In the news this week
- Former Governor Alao-Akala is dead
- Governor Seyi Makinde pays condolence visits to the families of Kabiyesi, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, the Soun of Ogbomoso; His Imperial Majesty, Ọba Sálíù Àkànmú Ọlásùpò Adétúnjí, Ajé Ògúngúnnísò 1, Olúbàdàn of Ìbàdàn; and Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, former Governor of Oyo State.
- Promise Fulfilled: 25% Reduction of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) fees implemented.
More in the News for the week of January 10-14, 2022
Fee Reduction Implemented
The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has implemented the 25% reduction of fees announced by Governor Seyi Makinde last year. The promise was fulfilled on Monday, January 10 2022, the beginning of the 2021/2022 academic session. The President of the Students Union Government, Adeboye Anuoluwa, conveyed the gratitude of the students to the governor for keeping his promise and easing the financial burden of the students. (January 10, 2022)
Operational Commands Established
The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) has established new operational commands at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and four other areas in Ogbomoso. The Executive Chairman, OYRTMA, Mogaji Dr Akin Fagbemi, stated this during a working visit to the agency’s new commands in Ogbomoso. He said that OYRTMA has been mandated to set up operational bases across the state and not restrict their activities to one zone. He also said that the new commands will improve administrative and operational effectiveness in the Ogbomoso zone. (January 11, 2022)
The Oyo State Primary Health Care Board has announced the names of the approved COVID-19 Vaccination Centres in the state. The announcement was made on Tuesday on the Board’s official Twitter account – @OyoPHC_board. The Board then enjoined the general public to walk to the vaccination centre closest to them to get vaccinated. While answering the question of a follower about the financial cost of the vaccination, the Board gave the assurance that every vaccination centre included in the list will carry out the vaccination free of charge. (January 11, 2022)
Over the week, Governor Seyi Makinde paid condolence visits to the families of Kabiyesi, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, the Soun of Ogbomoso; His Imperial Majesty, Ọba Sálíù Àkànmú Ọlásùpò Adétúnjí, Ajé Ògúngúnnísò 1, Olúbàdàn of Ìbàdàn; and Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, former Governor of Oyo State.
During the visit to the families of the late Monarchs, Governor Seyi Makinde reaffirmed that Oyo State would give the Soun of Ogbomoso and Olúbàdàn of Ìbàdàn, befitting state burials.
While visiting the family of Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, Governor Makinde reaffirmed that the former Governor was a great statesman who did not believe in politics of bitterness.
Governor Makinde conveyed the sympathies of the good people of Oyo State to the bereaved families.
(January 10-13, 2022)
The death has been announced of a former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala. He was aged 71. A Condolence Register has been opened at the Governor’s Office to accept tributes to the late statesman.