Wednesday 8th February 2023

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Governor Adeleke Swears In four Appointed Judges ….promises to offer unconditional support to the state judiciary for maximum productivity

The Governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Jackson  Nurudeen  Adeleke today officially performed the swearing  in ceremony of the four newly appointed Judges of the Osun State High Court of Justice.
 It was the first of such official assignment to be performed by the governor for the members of the bar and the bench since his  inauguration as the 6th democratically elected governor of Osun on the 27th of November 2022.

  While describing the occasion as very significant in line with his administrations commitment to improve the lot of the judicial sector , Governor Adeleke  in his speech promised a complete reform of the judicial sector of Osun state  so as to get the it  insulated from the many operational challenges currently confronting it .

To this end,before an array of who is who in the administration and dispensation of justice in Osun state led by the state Chief Judge,Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo, Senator Adeleke further expressed the readiness of his administration to upgrade the existing judicial facilities in the state as well as the introduction of ICT to enhance efficient and speedy dispensation of justice .
On the part of the personnel,the Osun helmsman also announced his readiness to expose them to training and retraining opportunities ,which , according to him,is one of the ways by which their experiences can be brought to bear in the administration and dispensation of justice.
While identifying with the entire Osun state judiciary for the successful elevation of another four officers as judges,the governor challenged those appointed to carry out their newly assigned duties incorruptibly without any fear or favour,ill will or affection in line with the justice reform sector of the Nigerian federation .
The four newly appointed judges, Hon.Justice Mohammed Adebayo Lasisi, Hon. Justice Michael Oludare Awe, Hon. Justice Fatimah Adejoke Sodamade and Hon.Justice Joseph Olukunle Owolawi had earlier took their oaths of office and allegiance before the governor and other dignitaries in attendance .
In his acceptance speech laced with gratitude and appreciation, Justice Mohammed Adebayo Lasisi,on behalf of the three other newly appointed was full of gratitude to God and all the stakeholders especially the state governor,Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, the Chief Judge,Hon.Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo among others too numerous to mention who made their appointments into the bench of the state judiciary a reality .
Justice Lasisi on behalf of his colleagues thereafter pledged commitment with sincerity of purpose to live up to the expected billings while performing their duties as judges .

The event which held at the multi purpose hall of the Osun Local Government Service Commission,state Secretariat,Abere, had in attendance, the state Deputy Governor – Mr Kola Adewusi, the Secretary to the State Government – Alhaji Teslim Igbalaye, Head of Service- Mr Ayanleye Aina, Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly – Bar. Niyi Owolade, Permanent Secretaries, Co- ordinating Directors of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government as well as royal fathers including families,relations , friends and well wishers of the newly appointed judges.

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People’s welfare, my top priority in Osun ……Gov.Adeleke

The governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has reaffirmed that the growth and development of an average person in Osun State will continue to be given utmost priority by my his administration.
To achieve this laudable policy objective , Governor Adeleke maintained that the current administration under his watch will also never at all time in making Osun the pride and envy of other states in Nigeria by the special grace of God and support of the overwhelming majority of the people who gave their mandate during the last July 16th 2022 governorship election in Osun state .

 He  made these known  at the 20th Anniversary of Christ Apostolic Church, Mountain of Grace, Alekuwodo, Osogbo.

Describing governance as a team work for greater cohesion and efficiency, Senator Adeleke described his being the Chief Executive of Osun as God ordained .
   The State Helmsman who was accompanied to the church service by the  Secretary to the State Government, Hon.Teslim Igbalaye added that the grace and love of God will continue to guide him in piloting the affairs of Osun state and its people.
   Amidst singing and dancing to appreciate the goodness of God in his life and his administration in the last couple of months, Senator Adeleke  noted that so far , he has embarked on many  infrastructural developments such as the  provision of boreholes across the 332 Wards of Osun, renovation of primary health care facilities, prompt payment of workers salaries and pensions to the retired  senior citizens of the state  among others.

To further lend credence to his commitment of giving an all round development to the state ,the governor announced to the congregation of the church that that the popular Peter Ajibola road in Alekuwodo will soon receive the attention of his government
. He similarly charged the people of Osun state to continue to be steadfast and resolute in supporting his administration with prayers so as to be able to carry out his many laudable dreams of making a difference for the state and its people.

 Earlier in his sermon,  Rev. Bunmi Jenyo,a PDP Chieftain in Osun, who drew the messages of his sermon from the book of   Exodus 3 vs 14 told the congregation to continue to make God their Pillar of support in all they do and say at all times 

. He admonished the people of Osun to continue to co-operate and support the administration of Governor Ademola Adeleke with prayers to enable him to succeed.

