Ibadan Inland Dry Port: Nigerian Shippers’ Council Visit Oyo State + Latest News This Week

Governor Seyi Makinde with visiting members of the Nigerian Shippers' Council
  • Governor Seyi Makinde receives members of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council on a courtesy visit.
  • The National Bureau of Statistics reports that Oyo State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) increased by 41.7% in the first half of the year 2021.
  • Oyo State Government announces overhaul of the over 30-year-old electrical infrastructure in the State Secretariat and Government House.

Report

The National Bureau of Statistics reports that Oyo State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) increased by 41.7% in the first half of the year 2021. According to the report, Oyo State recorded a total IGR of 25.2 billion between January and June 2021.

A further breakdown of the figure shows that Oyo State averaged N4.1 billion monthly IGR placing the state 3rd highest IGR in the Southwest and the 7th highest in Nigeria. (November 9, 2021)

Infrastructure

The Oyo State Government adjusted specifications for Iseyin-Fasola-Oyo Road project following recommendations by the Federal Government. According to the Commissioner for Public Works and Infrastructure, Prof. Dahud Shangodoyin, the additional scope of work includes extra width, stone base and thickness of 12.5 mm.

Prof. Shangodoyin said the additional work would cost N1.5 billion, bringing the entire project cost to N9.9 billion. The project will be carried out using the Alternative Project Funding Approach (APFA) and the project duration is one year. (November 10, 2021)

Planned Overhaul

The Oyo State Government announced an overhaul of the over 30-year-old electrical infrastructure in the State Secretariat and Government House. According to the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Barr Seun Ashamu, the government considered the overhaul expedient in view of the ageing electrical infrastructure. The project will see the replacement of 200KVA, 500KVA capacity transformers and the laying of underground armoured cables spanning 14 kilometres, among other replacements and repairs. The project duration is six months at a cost of N710Million. (November 10, 2021)

Courtesy Visit

Governor Seyi Makinde received members of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council on a courtesy visit to Ibadan. The council members were led by the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Jime.

During the visit, Governor Makinde reiterated the Oyo State Government’s readiness to collaborate with the Federal Government in completing the Ibadan Inland Dry Port Project. He also said that Oyo State had requested the permission of the Federal Government to rehabilitate the Old Oyo-Moniya Road, which will serve as an alternative entry and exit point from the port when completed.

On his part, Hon. Jime said the council would meet with the Federal Executive Council next month to discuss issues relating to the project. The Nigerian Shippers’ Council is responsible for building the Ibadan Inland Dry Port. (November 11, 2021)

Debunked

The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OyoSUBEB) through its chairman, Dr Nureni Adeniran, has debunked the news on social media that it is currently recruiting new teachers. Dr Adeniran warned the general public to avoid being scammed as the recruitment of new teachers into public primary schools has not yet begun. (November 11, 2021)

Barred

The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) barred officials from removing number plates from defaulting vehicles. Issuing the warning, the Executive Chairman, of OYRTMA, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi, said the practice of removing number plates from vehicles, motorcycles or tricycles alleged to have contravened the road traffic laws of the state did not, in any way, help in solving the problem of traffic congestion and road safety.
He reiterated that the core mandate of OYRTMA is to ensure safety on the roads by engaging relevant stakeholders, enforcing relevant sections of the law and enlightening the public on safety measures to take while on the roads. (November 11, 2021)

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