In the News this Week
- Governor Seyi Makinde inaugurates Oyo Amotekun Board.
- Deputy Governor, Barr. Bayo Lawal receives acting Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR.
- Governor Seyi Makinde receives Dr Simeon Ehui, Director General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and others on a courtesy visit.
More in the news for the week of August 14–18, 2023
Amotekun Board Inauguration
Governor Seyi Makinde inaugurated the Oyo Amotekun Board led by retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Sikiru Kayode Akande. The Board will be in charge of developing policies and administrative guidelines that ensure the optimal functioning of the agency. Governor Makinde appreciated the work done By Oyo Amotekun so far and promised that his administration would continue to support the corps as they collaborate with other security agencies to secure Oyo State. (14 August 2023)
The Deputy Governor, Barr. Bayo Lawal, received the acting Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, on a courtesy visit in Ibadan. (14 August 2023)
Governor Seyi Makinde received Dr Simeon Ehui, Director General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and One CGIAR Regional Director for West and Central Africa; Prof. Appolinaire Djikeng, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and One CGIAR Senior Director of Livestock-Based Systems, Nairobi, Kenya; and Dr Eliane Ubalijoro, Chief Executive Officer, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Director General, International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya and their teams on a courtesy visit. Discussions during the visit centred on continuous collaborations between Governor Makinde’s administration and the research institutes on food security. His Excellency further assured the IITA DG of the Oyo State Government’s commitment to the Start Them Early Program (STEP) and its expansion under Omituntun 2.0. (15 August 2023)
Light-Up Oyo Project
The Oyo State Executive Council (ExCo) approved the payment of N3.19 billion as the backlog of operations and maintenance costs of the Light-Up Oyo project. This will offset the backlog of outstanding monies owed for the operation of the streetlights and cover the repairs of vandalised cables from January 2020 till date. The government also cautioned against any acts of vandalism of public infrastructure, especially the Light-Up Oyo project facilities and stated that offenders caught would be prosecuted. The ExCo also approved the sum of N3.35 billion for the procurement of 105 Kia vehicles for security agencies in all 33 Local Government Areas of the State. (15 August 2023)
OYSADA, through the OYS-CARES programme, has completed the distribution of inputs to farmers in the following LGAs:
- Saki East
- Oyo East
- Ogbomoso South
- Ibarapa North
- Ibarapa East
- Ibarapa Central
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