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OSOGBO – 09/09/2023- Osunstate.gov.ng

The Osun State Government has dismissed the accusation of the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) of hoarding the N2bn fund received from the federal government as a mere rhetoric of palace jesters, urging the people of the state to be wary of a imbecillic scheme by the opposition to pitch them against the performing Adeleke administration.

In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi, the State Government said it was unfortunate that the APC is counting on sheer misinformation to warm itself back into the heart of the people following its abysmal performance in government that is responsible for the resounding rejections suffered at polls from Osun people.

Oluomo Alimi maintained the Adeleke administration’s resolve to transparency and judiciously administering any resource in its possession unlike the experience with the immediate past APC government, assuring Osun people that the N2bn is safe and will be applied in a transparent manner to their benefits.

“The undeniable truth about the Osun APC is that it is seriously down, but instead of working on its inadequacies that is responsible for the pitiable situation it has found itself, the APC is taking to wild and irresponsible lies to hoodwink unsuspecting public,” he noted in the statement.

“For the APC to begin to peddle outrageous claims that this government is hoarding N2bn fund received from the FG is a clear sign of how low it has sunk. The APC has become consistent in peddling wild theories and cooking tales just to create a false impression about the Adeleke administration in the minds of Osun people.

“Osun people will note that the Osun State Government announced the receipt of the N2bn fund from FG, but to guide against the kind of experience of the abuse that featured prominently in the past, the Adeleke administration is carefully thinking through utilization of the fund especially when it is not a free gift as Osun APC erroneously tried to paint.

“We therefore called on Osun people to reject the antics of the APC as it was never borne out of genuine concern for their welfare, but mere political pandering. The Adeleke administration understands the tough situation that the removal of fuel subsidy imposed on them and is working within available resources to cushion the impact.”, the statement noted.

The Commissioner described the APC as an irredeemably divided and discredited political platform that has permanently lost any goodwill with Osun people, adding that “the more the party lied, the deeper it sank into oblivion with the voting public”

Signed
Oluomo Kolapo Alimi,
Hon Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment.

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07/09/2023

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION, BURSARY AND SCHOLARSHIP
P.M.B. 4418, Osogbo, State of Osun, Nigeria

Our Ref. HBS/PO/VOL.1/52
Your Ref
Date: 07 September, 2023

  PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.

IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF OSUN STATE POLYTECHNIC, IREE.

This to inform the general public, particularly members of staff and students of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree to proceed on two (2) weeks break, with immediate effect.
The immediate break is a necessary action in order to maintain peace in the Institution consequent upon the forceful return of the suspended Rector, Dr. T.A. Odetayo.
The general public should also note that School accounts have been frozen with immediate effect and it is imperative that everyone cooperates fully and adheres to these directives.
I thank you.

Announcer:
Hon. Dipo Eluwole
The Honorable commissioner for Education.

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OSOGBO -25/08/2023 osunstate.gov.ng.gov.ng

Democracy can only survive in Africa when leaders allow free and fair elections and elected leaders serve the interest of the citizenry, Osun State Governor , Senator Ademola Adeleke has declared.

He made the assertion at a three day executive retreat organised by the African office of the United Nations Development Programme ongoing at Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

Speaking as part of 16 state governors who attended the retreat, Governor Adeleke attributed challenges facing democracy in Africa to the refusal of elected officials to deploy state power in service of the people and a follow up trend of resisting free and fair electoral process.

While advancing the importance of due process and rule of law for democratic survival , the Osun state chief executive noted that leadership positions should be seen as a tool for service to the people , urging leaders to have fear of God as foundation for leadership success.

” I am glad to be here. Permit me to call on leaders in and out of here that we must allow democracy to work. We are products of the democratic process . So we should allow free and fair elections.

” Our people put us here . So we must serve their interest. If we fail to serve their interest , we must accept when we are voted out. Once we are elected , we must be on our toes and make a difference.That is how democracy can thrive.

” Democracy in whatever form must bring development. If democracy does not produce development , there will be problems with the system. I love what I see in Rwanda. There are serious lessons to learn.

” I try to practice what I preach. In Osun state, I govern with an eye on rule of law and due process. I know developed nations got to where they are today because they allowed democracy to function, they embraced rule of law.

