Category: Office Of The Governor

Oyo PSGA Retires, SSG, Others Extols Virtues

The Permanent Secretary, General Administration of Governor’s Office, Mr Adedayo Ayorinde has retired.

He retired from the State Civil Service after serving meritoriously for 35 years.

Speaking during a retirement programme in his honour, the Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo advised Ayorinde, to continue in his good deeds.

The retirement programme was organized by the Management Staff of the Governor’s Office, held at MIC Hall, Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan.

She described the retired Permanent Secretary as a man with virtues of leadership, as well as a resilient leader.

In her remarks, the State Head of Service, Mrs. Olubunmi Oni, described Mr. Ayorinde as an epitome of humility and honesty, hinting that, he works to ensure anything under his watch does not fail.

She admonished him to continue with his good character even after leaving the Civil Service.

Responding, the elated celebrant appreciated the Management Staff of the Governor’s Office for the love they showed him while in service.

The retired Permanent Secretary was the Project Coordinator, Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP) before he was appointed as the Permanent Secretary, General Administration, Governor’s Office, by the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde FNSE.

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Oyo Govt. Flags off Palliative Distribution in Iseyin

The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo, on Wednesday, presented palliative care items to thousands of beneficiaries in Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State.

During the presentation held at the Local Government’s headquarters, she reiterated the Government’s commitment to always prioritize the interest of the people of the State.

The Oyo State Government flagged-off a simultaneous distribution of palliative care to ‘the poorest of the poor’ and the vulnerable in the seven geo-political zones of the State.

Prof. Adeyemo said that the gesture was meant to cushion the global economic hardships coupled with the recent petroleum subsidy removal by the Federal Government.

The scholar equally said the Oyo State Government has made arrangements for affordable transport intercity bus from Ibadan to Iseyin.

She added that every members of the society, especially pensioners in the State would benefit from the palliative gesture, which is in batches.

Professor Adeyemo added that the Oyo State Government has made provision of loans with low interest  for Artisans, youth empowerment and farm input for (10,000) farmers in the State.

She reiterated that the Government would pay Health insurance for 50,000 pensioners in Oyo State for a year and 100,000 house hold would be laid on Health insurance scheme in the State.

She said, “we are very lucky in Oyo State that we have our friend as a Governor; the man that always thinks about people’s welfare, leading a people-centric Government”.

In his remarks, the Chairman, Iseyin Local Government Area of the State, Hon. Mufutau Abilawon commended the Oyo State Government for it’s quick action on Sustainable Action for Economic Recovery (SAFER) to cushion the effect of the economic crisis in the country.

Present at the event were the Chairman, Itesiwaju Local Government, Hon. Ojo Akintola, Chairman, Kajola Local Government, Hon. Borikansunwon Salimon and Iwajowa Local Government Area of the State, Hon. Abdul Jeleel Oyinloye among others.

 

 

Abiodun Atilola

Media Officer to the SSG/HOS

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Oyo Govt, Urges OYTMA to Partner Other Road Management Agencies for Efficient Service Delivery

The Oyo State Government, through the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo FAS FTWAS has urged State Transport Management Authority (OYTMA) to partner other relevant agencies for efficient service delivery.

She made this known while hosting the Management Staff of Oyo State Transport Management Authority (OYTMA) at the conference room of the SSG, Secretariat, Ibadan.

She urged the agency to speed up their game and show case what they are doing to back up their claims to get more support from the State Government.

The Secretary to the State Government described the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde as a cerebral person who believes in data, logic to back up claims and systemic changes.

Responding, the General Manager of the Agency, Mr Adeoye Ayoade Kola commended the State Government for the on-going Junction improvement project and dualisation of roads across the State, hinting that, it makes their job easier.

Adeoye maintained further that the major business of the Agency is to ensure safety and orderliness on the road.

 

 

Abiodun Atilola

Media Officer to the SSG/HOS

 

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Oyo Govt, Charges ANCOPSS to Protect Students from Anti Social Vices

The Oyo State Government, through the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo FAS FTWAS has charged principals of the secondary school to collaborate with the security Agencies in the State to protect  students from the anti-social vices.

She stated this during a courtesy visit paid by All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary schools (ANCOPSS), Oyo State Chapter held at the SSG’s office Secretariat, Ibadan.

She said the present administration in the State would recruit more teachers based on available data.

She urged ANCOPSS to work with their colleagues to put an end to the insecurity in the school, thuggery and other anti social vices.

She said “education is very key to the development of a society, I want you to make the school environment conducive for learning in our public school, we want principals of the secondary school to monitor their students and protect them from anti – social vices”.

In his remarks, the ANCOPSS President in Oyo State, Pastor Abraham Ojetunde said the present administration in the State has been performing extremely well among all States of the federation on teacher’s welfare.

Ojetunde enjoined the State Government to recruit more teachers for public secondary schools in the State.

