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OSOGBO-11/07/2024 – osunstate.gov.ng

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has described former Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom state as a great Nigerian with patriotic heart and extensive contributions to the subnational and national socio-economic development.

In a message issued to mark the birthday of Mr Udom, a banker turned politician, Governor Ademola said the former Governor is a committed brother who supports good causes and who is passionate about national integration and development where all sectors operate to improve the lives of the citizens.

Citing Udom’s sterling records as a Governor of Akwa Ibom state, the Osun Chief Executive noted the unparalleled multi-sectoral development witnessed in the state under Mr Udom and the strong foundation for growth and prosperity bequeathed on his successor.

“My brother, Emmanuel Udom, is a rare leader whose motivation for politics is development and human growth. More of his breed are needed in Nigeria to deepen our democracy and expand goal oriented public service. He remains a great light , a strong role model of selfless public service.

“As you add another year today, it is my pleasure to felicitate you and pray for your continued strength and wisdom to continue in service to the nation in relevant capacities. Every birthday is not just an avenue to count our blessings but also a time to reflect on the journey of life and appreciate the huge divine grace and mercy which uphold and sustain us through the vicissitudes of life.

“We are thus allowed to celebrate but with a sharp eye on the divine presence that gives us everything even when we are not worthy of anything. As a child of grace that you are, Emmanuel, my brother, I join you and your family, in praise and thankfulness to God Almighty.

“Enjoy your day brother. Happy birthday to a thoroughbred democrat, a fine gentleman and cosmopolitan politician.

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor.

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OSOGBO– 11/07/2024– osunstate.gov.ng

The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has described the passing of Mrs Ajarat Amoke Akinleye, the mother of his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Kazeem Akinleye, as “devastating and painful”

Governor Adeleke bemoans Mama’s exit as a huge loss that cannot be quantified, saying the deceased lived a life dedicated to making a difference in people, irrespective of class, tongue and faith.

While expressing his sadness on the passing of Mrs Akinleye, Governor Adeleke noted that the memories of “Mama (Ajarat Akinleye) life of impacts and unparalleled acts of kindness will continue to linger with us for a very long time.”

“Mama Ajarat Amoke Akinleye was a mother, not just to Alhaji Kazeem Akinleye, but many of us, going by how she embraced and supported our goals in life,” the Governor noted in a condolence message.

“It is sad to note the implication of the vacuum her exit will create, particularly in terms of the moral support for my Chief of Staff, and personally to me, her wise counsel and guidance, which are mostly helpful.”

The Governor notes his grieving and heavy heart over the death of Mama Ajarat Amoke Akinleye and hopes that just like him, everyone touched by her passing can find solace in the cherished memories of the indelible imprint Mama made while alive.

“As we mourn Mama Ajarat Amoke Akinleye, may I enjoin us all to celebrate her life of impacts and also honour her memory by continuing the work of touching lives for the better that defines her, and upholding the principle of a better society she exemplified while she was alive.

“It is my prayer that Allah subhanawatahallah be pleased with the soul of Mama Ajarat Akinleye soul and make Aljanah Fridaos her abode while hoping that everyone touched by her demise find the comfort to bear the vacuum of her irreparable loss.”

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

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OSOGBO – 03/07/2024 – Osunstate.gov.ng

Governor Ademola Adeleke has warned transport workers in Osun State against actions and activities capable of plunging the state into violence and lawlessness.

The Governor has also directed immediate suspension of the Senior Special Assistant on Civil Societies, Comrade Emmanuel Adebisi, pending outcome of investigations by the Chief of Staff to the State Governor, Hon Kazeem Akinleye.

In a statement issued today at Osogbo, Governor Adeleke directed the Commissioner for Transportation to again summon a reconciliatory meeting of all the warring groups within the transport sector.

“The officials and their members should desist from distracting Osun people from many ongoing laudable projects and delivery of good governance.

“This administration will not condone lawlessness and acts of violence. We must not and can not afford to return to the era of the previous administration. Our government has zero tolerance for violence.

“Any issue within the transport management should be resolved in line with due process. Internally Generated Revenue in Osun State is strictly regulated within a framework of accountability and transparency that can not be breached.

“Our government has automated revenue collection while integrating multiple revenue points into a single billing process. Our IGR has increased as a consequence of our innovations and zero tolerance for revenue leakages. Diversion of revenue is a thing of the past in Osun State.

“The Commissioner for Transportation is to engage the transport officials and reconcile all financial records. Any transport official who engages in violence will face the full wrath of the law”, the state Governor was quoted as saying.

