Highlights from the News This Week…
Governor Seyi Makinde hosts PDP Governors’ Forum in Ibadan.
Oyo State Government trains 200 persons on renewable energy generation.
LAUTECH Iseyin Campus to begin classes in the September/October 2021 Session.
More News from Oyo State
Governor Seyi Makinde hosted the PDP Governors’ Forum in Ibadan. At the forum, the governors discussed various national issues, including state policing, restructuring, ranching, and the Electoral Act. They called on the President to send an Executive Bill to the National Assembly to amend the Constitution to provide for state police. They also called for restructuring the country to delegate more powers and functions to the states. The governors further resolved to support the position of various stakeholders on ranching as the best solution to the herders-farmers clashes. They called on the National Assembly to speed up action on the passage of the Electoral Act. (May 17, 2021)
The Oyo State Government began training over two hundred persons across the state on renewable energy generation. The training was flagged off at Iseyin, Oke-Ogun zone. At the event, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Energy and Natural Resources, Saka Moshood Olawale, stated that the training was proof of the administration’s commitment to providing energy supply in off-grid areas. The training participants were drawn from the 68 local government and local council development areas in Oyo State. (May 17, 2021)
Good news for Iseyin
Governor Seyi Makinde announced that the LAUTECH Iseyin Campus would begin classes in the new session starting in September/October 2021. This fulfils the promise to have more campuses for the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology across the state. He also pledged to complete the Iseyin-Ogbomoso and Oyo-Iseyin roads construction before the end of his present tenure. Governor Makinde made these known while speaking at the People’s Democratic Party campaign rally in Iseyin, Oke-Ogun zone, ahead of the local government election on May 22, 2021. (May 18, 2021)
The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) started distributing non-sensitive materials ahead of the May 22 local government elections. The Chairman of the Commission, Aare Isiaka Olagunju, said that sensitive materials would be distributed 24hrs before the election. He also revealed that the Commission would provide phone numbers for citizens’ feedback during the polls. (May 18, 2021)
The Oyo State Government said the second phase of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID- 19 vaccination campaign would kick off in the last week of May 2021. The Executive Secretary of the State Primary Healthcare Board, Dr Muideen Olatunji, disclosed that more than 65,000 people received the first dose of the vaccine. The persons who had received the first dose would now receive their booster doses in line with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) directive. Mr Olatunji encouraged residents of the state to continue to follow the COVID-19 protocols until the government procures more vaccines. (May 18, 2021)
Governor Seyi Makinde attended the commissioning ceremony of a 663.6kwp solar plant recently installed at the Ibadan branch of the Nigerian Breweries PLC. At the commissioning, Governor Makinde acknowledged the contribution of Nigerian Breweries and other private businesses to the economic growth of Oyo State. He called on more companies to relocate to Oyo State because the state is open for business. (May 20, 2021)
Governor Seyi Makinde received the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi in Ibadan. Hon Amaechi was in Ibadan to inspect the Ibadan Railway Station and the Ibadan Dry Port. Governor Makinde stated that the Oyo State Government was ready to invest in the dry port to get a 15% equity stake. He also confirmed that the infrastructure around the rail corridor would be constructed. (May 21, 2021)
British Deputy High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones paid Governor Seyi Makinde a courtesy visit in Ibadan. During the visit, they discussed investment opportunities in Oyo State in the energy and housing sectors. (May 21, 2021)
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