In the news this week
- Governor Seyi Makinde receives the members of the Iseyin Development Union on a courtesy visit.
- 136 Students of the Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery Eleyele, Ibadan, receive scholarships from the Oyo State Government.
- The Commissioner of Police Oyo State Command, Ngozi Onadeko, deploys an anti-kidnapping squad and tactical teams to various points of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
More in the news for the week of January 17- 21, 2022
136 students of the Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery Eleyele, Ibadan, received scholarships from the Oyo State Government. The students drawn from the 33 local government areas of the state will study Community Health. After graduation, these beneficiaries are to be employed by the Primary Healthcare Centres being renovated and upgraded across the state. The scholarships were presented during a working visit to the institution by Abiodun Oluwaseun (Laurel), the Special Adviser (SA) to Governor Seyi Makinde on Projects Delivery. (Monday, January 17, 2022)
Lassa Fever Outbreak
The Oyo State Government installed a surveillance system across local government areas to curb the spread of Lassa Fever. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Bode Ladipo, disclosed this while visiting affected areas in Iwajowa Local Government Area. He also said the authorities are doing everything within their power to ensure that the outbreak is contained and so residents should remain calm and observe preventive measures. He added that personal protective equipment had been provided for healthcare workers at Iwere Ile and Iganna. (Monday, January 17, 2022)
Governor Seyi Makinde received the members of Iseyin Development Union led by the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdul Ganiyy Adekunle Salaudeen, at the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan. In his address, Governor Makinde stated that his administration would continue to utilise the state’s resources for more developmental projects across the state. (Tuesday, January 18, 2022)
Water Treatment Palliatives
The Rural Water Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) distributed water treatment palliatives to LGAs in Oyo State. The palliatives included Sodium Hypochlorite (Chlorine Granule) and Chlorine Test Kits. The distribution was done in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Palliatives were also distributed to the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Speaking during the exercise, the Chairman of OYO-RUWASSA, Engineer Najeem Omirinde, thanked UNICEF for the donation while commending Governor Seyi Makinde for providing an enabling environment that necessitated the returning of the UNICEF to Oyo State for sponsorship and partnership. (Wednesday, January 19, 2022)
Lagos-Ibadan Express Road Kidnapping
The Commissioner of Police Oyo State Command, Ngozi Onadeko, deployed an anti-kidnapping squad and tactical teams to various points of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Speaking during a visit to the troubled spots, CP Onadeko stated that she will pay routine visits to the area to ensure all hands are on deck against kidnappings. She advised residents of the state not to panic or be agitated as adequate measures are in place to end this menace. (Wednesday, January 19, 2022)