Osamwonyi Bright Osas, a graduate of Political Science and Public Administration and currently serving at the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, was on Thursday offered immediate employment by the Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, after he asked to take a photograph with him.
According to reports, Fayose was in Ikere Ekiti for an on the spot assessment of the third phase of the ongoing Ado/Ikere road dualization when he was accosted by the Corps member.
The corps member in his NYSC uniform went the Governor and said “Good afternoon Mr. Governor, I am a native of Edo, I relocated from Adamawa to Ekiti State because of my love for you, I follow everything you do religiously online, I love you so much and I pray God take you higher and higher. I graduated from UNIBEN with a first class in Political Science and Public Administration, one thing I pray thee Sir, please allow me snap with you Sir”.
Fayose who seemed impressed by the Corps members attitude, obliged and photographers took photos of them. Immediately after the photograph session, Fayose said “Go to the provost tomorrow, tell her I asked her to give you automatic employment”.
Osas who was overwhelmed by the governor’s gesture went on his knees in appreciation, thanking God and Fayose for the favour.
Speaking with newsmen after the encounter, Osas said “I am overwhelmed seeing the governor of Ekiti State today, he’s an amiable leader and he is so down to service, when I was in school as an undergraduate I do read many of his speeches on what governance should be, on how to move Nigeria forward. I am in love with the fact that he’s fearless, he discharges his duties without fear or favour, that is one of the qualities I cherish in him. I learnt from him that for you to rule successfully, you must appreciate the common man, he is a very good friend of the masses, seeing him come so close to the people inspires me, I was just coming from my CDS now and I saw him here, I was so happy and I said I must see him before he leaves and that was why I accosted him”.
”I just thanked God for what happened now and I pray God bless him abundantly. He has just called the provost that I should be retained, that I should be given automatic employment, permanent employment, he called the provost and the provost said first thing on Monday I should come with my CV. I just want to appreciate governor Fayose”.