In the news this week…
- Oyo State Commissioner for Establishments and Training, Alhaji Ismail Ayansiju Lawal, reports the payment of 18 billion Naira in gratuities and pensions to 5,000 beneficiaries in the state.
- Governor Seyi Makinde commissions the Ibadan South West Local Government Traditional Council building aka mini Mapo Hall.
- St Francis Catholic Church, Owo attack: Governor Seyi Makinde pays a condolence visit to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Ondo State; commiserates with the people of Owo and Ondo State.
More news from Oyo State for June 6 -June 11, 2022
Governor Seyi Makinde paid a condolence visit to the Governor of Ondo State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, and commiserated with the people of Owo and Ondo State over the St Francis Catholic Church, Owo attack. During the visit, Governor Makinde condemned the attack as senseless and inhumane and charged Nigerians to unite and address the emerging threats to peaceful coexistence in the country. (June 6, 2022).
Governor Seyi Makinde inspected the ongoing construction at the administrative complex of the Oyo State Local Government Service Commission and Local Government Staff Pension Board and expressed his displeasure at the slow pace of the project. Governor Makinde gave the contractor a new deadline of September 2022 for the project completion and promised to provide all that is needed to expedite the completion of the project. (June 7, 2022).
Commissioning of Mini Mapo Hall
Governor Seyi Makinde commissioned the Ibadan South West Local Government Traditional Council building also known as the Mini Mapo Hall in Ibadan. In his remarks, Governor Makinde described the hall as a beautiful addition to Ibadan’s history and reiterated his administration’s commitment to working with traditional institutions to build a cohesive society that upholds culture. (June 8, 2022).
Waste Disposal: Community Sensitisation
The Oyo State Government in collaboration with Mottainai Recycling and Waste Management Company commenced the sensitisation of communities in Oyo State on waste management. During the sensitisation drive which began at Sabo community, Mokola in Ibadan, the members of the community were enlightened on the dangers of living in a dirty environment and reminded to dispose of their waste in the designated Mottainai Recycling trucks by 8:00 am on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. (June 9, 2022).
Gratuities and pensions paid in Oyo State
Speaking during a live interview on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) in Ibadan, the Commissioner for Establishments and Training, Alhaji Ismail Ayansiju Lawal, said the ministry paid 7.1 billion Naira in pensions and gratuities to 2,400 beneficiaries while the Oyo State Government as a whole, paid a total of 18 billion Naira in gratuities and pensions from 2019 till date. Alhaji Lawal attributed the government’s efforts so far to an increase in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and blockage of other financial loopholes that had been affecting the rate of revenue generation. (June 9, 2022).
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