In his address of welcome, the founder of Christ Apostolic Church, Mountain of Grace, Alekuwodo,Osogbo,  Prophet Williams Adeyemo appreciated  God for the life of  Governor Adeleke for gracing the occasion in his capacity as the Executive governor of Osun state ..

  He used the avenue to charge Christians to increase their faith in God and watch their steps, advancing that, the coming of Jesus Christ is at hand. 

Concerning the coming general elections in Nigeria, Prophet Adeyemo  enjoined all  Nigerians  to pray for go the  successful outcome of the  elections to be free and fair devoid  of any blood shed and lost of  property.

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Osun Gov. Adeleke advocates for refurbishment of Nigeria’s security sector…Pledges to accede to the demands of the veterans.

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has advocated the need  for the refurbishment of Nigeria’s security sector for an improved and effective service delivery.

Governor Adeleke made the call today at the grand finale of the year 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance  Day Celebrations held at the New Military Cenotaph, situated  in front of the State House of Assembly, Osogbo, the State Capital.

Governor Adeleke who noted the many  security challenges in the Country added that the situation  calls for quick intervention of the Governments at all levels.
     He also explained that government at all levels must come together to engender an improved service delivery of the personnel and unconditional care for the families of the dead and veteran members of the Armed Forces .

Governor Adeleke further reiterated that national leaders must reevaluate the nation’s finance options  not just on Military hardware but in all forms.

At the occasion which had the retinue of who is who in Osun state including the service chiefs drawn from the army, air force, navy, police, civil defense among others ,the Osun helmsman also paid special tribute to the late veterans for their patriotic services to  keep Nigeria one .

The governor emphasises ” Today which  is the grand finale of an Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebrations  is an opportunity to recap the laudable  commitment to the men and women of the Armed Forces, living and the dead.

” Our gathering is in solemn tribute to the dead as well as living men and women who paid a supreme price for the existence of our nation as an indivisible entity.
  ” We salute our own heroes whose blood were shed for national defense”, he concluded.

Governor Adeleke therefore assured the veterans that his administration is ready to look into the catalogue  of their demands, adding that, in due course, necessary  actions will be taken to take care of their demands in the State.

Speaking with newsmen, the Chairman, Nigeria Legion, Osun State Chapter, Comrade Abioye Peter appreciated the present administration in Osun  state  for its  support,  morally and financially, stressing that  he was very impressed with the turnout of people to grace this years’ event.

He used the opportunity to appeal to the state  government to accede  to their requests  for the smooth running of the association in the State.

Governor Adeleke in a white flowing “agbada” with a cap to match later inspected the specially mounted guards of honour  by members of a combined contingent of  the Nigeria Armed Forces.
Earlier, there were  intercessory prayers  led by religious leaders followed by the laying of the symbolic  wreaths at the grave of unknown soldiers at the military cenotaph in front of the state house of assembly complex, Osogbo ,venue of the grand finale.
  To cap the well attended event up, a  customary 21 gun salute in honour of the fallen soldiers  accentuated the colourful but solemn gathering of the annual event which came to an end today.
Among notable dignitaries at the event were the state deputy governor,Prince Kola Adewusi, Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye, Osun State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo represented by Hon.Justice Olayinka  Afolabi, Chief of Staff,Hon.Akinleye and the SSG and chairman of the planning committee of the event Hon.Teslim Igbalaye .
      Traditional Rulers too numerous to mention were also at the occasion.

It would be recalled that there were series of  events like the launching of an appeal fund emblem, Jumaat and church services differently   lined up by osun state government to mark the annual occasion aimed at  remembering and giving  honour to the fallen heroes for their loyalty and patriotism while in the line of duty for Nigeria.

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Gov. Adeleke promises to develop sports in Osun.

It was a memorable event on Sunday, in what could be described as a festival of penalty shootout at Osogbo Township Stadium,where the final football match, between Osun Football Academy and Egbedore football club was played, marking the 3rd edition of Late Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke memorial Cup competition, in which Egbedore team finally carried the day, on a 13-12 penalty shootout. The competition organized by the Honourable representing Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency, Osun State, Barr. Bamidele Salam, in commemoration of the demise of legendary politician,Otunba Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.

Speaking at the event, Osun Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke promised to develop sports in the State in order to discover talents in the area of sports, saying he has passion for sports promotion across all levels.

The Governor,who was highly elated for the grace given to him to govern the State, thanked the Adeleke dynasty and the organizer of the competition for not forgetting the good deeds of his late brother.

He further disclosed that the rehabilitation of Osogbo Township Stadium is in top gear,and that it would commence soon as part of his lined up projects to mark his 100 days in office.

The State helmsman reiterated his commitment to fulfillment of his campaign promises, promising that he will not to betray the trust reposed in him by the people of the State.

