FeedbackOYSG News January 17-22, 2021

Update on Oyo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality

Having concluded a preliminary analysis of complaints, the Oyo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality will start sitting on Tuesday, January 26, 2020. The first two suspects have been summoned to appear before the panel. (January 18, 2021)

Meeting

Governor Seyi Makinde met with the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Nicolas Simard. They discussed the four pillars of his administration; education, healthcare, the economy and security. They also talked about gender equality; specifically, the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Bill recently passed into law. (January 18, 2021)

Deadline Extended

The Oyo State Government has extended the deadline for the application for Certificate of Occupancy under the Home Owners’ Charter Scheme. The Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Abiodun Abdu-Raheem said this will give people more time to apply for and get their C of O. He encouraged everyone to seize the opportunity provided by the extension to regularise their documents. (January 18, 2021)

Urgent Intervention

The Oyo State Executive Council has approved a tribrid system of power supply for the Rural Community Development Centre (RCDC), Awe in Oyo East LGA. The intervention which will cost N92 million consists of solar energy, diesel generating set and battery storage. The Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Barr. Temilolu ‘Seun Ashamu said the intervention was necessary because the RCDC was one of the state’s agribusiness development hubs. (January 19, 2021)

Meeting

Governor Seyi Makinde met with representatives of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and officials of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC). They discussed the administration’s plan to incorporate ICT into lesson delivery in schools. (January 19, 2021)

Statewide Broadcast on Security

In a statewide broadcast delivered on Wednesday, Governor Makinde warned against the assault on or forcible removal of any resident of the state. He urged traditional rulers to work with Chairmen of Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas, to maintain the peace among residents of various ethnic groups. (January 20, 2021)

Inspected

Governor Seyi Makinde inspected the construction of the Akesan Market and gave the go-ahead for Phase 2 of the project. He also visited the site of the reconstruction of the 5.2km Gedu-Oroki-Sabo-Asipa road. He assessed the extent of the damage of the collapsed Aweruntu Bridge and directed that it be added to the scope of work of the ongoing reconstruction.

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