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Women will constitute 50 per cent of my executive council appointments, says Ogun State Governor



Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has declared that women will constitute close to 50 per cent of his executive council appointments.

He also promised to prioritise road construction and rehabilitation as well as education for the Ogun West Senatorial District, as the 2020 budget is being prepared.

When the state government held a town hall meeting with critical stakeholders of the zone at Ilaro on Wednesday, roads in the senatorial district were described as the worst in the state.

“I want to assure you that my cabinet will have, if not 50 per cent of women, it will have at least 40 per cent. You voted for me to give you good governance and we will ensure that it cut across the nooks and crannies of the state. We will ensure we give over 100,000 women loan without interest,” he said.

The governor promised that the era of non-implementation of the budget estimate was over, saying that he would ensure proper implementation of the 2020 budget when passed into law.

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Abiodun also said that the Ogun State Government was taking full advantage of its strategic geographical location and as the industrial hub of the nation, to improve its socio-economic development and create wealth for the people.

He described Ogun West as the engine room of the state, noting:

“We are taking maximum advantage of our geographical location as the largest economy in Africa and a window into the West African corridor.

“It is self-evident truth that without the Ogun West Senatorial District, we cannot be Gateway State. I, therefore, consider this district a priority, not only because you are the engine room of the state, but the people are our priceless jewels.”

The governor noted that the people of the zone had been in the forefront of the socio-economic development of the state with its status as the industrial hub, increase in the number of industrial establishment and level of commercial activities.

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He said hosting the meeting would strengthen the partnership between the government and the people as a way of having good input into the budget.

Abiodun said: “

We have come to learn how to ensure strategic allocation of our commonwealth to cover projects and programmes that would have most meaningful impact on the people.

“We will take copious note of all your comments, recommendations, proposals and these will be taken as an important factor in the preparation process of the State Budget.”

The general consensus of the people of the District at the town hall meeting was that the area had been neglected.

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The meeting had in attendance traditional rulers, elders and tradesmen, artisans and party stalwarts.

Stakeholders had demanded that road rehabilitation be made the topmost priority for them.

The leaders took turns to lament the deplorable state of intra-city roads as well as those leading to villages, farmlands and industrial hubs in the five local government areas of the zone.

The leaders also called for the resuscitation of moribund health facilities and human capital development.

The stakeholders said the provision of the needed infrastructures would go a long way in further improving business and commercial activities in the senatorial district.


JUST IN: Ajimobi’s aide defects to PDP



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The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Ibadan Southeast/Northeast Federal House of Representatives in Oyo state during the 2019 general election, Mr Deji Aboderin has defected to the ruling People’s Democratic Party.

Aboderin served as the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

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He cited many cases where party leadership worked against his electoral victory in the last election

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Network failure leaves Buhari embarrassed at UN event (Photos)



Poor network connection on Thursday prevented Nigeria’s President, Maj.Gen. (Retd.) Muhammadu Buhari, from addressing a United Nations virtual meeting.

Themed on finance for development, the meeting was convened by at the instance of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres.

Buhari’s connection from Abuja had hitches right from the start as he went on and off for seconds before the video connection went off completely, a report by PUNCH said.

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He briefly highlighted the impact of COVID -19 on African countries and how the situation was making it difficult for Nigeria to fund the 2020 budget before he was disconnected by poor network connection completely.

The organisers quickly called on the Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha, to make his own presentation.

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Makinde to roll out first set of Digitized CofOs to mark one year in office



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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde will on Monday, June 1st 2020 distribute the first set of digitized Certificate of Occupancy to successful applicants under the Oyo State Home Owners Charter (OYHOC) scheme.

This land title document Made Easy Initiative is in line with the Engineer Seyi Makinde led administration’s promise to speed up the process of getting land title documents at an affordable cost and also within 60 days.

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These title documents include Certificate of Occupancy, Deed of Assignment, Deed of Sublease and Deed of Mortgage Consents.

A release issued by the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Barrister Abiodun Abdu-Raheem said the event which will take place at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan is part of activities commemorating the One year in office of the present administration.

He further explained that the programme which will hold at 12.00 noon would be done with strict adherence to COVID 19 safety measures which will, therefore, limit the number of applicants that will be invited for the symbolic presentation.

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Barrister Abdu-Raheem also called on eligible property owners without title or approved documents to take advantage of the window of opportunity.

He encouraged people with outstanding applications to visit Room 4 of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan to find out the status of their applications with a view to ensuring they get their title document as this administration is determined to provide title documents within 60 days of application.

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Applicants can also call 0700 696 52637 (0700 OYO LANDS) or send email to [email protected] to make any enquiries.

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