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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The ties between Osun State Government and the Canadian government was further strengthened as Osun State Government was well represented at the just concluded Collision 2024 that took place in Toronto Canada.

Collision is North America’s fastest-growing tech conference, bringing together Fortune 500 companies, groundbreaking startups and world-class speakers.

This engagement marked a significant step towards strengthening the bilateral relationship between Osun State and the Canadian government, focusing on leveraging Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to drive development across key sectors.

The delegation included Chairman, Osun House of Assembly Committee on ICT, Honourable Adewunmi Irekandun; Special Adviser to the Governor on ICT, Honourable Azeez Badmus; Special Adviser to the Governor on SDG, Honourable Bamikole Omishore and Honourable Bamiyo Akinlosotu.

Commenting on the conference, Governor Ademola Adeleke said, “The Collision 2024 Canada conference provided an invaluable platform for Osun State to forge strategic partnerships and explore innovative solutions that will drive our state’s development. Our engagements here have laid the foundation for significant advancements in health, agriculture, education, and more. We are committed to leveraging these opportunities to enhance the quality of life for our citizens.”

The Governor also noted that the Osun State delegation’s participation in Collision 2024 Canada underscores the state’s commitment to embracing technology and innovation to achieve sustainable development adding that the outcomes of these collaborations are expected to have a lasting positive impact on the state’s economy and societal well-being.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Health Sector Innovation: Osun State initiated a groundbreaking collaboration to digitalize the health sector. The project aims to utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) for real-time data collection and assessment, enhancing proactive decision-making processes. Discussions included the integration of this solution with the state’s existing e-health ERP system, ensuring data protection, and creating sustainability through legislative measures.
  2. Agricultural Development: Osun State is poised to revolutionize its beef supply chains by connecting small-scale farmers to high-revenue sales opportunities through advanced technology. The focus is on using AI to manage livestock and bridge the gap between farmers, veterinary doctors, and buyers. This collaboration aims to promote ranching and dairy production, with an expected boost in local beef production by 60%, significantly driving economic growth.
  3. Strengthening Legislative Relations: The delegation visited the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. A meeting with Honorable Trevor Jones emphasized the importance of exchange programs and legislative partnerships between Osun State and Ontario Province. This initiative aims to foster knowledge exchange and collaborative governance practices and policies.
  4. Investment Opportunities: Engaging with Preponderant Advisory, the delegation explored investment opportunities across various sectors, including education, agriculture, mining, legislation, and ICT. The discussions focused on how advisory services could support the transformation of these sectors and introduce potential partners and investors to Osun State.
  5. Educational and Entrepreneurial Empowerment: We are in talk with The DMZ to establish incubation centers at Osun State University. These centers will nurture innovation and entrepreneurship among students, fostering a culture of technological advancement and economic growth.

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OSOGBO– 24/06/2024– osunstate.gov.ng

The Special Adviser to the Osun State Governor on Public Health, Dr Adekunle Akindele has wondered on why the All Progressives Congress (APC) is hellbent on the spread of Cholera in the state given the reckless politicization of the disease, saying it is wrong for the main opposition to reduce the lives of citizens to its despicable politics.

Dr. Akindele noted that Cholera epidemic is a national health problem which requires the support of all to contain, describing the antics of the Osun APC as inhumane and a clear indication of its evil mindset against the people of the state.

“The pronounced expectations of the APC for the Cholera outbreak in Osun state is the worst kind of politics that anyone will ever expect. It goes to show how desperate the APC has become in its unreasonably quest for power in the state,” he noted.

Dr. Akindele enjoined the APC to take a cue from the PDP responsible and solidarity disposition at the height of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic under Gboyega Oyetola as Governor, cautioning that political considerations should never come above human lives in any situation as the APC is currently doing.

“While COVID-19 ravages the world, the PDP as an opposition in Osun at the time showed humanity and did not play the irresponsible politics that the APC is playing with the ongoing Cholera outbreak” Dr. Akindele recalled.

“That was the reasonable thing to do, because disease outbreak, whether COVID-19, Ebola or the current Cholera in Nigeria, doesn’t distinguish between PDP or the APC. More so, any outbreak will affect Osun people, who should be the priority of any political party of whatever name or color. Unfortunately, power appears to weigh more significance to the APC than the lives of Osun people who will be the eventual victims of a Cholera outbreak in the state, hence, the relentless wish for it to happen here.

“Even when empirical laboratory examination showed no confirmed case of Cholera in Osun state, the APC moves from one media houses to the other to instigate otherwise, pronouncing, although without any scientific basis, that the case is underreported in a clear anticipation for possible outbreak and spread of the epidemic in the state.

