The Osogbo Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association hailed the appointment of four of its members to the Osun State Government as Permanent Secretaries as an honor for the Association.
NBA praised the departing Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, for the gesture in a statement signed by Hassan Agbelakale and Dawood Ajetunmobi, the Chairman and Publicity Secretary of the Association, respectively, and released on Saturday in Osogbo.
According to the Association, the appointment of Oyesiku Adelu, Bukola Aderibigbe, Rafiu Popoola, and M. Obidiya as permanent secretaries recognized the contributions made by attorneys to the development of Osun through their respective ministries.
The statement further read in parts, “It is a novel thing. This is the first time in the history of Osun State in the 30 years of her existence that such a number of lawyers who are in the public service will be promoted to permanent secretaries. The honour is not for the appointees alone, but also for all of us at NBA, Osogbo.
“It is recognition of sterling performances and dedications to duties of the appointees. The appointments are no less deserved and meritorious, not only because of the length of years the appointees have invested in the service of the State Government but also the expertise that the appointees have brought to bear on the quality service delivery to the public service in our State. Whoever has worked must reap the fruit of his labour. The appointments into the offices of permanent secretaries are no exception.”
“While congratulating the appointees on their promotions to the exalted offices of PS and for making NBA Osogbo proud, the release also charges them to see the appointments as a call to higher service and responsibilities, urging the new appointees to go and make huge waves in their new positions for the benefits of Osun State and her people.”