In the news this week…
- Oyo State Executive Council (ExCo) approves new projects in the state.
- Governor Seyi Makinde chairs an expanded Security Council meeting in Ibadan.
- Oyo State Government in partnership with the World Bank commences afforestation drive with the training and distribution of 40,000 tree seedlings to 400 farmers in the state.
More news from Oyo State for June 20-June 24, 2022
New Project Approvals
The Oyo State Executive Council (ExCo) approved new projects in the state. The projects are the remodelling/reconstruction of the High Court Complex with a new amphitheatre at Ring Road, the remodelling/reconstruction of the Magistrate Court Complex at Iyaganku, and the completion of the Customary Court at Iyaganku. A total budget sum of N6.09 billion was approved for both projects with the contract awarded to Messrs RTD Thompson Ltd under the Alternative Project Funding Approach (APFA). The projects will be executed in 18 months.
The council also approved the reconstruction and rehabilitation of a total of 2.275km of roads. The Sijuwade Road, Jericho – Akeredolu Street –Main Gate of Police Headquarters – Mobile Police Barracks is to be executed by the direct intervention of the Ministry of Works and Transport for N683 million for an estimated duration of 8 months from July 2022. (June 22, 2022)
Waste Management in Oyo State
The Oyo State Executive Council (ExCo) has appointed Mottainai Recycling as the new waste management consultant in Oyo State. Briefing newsmen after the ExCo meeting, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Abiodun Oni, said the new waste management consultants will be operating a “Zero Waste, Zero Budget” initiative. He urged residents of the state to take personal responsibility and desist from indiscriminate dumping of waste on the streets and road medians. (June 22, 2022)
Governor Seyi Makinde received delegates from the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) on a courtesy visit. The delegates were led by His Eminence Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Supo Ayokunle. The NIREC members were in Ibadan for their quarterly meeting. Governor Makinde welcomed them to Oyo State and encouraged them to speak out to calm tensions that will arise as the general elections arise and conversations take on ethnic and religious tones. (June 23, 2022)
Afforestation Drive in Oyo State
The Oyo State Government in partnership with the World Bank commenced an afforestation drive with the training and distribution of 40,000 tree seedlings to 400 farmers in the state. Other materials distributed were herbicides, safety boots, knapsack sprayers, cutlasses, hoes, rakes, shovels, and watering cans. While speaking at the training, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Abiodun Oni, disclosed that the seedlings distributed to farmers would be planted in Gambari Forest Reserve and individual farmlands to boost the ecosystem and support livelihood of farmers in the state. The drive was facilitated by the Oyo State Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project (OYONEWMAP). (June 23, 2022)
Expanded Security Council Meeting
Governor Seyi Makinde chaired an expanded Security Council meeting in Ibadan. At the meeting were heads of all security agencies in the state, the local government chairmen and vice-chairmen as well as traditional rulers. Governor Makinde said the meeting became necessary so that the authorities could take proactive measures given the recent security breaches in other states. He said that the authorities would continue to strategise in order to keep Oyo State safe and secure. (June 23, 2022)
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