and a commitment to delivering real change, Obiremi has outlined a comprehensive roadmap that addresses the pressing needs of Egbedore residents. This blueprint provides an overview of Obiremi’s manifesto, highlighting the key areas of focus and the transformative vision that he brings to the table.
With a vision to foster development, progress, and inclusivity, his primary focus will be on the improvement of primary healthcare, basic education, the upgrading of rural cottage industries, empowerment of traders and artisans, and the holistic development of women and children, and empowering youth within our local government.
• Primary Healthcare Development:
a) Enhance Accessibility: The administration of Okun Obiremi will prioritize the accessibility of primary healthcare services to all residents. This will involve expanding the network of healthcare centers, upgrading existing facilities, and ensuring a sufficient supply of medical personnel and essential equipment.
b) Health Education and Awareness: Promote public health education programs to raise awareness about preventive healthcare practices, nutrition, family planning, and disease prevention.
c) Maternal and Child Health: Establish comprehensive maternal and child health programs that provide prenatal care, safe deliveries, immunizations, and pediatric healthcare services.
• Basic Education Enhancement:
a) Infrastructure Improvement: Invest in the upgrade and construction of school buildings, ensuring conducive learning environments for students and teachers.
b) Teacher Training and Development: Facilitate regular training programs for teachers to enhance their skills and promote quality education delivery.
c) Scholarship Programs: Establish scholarship schemes to support academically gifted but financially disadvantaged students, ensuring equal opportunities for all.
• Upgrading of Rural Cottage Industries:
a) Revitalizing Local Economy: Promote the growth and modernization of rural cottage industries by providing necessary infrastructure, access to capital, and technological advancements.
b) Skill Development and Training: Establish vocational training centers to equip local artisans and entrepreneurs with modern skills, enabling them to improve their productivity and competitiveness.
c) Market Access: Facilitate partnerships with local and regional markets to ensure that products from rural cottage industries gain wider market reach, ultimately boosting economic growth and prosperity.
• Empowerment of Traders, Artisans, Women, and Youth:
a) Financial Support: Establish a microfinance scheme to provide accessible loans and financial assistance to traders, artisans, and small business owners, empowering them to expand their enterprises.
b) Skills Acquisition Programs: Organize skill acquisition programs targeted at women and youth to enhance their employability and entrepreneurial abilities.
c) Mentorship and Leadership Development: Create mentorship programs that pair experienced individuals with aspiring young leaders, fostering personal and professional growth.
• Empowering Youth and Promoting Entrepreneurship:
Obiremi understands the immense potential of the youth in driving economic growth and development. He believes in providing youth with the necessary tools and opportunities to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit. His vision includes the facilitation of access to capital for aspiring entrepreneurs, and the development of mentorship programs. By empowering youth and supporting their entrepreneurial ventures, Obiremi aims to create a vibrant and self-sustaining economy within Egbedore.
• Fostering Community Development and Social Welfare:
Obiremi places a strong emphasis on community engagement and social welfare. He envisions a local government that actively listens to the needs and concerns of its residents and implements programs that uplift the most vulnerable members of society. His vision includes the establishment of community development projects, social support programs, and initiatives that promote inclusivity and equality. By fostering a strong sense of community and prioritizing the well-being of all residents, Obiremi seeks to create a harmonious and prosperous Egbedore.
By electing Okun Obiremi, as the Chairman of Egbedore Local Government, we will work together to achieve a more prosperous and inclusive community. He will bring governance to the grassroots and democratic dividends to the nooks and crannies of the local government. Through the development of primary healthcare, basic education, upgrading of rural cottage industries, and the empowerment of traders, artisans, women, and youth, we can create a brighter future for all. Let us unite in our shared vision for progress and make Egbedore a model of development and opportunity.
It’s resuscitation time, get on board!
God bless Egbedore Local Government
God bless Osun State
God bless Nigeria