Oyetola to residents: Remain committed to united Nigeria

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega has asked residents at home and in the Diaspora to remain firmly committed to the unity of Nigeria as a nation. He made the call yesterday in his goodwill message to the people of the state on the occasion of the nation’s 59th independence anniversary.    Assuring them of better days ahead, Oyetola maintained that no achievement could surpass the country’s togetherness as a nation which had remained intact in spite of all the challenges that had threatened it in the last 59 years. He added…

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Diversification policy requires national support to succeed – Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has described the diversification policy of the Federal Government as timely, appropriate and on course. He also said for the diversification policy to succeed, all sectors must adopt and integrate it into their schemes and collaborate appropriately, adding that when this is done, the economy will achieve the desired symphony and there will be rapid and cohesive development. Oyetola spoke on Monday, at the Opening Ceremony of the 9th International Conference of the Faculty of Technology, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. Speaking on the theme:…

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Oyetola eulogise Akande at book launch

Gboyega Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola yesterday described former interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Adebisi Akande as an encyclopedia of governance and statesmanship whose virtues were worthy of emulation. Besides, He said Osun was proud to donate his politics, economics and governance dynamics to a nation striving to emplace visionary and dynamic leadership, describing Akande as birthing legacy of prudent and transparent management of men and resources in the state. Oyetola stated these yesterday in Lagos at a public presentation of a book entitled “The Bisi…

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Oyetola seeks traditional rulers’ support on taxes, social service

…as Oluwo harps on integration of Yoruba culture   An Osun State monarch and Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulroheed Akanbi has enjoined the Yoruba to always embrace their cultures and tradition by making it attractive among other cultures on the continents. The royal father, who made the charge in his palace during the celebration of this year masquerade anniversary, said that there was no way Yoruba speaking people would deviate from their inheritance while appealing to them to always be in the vanguard of promoting their culture. This was…

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Insecurity: Oyetola urges IGP to change recruitment strategy

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has urged the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu to consider the states’ peculiarities in the recruitment of new police officers and men. Similarly, he said the government had been maintaining 25 Armoured Personnel Carriers it donated to complement the work of security operatives in the state just as it was planning to buy more. He said the police must not shirk from the critical needs of each of the states of the federation in the recruitment exercise by ensuring that applicants were recruited…

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Osun: No hiding place for criminals –Oyetola

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has pledged his administration’s continued support to security agencies in the state just as he declared that there was no hiding place for criminals in the state. He said that his administration was poised to raise the bar of security by providing necessary logistics and security architecture that would enable the security operatives to perform their duties efficiently, effectively and diligently. Oyetola said this yesterday while commissioning the newly built 12 One Bedroom Single Officers Quarters, at the 209 Quick Response Group (QRG) Nigerian…

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Oyetola tasks workers on hard work, diligence

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has said his government will reward civil servants found to be diligent, loyal and committed to their duties. He made the pledge in Osogbo during swearing-in of Mr. Wahab Adeniran Adewoyin, the Executive Secretary of Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) as Permanent Secretary. The governor, who said more Permanent Secretaries would soon be appointed, further noted that the appointment of Adewoyin as Permanent Secretary was a demonstration of the administration’s commitment to rewarding hard work for the state to attain its prime position and…

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Osun governor appoints Omipidan CPS

Gboyega Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Adeboyega Oyetola, has appointed Mr. Ismail Omipidan as his Chief Press Secretary (CPS). The new CPS, who will oversee the governor’s media matters as head of media team, replaced Mr. Adeniyi Adesina. Adeniyi resigned on mutual consent to take up professional responsibility at The Nation, from where he came on secondment. A statement signed by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji on Tuesday, stated that the appointment would take effect from Monday, August 5. Until his appointment, Omipidan, 44, a native of Ila Orangun,…

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Osun to build 120-bed ward, 30 doctors’ quarters with SOML’s $20.5m grant

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, yesterday said his administration was committed to improving the health sector through deployment of technology-based approach to ensure quality and affordable health delivery. Also, the governor commended President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for giving the state the privilege to participate in a competition that enabled the state to source funds from the Federal Government-facilitated World Bank’s Save One Million Lives (SOML) initiative in which Osun got $20.547 million, having been adjudged number two in the contest. Oyetola spoke while turning the sod…

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Osun offers free train ride for Eid-el-Kabir

Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in Osun State has approved free train ride for the citizens living in Lagos to commemorate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir (Ileya) celebration. The gesture is in continuation of its practice during festive periods. The government said those travelling from towns on the route between Lagos State and Osun State would also benefit from the free trip. A statement from the office of the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) said the free train transportation would convey holiday makers from Iddo Terminus of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Lagos…

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