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Oyo APC faults Olubadan over allowance claim

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has faulted Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, over the claim that the state government has not paid his allowances for the past six months. The Director, Media and Public Affairs to the monarch, Adeola Oloko, recently told our correspondent that the monarch had not been receiving his allowances regularly from the Oyo State Government. But in a statement signed by the party’s Director of Media, Research and Strategy, Dr. AbdulAzeez Olatunde, the APC also commended the Olubadan for approaching the court over the installation of 21 new kings by...

Oyo Residents Show Indifference to Government Orders

SO many laws, orders and directives have always been made by successive governments in the Pacesetter State. Starting from the tenure of late Chief Bola Ige, Dr. Omololu Olunloyo, late Kolapo Ishola, Alhaji Lamidi Adesina, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala and then to the incumbent governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, all had tried to keep roadside traders away from major roads to prevent accidents which sometimes record heavy casualties. But, as much as they tried, people always have a way of circumventing those laws which, if carefully considered, are for their benefit. About four weeks ago, the Oyo State...

Ajimobi re-opens shut schools in Oyo, says LAUTECH to resume before Feb 1

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has stated that Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, would resume academic activities on or before February 1. In a statement issued by  the governor’s Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Yomi Layinka, on Saturday, the governor said arrangements had been concluded to re-open the university. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Oyo introduces workers’ evaluation system

The Oyo State government has introduced a “workers evaluation unit” to access performance of civil and public servants and to ensure effective service delivery. Governor Abiola Ajimobi said this yesterday at the  annual inter-faith service at the Governor’s Office, Ibadan. “We must have a system that encourages and compensates performance and discourages non-performance. “We have created an efficiency unit which will promote efficiency and ensure adequate reward for workers,” he said. Ajimobi said his administration was engaging in survival strategies to meet its obligations to residents and workers. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Oyo State difficult to govern – Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has admitted that the state is difficult to manage and that it is an arduous task to govern it. He said this at the 2017 Inter-Faith Service of the state government at the Governor’s office, Ibadan. The governor, who is governing the state for the second term said; “Maintenance of our infrastructure and executing new ones have been extremely difficult. Oyo State is a big state. Ibadan alone is bigger than seven states and to govern Oyo State is a big responsibility with big problem and difficult to manage.” Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Oyo State Government Owes Polytechnic Lecturers 10 Months’ Salaries

The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has called on Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi to pay the staff their salaries, which have been outstanding for ten months. According to union chairman Muyiwa Olawumi, the Oyo State government reduced its grants to the state-owned university, thereby causing the school to seek cost-cutting measures such as withholding salaries. The slashing of grants has also halted developmental projects the polytechnic had planned, he added. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Paris Club funds: Oyo reconciling accounts with FG

Emphasizing that the state was excluded in the initial disbursement of the funds to some states, Ajimobi said that the state is currently reconciling accounts with the Federal Government so as to get its own share of the Paris Club debts over deduction fund. Ajimobi gave this clarification on Tuesday at the second town hall meeting held with stakeholders in Oke Ogun at the Harmony Garden, Saki. Read More  FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

We have redefined governance in Oyo State- Ajimobi

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Tuesday said he has redefined ways and operations of governance for the better in the state. The governor, who spoke during the official flag-off of Saki township road, said” we have done our best to give our people purposeful and all inclusive government”. “This road is about nine kilometers and it will cost about N8 billion, it will be completed in 18 Months with complement of drainage and street lights, “he said. Read More  FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Oyo State Executive Council approves N27.6b road contracts

The State Executive Council meeting of  Oyo State Government has approved the contracts for the dualization of four major roads across the state by four construction companies at the sum of N27.573,520,453.61 The State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Mr Wasiu Dauda confirmed that the contracts was approved on Friday, November 4, 2016. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Alaafin@78: He’s an epitome of intelligence, culture, intellectualism in royalty — Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, on Saturday described the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, as a quintessential traditional ruler and custodian of Yoruba culture. The governor said this in his congratulatory message to the monarch on the occasion of his 78th birthday and appointment as Chancellor of Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun.  The message was issued by Mr Yomi Layinka, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email