In the news this week…
- Oyo State Government cancels 6 years waiting period for teachers’ promotions in the state.
- Governor Seyi Makinde inspects the Ibadan Circular Road project and the 500,000-litre aviation fuel storage and dispensing facility project at the Ibadan Airport.
- Three Years in Office Broadcast: Governor Seyi Makinde shares scorecard, highlights noteworthy achievements and promises kept.
More news from Oyo State for May 30-June 3, 2022
The Oyo State Government in partnership with the Advocacy Unit of the Media and Digital Skills Centre, Nigeria, commenced the Coding, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Drone Technology training for students in CAC Grammar School, Aperin; Bishop Phillips Academy, Iwo Road, and St. Anne’s School, Molete. The training included courses in computer programming, coding, drone technology, and robotics. The students expressed their happiness at being given this opportunity to interact more with technology while the teachers thanked the state government for the privilege of being among the few schools selected to participate in the training. (May 30, 2022)
Three Years in Office Broadcast
Governor Seyi Makinde delivered his Three Years in Office Broadcast presenting his scorecard to the people of Oyo State. In his broadcast, Governor Makinde highlighted some of his administration’s achievements and promises kept in the last three years. He said that the economic policies in the past three years yielded the desired results. He also promised to focus on the construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of feeder roads to ease movement within the state in the next year. (May 31, 2022)
Ibadan Circular Road Project
Governor Seyi Makinde inspected the Ibadan Circular Road project to assess its impact on the Ajoda New Town Estate construction. The Circular Road project was re-awarded to Craneburg Construction Company which has already mobilised to the site and commenced work on the bridges and interchanges. Governor Makinde also inspected the construction of the 500,000-litre aviation fuel storage and dispensing facility at the Ibadan Airport. He said the installation was 65% complete with a projected August 2022 completion date. (June 1, 2022)
6 years waiting period for teacher’s promotion cancelled
The Oyo State Government cancelled the six years waiting period for teachers’ promotion in the state. The Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran disclosed this during a live interview on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) in Ibadan. He said the adjustment of the promotion waiting period of teachers in Grade level 13 and above from 6 to 3 years was in line with the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration’s commitment to the welfare of teachers and stakeholders in the education sector. (June 1, 2022)
Distribution of Customised Exercise Books
The Oyo State Government flagged off the distribution of customised exercise books to public secondary schools for the third term of the 2021/2022 academic session. Speaking at the event, the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Barr Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem said the authorities will continue to do more to put smiles on the faces of education stakeholders in the state. (June 1, 2022)
The Oyo State Government terminated the appointments of Private Sector Participants (PSPs) waste collectors in the state and set June 10, 2022, as the deadline for the reapplication for the renewal of contracts. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Abiodun Oni, in a meeting held with the PSPs and stakeholders. Mr Oni reiterated that the new initiative was implemented to ensure that the vision of keeping Oyo State clean and a proper waste management system is adopted. He also announced the appointment of a new Waste Management Consultant, Mottainai Recycling Africa, who will see to the day-to-day running of the disposal mechanism in the state. (June 2, 2022)
Commenced: C-of-O Redefined Scheme
The Oyo State Government launched the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) Redefined scheme to include industrial landowners, residential, commercial, and agricultural landowners not covered in the C of O Made Easy scheme.
According to the Commissioner for Lands, Housing, Survey, and Urban Development, Mr. Olusegun Emmanuel Olayiwola, the new scheme will give opportunities for industrial landowners, residential, commercial, and agricultural landowners to apply for and get their C of O within 60 days at an affordable price.
Prospective applicants are to produce the following documents in Room 4, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ibadan Oyo State:
- Application Form at Ten thousand Naira (N10,000)
- Passport Photograph (1)
- Original Land Agreement
- Registered Survey Plan verified by Surveyor General office at Five thousand Naira (N5,000)
- Payment receipts
- Original Land Agreement
- Affidavit (where applicable)
- Certificate of Incorporation of company (if commercial)
- Stamp/Seal of the company (if commercial) and
- Photograph of the subject property (if developed).
Applications can also be made virtually at: www.lands.oyostate.gov.ng or call 070069652637 for further inquiries.
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