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Recruitment Update

Chairperson of the Oyo State Civil Service Commission, Kamorudeen Aderibigbe, provided an update on Education Officers’ recruitment. He said the recruitment process would be completed for candidates who applied for the job through the Oyo State job portal in 2020. (March 15, 2021)

Inaugural meeting.

Governor Seyi Makinde inaugurated a security task force to complement the activities of the security agencies. The 11-man task force, headed by the governor, will hold meetings weekly. The task force includes cabinet members and the Directors-General of ‘Operation Burst’ and the Amotekun corps. (March 15, 2021)


The Oyo State Government donated an operational fire truck to the Ibadan Airport. The donation was made on behalf of the governor by the Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation, Prof Dahud Shangodoyin. Mrs Ayenuro Tega, received the donation on behalf of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). (March 15, 2021)


Governor Seyi Makinde was conferred with a Fellowship of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society at the 56thAnnual International Conference and Exhibitions held in Ibadan. Earlier in the day, he welcomed the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, and his entourage, who were in Ibadan for the conference. He restated that his administration would continue to partner with the Federal Government to develop the mining industry in Oyo State. (March 16, 2021)


Governor Seyi Makinde approved the conversion and upgrade of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education to a university of education. While making the announcement, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye, said the time was right to transform the college into a degree-awarding institution as it had operated affiliate degree programmes for many years. (March 17, 2021)

Flagged off

Governor Seyi Makinde flagged off the construction of a 65-metre flyover at General Gas, Ibadan. The contract was re-awarded following the non-performance of the former contractors. The total award sum is N1.058b, representing an overall savings of about N40 million to the state. It will be funded using the Alternative Project Funding Approach (APFA). The project is to be handled by Peculiar Ultimate Concerns and will be completed in six months. (March 17, 2021)

Interview conducted

The Oyo State Government began promotion interviews for 200 Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) officers. The Chairman of the Agency, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi, said that the exercise is a means to reward hard work, commitment to duty, competence, and service to the state. (March 18, 2021)


Governor Seyi Makinde met with representatives of traders and artisans from the 33 local government areas. During the meeting, they discussed the leadership tussles in the market men and women association, among other things. (March 18, 2021)

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