 

 

Abiodun Atilola

Media Officer to the SSG/HOS

 

 

 

 

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Oyo Govt. Pledge Support for Women in Politics

The Oyo State Government, through the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo FAS FTWAS has disclosed that the present administration would continue to support women in the State.

She stated this during a courtesy visit paid by  group of G-18 former female Aspirants under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, held at the SSG’s office Secretariat, Ibadan.

She urged women to support each other in any position they find themselves in the society.

The Secretary to the State Government said every woman  cannot be a politician, hence they should rather make a difference where necessary to support each other as politician or a professional anywhere they find themselves.

She said “I must not fail my God, myself and my principal, Engineer Seyi Makinde who reposed such a great trust in me by putting me in this position.”

“I take this responsibility very seriously and I intend to do everything within my capacity to further his interest which is Omititun 2.0, we will perform more than 1.0, the 2.0 will be sustainable, it will be sustainable development for the good people of Oyo State.”

In her remarks, the President of the G-18 women group, Dr. Mrs. Ajoke Akinseye commended the State Government for the tremendous achievements it has recorded in the last four years in the State.

She added that the group is solidly behind the State Government efforts to turn Oyo State to be the best State in Nigeria.

 

 

Abiodun Atilola

Media Officer to the SSG/HOS

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Oyo HOS Receives OYSIEC Chairman, Promises Solid Collaboration

The Oyo State Head of Service, Mrs. Olubunmi Oni, mni, has said that her office would provide necessary support for the coming 2024 Local Government elections in the State.

She stated this during a courtesy visit paid by the Management Staff of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) led by its Chairman Are Isiaka Olagunju held at the conference room of the Head of Service, Secretariat, Ibadan.

She urged the commission to fast track the process for free, fair and credible local government elections in the State slated for April next year.

She added that OYSIEC visit would yield positive results as the entire workforce in the State would troop out en-mass to perform their Civic duty by voting for the candidate of their choice.

In his remarks, the OYSIEC Chairman Aare Isiaka Olagunju, SAN, said the commission needs special staff who will solely be transfered to  OYSIEC for the purpose of the election.

He said the present administration in the State led by Engineer Seyi Makinde is very serious in enthroning  democracy at the local government level.

Aare Olagunju described the appointment of the Head of Service as a round peg in a round hole, hinting that, the commission has started the process for the election.

He said  “we are here to sensitize the public service, through the State Head of Service the need for them to participate in the local government election”.

“We have started the process for the election, we have been meeting political parties, all political parties in Oyo State are interested in the election, some of them have submitted the names of their candidate for the election”.

 

Abiodun Atilola

Media Officer to the SSG/HOS

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We will Continue to Support NYSC Scheme – Oyo Govt.

Oyo State Government, through the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo, fas, ftwas, has said that the present administration in the State would continue to support National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the State for more service delivery.

She stated this while hosting the top Management team of the NYSC at the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan.

She charged young graduates to tap into the opportunities available for them during their youth service, adding that, the purpose of the scheme is for them to integrate as a people.

The Secretary to the State Government lauded the cooperation between the NYSC management team alongside with the State Government staff in ensuring the hitch free passing out of the corpers at their permanent orientation camp in Iseyin.

She added that the present administration in the State led by Engineer Seyi Makinde is a Government that caters for people’s comfort across the State.

She said “Governor Makinde is  somebody that is people’s conscious, people centric in his administration, comfort of the people is his priority which really showed in the last Governorship election result, people paid him back and he is going to do more”.

In his remarks, the State coordinator Oyo State (NYSC), Mr. Odoba Abel Oche, commended the State Government for fixing Ibadan -Moniya- Iseyin- road, saying that, the smooth passage of the road help their activities in the State.

 

Abiodun Atilola

Media Officer to the SSG/HOS

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Makinde Promises to Unite Fasoranti, Adebanjo in Yoruba’s Interest

Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, attended a meeting of frontline leaders of thought  in the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, stating that he remains committed to the process of ensuring peace, unity and progress of Yorubaland.

The Governor, who spoke shortly after the meeting held at the Otunba Subomi Balogun Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, declared that some frontline leaders in Afenifere had decided to resolve the differences between the two leaders of the group, Pa Reuben Fasoranti and Pa Ayo Adebanjo.

He stated that with the general election out of the way, it was time to begin the process of fostering unity in Yorubaland, noting that he and the other leaders of thought in the Afenifere were assured that once the two leaders come together, Yorubaland and Nigeria would have the desired unity.
The Governor added that the process would be speedy, saying “We are all aware of the issues between our two Afenifere leaders; Pa Ayo Adebanjo and Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

“Basically, partisan and election issues have come and gone and we are now talking about the unity of Yoruba race. So, these frontline leaders thought it fit to come together to start the process of seeking for unity in Yorubaland.

“And we know that once our two Babas come together, we will also have the deserved unity in Nigeria. If you put it in proper perspective, whenever Yorubaland is united, Nigeria is united, and whenever we have issues and challenges in Yorubaland, it usually spirals into other parts of Nigeria.