” Let me also add that the citizens too must play their parts. The citizenry must be active and defend the electoral process. The people must rise to ensure free and fair elections.

“We will learn a lot here. We will exchange notes. We will be better leaders”, he told the gathering

A continental leader, Donald Kaberuka, in his submission emphasized the essence of contemporary leadership in a rapidly changing world.

According to him, legal compliance, legitimacy, and empathy are pivotal attributes, calling for fair governance as a central theme and stressing the importance of inclusive leadership.

Governors from Nigeria who attended the retreat include those of Oyo, Abia, Anambra, Benue, Cross River (represented by the Deputy Governor) ,Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Lagos, Niger, Nassarawa, Taraba, Sokoto (represented by the Deputy Governor) and Zamfara

Special Guests include Mohammed Yahya, Nigeria Country Head for UNDP, who provided insights on technical capacities such as AI and Climate Change.

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor.

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  • Pledges support of Canada Government to Osun on Climate Change

OSOGBO- 22/08/2023– osunstate.gov.ng

High Commissioner to Nigeria, James Christoff, on Tuesday stated that he is impressed with the focus and performance of the Ademola Adeleke led Osun State Government adding that Governor Adeleke should be commended for his effort in the improvement of the mining sector.

The High Commissioner who is on a visit to the historic and tourist centres in Osun stated this at the Government Secretariat, Osogbo stressing that the framework for a beneficial relationship between Canada Government and Osun would be worked upon.

Chirstoff who spoke on how Canada can support Osun on Culture, Tourism, Global Investment and mining stressed further that Osun state government should be commended for its effort on Climate Change adding that other states in Nigeria are looking to emulate Osun in that regard.

He said, “I’m impressed with the focus of the Governor, and everybody who is working with him, the Deputy Governor and Secretary to the State Government and every other persons who have made presentations earlier .

“There is a lot of talent here, and I think is high time investors started looking at coming down to Nigeria and Osun to see for themselves what I have seen since I got here yesterday.

“In the areas of culture, tourism, global investment and mining there is so much that we are doing in Canada and we can create an opportunity for partnership, like its been said in all the presentations.

“In the area of mining, Governor Adeleke should be commended for the improvement made on mining regulations and also in the mining sector of the state and also in Climate Change, thank you for taking the lead, I am sure all the other states are looking at taking the same steps”.

Speaking on behalf of the Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi, the Deputy Governor of Osun State urged the High Commissioner and his team to ensure that the relationship that is about to be created is not left to rotten away and should be built upon with continuous communication.

He stressed further that the doors of Osun state government is open to global investors for collaborations and partnerships adding that a fair and leveled playing ground as well as adequate security will be provided.

“Please I want to urge the High Commissioner and his team to ensure that this relationship we are building today doesn’t just end at the visit but we build upon it by communicating regularly such that results are seen in terms of partnership and collaboration between the Osun state government and Canadian Government.

“Being a new administration, the door of Osun state is open to foreign and global investors and I can assure you that a fair and leveled playing ground as well as adequate security will be provided to all Investors”, he said.

Earlier in the meeting, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism- Hon Abiodun Ojo; Commission for Agriculture- Hon Tola Faseru; Commissioner for Innovation, Science, Communication and Technology- Hon Maruff Ayodele Ayofe; Special Adviser Global Investment to the Governor- Hon Yemi Owolade and Special Adviser to the Governor on Mining and minerals resources- Prof Lukman Jimoda had made series of presentations to detail the areas of opportunity for investment in Osun state.

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed
Spokesperson to the Osun state Governor.

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OSOSGBO – 21/08/2023 – osunstate.gov.ng

The Government of Osun state has again updated the general public about the palliative delivery from the Federal Government just as it is finalizing the template for distribution to residents of the state.

In a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Hon Kolapo Alimi, the state is expecting the second batch of Federal Government food palliative distribution even as it still awaits the last truck of 600 bags of rice from the first batch.

According to the statement, the second batch which is expected as soon as possible includes 14,516 bags of 50kg rice and 3, 200MT of maize.

The statement further quoted the message from the federal government team reading as follows: “We hereby wish to inform you that the second batch of federal government food palliative distribution is poised to commence as soon as possible, and you are scheduled to receive 14,516 bags of 50kg rice and 3,200MT of maize”

Hon Alimi said the update above is necessary to keep the public abreast of development on the palliative distribution, clarifying however that a truck of 600 bags is still outstanding from the first batch.

