President Muhammadu Buhari had lauded his Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola for what he called the reforms he instituted in Osun while he served as the state governor for eight years.
The president also hailed Aregbesola for the reforms he said he has carried out in the Ministry of Interior where he has been since 2019.
The President made the statement on the occasion of Aregbesola’s 66th birthday today.
In a statement by Femi Adesina, the President said Aregbesola brings “purposefulness and drive he brings to every position of leadership, with a background of grassroots mobilization, and lucid ideas that earned him massive following in the South-West State during his two-term tenure.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola on his 66th birthday, May 25, 2023, sharing the joy with family, friends, and political associates of the former Governor of Osun State, whose contributions to the nation’s growth and stability continue to inspire,” the statement added
Buhari acknowledged Aregbesola’s “active role in the Action Congress of Nigeria, and now All Progressives Congress”
The President appreciated what he called the minister “leadership strides in Osun State and Ministry of Interior.”
He said the reforms in the internal security structures and institutions significantly strengthened the overall architecture, by enabling a synergy with the Armed Forces and better control in managing local intelligence.
“As the former Governor marks another year, President Buhari believes his experience will always be relevant.
The President prays for the well-being of Ogbeni Aregbesola and his family,” the statement concluded