“It is important I note that the Government have no reason whatsoever to underreport the occurrence of a globally feared epidemic like Cholera or any disease for that matter. As against the desperation of the APC, I must include that the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other health based organisations are in Osun at the moment and monitoring developments, which will make it almost impossible to manipulate the record.”

Dr. Akindele maintained that the Osun State Government under Governor Ademola Adeleke has put in place proactive measures to contain the spread of Cholera in the state, vowing not to allow the evil intentions of the APC on the good people of the state to materialise.

“Whether APC or PDP or APGA or non-partisan, the Adeleke administration places much premium on the lives of every resident and this is why it is doing everything to protect them against Cholera as evident in series of proactive measures, which the APC may be finding so hard to welcome given its bad intentions,” Dr. Akindele added.

“Therefore, I urge the people of Osun to adhere strictly to preventive measures announced by the State Government through various media platforms and upon suspecting any symptoms, affected individuals should immediately contact the nearest health facility for medical examination and in the event of any positive diagnosis, such individuals are assured of adequate medical care.”

Signed:
Dr. Adekunle Akindele,
The Special Adviser, Public Health, to the Osun State Governor

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OSOGBO– 24/06/2024–osunstate.gov.ng

The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has mourned the passing of a renowned journalist, Miss Taiwo Kekereekun, describing her loss as devastating and painful.

The Governor acknowledges Miss Kekeerekun’s contributions to enriching the field of journalism, particularly, the broadcast segment, where she enlightened audiences and imparted truthful information.

He commiserated with the Management of the Fresh FM Osogbo, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, and the immediate family of Miss Kekeerekun, on her demise, saying that Miss Kekeerekun was one of the brightest voices on radios in the state.

While noting her dedication to the tenet of journalism while she was alive, Governor Adeleke said the exit of Miss Kekeerekun will be hugely felt by her large audience who have come to value her insightful and information views on topical issues.

“My condolences to the Management of Fresh FM, Osogbo, the NAWOJ in Osun on the loss of one of their own, Miss Taiwo Kekereekun. Miss Kekeerekun was a highly principled and committed journalist who prioritised truth and balanced position in her presentations,” the Governor’s condolences message reads in part.

“Her demise is a huge loss and I join in mourning her,” adding that “As much as we grieve her passage, may I enjoin her immediate family and loved ones to take solace in the fact that although her time here was short, but they were made so much impacts that the society will feel the vacuum of her demise.

“May God Almighty be pleased with her soul and grant her eternal rest, and it is my fervent hope that everyone touched by Miss Kekeerekun’s demise find comfort in the fact of a life of many impact that she lived.”

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor.

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OSOGBO– 21/06/2024— osunstate.gov.ng

The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has rejoiced with the Paramount ruler of Iwoland, HRM Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, on the occasion of his birthday, celebrating him for the remarkable transformation that Iwoland is experiencing under his reign.

Governor Adeleke recognizes Oba Akanbi’s shared vision for growth and development, hailing him as a model for purposeful leadership taken into consideration his passionate commitment to the growth and development of his domain and subjects.

The Governor lauds the Oluwo for maintaining balance between modernity and tradition, noting that Kabiyesi’s visionary approach and steadfast pursuit of a virile and prosperous Iwoland inspire us all.

“I rejoice with the HRM Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, on the occasion of his birthday. Oba Akanbi is a monarch that exemplifies duty and inspires dedication to the service of the people,” the Governor was quoted in a congratulatory message.

“On this day, I acknowledge not just the passage of time that Kabiyesi’s new age reflects but also the invaluable contributions to fostering peace and harmony in Iwoland and Osun state as a whole.

“It is my prayer that Kabiyesi’s new age bring more joy and abundant blessings to him while beseeching God Almighty to give him more grace to continue his life of service a and impacts.”

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor.

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OSOGBO – 14/06/2024 – osunstate.gov.ng

Governor Ademola Adeleke has reaffirmed the pledge of his administration to upgrade Senior Secondary education in Osun State to enhance foundation for university education.

The Governor made the pledge at the Government House while hosting the Executive Secretary of the Senior Secondary Education Commission, Dr Iyela Ajayi and his team who were in the state to select a model school for rehabilitation and upgrade.

While describing Osun as a state that places a high premium on all round education from lower level to the tertiary stage, the Governor said
“We are a government that believes strongly in education as a potent catalyst for state development.