He explained that the state government is finalizing the template for distribution which he promised will ensure that all segments of the society benefit from the distribution  exercise.

” The Government wants to ensure full delivery before launching out on the distribution. We assure the public of transparency and accountability in the sharing of the foodstuffs to the citizenry”, the statement posited.

Signed
Hon Kolapo Alimi,
Hon Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenm

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  • Inauguration Holds Wednesday Morning

OSOGBO – 15/08/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

Governor Ademola Adeleke has appointed Caretaker committees for Local Government Council Areas, Local Government Development Areas and the Area Office in Osun state after securing approval of the State House of Assembly.

The Governor had written to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly , seeking approval for the appointment of the Caretaker committees.

The Governor’s letter in part reads as follows:,

“In view of the urgency of need for a functioning local government system and the arising necessity due to non-existence of legitimate and democratically elected Local Government Executives across the Local Government Councils in Osun State, I hereby forward the attached list of Caretaker members for all the Local Government Council Areas, Local Government Development Area and Area Councils across Osun State, for your consideration, pending the holding of Local Government elections in line with the relevant provisions of the law.

“I seek your expeditious approval so as to properly re-shape and direct the administration of the third tier of government in Osun State”, the letter partly read.

The letter which was later considered by the lawmakers was followed by the screening and confirmation of the nominees.

Meanwhile, the inauguration of the Caretaker members is fixed for Wednesday August 16th at the Car park of the Bola Ige House, Abere , Osogbo by 10AM.

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor.

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OSOGBO – 9/08/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

Governor Ademola Adeleke has called for the establishment of a trans – regional security taskforce to curtail growing cross border criminality just as the General Officer Commanding 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Valentine Okoro lauded the Osun state Governor for creating a safe and secure environment for residents to live and conduct lawful businesses.

The GOC 2 Division of the Nigerian Army gave the commendation when he paid a courtesy call on the Governor in the Office.

The General Officer Commanding 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Valentine Okoro led members of his team among whom were the Commanders of Engineering Construction Command Ede, among others to pay a working visit to the Governor.

The GOC said he was in Osun as part of efforts to familiarize himself with the operational procedures in states under his Command.

According to him, he found that Osun State is one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria and therefore commended the Governor for his huge investment in securing lives and property of the people.

Major General Okoro described Osun State as lucky with the presence of the Engineering Construction Command, Ede, which is full of all sorts of Army Engineers, specialists and combatants that contribute to the security architecture of the State.

He appreciated the government and people of Osun for creating a stable and secure environment. He therefore called for more collaboration between the security agencies and the people not just to secure but to sustain the stable environment but to improve on it by volunteering relevant and genuine information to the Nigerian Army which he described as people-centric.

Welcoming the General Officer Commanding 2 Division of the Nigerian Army to the state, Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke said the visit is very significant and a great opportunity to strengthen the security strategy on the sustenance of the current peace and stability not just in Osun but in the region.

Governor Adeleke therefore called for the establishment of a regional task force to track and curb cross border criminality in the south west and other areas under his Command.

While calling for a symbiotic working relationship between the state government and the GOC, Senator Adeleke assured the military team that Osun is the home of hospitality where no one is discriminated against based on tribe, ethnicity or religion.

Senator Adeleke lauded the commander of Engendering Construction Regiment, Ede Army Barrack, Brig. Gen. K F Sulaimon for a wonderful job in securing the state saying that the knowledge of the military barrack in Ede is enough deterrent to criminals who might be scouting for a place to perpetuate their criminal activities .

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor.

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OSOGBO – 07/08/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the smooth and effective take off of University of Ilesa, Osun State.

The Governor gave this assurance while receiving the leadership of the National Universities Commission, NUC, led by the Executive Secretary, Ambassador Chris Maiyaki at the Governor’s Country Home, Ede.

Senator Adeleke assured the visiting NUC team that the state government will give all necessary support to facilitate the smooth take and sustainability of the young university.

The Governor described the Vice Chancellor of University of Ilesa, Professor Taiwo Asaolu as a round peg in a round hole who was appointed based on his pedigree and ability to take the newly established citadel of learning to stardom.

He solicited the support of the NUC for the two state universities, affirming the readiness of his administration to provide all needed logistics for the operation of the new university.

