Gov Oyetola reverses Aregbesola’s Educational Policies •Reverts to 6-3-3-4 Educational system, schools to their original uniforms

Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, has said Osun State will revert to the 6-3-3-4 educational system, This followed recommendations of the Education Review White Paper on the restructuring and remodification of some education policies. Egbemode said the government would ensure recommendations were implemented to derive gains from the policies. “Following consultation with stakeholders, the government has approved recommendations in the White Paper with respect to improving the system’s functionality for implementation. “The implementation takes effect from the new academic year. Schools will revert to the national…

Oyetola commences reconstruction of N200m Atakumosa ultra modern market …  as Speaker, Owa, other stakeholders commend Governor

Five years after the Atakumosa market, Ilesa, was gutted by fire, Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola on Tuesday, kick-started the reconstruction of the market. The burnt market was a major campaign issue in the build up to the 2018 governorship election in the State and the governor promised to rebuild it if elected. In fulfilment of the promise, the Governor, on Tuesday, was in Ilesa to launch the project. The market would be reconstructed by the state government in collaboration with the World Bank through Osun Community…

Osun announces passage of Afenifere Leader, Ayo Fasanmi ….. says he was a humble, selfless leader

The State Government of Osun has announced the death of Elder Statesman, respected politician and national leader of the Afenifere Group, Pa. Ayorinde Fasanmi, who passed on at the ripe old age of 94. His passage was confirmed by his first son, Hon. Justice Obafemi Fasanmi, on behalf of the family. Pa. Fasanmi was an epitome of humility, selflessness and integrity. He made enviable and remarkable contributions to his profession, to the socio-political development of Yorubaland, and to the nation at large. In the old Western Nigeria, Pa Fasanmi served…

Oyetola constitutes Osun SUBEB …names ex-federal lawmaker, Famurewa as Executive Chairman

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has named ex-Federal lawmaker, Hon. Ajibola Famurewa, as the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). This is contained in a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan. Other members of the board are: Chief Moshood Adekunle Oluawo, Commissioner, Technical; a former State lawmaker, Hon. Amos Akindiya, Commissioner, Services; Barrister Ayo Olajolo, Member representing Osun East Senatorial District; and Hon. Rafiu Olaide Fatoki, Member representing Osun West Senatorial District. The governor further said the appointments, which…

Osun Govt congratulates Damola Olatunji on his Election as Chairman of TAMPAN Guild of Directors

The Governor and Government of the State of Osun have congratulated ace actor, producer and Director, Damola Olatunji, on his election as the Chairman of the Guild of Directors of Theater and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN). In a congratulatory statement signed by the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation for the State of Osun, Mrs Funke Egbemode, the State Government expressed delight in the election, stressed that Damola had been a source of inspiration both to his generation and to the younger ones. “We congratulate you…

Oyetola mourns late New Telegraph editor,Bakare

Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola has described the passing of the Saturday Editor of The New Telegraph Newspapers, Alhaji Waheed Bakare, as devastating and a great loss not only to his immediate family but also to the journalism profession in Nigeria. Bakare passed on yesterday after a brief illness. Oyetola, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, commiserated with Bakare’s family, friends, colleagues, the Journalists’ Hangout family and the management of The New Telegraph Newspapers over the demise of the late Bakare. Governor…

Post COVID-19: Osun plans big for Mining, Agric …as Exco approves appointment of Two Monarchs

The State Government of Osun has disclosed plans put in place to diversify its economy into agriculture and mining as part of its post COVID-19 economic revival strategies. This was contained in a Press Statement by the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, after the fifth virtual State Executive Council meeting, held on Monday 18th May 2020. Egbemode announced that the State Executive Council agreed to empower 5764 Farmers to grow cassava, cotton and engage in fish farming, with the help of the Central Bank of…

COVID-19: We are determined to contain spread -Oyetola ….as Ooni donates motorised fumigators

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has said his government would spare no effort in tackling the spread of the Coronavirus in the state. He said his administration was committed to employing the necessary technology and creativity to prevent community spread of the virus.   This was even as the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi donated Motorised Modular Fumigators to support the efforts of the state in containing spread of the virus. The locally fabricated Fumigator, converts liquid disinfectant to fog and it is used to fumigate large…

Palliative: Osun Govt investigates source of adulterated rice

The State Government of Osun says it has commenced investigation into claims that a few bags of rice out of the over 6000 bags distributed as palliatives to cushion the effect of the lockdown on people of the State, are adulterated. The State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said the government had received complaints that some of the distributed bags of rice may not have met the expected quality. Egbemode noted that the State government was pained by…

All Hail Our Information Commissioner By Ismail Omipidan

When people encounter you, treat them in such a way that they would want a repeat of the experience. This was the treatment I got when I  first met her in 1997, at The Punch, in Lagos. I was an Intern from  Kaduna Polytechnic. I call her Aunty Funke, others call her Mrs. Egbemode. By 2008, she became my boss, as Editor, Sunday Sun. But she never treated me like a subordinate. She refused to behave like your typical woman leader in charge of men affairs. She courteously sends one…