Minister of Interiors, Rauf Aregbesola, has lamented that development has been retarded in Osun State since le left as the Governor.
Although he did not mention the name of his successor, he said things had gone down since he left, and the man who has been in power is outgoing Adegboyega Oyetola.
Both have been enduring enemies since 1918.
Speaking while receiving the Life Time Achievement Award from the National Parent-Teacher Association of Nigeria on Thursday, he noted: “Osun was ranked as one of the 10th largest economy in Nigeria, ranked as 2nd highest in schools enrolment/attendance, next to Lagos State with enrolment moving from 15 to 45, and later to over 65 per cent by the time I left.
“But sadly today, the situation has changed. And it pained me that the vision and capacity that we demonstrated in delivering services to the people have been arrested. I am only putting the records straight and not to castigate anybody.
“In terms of security of lives and property, Osun was first in Nigeria peace index according to statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics (2018). Those who attempted to rob a bank in Osun paid the supreme price for their action as they were neutralised by security forces. We invested heavily on security and lifted over 700,000 people out of poverty.”