In the news this week…
- Governor Seyi Makinde holds interactive session with officers of the Nigeria Police Force Oyo State Command, hands over ten operational vehicles.
- Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA) commences the rehabilitation of roads across Ibadan.
- Oyo State Government approves funding for the reconstruction of 35.6km Iwo Road Interchange to Olodo Bridge to Lalupon to Odo Oba Road and traffic light upgrades in the state.
More news from Oyo State for September 19- September 23, 2022
Update: Ibadan Roads Rehabilitation
The Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA) commenced the rehabilitation of roads across Ibadan. Some of the roads are ANCE Junction Road, Adeoyo Junction Road and Dugbe Road, opposite the Post Office. The roads are undergoing cutting, filling with stone base and asphalt laying. (September 19, 2022)
New Benchmark for Oyo State Senior Secondary Students
The Oyo State Government has set a 50% benchmark for Joint Promotion Examination for Senior Secondary School (SSS) students in the state. While monitoring the resumption of students for the 2022/2023 academic session, the Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Barr. Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem said that in addition to the 50% benchmark, the students would require a pass at credit level in either English Language or Mathematics and four other relevant subjects in their field to get promoted. He further affirmed the state government’s commitment to the development of school infrastructure. (September 19, 2022)
New Project Approvals
The Oyo State Government approved funding for the reconstruction of the 35.6km Iwo Road Interchange to Olodo Bridge to Lalupon to Odo Oba Road and traffic light upgrades in the state. The road construction is in three sections and will be handled by Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Limited for a duration of 18 months. The contract sum is N12.5 billion. Also, the sum of N247.9 million was approved for restoring, modernising and maintaining traffic lights at ten junctions in Oyo State. The traffic light project is set to be executed under the Alternative Project Funding Approach. (September 20, 2022)
Ten more Operational Vehicles for Oyo Police
Governor Seyi Makinde held an interactive session with officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Command and handed over ten operational vehicles to them. During the security meeting, Governor Makinde charged the officers to engage in more intelligence-gathering and community policing. He thanked them for their role in continuously keeping the state secure. (September 20, 2022)
New Policy on Land Grabbing
The Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mr Olusegun Emmanuel Olayiwola, said that land grabbers now risk ten years imprisonment without the option of a fine. Mr Olayiwola stated this during an interview at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS). He also said some offenders would pay Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000.00) or Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000.00) depending on the gravity of the offence committed. He appealed to Oyo State residents to report all land grabbers’ activities to the newly inaugurated task force for necessary actions. (September 20, 2022)
Oyo State Merit Award 2022
Governor Seyi Makinde attended the Oyo State Government Merit Award 2021 Ceremony held in honour of civil servants who distinguished themselves in the past year. During the event, Governor Makinde appreciated civil servants for their support and commitment to the service and congratulated the awardees who showed outstanding conduct and meritorious service. He also restated his administration’s continued commitment to the welfare of workers to ensure optimum service delivery in the state. (September 20, 2022)
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