Thursday 17th June 2021

Oyetola greets pioneer Osun SSG at 80

Oyetola greets pioneer Osun SSG at 80
 
 
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of The State of Osun has congratulated the pioneer Secretary to the State Government,  SSG, Chief Moses Inaolaji Aboaba, on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary.
 
 
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, the Governor also praised the ex-SSG, whom he described as a distinguished administrator for laying a solid foundation for the state’s civil service.
 
 
Oyetola further said: “On this auspicious occasion of your 80th birthday anniversary, I join your family, friends and well-wishers to thank Almighty God for your life which has been marked by outstanding accomplishments and enduring fulfilment.
 
 
“On behalf of my family, the Government and people of The State of Osun, I congratulate you as you join the club of octogenarians today, and I pray  that the Almighty God will never cease to bless you immensely and perfect all that concerns you, sir. 
 
 
“I also pray that Almighty God give you wisdom, peace and happiness. Enjoy this day to the fullest, sir! Happy birthday to you, sir” Oyetola said. 

 

 

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Oyetola congratulates Adebayo, Industry Minister, on his birthday

Oyetola congratulates Adebayo, Industry Minister, on his birthday 
 
Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, has described former Ekiti State Governor and Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, as a man of honour, who believes in team spirit. 
 
The governor said this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, to congratulate the minister on his 62nd birthday anniversary. 
 
He noted that as one of the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC,  in the  South West, the former Ekiti State Governor continues to demonstrate commitment to the ideals of the progressives, just as he has also demonstrated capacity to be entrusted with more leadership roles.
 
“On behalf of the Government of the State of Osun and her people, I felicitate with you on the occasion of your birthday. 
 
“You have written your name in the sands of time and the memories of your footprints will linger forever.
 
“As you mark yet another birthday today,  I  pray that God will grant you  more years of good health, wisdom, and strength to continue to serve the people of Ekiti State in particular and Nigeria as a whole,” Oyetola added. 
 
 
 
 
 

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Oyetola greets Oyinlola at 69

Oyetola greets Oyinlola at 69
 
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of The State of Osun has congratulated a former Governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, on his 69th birthday anniversary.
 
The former governor turns 69 on Monday. 
 
Oyetola described the former governor as a statesman  who has continued to demonstrate his commitment to the growth and development of the state and his fatherland.
 
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan, the governor said he was joining the Oyinlola family, friends and associates in celebrating the former governor as he begins his countdown ahead of his joining the septuagenarian league.
 
“Egbon, as you turn 69, I pray that God will grant you  more years of good health, wisdom, and strength to continue serving the state in particular and the country at large,” Oyetola added. 

 

 

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Osun govt commiserates with family of slain corps member …charges security operatives to bring perpetrators to justice

Osun govt commiserates with family of slain corps member
 
…charges security operatives to bring perpetrators to justice
 
The Osun State Government has commiserated with the family of Mr. Adebayo Mukaila Dele, a corps member that was killed by suspected armed robbers on Tuesday in Osogbo, the state capital.
 
This was disclosed on Thursday when a government delegation, led by  the Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Hon. Olayemi Azeez Lawal, visited the parents of the deceased to commiserate with them.
 
Dele, who until his death, was a serving corps member posted to Olorunda North Local Council Development Area, was reportedly robbed and killed while returning home on Tuesday around 11:00pm.
 
The government charged security operatives to unravel the killers and bring them to justice.
 
The government had earlier sent a similar delegation to commiserate with the management and staff of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) over the demise.
 
The Commissioner also reassured  the citizens of government’s commitment to security of their lives and property, saying no effort would be spared to ensure justice for the bereaved.
 
He admonished corps members serving in the state to always adhere to the NYSC security tips and shun things capable of endangering their lives.
 
“Mr. Governor sent us to condole with you on the loss of your son, Mukaila. We are all saddened by the incident, and we pray that God will give you the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. 
 
“I assure you that we will not leave you alone but will support you in the best possible way. 
 
“The death of your son is a great loss not only to your family but to the Scheme and the State at large. I want you to take heart and believe that soon the perpetrators will be brought to justice”, Lawal added.

 

 

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Oyetola congratulates Aina, OFR, on his birthday 

Oyetola congratulates Aina, OFR, on his birthday 
 
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has congratulated Dr. Segun Aina, OFR,
President, Fintech Association of Nigeria, on his 65th birthday anniversary.
 
He described the celebrant, who is also the Chairman, Osun Development Association,   as one with impeccable entrepreneurial skills whose contributions  have helped the growth and development of The State of Osun.
 
