We’ll insulate Oyo residents from fallout of impending reduction in federal allocation—Makinde …as forum of LG ex-political office holders rally support for govt

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has expressed his administration’s preparedness to insulate the state from the impact of the impending reduction in federal allocation following the crash in oil prices at the international. The Governor stated this on Tuesday, while receiving members of the Forum of ex-political office holders, 2007-2010 from the 33 Local Government Areas of Oyo State, saying that the economic team of the state was already working on how to contain the fallout of the crash in oil prices and its attendant effect on the allocations…

Park Management System: The Benefits In GSM’s Innovation

In a rather quiet but deft move, the Oyo State government has brought a decent closure to the reign of terror and violence that typifies motor parks in many parts of the South-West region of the country. If it is to be taken that Oyo is a “Pace Setter” state, it must also be acknowledged that the state governor, Mr Seyi Makinde is a pacesetting governor. For many residents of Ibadan and other environs in Oyo State, the banditry that goes into the selection of leaders of the proscribed National…

Makinde unveils Oyo’s huge investment opportunities in US …..says we’ll not waver in determination to grow IGR

Oyo State Governor, Engr.Seyi Makinde, has told participants at the Nigerian-American Business Forum holding in Tampa, Florida, United States that huge investment opportunities readily await them if they make Oyo State their next investment destination. The Governor, who spoke on the topic: “Improving Nigeria’s Economy: Challenges and opportunities…The Oyo State Journey,” called on investors to visit the state and take advantage of the arrays of opportunities in the agriculture, tourism, education and health sectors. In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa the Governor…

Oyo revokes parcels of land in Agodi, Jericho GRA over alteration of Land Use, others

The Oyo State Government has approved the revocation of some plots of land located within the Agodi Government Reservation Area (GRA) and Jericho axis of Ibadan, the state capital. The revocation order, which was dated February 10, 2020, indicated that the affected plots of land were revoked for overriding public interest and for the use of the State Government. The revocation order read in part: “Notice is hereby given to members of the public that by virtue of powers conferred on the Executive Governor of Oyo State under the provisions…

Has PMB fulfilling his promise to Nigerians? By  Abba Dukawa,

Leadership, as you are aware is a responsibility bestowed on you by God and as a Muslim you are aware that you will account for every deed and activity you engaged in under oath as a president before Almighty Allah. Nobody is prefect, as the saying goes.  I am     actually intended to remain you the promises you made to Nigerians before and after 2015 elections which ushered your administration. You may recalled ahead of the March presidential poll in 2015 elections there are  key APC promises to Nigerians by…

Oyo to employ 7,000 teachers, 3,600 non-teaching staff  …. as Gov Makinde directs TESCOM to give out free forms to applicants

Six years after the government of Oyo State last recruited secondary school teachers, Governor Seyi Makinde has given a directive to the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) to recruit 7,000 teachers; 2,000 non-teaching staff and 1,600 night guards. The Chairman of TESCOM, Pastor Akinade Alamu, who confirmed the development during a press conference on Tuesday, stated that Governor Makinde equally directed that applicants should be given the forms free of charge. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said TESCOM boss announced that the application…

Makinde is on the right path—Peter Obi …As Gov charges Commissioners to leave indelible marks on current assignment

Former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, has commended Governor Seyi Makinde on his eight months of purposeful and focused leadership in the state, asking him to keep it up. Obi, who spoke at the State Government Retreat on the topic, “Building a robust economy with scarce resources,” said that the Governor has deployed his private sector experience for the service of Oyo State. Obi said: “My interaction with the people really shows that…

Rising Insecurity: My Surprise At the President’s Surprise, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Following the president’s remarks that he is surprised at the growing insecurity in the country, what Nigerians are asking is: What have the security agencies been telling him? Are they telling him the reality that all ordinary Nigerians know that no part of this country is safe today and the situation is worsening? This is a critical week for Nigerians, as we all ask who the captain on the ship that is directing the struggle against the rising insecurity affecting our lives is. On Tuesday, while addressing a delegation from…

People expecting us to massively develop the LGs, Gov Makinde tells Council Chairmen

Oyo State Governor, Engr.Seyi Makinde, on Thursday told the 33 Caretaker Chairmen of local governments and 35 chairmen of Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) that the people of the state expect massive development of the councils under his watch. The Governor, who spoke at the Executive Council chambers of his office told the chairmen that residents of the state expect the council helmsmen to remain focused and diligent as according to him, the people expect great improvements under their tenure. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the…

Gov Sani Bello signs 2020 budget into law

Niger State Governor,Abubakar Sani-Bello has signed the year 2020 Appropriation Act of N155,459,814,700.12 into law. This shown a considerable increase of N7,247,885,151 against the 148,211,929,549.12 approved earlier by the State Assembly. The 2020 budget proposal now consisted Recurrent Expenditure of N70,002,224,042.12 and a Capital Expenditure of N85,457,590,658.00. The budget, entitled ‘Budget of Inclusion for Sustainable Development’, is anchored on the completion of all ongoing projects, especially those that have attained 75% completion as well as consolidate and improve on the gains recorded so far. With the signing of the 2020…