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Warning: Contaminated Streams and Latest News from Oyo State

Governor Seyi Makinde returns as Oyo State issues warning about contaminated streams

In the news this week…

  • Oyo State Government warns residents of Ijaiye, Ido, Olowo-Igbo, Iseyin and Ibarapa against drinking water from contaminated streams in their communities. 
  • Governor Seyi Makinde returns from vacation, resumes office.
  • Deputy Governor, Barr. Bayo Lawal, conducts a second assessment of Oyo State Road Management (OYSROMA) facilities, and confirms preparedness to commence ‘Operation Zero Potholes’. 

Heavy-Duty Trucks Evacuation. 

The Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority (OYRTMA), evacuated abandoned trucks along the Agodi-Gate-Mokola route in Ibadan. According to the Executive Chairman of OYRTMA, Prof. Mogaji Akin Fagbemi, the vehicles were removed following a series of public complaints. The vehicles were reported to have been involved in road traffic crashes and were the subjects of police investigations.

Governor Seyi Makinde Returns from Vacation

Governor Seyi Makinde returned from vacation and resumed office after a three-week break. At a reception held in his honour, Governor Makinde thanked the Deputy Governor, Barr. Bayo Lawal, for holding the fort while he was away and expressed his gratitude to all members of his administration. (September 5, 2022)

Public Service Announcement: Contaminated Water 

The Oyo State Government has warned residents of Ijaiye, Ido, Olowo-Igbo, Iseyin and Ibarapa against drinking water from contaminated streams in their communities. In a statement, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Abiodun Oni, said that a truck conveying chemical substances emptied its content into a drainage that was eventually washed into the streams. He urged members of the communities, especially farmers and fishermen, to avoid the streams until they are tested and confirmed to be safe for consumption. (September 7, 2022)

Stakeholders’ Workshop

The Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency (OYSADA) engaged stakeholders on ways to improve livestock production in the state. The one-day workshop had in attendance academics, livestock farmers, investors, researchers, policymakers and members of the Miyetti Allah association, among others. It was themed “Developing Evidence-Based Plans, Policies and Investment Options in the Livestock Sector”. Speaking at the event, the Director General of OYSADA, who is also the Executive Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Agribusiness, Dr Debo Akande, maintained that the programme was put together to design a strategic and inclusive plan for Oyo State to improve its livestock sector. (September 7, 2022)

‘Operation Zero Potholes’: Second Assessment

The Deputy Governor, Barr. Bayo Lawal conducted a second assessment of the Oyo State Road Management Authority’s (OYSROMA) facilities and confirmed the agency’s preparedness and ability to commence ‘Operation Zero Potholes’. During the assessment visit, Barr. Lawal said the plan to repair roads in Local Government Areas across the state is in line with Governor Seyi Makinde’s plan to improve the road networks in the state. (September 8, 2022)

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