Highlights of the news this week
- Governor Seyi Makinde inaugurates the Governing Board of the Amotekun Corps.
- Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure and Transportation, Prof Dahud Shangodoyin, along with other senior ministry officials, inspect the ongoing 5.25km Gedu-Oroki-Sabo-Asipa Road project.
- Oyo State Government meets with religious leaders over insecurity.
More News for June 21-25, 2021
Governor Seyi Makinde inaugurated the Governing Board of the Amotekun corps. The board consists of the Chairman of the Amotekun corps, a secretary, representatives from the security agencies hosted in Oyo State, a representative of the Community Development Associations, representatives from each senatorial district, the Commandant of the Amotekun corps, the Chairman of the Oyo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Governor Makinde’s Executive Assistant on Security. (June 21, 2021)
Governor Seyi Makinde attended the retreat for the newly elected Chairpersons/Vice-Chairpersons and Heads of Local Government Administration in Oyo State. At the event, he encouraged the officials to ensure that the people at the grassroots benefit from good governance. He further urged them to set up security councils in their constituencies and expressed the state government’s readiness to collaborate with them for the people’s benefit. (June 22, 2021)
In response to several complaints about the standard of the construction work at the ongoing 5.25km Gedu-Oroki-Sabo-Asipa Road project in Oyo Town, the Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure and Transportation, Prof Dahud Shangodoyin, along with other senior ministry officials, paid an unscheduled inspection visit to the construction site. After the inspection, Prof Shangodoyin directed that the Isunwin box culvert be reconstructed because the contractor had deviated from the original design and specifications approved by the Ministry. He assured the people that the new development would not affect the estimated October 2021 completion date. (June 22, 2021)
The Oyo State Government has flagged off the payment of the Land Use Charge in the state. In a ceremony held at the Executive Council Chambers, Governor’s Office, Ibadan, the Commissioner for Finance, Mr, Akinola Ojo said that the payment of the land use charge would provide revenue with which the state would complete significant projects. He also noted that properties in Oyo State had been enumerated, given a unique ID, and bills have been delivered to them. (June 22, 2021)
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye, conveyed the decision of the Oyo State Executive Council to relocate and establish the College of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources of the Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) to Iseyin. The commissioner said the university and the Ministry of Education would work with the community to provide land for the college. The take-off grant for the project has also been approved. (June 22, 2021)
The Ministry of Establishments and Training held a one-day sensitisation programme on security consciousness for store officers, security guards, drivers and revenue officers in the civil service.
The event took place at the Simeon Adebo Staff Development Centre, State Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan. Speaking at the event, the Commissioner, Alhaji Ismail Ayansiju Lawal said that the programme would help participants understand the existing civil/public service rules and regulations and guide them towards proper conduct as civil servants. (June 23, 2021)
Security Meetings Held
The Oyo State Government met with religious leaders to discuss ways of tackling insecurity at the grassroots level. Speaking with Muslim clerics, the Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, stated that community-based interventions including sensitisation of their congregations on voluntary information sharing, identification of suspects and adherence to measures to fight insecurity should be encouraged. The three-day stakeholders’ meeting on internal security, tagged ‘E Je Kajo Se”, began with a meeting with Traditional worshipers and will end with a meeting with Christian religious leaders. (June 24, 2021)