Earlier in his address, the Executive Secretary of NUC, Ambassador Chris Maiyaki commended Governor Ademola Adeleke for his nationally acknowledged enthusiasm for the development of education and passionate commitment to entrenching good governance.

Ambassador Maiyaki said the NUC team was in the State to gather first hand information on the state of preparedness of the university for academic activities saying that the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Taiwo Asaolu has briefed the commission adequately about the uncommon level of support given to the university by the state Governor.

According to him, their recommendations will enable JAMB to enlist University of Ilesa as a school of choice for admission seekers.

He added that their recommendations will equally enable UNILESA to be eligible to draw necessary support in terms of grants and aid from Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, and other relevant bodies.

Ambassador Maiyaki while soliciting the continued support of the Governor for the University in terms of sustainable funding lauded the Governor for his passion for education and good governance which he said has endeared him to millions of Nigerians within Osun State and beyond.

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to Osun State Governor.

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OSOGBO – 04/08/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has kickstarted the Osun State Business Growth Initiative through strategic partnership with federal and international organisations and agencies.

In line with his commitment to transform Osun from a civil service state to a business and industrial state, the Governor in Abuja in the last two days directed the hosting of two top flight meetings to address business Growth and industrial foundation for Osun State.

While a delegation had far reaching discussions with the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority on reviving Osun free trade zone and kickstarting the agricultural processing zones, another team was at the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) to develop a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen SME growth in the state.

The team that met the SMEDAN management led by Senator Akogun Lere Oyewumi had the Chief of Staff, Hon Kazeem Akinleye and other top government officials in attendance. Organized by the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Rev Bunmi Jenyo, the meeting had the full presence of directors and top management of the agency.

Senator Oyewumi who spoke on behalf of the state delegation informed SMEDAN management of the state’s readiness to tap into all the programmes of the agency to develop Osun businesses.

“You can see our delegation is strong and this demonstrates our readiness to grow the Osun business potentials. We seek revival of previous agreements and the creation of new ones. Our government is business friendly”, Oyewumi said.

The Director General of SMEDAN, Olawale Fasanya told the delegation that Osun is receiving full attention of the agency, citing various initiatives such as the proposed training facility within the Industrial Development Centre, Osogbo, ongoing identification for development of small cluster business zones, matching fund programme advertisements and the conditional grant scheme.

“We have had several MOUs with previous Osun state governments. Now is the time to build up a new one that will be very comprehensive”, the SMEDAN boss noted.

At NEPZA, both parties agreed to accelerate the revival of the Living Spring Free Trade Zone which has been moribund for years.

The Osun Government team led by the State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry and the NEPZA team led by the agency Managing Director, Prince Adesoji Adesugba agreed on the following; resuscitation of the Livingspring free trade zone, partnership on the development of the Special Agriculture processing Zone and development of the state investment promotion agency.

Speaking on the ongoing partnership deals which cover the United Nations Training agency, Governor Adeleke noted as follows : “Our administration is working hard to develop the state business sectors, we need new partnerships with several federal and international agencies.

“I have the sense of urgency to change this label of civil service state. We want our industrial sector to grow. Therefore, we have to develop the abandoned free trade zone, this will drive inflow of investment. We hope to get the SME industrial clusters off the ground, need mini-industrial parks all over the Senatorial districts. We are reviewing the Omoluabi economic zone to make it truly functional.

“With the state cabinet in place, I seek to quicken the pace of our delivery. That is why we are hosting several delegations locally and internationally. That is why we are targeting national and global agencies. As a businessman before now, I am convinced that developing our business is the best way to grow the state”, Governor Adeleke affirmed.

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor.

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OSOGBO -31/07/2023

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Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has warned his newly inaugurated commissioners and advisers against corrupt conduct even as he restated his commitment to the full implementation of the five point agenda.

Declaring open a three day executive retreat for commissioners and advisers, Governor Adeleke rolled out principles which he called on all appointees to abide with, pointing out that the realisation of the five point agenda will provide a solid foundation for a new Osun State.