“So, my being here is to demonstrate my support for the steps I have been taking and to also let them know that I am committed to seeking for peace in Yorubaland.

“I can tell you that it is not something that we will procrastinate on. We will get to work immediately and I am sure that we will get the desired result within the shortest possible time.”

The Governor expressed the confidence that all Yoruba people would come together and bury the differences occasioned by issues between the two leaders, once they see Pa Fasoranti and Pa Adebanjo back together.

“Once you tie the knot at the appropriate places, every other thing will fall in place. Once our people see the two leaders come together and talk, they will be the ones to appeal to the people.

“At that time, you won’t have to talk much because people would have seen that the leaders are now back together.”

The meeting was attended by Afenifere leaders including: Abagun Kole Omololu, Afenifere’s Organising Secretary; Mr. Jare Ajayi, Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary; Chief Eric Oluwole (Ondo); Mr. Dare Babarinsa (Ekiti); Chief Korede Duyile; Chief Leke Mabinuori; Rt. Hon. Bakkita Olufowobi Bello and Chief Diran Adesua.

Others were Afenifere Oyo leaders such as Dr. Gbola Adetunji (chairman); Dr. Akin Onigbinde (SAN); Chief Babatunde Tijani and Chief Mrs. Bola Doherty, among others.

 

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Makinde Reiterates Assurance of Cordial Relationship Between Oyo Govt and Nigerian Army

The Oyo State Governor Engineer Seyi Makinde has reassured of the State’s commitment to ensuring cordial relationships that will promote peace and tranquility in the State are maintained between the Government and Nigerian Army.

Governor Makinde gave the assurance while hosting the Acting Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Tuesday.

Addressing his visitors, Governor Makinde commended the professionalism exhibited by the Nigerian Army in ensuring that the last general elections conducted in the State were free and fair.

While congratulating the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff on his elevation, Governor Makinde described the socio-economic problem facing the country as a critical period for the nation’s leaders.

He encouraged the leadership of the Nigerian Army to engage their people and be focused in surmounting the challenges.

Earlier in his remarks the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja described Governor Makinde as a very receptive leader, adding that the purpose of the visit was to officially intimate the Governor on the activities of the 160th anniversary of the Nigerian Army, holding at the 2 Division of Nigerian Army, Ibadan.

Present at the event were the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Otunba Segun Ogunwuyi; Oyo State Head of Service, Mrs. Olubunmi Oni and the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters, CP Sunday Odukoya (retd).Others were Director-General, Operation Burst, Col. James Ajibola Oladipo (retd); and Commandant, Western Nigerian Security Network, Amotekun, Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd).

 

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Makinde Inspects Critical Projects Across Oyo State

.…Urges youths to key into opportunities rather than leaving Nigeria

Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde, has declared that the Ibadan Dry Port Project may likely come on stream quicker than expected because the present leadership of the country under President Bola Tinubu, understands “the benefits of developing the economic value chain.”
He said that the dry port project will also benefit hugely because his administration will collaborate with the Federal Government more than ever before, stating that the recent change of government at the federal level would not affect the project negatively.
Governor Makinde stated this at the weekend, when he inspected several ongoing projects, including the Ibadan Inland Dry Port, the College of Agriculture and Renewable Energy, Iseyin, a campus of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso; the Engr. Lere Adigun Housing Estate, Basorun and the Ibadan Circular Road.

According to the Governor, the State has made good progress with regards to the projects, though there is still a lot of work to be done.
He equally noted that his administration had been creating wonderful opportunities through infrastructure building and other key developments, which have begun to attract investors.

The Governor, therefore, urged the youth to key into the opportunities by contributing and getting the rewards, rather than leaving the country for foreign lands in search of imaginary greener pastures.

Fielding questions from newsmen on the projects inspected shortly after inspecting the Ibadan Circular Road Interchange at Egbeda Local Government, the Governor said regarding the inspected projects: “Well, I will say so far, so good, there is still a lot of work to be done but we are making a good progress. You have seen it as well.

“We were on that campus [LAUTECH Campus, Iseyin] before the election and we have seen between then and now that a lot of progress has been made. And even here [Ibadan Circular Road], we have interest-investors coming around to say, look, what exactly are we projecting in terms of the opportunities in Oyo State.

“To the people, we have many opportunities around here especially for our young folks. They should not japa because if they are hardworking, they can contribute and get their rewards.

“So, I will say we are creating opportunities across the spectrum and people are paying attention to what we are doing.”

Governor Makinde, while responding to a question on how the change of government at the federal level might stall the Ibadan Inland Dry Port project, reassured residents of the State the project would come on stream quicker than expected.

He said: “I think the change of Government is even positive for Oyo State because we have a new administration at the federal level that understands what it is to develop the economic value chain. So, I think we will even cooperate more with the federal government and that project will come on stream quicker than we were expecting.

 

 

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