“Our government therefore believes in providing a conducive environment for students and teachers to achieve learning goals. The target is to produce all rounded citizens with a sound mind.

“To achieve those lofty ideals, our government devoted precious attention to upgrading learning facilities at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. With two state universities, two polytechnics and several private and federal higher institutions, we ensure no area is lacking in terms of requisite support”, Governor Adeleke noted.

He told the delegation that Osun state is already working to domesticate the secondary education board law, adding that the state is poised to partner deeply with the national Commission.

“ I call for a deeper partnership between Osun and your commission. Before the end of this month, Osun state will domesticate the law for the establishment of a Senior Secondary education board . This is already at the third reading at the State Assembly.

He stated that the state is rebuilding almost all schools, expanding her pool of teachers by over five thousand; and sustaining the school feeding programme out of the 36 states.

Speaking earlier, the Executive Secretary, Dr Iyela Ajayi commended Governor Adeleke’s delivery on education and other sectors of the state, informing that his team has visited some schools in the state and is impressed with the positive development across the state.

He expressed happiness at the embrace of the domestication request by the state government, calling a state law for senior Secondary school development as a condition for partnering with the national commission.

“I commend Your Excellency for the good job you are doing in the state. We have gone round and our commission is eager to be part of good news happening to Osun people”, the Executive Secretary accompanied by his top officials noted.

Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor.

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OSOGBO – 11/06/2024- osunstate.gov.ng

Osun State Government has commenced the distribution of rice palliative under the State Government Food Security Program. An initiative aimed at alleviating food scarcity and ensuring food security is being carried out through the state’s Ministry of Agriculture.

The distribution targets a wide array of registered groups, ensuring that the palliative reaches diverse segments of the population. Among the beneficiaries are Labour Unions, the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Civil Society Organizations, the Union of Pensioners, various Security Outfits, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Religious Associations, Market Unions, and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), among other registered associations.

Governor Ademola Adeleke was represented at the commencement site by his Special Adviser on Agriculture, OSSADEP, and OSSADEC, Hon. Olaniran Akanfe Atidade, who emphasized the importance of the program in mitigating the effects of food insecurity exacerbated by various socio-economic challenges. “This initiative shows our commitment to supporting the most vulnerable in our society,” he stated. “By ensuring that essential food items are accessible, we aim to provide relief and promote stability within our communities.”

“We have meticulously planned this distribution to ensure that all registered groups receive their fair share of the rice palliative,” Atidade explained. “Our goal is to maintain transparency and fairness throughout the process, and we are working closely with representatives from each group to facilitate smooth and efficient distribution.”

As the distribution continues, the Ministry of Agriculture called the full cooperation in order to ensure that the process is orderly and equitable. “The administration remains committed to addressing food insecurity and enhancing the welfare of its citizens through such proactive measures.”

“We urge all beneficiaries to cooperate with the process, ensuring that the aid reaches those who need it most efficiently and transparently.”

The Special Adviser also reiterated the administration’s dedication to continuing similar support programs in the future, aiming for a sustainable and inclusive approach to development and welfare. We urged all beneficiaries to make judicious use of the palliatives and assured that the government remains steadfast in its mission to improve the lives of all residents of Osun State.

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Osunstate.gov.ng. 07:06:2024

Osun State Governor, Sen. Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has approved the Free Train ride for all his citizens residing in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states who are willing to celebrate the forthcoming Eid El Kabir (Ileya Festival ) in Osun State.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Friday, the Honourable Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Rev. Bunmi Jenyo disclosed that the State Government has concluded arrangements for the services with the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC).

This, according to him, is to ease transportation stress and enable those who are interested to celebrate this year’s Eid El Kabir (Ileya Festival) with their families and loved ones in Osun State, to do so, free of charge.

According to the Commissioner, “as part of his efforts to make life easier for his people, the Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has provided free train rides for Osun indigenes living in Lagos State, Ogun State and Oyo State willing to celebrate the Ileya festival with their families in Osun State”.

“The Imole free train ride will depart the Iddo-terminus in Lagos on Friday, 14th June, 2024 by 10am with stop-overs at designated train stations in Ogun and Oyo States to pick passengers and is expected to arrive at the Osogbo train station by 6pm”.

“The return trip from Osogbo railway terminus to Lagos will be on Wednesday, 19th June, 2024 by 12 noon”.

The State Government therefore enjoined citizens of Osun to avail themselves of this opportunity to visit the state and assures them of adequate security inside the train.

Signed:
Rev. Bunmi Jenyo,
Honourable Commissioner,
Ministry of Commerce and Industry,
Osun State.

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