Taking time to update the participants of the five point agenda, the State Chief Executive officer re-emphasised details of his governance agenda as follows:

“First line charge for workers’ welfare, salaries, gratuities, and pensions: The above flows from the close link between formal and informal workforce in Osun State. When state workers are well treated, the informal sector booms as Osun is for now almost a civil service state. So in your policy framework, you must be mindful of the likely impact on workers, both within and out of government. Our policies and programmes must be workers’ friendly;

“Boosting state economy by business partnering and support for business class: Osun faces twin setbacks of poverty and unemployment. To change the narrative, we must deepen the state economy through incentives and an enabling environment for the business class. Here, the class covers the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) and the market operators across gender. We must introduce policies that will increase the state GDP through prosperity of the business community. In return, a booming state economy will employ more job seekers and enhance tax revenues to bridge the infrastructure deficit.

“Osun money serving Osun people through homegrown infrastructure policy: Osun state has suffered multi-billion naira capital flight in the last 12 or so years. That unfortunate past is responsible for this agenda of localisation. This implies the government patronizing local suppliers and contractors. State fund thus revolves within the local economy, deepening state growth and ensuring local economy expansion. We are to address infrastructure gaps through local affordable options. Part of localisation is our direct labour policy, this reduces cost of projects, ensures standard monitoring, creates local jobs and empower local business class. You must therefore avoid exporting contracts and services outside the state except where there is no local alternative. We must not repeat the errors of the past which were responsible for the present precarious state.

“People-focused social policy through skill-based education, affordable health care, state security, and social security support: Osun was in the past a victim of fanciful policy designs which neglected the people and relegated their interests to the background. We must run a people-centric government. Have it at the back of your mind that the principal goal of government is the welfare of the people. So we must ensure reforms in education, health, women and youth sectors that positively impact on the people. As politicians, it makes sense for us to genuinely serve the people. They voted for us. Constitutionally, governments are set up for the welfare of the citizenry.

“Agro-based Industrialisation for wealth and job creation for youths and women: Osun is a state blessed with multiple resources as a traditionally agricultural state. Our Industrialisation efforts should be agricultural based in addition to other sectors such as solid minerals. We must create industrial parks, agriculture processing zones alongside our free trade zones. The target should be the development of value chains of agricultural products to access local and international markets. This will energize and engage our women and youth and transform Osun from its present civil service status”, the Governor told the team.

He proceeded to admonish the commissioners and advisers, adding “I expect all appointees to uphold these principles in public and private conduct as follows:

“Responsive Government: We must all beware of conduct injurious to the welfare of the public. We should be responsive at all times to the aspirations of the citizenry. We must remain of the people, by the people and for the people;

“Honesty and integrity in public service: The public is watching us. The opposition is monitoring our actions and inactions. You must be above board. Corrupt conduct will be heavily sanctioned.

“Innovation in Governance: Osun is confronted with multiple governance questions, yet, our financial resources are limited. Our only option is to think out of the box. As heads of MDAs, I charge you to be very innovative. You are to generate and implement problem solving ideas within the framework of the five point agenda;

“Prudence in Governance: In times of national economic emergency, I love achieving much with little resources. You must be prudent and adopt measures that reduce the cost of projects and services.

“United team Work: I am a team player. I expect synergy and collaboration. You must avoid infighting as much as possible. If you are in doubt, approach the Chief of Staff for clarifications. There won’t be any room for solo actors in our cabinet. You must work as a team with a common goal to make a difference in the lives of our people.

“Harmony with Bureaucrats: We must get it clear that while the commissioners are the political heads of the Ministries, the permanent secretaries are the accounting officers. We must therefore work with the public service within the context of public sector laws and regulations. Political appointees must respect public service rules.

“Due Process /Rule of Law: Above all, my leadership is about due process and rule of law. You must not cut corners. I will not compromise transparency and accountability”, he explained.

While lauding the partnership for development among the three arms of government, the Governor advocated sustenance of the close relationship among the executive, legislative and executive arms of government to achieve good governance.

The opening programme for the retreat was attended by the Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi; the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Teslim Igbalaye; The Head of Service, Mr Samuel Ayanleye Aina, the State Chairman of the PDP, Hon Sunday Bisi; the House of Assembly Speaker, Hon Adewale Egbedun; the Deputy Speaker, Hon Oyewusi Akinyode; the Orangun of Oke Ila, His Royal Highness, Adedokun Abolarin; permanent secretaries, members of the House of Assembly and Special Advisers among others.

Signed

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor.

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