 In a release by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,  Ismail Omipidan, Governor Oyetola further said, “As you celebrate another wonderful milestone in life today, I join your family, friends and well-wishers to thank Almighty God for your life, which has been marked by outstanding accomplishments in the country.
 
“On behalf of my family, the Government and People of The State of Osun, I congratulate you and pray that Almighty God gives you wisdom, peace and happiness. Happy Birthday to you.”
 

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Oyetola reverses demotion of LG workers. Tasks them on productivity, hardwork

Oyetola reverses demotion of LG workers 
. Tasks them on productivity, hardwork
 
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has called on workers in the State to be productive and remain committed to their respective duties,  saying his administration will reward hardwork. 
 
 
The Governor spoke on Wednesday during a solidarity meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in the State held at the Local Government Service Commission, Government Secretariat, Abere Osogbo. 
 
 
Reacting to the recent demotion of some civil servants on the ground of certificate forgery and other related offences, Oyetola pledged to reverse cases of those affected on the basis of further studies without approval. 
 
Governor Oyetola, who reiterated the commitment of the administration to workers’ welfare, particularly the payment of salaries as and when due, urged all civil servants to support the government in its bid to increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the State, pledging judicious utilisation of the resources for the benefits of all. 
 
 
“I am very elated to see the mammoth crowd of committed and diligent workers in our local governments. The success of any government rests on the performance of civil servants, most especially those at the local governments.
 
 
“As a government, we recognise the fact that Local Government Administration is the closest to the people, and it is expected of you to do the needful for the image of our government and the wellbeing of our people.
 
 
“I thank God for the sustenance of full salaries. This will continue by the grace of God. We must all be responsible to our roles to make our state a pacesetter of development. I urge you to put in your best in terms of productivity, hard work and proficiency. 
 
“You must be able to get home and be satisfied for putting in your best. Productivity is an important aspect of service delivery. You are supposed to be prompt in all you do. Those who put in their best in terms of efforts will be rewarded.
 
“On the issue of demotion of some workers, we have forgiven those demoted for embarking on further studies without approval. Their cases will be reviewed and their demotion will be reversed as appropriate,” Governor Oyetola stressed. 
 
He also tasked the local government workers to be committed to the policies and programmes of government designed to make life abundant for the people, just as he specifically implored them to focus on the development of the Agricultural sector. 
 
He disclosed the government’s plan to begin construction of 5 kilometres of road in each of the local governments across the state, adding that the projects were aimed at taking development to the grassroots. 
 
 
He said, “You are aware of our Economic and Investment Summit that centred on the need to improve our economy in the areas of infrastructure, mining, agriculture, tourism among others. I want you to change the narrative of agriculture in the state. 
 
“Our state is known as an agrarian state. Please, key in to encourage the people to go for farming. We have the land and human capital resources. Let’s display a high sense of commitment to improve the sector and we are ready to support you. Please, key into it, we will support and fund it.”
 
Earlier in his address, the President of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Adeyeye Adedeji Jacob, commended the governor for being committed to workers’ wellbeing, as demonstrated in the full payment of salaries as and when due. 
 
He pledged the readiness of local government workers to support the administration of Governor Oyetola whom he described as “gentle but rugged, humility personified, a good epitome of peace, a man who has zero tolerance for mediocrity, a leader who celebrates excellence and a great respecter of the rule of law”.
 
He also described as commendable the numerous achievements of Governor Oyetola in the state, adding, “Since he was sworn in, he has been able to sustain payment of salaries to workers and pensioners in the state. When it all started, some people thought that it was a gimmick meant to canvass for workers’ votes. Alas, our Mr. Possibility has sustained this up till now and we believe it will continue.”
 
Among those present at the event were the Deputy Governor, Mr. Benedict Alabi; the Chief of Staff, Dr. Charles Akinola; the Osun State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Prince Adebayo Adeleke; the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dayo Adewole; the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Yemi Lawal; the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Rasaki Adeosun; Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Tunde Adedeji, among others. 
 

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Oyetola swears in Awolalu as President of Osun Customary Court of Appeal …charges her on integrity, fairplay, justice

Oyetola swears in Awolalu as President of Osun Customary Court of Appeal
 
…charges her on integrity, fairplay, justice
 
 
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Tuesday, swore in Justice Foluke Eunice Awolalu as the new President of the Osun State Customary Court of Appeal.
 
 
Awolalu’s appointment came following the death of the former President of the court, Justice Gloria Oladoke, in September last year.
 
 
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony held at the Multipurpose Hall of the Local Government Service Commission, State Secretariat, Abere Osogbo, Governor Oyetola urged Awolalu to continue from where her predecessor left off by upholding ”the tenets of her office and to discharge her responsibilities with the highest level of integrity, equity, discipline and justice”.
 
