In the news this week…
- His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde signs executive orders on the Protection of Mining Communities against Insecurity and Exploitation; and on the Establishment of Ministries.
- The Oyo State Government signs a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of New Brunswick, Canada
- The Oyo State Government hosts an Environmental Stakeholders’ Meeting in Ibadan
More in the news for October 23 – 27, 2023
MoU with the University of New Brunswick
The Oyo State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of New Brunswick, Canada. The Honourable Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Prof Dahud Kehinde Shangodoyin, and the Chairman and Pro-Chancellor LAUTECH, Prof Deji Omole, who represented the government, report that this new relationship will open opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student recruitment, joint degrees, faculty and student exchanges as well as capacity development in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Forestry, Geology and Technology Management.
This followed the recent invitation extended to Governor Seyi Makinde to attend the Future of Innovation Conference organised by the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, Canada as one of the thought leaders who will act as catalysts for thought disruption within the world of innovation. (23 October, 2023)
Signing of Executive Orders
Governor Seyi Makinde signed two new executive orders; Executive Order No 001 of 2023 on the Protection of Mining Communities against Insecurity and Exploitation; and Executive Order No 002 of 2023 on the Establishment of Ministries which led to the creation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the addition of the Civic Orientation Unit to the Ministry of Information. Governor Makinde believes that with this move, the State’s economy can be boosted through the development of the tourism sector and the responsible exploitation of solid minerals. (23 October, 2023)
Courtesy Visit by General Officer Commanding, 2 Division Nigerian Army
Governor Seyi Makinde received the new General Officer Commanding, 2 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Bamidele A. Alabi and his entourage, on a courtesy visit. Governor Makinde thanked the men and officers of the army for their role in securing Oyo State. (23 October, 2023)
Evacuation of Illegal Structures from Ibadan Public Schools
The Oyo State Government has removed 359 illegal structures and shanties from public school premises in Ibadan. The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Architect Abdulmojeed Mogbonjubola, said the eviction notices were issued earlier in the year, resulting in improved appearances for about 45 schools. The commissioner warned against further illegal occupation of school premises and commended shop owners who complied with the eviction notices issued. (23 October, 2023)
Appointment of OYRTMA Chairman
Governor Seyi Makinde appointed Major Adesagba Adekoya (retd) as the Chairman of the Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority (OYRTMA). Major Adesagba Adekoya (retd) had served in different capacities in the Nigerian Army. Among other achievements, he holds an MSc in Management and Leadership and a PGD in Police Administration and Security Management. (24 October, 2023)
Oyo State Donate Security Infrastructure
The Oyo State Government handed over an additional 30 operational vehicles to security agencies to strengthen the state’s security architecture. The vehicles were handed over by the Deputy Governor, His Excellency Barr Bayo Lawal. The donation was in fulfilment of the pledge Governor Seyi Makinde made in the run-up to the 2023 general elections and in keeping with his promise that his administration will continue to assist efforts to secure Oyo State. (26 October, 2023)
Environmental Stakeholders’ Meeting
The Oyo State Government hosted an Environmental Stakeholders’ Meeting in Ibadan. The event had in attendance the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Barrister Bayo Lawal who represented Governor Seyi Makinde; the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Orientation Prince Dotun Oyelade; the Chief Executive Officer Mottainai Recycling Ltd, Adey Adewuyi; Chairmen of Local Government Areas; and environmental consultants, among others.
Addressing attendees, Barrister Lawal mentioned that the government was giving priority to the environmental wellness of residents in line with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources agenda, reinforcing the commitment to a cleaner, more sustainable future for all residents. His Excellency also said the government would recruit more Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) in the State. Residents and stakeholders were also sensitised on expected roles and duties towards achieving a clean environment in Oyo State. (26 October, 2023)
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