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UPDATE: Movement Restrictions in Oyo State For LG Elections + Latest News, May 3-7, 2021

NUJ Oyo at Workers' Day Celebration

8am-5pm movement restrictions in Oyo State during the Local Government Elections

NASU and SSANIP of The Polytechnic, Ibadan denies rumours of impending strike action.


The Non-Academic Staff Union and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, denied the rumours that they would be embarking on strike action. The unions held an emergency meeting on Monday. They said that all workers of the institution were working at their various duty posts. They also disclosed that the state government had approved the minimum wage adjustment for all workers at the Polytechnic. (May 03, 2021)


The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) disclosed that voters would be permitted to use the Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) and four other means of identification to cast their votes in the forthcoming local government elections. These are: National Identity Card, Driver’s License, International Passport and Temporary Voter’s Card. The Chairman of OYSIEC, Mr Isiaka Olagunju, said voters’ names in the voting register needed to match the name in the means of identification presented. He said that the Commission would display voters’ lists at the 33 LGAs. There would also be a presence of security agents to enforce election laws. (May 04, 2021)


The Oyo State Government has promised to proffer solutions to all intra-local government and communal land disputes. At a meeting held at the Bureau of Physical Planning and Urban Development Conference room at Secretariat, Agodi, the Chairman Sub-Technical Committee on State Boundary and Communal Land Dispute Resolutions, Surveyor Alaba Abiodun, said the committee would give final judgement for all pending boundary disputes. He said they would do it without sentiment and a clear conscience. He urged citizens to live in peace and harmony to allow the committee to settle the disputes. (May 5, 2021)


The Oyo State Government has revealed that about 400,000 residents would benefit from the free health mission scheduled to hold between May and June 2021. The State Coordinator of the Free Health Mission project, Dr Wale Falana, told newsmen that the mission would cover various areas of health challenges that people may have, especially among those who cannot afford medical care.

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