 
Oyetola maintained  that the best way to immortalise the late President of the court was to continue to seek justice for the good people of the state. 
 
 
He described the former President of the court as “a Justice of Justices who was an epitome of character, industry, professionalism and leadership”.
 
He said with Justice Awolalu’s pedigree as an incorruptible, fearless and courageous Judge, he had no doubt in her ability to sustain the existing trust that people have in the judiciary as the purveyor of justice in the state.
 
“Hon. Justice Awolalu is coming into the office at a time when The State of Osun still remains the most peaceful state in Nigeria and a period when the three arms of government in the state are enjoying peaceful coexistence without compromising their exclusive roles. It is also a time when the people have implicit confidence in the state judiciary.
 
”The judiciary is described as the last hope of the common man. Common men constitute a huge population in the state and the major clients of the Customary Court and the Customary Court of Appeal by virtue of the fact that they are mostly illiterates, indigent and consequently benefit from native laws, tradition and customs.
 
”Both Courts handle cases such as marriages, property ownership, inheritance and such laws which are critical to their lives, are predominantly unwritten and are therefore subject to abuse.
 
“The President of the Customary Court of Appeal must therefore drive its court to perform its role with the highest level of responsibility and fairness to ensure justice and peace for the people
 
“I congratulate Hon. Justice Awolalu on her appointment as the new helmsperson at this court. By the grace of Almighty God, Hon. Justice Awolalu will ably take off where her predecessor left off  and end up with grace and in peace,” Governor Oyetola added.
 
Earlier in her acceptance speech, the newly-sworn-in President, Justice Foluke Awolalu thanked the governor for approving her appointment just as she promised to justify the confidence reposed in her by being fair and just in the ajudication of justice.
 
“I see this as an opportunity for me to build and consolidate on the good work of those that have served in this position as I am committed to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the administration of justice. I will ensure that every man gets justice in accordance with the Constitution and judicial system, ” she added. 

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Oyetola appoints Rent Tribunals chairmen, members

Oyetola appoints Rent Tribunals chairmen, members

Governor, The State of Osun, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has approved the appointment of chairmen and members of Rent Tribunals for the nine Federal Constituencies in the state.

The appointment is in accordance with the Residential Accommodation (Rent Control) Law Cap. 144 Laws of Osun, 2002, Section 5(1)(a) and (b) t

This is contained in a statement on Monday, signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan.

The constitution of the Rent Tribunals, the governor noted, was aimed at enhancing communal peace and dispensation of justice in landlord/tenant related disputes, adding that through the Rent Tribunals, peaceful and amicable resolution of rent related issues would be guaranteed in all the federal constituencies.

The nine federal constituencies and their Chairmen are: Osogbo- Barrister N.O Sanusi, Ijesa South- Barrister Ayo Afilaka, Ede- Barrister Kunle Abbas, Ifelodun- Barrister Kayode Adebisi, and Ila- Barrister Segun Durotolu.

Others are: Ife – Barrister Taiwo Adedoyin, Iwo- Barrister Adeosun Pade Aderibigbe, Irewole- Barrister Adebola Ogungbade and Ijesa North- Barrister Adebiyi Olaoluwa Adeniran.

The appointment takes immediate effect.

See full list below:

1. OSOGBO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

(1) Barr. N.O. Sanusi (Chairman)

(2) Oludele Mathew Oluwasegun

(3) Mr. Rasaki Olayinka Bamidele

(4) Mr. Fatai Jimoh Sunmonu.   

 2. IJESA SOUTH FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

(1) Barr. Ayo Afilaka        (Chairman)

(2) Barr. Jide Adubi.        

(3) Hon. Ajeleti Adegboyega   

(4) Hon. Fowowe Akinola     

3. EDE FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

(1) Barr. Kunle Abass.       (Chairman)

(2) Mr. Awoyemi Alimi    

(3) Adebisi Abideen Adedayo

(4) Mr. Nureni Olukuewu   

4. IFELODUN FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

(1) Barr. Kayode Adebisi. (Chairman) 

(2) Mr. Adeola Adewumi

(3) Mr. Sonalaje Yunus  

(4) Mr. Ibrahim Adesoye

5. ILA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

(1) Barr. Segun Durotolu.        (Chairman)

(2) Mrs. Veronica Oladipo      

(3) Mrs. Oni Omoladun Yetunde

(4) Rasheed Onilude Koladapo 

6. IFE FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

(1) Barr. Taiwo Adedoyin.      (Chairman)

(2) Mr. Bakare Lateef Ayobami. 

(3) Mr. Kazeem Sunday Asafa 

(4) Mr. Wale Popoola.      