Earlier, in his opening remarks, the convener of the competition, Representative Bamidele Salam eulogised the State Governor and every dignitary present at the competition.

While reminiscing on the good deeds of the first civilian Governor in Osun, Otunba Isiaka Adeleke, the Parliamentarian noted that his passion for youth development was second to none.

He added that the competition has in no small way added value to many youths in Osun by discovering many hidden talents which can put the name of the State on the world map.

Representative Salam therefore vowed that the competition would be a continuous exercise.

Earlier, the 3rd place match had been played, in which Ilesha East defeated Ila team to claim the 3rd position on a penalty shootout on 8-7 aggregate.

During the match, at exactly 68 minutes, a minute silence was observed to mark the posthumous 68th anniversary of late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.

Egbedore Football Team was eventually presented with a prize of #1m for clinching the first position, Osun FA, which came 2nd in the competition, went home with #500,000 while for the 3rd place, Ilesa East won #300,000.

In attendance at the event were: Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Teslim Igbalaye, Chief of staff to the Governor, Alhaji Kazeem Akinleye, Traditional Rulers, Political and top Government functionaries as well as sports’ lovers from across the State.

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Education: Gov. Adeleke inaugurates Ad-hoc Committee on University of Ilesha. ….. urges them to bring their wealth of experience to bear for solid take-off of the School.

As part of his efforts to rejig the State of education in Osun and give it a new face, Osun Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has inaugurated an Ad-hoc Committee on University of Ilesha to see to proper installation of the Ivory Tower.

Speaking at the programme held at the Local Government Service Commission Hall, State Secretariat, Osogbo, the State Capital, Governor Adeleke urged the Committee to bring their wealth of experience to bear on the assignment.

He avowed that his administration is committed to make the University one of the best in the Country by providing everything necessary for the School to be solidly founded,while urging the Committee to engage the stakeholders with a view to forging the the way forward.

He mandated them to review and access resources for both the capital and asset of the Institution.

The Governor therefore gave them 6 weeks to carry out the assignment.

Speaking on behalf of other members, the Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Ashaolu Taiwo of Obafemi Awolowo University appreciated Governor Adeleke for the trust reposed in them.

He promised that the Committee will do the job diligently within the given period, promising that they will not dash the expectation of both the government and Osun people.

The Committee members are: Prof. Oyesoji Aremu, Prof. Lukeman Jumoda, Prof. David Oladeji, Prof. Dayo Akintayo, Prof. (Mrs) Adefunke, Dr. Mutalib Akanmu, Hon. Bamidele Salam, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education and the Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Justice.

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Osun sets date for next round of screening for teachers’ recruitment

Osun government has announced that the next phase of the ongoing recruitment exercise for teachers in the State will commence on Monday, 17th May, 2021.

In a statement signed by the Coordinating Director of the Ministry of Education, Mrs C.K. Olaniyan, Osun government said the next phase will involve an oral interview for those who made the cut-off mark in the first round of the screening.

The statement read in part: “The interview will be in two stages. For Senior Secondary School Recruitment, applicants (whether First Degree or NCE) who scored 40% and above will be attended to between Monday, 17th May and Thursday, 3rd June, 2021.

“For Basic School Recruitment, applicants with MAXIMUM QUALIFICATION OF NCE, who scored between 35% and 39%, will be interviewed between Monday, 7th June and Thursday, 24th June, 2021.

“Candidates are required to bring to the interview the following credentials: Degree Certificate, NYSC Certificate, PGDE Certificate, NCE, TRCN Certificate (where available), Basic Education Certificate (JSS 3 Certificate), Local Government of Origin Attestation, Birth Certificate or Court Declaration of Age, One National Identification Card (Driver’s License, Voter’s Card, International Passport, etc.).

“In furtherance of the above, Time, Date and Centre will be communicated via SMS. Candidates can also check their portal for the above information”, the statement read.

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COVID-19 Update: Osun records 8 new cases, one death

.…discharges 12 patients

The State of Osun Commissioner for Health,  Dr Rafiu Isamotu on Wednesday, announced the discovery of additional eight fresh COVID-19 cases in the State. 

He also confirmed the discharge of 12 patients from the State’s Treatment and Isolation Centres, just as he confirmed the death of one patient.

Dr. Isamotu while appealing to citizens and residents of the State to always observe all the precautionary measures laid down by the State against the spread of the virus, noted that the new cases were contacts of previous cases in the State. 

He added that with the latest development, the number of confirmed cases in the State, as at July 22, are 367 with 175 active cases.  The Commissioner further revealed that the State had successfully treated and discharged 183 patients, while nine deaths have so far been recorded in the state.

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