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promises Running Grants to schools Governor Seyi Makinde, led government in Oyo State has issued a stern warning to Stakeholders in the Education sector, saying anyone caught in the act of sabotaging the present administration’s efforts to reposition education in the State will be severely dealt with. Speaking with Executives of the Oyo State wing of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and Association of Primary School Headteachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON) during the weekend, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran asserted that it is no more business as usual, as Government is determined to restore the lost glory of the sector in the State. He assured them that Government would, as a matter of urgency, look into the return of running grants to all public schools. This, he said, will forestall illegal collection of fees from pupils. “The Government knows that NUT and AOPSHON are…

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Press Release Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has approved the appointment of Mr. Debo Akande as his Executive Adviser, Agricbusiness. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa further confirmed that Governor Makinde also named Mr. Adejumo Samuel Ademola (Agbarapo) as his Special Adviser on Legislative Matters. According to the statement, the two appointments take immediate effect. Akande, the newly named Executive Adviser, Agricbusiness, is a Senior Scientist with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) with close to 20 years of International Development Management experience. He also holds Bachelors and Masters’ Degrees in International Development Studies from the United Kingdom, Diploma in International Environmental Law from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research Switzerland and a Diploma in Agribusiness Management from the Pan African University, Nigeria. He is a Doctoral Researcher with the University of Hertfordshire, the United Kingdom with speciality in…

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“Yesterday, we visited the state-owned Pace Setter Quarry and Asphalt Plant at Moniya-Iseyin Road, Ijaiye to assess it. Plans are already being made to revive the plant. This will generate income for Oyo State and provide jobs for our people. It will also complement our effort to provide a good road network across the state. The #GSM Diary is a documented compilation of event snaphots shared on social media by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

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Press Release Oyo coalition: Setting the records straight We received with shock, claims credited to the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Senator Femi Lanlehin, that he has withdrawn his support for the coalition birthed by a number of political parties ahead of the March 9, 2019 election in Oyo State. It is more shocking to read Senator Lanlehin’s allegation that his decision was hinged on Governor Seyi Makinde’s infidelity to the coalition agreement. That allegation, to say the least, is a clear affront on the sincerity of Governor Makinde and his magnanimous disposition in handling all the discussions about the coalition. Let us also state without equivocation that the claim by the Senator is untrue, unjustifiable and inconsistent with the reality of it all. A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Strategy and Political Matters, Honourable Babatunde Oduyoye, on Tuesday, maintained that the…

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GOVERNOR SEYI MAKINDE OF OYO STATE AND SIR (CHIEF) BODE AKINDELE, HOLD BUSINESS MEETING World-renowned, successful industrialist and quiet philanthropist, Sir Bode Akindele, KJW, the Parakoyi of Ibadanland and Chairman of Mondandola Group of Companies(Nigeria and Overseas), over the weekend, hosted Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State of Nigeria, at his Alomaja, Oluyole LG, Ibadan, Oyo State home. During their over three hours business development meeting,Governor Makinde and his host, Sir Bode, discussed on ways of establishing small scale industries in all Local Government Areas and Local Community Development Areas of Oyo State, among other strategies of creating job opportunities and economic bouyance in the state. Timeline credit: Olawoyin Edris Busayo

Makinde Appoints First Female SSG in Oyo State. Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has appointed the Country Implementation Lead of the Shell Business Operations (SBO), Nigeria, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG). A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, made the appointment public on Friday. The statement quoted the Governor as saying “we are proud to attract Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, a talented technocrat at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to support me to drive our transformation agenda in order to realise the vision of embedding prosperity in Oyo State.” The Governor described the appointment as being in line with “his firm belief in women’s inclusiveness and diversity in government.” The Statement further described Mrs. Adeosun as a licensed Pharmacist and a Chartered Human Resources Practitioner who obtained a degree in Pharmacy and a Master’s degree in Business Administration…

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Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde [#GSM] has named a former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives and former Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Honourable (Chief) Babatunde Oduyoye, as his Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters. KBJOJO News gathered. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, stated that the appointment is coming on the heels of the approval granted the Governor by the Oyo State House of Assembly for the appointment of 12 Special Advisers. Oduyoye, the statement noted, is expected to bring on board his over 30 years of political experience as a national leader of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), an Afenifere chieftain and a former member of the House of Representatives. The newly-named Special Adviser holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Nigeria’s premier University, the University of Ibadan, where he also had…

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“Today, we are hosting the Stakeholders’ Security Summit with a Focus on Western Nigeria, organised by the DAWN Commission, in Ibadan. Governors of all six states in the South West are in attendance. The aim of the summit is to tackle insecurity in the South West with a collaborative regional approach” The #GSM Diary focuses on events archived in the social media  for  the sitting Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State Take a look at more pictures at the summit :

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The Government of Oyo State has announced the establishment of State Advisory Council as part of its efforts aimed at enhancing effective governance in the state. A statement from the office of the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa confirmed that the measure was also aimed at ensuring that the government taps from the wealth of experience of elders and opinion moulders in the state. According to the statement, the main objective of the Council is to advise government from time to time on policy implementation. The statement read: “The Council is to advise the Executive Governor and his cabinet from time to time on the implementation of developmental programmes and policies of the present administration.” The setting up of the Council is a veritable tool by the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde to have an all- inclusive government for a greater Oyo State. The statement names…

PRESS RELEASE The Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde has granted amnesty to 35 convicted prisoners in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day, June 12. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the Governor took the decision pursuant to Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution as amended. The statement further confirmed that the Governor has approved a low-keyed June 12 celebration while enjoying residents and citizens of the state to take time off to reflect on the ways by which they can contribute to the growth of Nigeria’s democracy. He also urged them all to go about the celebration peacefully. “Today, we have decided to set free 35 prisoners, who have been found worthy of that amnesty,” the Governor said, adding that the state would, however, only observe a low- keyed celebration. According to the Governor, in subsequent years, the state…