7. IWO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

(1) Barr. Adeosun Pade Aderibigbe.            (Chairman)

(2) Alh. Abubakar Abdul-Fatai             

(3) Barr. Yemi Ibrahim Abolusodun  

(4) Mr. Yinka Olaoye                        

8. IREWOLE FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

(1) Barr. Adebola Ogungbade  (Chairman)

(2) Mr. Wasiu Muhammad

(3) Mr. Isiaka Alani Ayandiran

(4) Mr. Alaba Fakunle    

9. IJESA NORTH FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

(1) Barr. Adebiyi Olaoluwa Adeniran  (Chairman)

(2) Mr. Oluseyi Philips Olaoluwa  

(3) Chief Mrs. Adenike Dunsin       

(4) Mr. Joseph Oluwole Ojo       

 

Ismail Omipidan

Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

20/01/2020

 

 

 

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SIFMIS Platform Will Boost Our Financial Management System – Osun Finance Commissioner…… as handling firm begins presentation

SIFMIS Platform Will Boost Our Financial Management System – Osun Finance Commissioner…… as handling firm begins presentation

Kingsley Omoyeni


Commissioner for Finance, Mr Bola Oyebamiji has described the customized State Information Financial Management Integrated System(SIFMIS) as a component capable of making the state more financially accountable and give her a clear direction as to how to plans for development.

This was just as the commissioner charged all line MDAs as well as other stakeholders involved in the building of the SIFMIS platform to make themselves available and render all necessary assistance to the firm in charge of the project.

Mr Oyebamiji stated this during the maiden presentation of the handling firm for the project held at the conference room of the Ministry of Finance.

The Commissioner who explained that the system when fully integrated is capable of taking the state out of the present financial doldrums urged all bureaucrats to be serious minded about the whole process for its aims to be achieved.

According to Oyebamiji, “this is another innovation in public financial management that the state is driving which shows that the Oyetola administration is serious about fiscal transperency and accountability. We must all be part of it and make it work.

” this is very important to the state, with the amount we are plunging into this project we honestly can not afford to fail, that is why I am calling on all Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as other stakeholders to give it the attention it deserves.

“this maiden meeting is actually to facilitate an interface between the firm handling the project and stakeholders in the state and for both to have a relationship and fully understand the scope of the implementation process”. The CIBN member stated.

Speaking earlier during a presentation, the team leader for the handling firm, Mr Dayo Idowu while
assuring the State that the best technical experts will be deployed for the assignment promised that the assignment will be delivered within a record time of six months from the day of Signing the Contract.

Also present at the presentation were: Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Prof. Olalekan Yinusa, Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Mr Olawale Olumide, and that of Youth and Sports, Mr Lawal Olayemi among other stakeholders which include the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mrs Adebimpe Ogunlumade.

It will be recalled that state government of Osun about a month ago got support from the World Bank and European Union to put in place a platform which will among other benefits assist in the preparation of the state’s annual budget through an automated process for efficiency while also automating the warrant process.

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Osun Govt. Disburses #30m To Families Of Deceased Civil Servants

Osun Govt. Disburses #30m To Families Of Deceased Civil Servants

Kingsley Omoyeni


Government of the state of Osun has disbursed #30m as death in service claims to another batch of the next-of-Kin of civil servants who died while in active service of the state government.


The disbursement which was made to about ten claimants is one out of the series of batches to be done by the state government in fulfillment of the terms of agreement of the contributory pension scheme.

The State Government has since the Commencement of the contributory pension scheme in the state, been paying annual premium on every civil servant as life assurance in an effort to fulfill the pension scheme agreement.

Speaking while distributing the cheques to the beneficiaries in her office on Friday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mrs Adebimpe Ogunlumade on behalf of the state, commiserated with them on the loss of their loved ones, praying that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

She urged the beneficiaries to ensure that the money they have received is spent judiciously especially on the education of the children the departed souls have left behind.

She said, “We thank God that the government of Osun has been fulfilling her part of the agreement of the contributory pension scheme through the payment of an annual premium as life assurance scheme on every civil servant, that is why this is made possible today.

“On behalf of the state Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, I commiserate with you on your loss. It’s actually a loss for the entire state and I pray that God should be with the children and other family members they have left behind.

“I plead with you to use the money you have just been given judiciously, you should use it for the education of the children and dependants they have left behind”. Ogunlumade stated.

The beneficiaries who wouldn’t want their names published were full of gratitude to the state government of Osun, saying the funds will go a long way in alleviating their financial challenges.

It will be recalled that the state government about a month ago made similar disbursement of over #20m to seven claimants of deceased civil servants in the state.

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