As you will see Pade Okunola continues to expand on topics such as non-payment of salaries, inequalities in education and healthcare and similar issues that affect our well-being in specific ways, Pade Okunola wants you to understand that he bases four-point approach of P for progress for Osun State, A for accountability in governance, D for a dedication to uplifting the socio-economic status of Osun people, and E for excellent leadership principles on a particular understanding of specific essential ingredients either injected or missing from our society at present that need to be corrected. In our titles and praise names are ancestors like Osun, Moremi, Adimula, Timi Agbale and Ogiyan to mention a few. These are not names of cowards; these are names of champions. It is one of the reasons that Pade Okunola believes that tackling our problems from the root is fundamental to revamping the strong socio-economic heritage of Osun State.
Therefore, the idea that we are beggars must stop. My people, it starts with you rejecting the psychology that there is nothing that you can do about it. Bringing accountability into governance means that we will return our state to such a situation that everyone will have a voice. For example, if a driver wants to get a loan for a new bus, the signature of the chairman of his organization should be good enough for the bank manager. The practice is not unique to us, and others still do it, and their countries remain strong.
The campaign of Pade Okunola revolves around the people of Osun State being actively involved in determining what happens to them. We have seen, and we recognize that grassroots consultation bodes well for a healthy economy. This is our dominant approach to tackling the mental situation that robs us of prosperity in modern times. We must reject the norm that only certain families or people groups have the answer, in fact, that idea is foreign to the sayings of our ancestors.
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My Priorities To Be Guided By The PADE Principles
1. Full Payment of Wages and Government Accountability
Payment of all wages and arrears for all state employees will be the first item on my agenda as the Governor of Osun State.
I will introduce the first “Closer to You Government Services” in Nigeria. I will be the first Governor in the country that empowers local governments to take control of services provided to the people taking government and accountability closer to the people. Please read more...