In the news this week…
- Governor Seyi Makinde performs the swearing-in of new Permanent Secretaries, Clerk of the House, Tutor Generals and Inspector Generals.
- Omi Tuntun Mass Transit buses commence pilot operations; operation guidelines provided.
- Oyo State Government reintroduces History as an independent subject in all public primary schools in the state; distributes 4,950 textbooks.
More news from Oyo State for May 9-May 13, 2022
New Education Policy
The Oyo State Government reintroduced history as an independent subject in all public primary schools in the state. While monitoring the resumption of schools in Ibadan, the Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, said that the reintroduction of History into the primary school curriculum is in line with the new education policy of the Oyo State Government. Dr Adeniran also appreciated the Universal Basic Education Commission, Abuja for providing technical support and the 4,950 history textbooks distributed to public primary schools. The reintroduction takes effect from the third term of the 2021/2022 academic session. (May 9, 2022)
Fumigation of Dumpsites
The Oyo State Government partnered with Mottainai Recycling & Waste Management Company to commence the fumigation of dumpsites in Ibadan. According to the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mrs Modupe Adeleye, the fumigation exercise which began at Lapite Dumpsite would be extended to other dumpsites across the State. (May 9, 2022)
Omi Tuntun Mass Transit Buses Operationalised
The Omi Tuntun mass transit buses commenced pilot operations. Operational guidelines provided for the newly launched transportation system show the buses will operate within Ibadan. The General Manager of Pacesetter Transport Services, Mr Akinwole Akinyele, said the buses would run from 6 am-8 pm daily with a base fare of N200 for trips from Dugbe to Moniya Train Station and N100 for direct services from the newly commissioned Challenge Bus Terminal to Ojoo Bus Terminal. Passengers will also have access to free WiFi on the buses. (May 9, 2022)
The Oyo State Government has warned against the indiscriminate erection of billboards and the pasting of posters in the state. The Director-General of the Oyo State Signage and Advertising Agency (OYSAA), Mr Temilola Adibi, said members of the public should seek proper guidance on the procedures for putting out signages and posters. He also said those who post on government buildings and schools would be sanctioned. (May 9, 2022)
Governor Seyi Makinde performed the swearing-in of newly appointed Permanent Secretaries, Clerk of the House, Tutor Generals and Inspector Generals in Oyo State. During the ceremony, Governor Makinde urged the officials to continue to put in diligent service. He also pledged that under his watch the authorities will continue to provide a clear path for persons in the public service to be promoted based on merit. (May 13, 2022)
Omi Tuntun Mass Transit Bus Routes
1) Challenge – Beere- Secretariat – Bodija Market – Ojoo (Return)
2) Challenge – Dugbe – Sango – Ojoo (Return)
3) Challenge – Aleshinloye – Eleyele – Polytechnic – UI – Ojoo (Return)
4) Challenge – Ojoo – Challenge (Non – Stop) (Return)
5) Dugbe – Ojoo – Moniya Train Station (Return)
Final Payment Verification Call
Any ad hoc staff who participated in the 2021 Local Government Election and who may still be awaiting payments are directed to forward details including their full name, ward posted to, local government area, position held, and bank account details to the Oyo State Government Feedback Service platforms on Facebook via PM, Instagram, and Twitter via DM or WhatsApp so that the issue can be looked into. (May, 11 2022)
Read past editions of the Oyo State Government Feedback Newsletter.