In the news this week
- 16,500 teachers in Oyo State promoted.
- Compensation for affected Ajia residents as Oyo States plans new Air Force Base.
- Oyo State Government releases a take-off grant for the College of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources, Iseyin.
- Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi represents Oyo State at AfCFTA’s Conversation with Africa Forum.
More in the news for the week of October 18-22, 2021
Governor Seyi Makinde has said residents affected by the new Air Force Base project in Oyo State would be duly compensated. Governor Makinde revealed this during the courtesy visit of Air Vice Marshal Charles Akpochai Ohwo, the Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command, Ikeja. Governor Makinde also assured the security personnel of continuous support in their fight against insecurity. The new Airforce Base will be hosted in Ajia, a community close to Ibadan Airport. (October 18, 2021)
Africa’s Best Male Table Tennis Player, Quadri Aruna, paid Governor Seyi Makinde a courtesy visit in Ibadan. During the visit, Governor Seyi Makinde stated that his administration would continue to promote economic development through investment in sports in Oyo State. (October 18, 2021)
The Oyo State Government is partnering with the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) on a Social Protection Policy Plan. Speaking on the partnership, the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Prof Musibau Babatunde said the new policy would provide a safety net for the vulnerable as it addresses the issues of children’s lack of access to education and healthcare. (October 19, 2021)
The Oyo State Government released the take-off grant for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Renewable Natural Resources, Iseyin. The Chairman Governing Council of LAUTECH, Professor Ayodeji Omole, made this known during his visit to the Aseyin of Iseyin. He also stated that further funds would be released for the project from the 2022 budget. (October 20, 2021)
The Chairman of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OyoSUBEB), Dr Nureni Adeniran, announced the promotion of over 16,500 teachers in Oyo State as part of the state government’s efforts to raise the standard of education in the state. During the announcement, Dr Adeniran urged the newly promoted teachers to continue to put more effort into their jobs as the government continues to prioritise their well-being. (October 20, 2021)
The Chief of Staff, Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi, represented Oyo State at the African Continental Free Trade Agreement’s (AfCFTA’s) Conversation with Africa Forum held at Gaborone, Botswana. At the event, Hon. Ogunwuyi highlighted the investment opportunities in Oyo State in various sectors including agribusiness, tourism, energy and transportation. (October 21, 2021)
The Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Seun Fakorede, has announced that the Ministry of Youths and Sports completed the screening for the reconstitution of the 2nd Assembly of the Oyo State Youth Parliament. Governor Seyi Makinde had approved the reconstitution of the parliament in April 2021. The 32 members of the reconstituted parliament will play a part in governance and decision-making in Oyo State. (October 22, 2021)
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