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  •  The Oyo State Executive Council on Wednesday approved the award of contract for the remodelling and restructuring of the Oyo State High Courts and Magistrates Court Complexes in Ibadan at the cost of N6 01 billion The Commissioner for Public Works and Transport Prof Daud Sangodoyin made this known while briefing newsmen at the end of the hellip
    Oyo Govt approves N6bn to remodel, reconstruct High Courts, Magistrates’ Court complexes
     The Oyo State Executive Council on Wednesday approved the award of contract for the remodelling and restructuring of the Oyo State High Courts and Magistrates Court Complexes in Ibadan at the cost of N6 01 billion The Commissioner for Public Works and Transport Prof Daud Sangodoyin made this known while briefing newsmen at the end of the hellip
    Oyo Govt approves N6bn to remodel, reconstruct High Courts, Magistrates’ Court complexes
    General news2 weeks ago

    Oyo Govt approves N6bn to remodel, reconstruct High Courts, Magistrates’ Court complexes

    The Oyo State Executive Council on Wednesday approved the award of contract for the remodelling and restructuring of the Oyo State High Courts and Magistrates’ Court Complexes in Ibadan at the cost of N6.01 billion.

    The Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Prof. Daud Sangodoyin, made this known while briefing newsmen at the end of the weekly State Executive Council meeting in Ibadan.

    Sangodoyin said, “The contract to be handled by the RTD Thompsons, will involve construction of an Amphitheatre and a Conference Theatre, also remodel all the court rooms at both courts and do some some external works in the two places.”

    He said the contract, which would be executed through the Alternative Project Funding Approach (APFA, would be in two phases to be completed within 18 months.

    The commissioner said that the council also approved N683 million for the reconstruction of the 2.27 kilometres Sijuade Road, Jericho.

    He, however, said that the reconstruction would be through direct intervention from the State Ministry of Public Works and Transport, with eight months completion period.

    Similarly, Mr Abiodun Oni, the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, said that the executive council also approved the new waste management initiative to solve the problem of waste management in the state.

    Oni said that the new waste management would be managed by Monttainai Recycling Africa and supervised by the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources.

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  •  The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo Mr Abiodun Oni says not less than 197 waste collectors have re applied for contract under the Private Sector Participation PSP arrangement This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Ibadan by the State Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun hellip
    Waste collection: 197 re-apply for PSP job in Oyo
     The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo Mr Abiodun Oni says not less than 197 waste collectors have re applied for contract under the Private Sector Participation PSP arrangement This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Ibadan by the State Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun hellip
    Waste collection: 197 re-apply for PSP job in Oyo
    Environment2 weeks ago

    Waste collection: 197 re-apply for PSP job in Oyo

    The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, in Oyo, Mr Abiodun Oni, says not less than 197 waste collectors have re-applied for contract under the Private Sector Participation (PSP) arrangement.

     

    This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Ibadan by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun.

     

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the state government recently terminated the appointment of the contractors due to the poor service delivery regarding waste collection.

     

    Government consequently appointed Mottanai Recycling as the state’s waste management consultant, as part of steps to create a turnaround in the environment sector.

     

    According to the statement, Oni has reiterated government’ commitment to ensure that its citizens stay in a clean and safe environment.

     

    The commissioner clarified that re-application by the sacked waste collectors did not necessarily mean automatic re-engagement.

     

    “As the criteria for re-engagement must be met to achieve the cleanliness and efficiency our citizens deserve.

     

    “Planting of trees, cleanliness of the environment is of great concern,” he said

     

    Oni urged residents to take on some responsibilities by fighting against wrong attitude to waste disposal in the state, adding that the menace would be conquered in no distant time.

     

    The commissioner said that his ministry, in conjunction with its waste management consultant, Mottanai Recycling would embark on an emergency clean-up campaign exercise.

     

    He added that waste collectors to be appointed would be mandated to embark on household door to door collection of wastes.

     

    Oni said residents, traders and business owners were expected to pay waste bills promptly “to at least be responsible for the wastes they generate, as part of their civic responsibilities”.

     

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  •  The Oyo State Government has terminated the appointment of Private Sector Participants waste collectors in the state The termination is announced i a statement issued by Mr Abiodun Oni Commissioner for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources in Ibadan on Friday Oni also said the government has set June 10 as deadline for the hellip
    Oyo Govt terminates private waste collectors’ appointment
     The Oyo State Government has terminated the appointment of Private Sector Participants waste collectors in the state The termination is announced i a statement issued by Mr Abiodun Oni Commissioner for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources in Ibadan on Friday Oni also said the government has set June 10 as deadline for the hellip
    Oyo Govt terminates private waste collectors’ appointment
    Environment1 month ago

    Oyo Govt terminates private waste collectors’ appointment

    The Oyo State Government has terminated the appointment of Private Sector Participants waste collectors in the state.

    The termination is announced i a statement issued by Mr Abiodun Oni, Commissioner for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources in Ibadan on Friday.

    Oni also said the government has set June 10, as deadline for the re-application of renewal of contract.

    ‘The new development is an outcome  of a  meeting held with the waste collectors private sector participants) and stakeholders.

    ”The new initiative was conceived in order to actualize the vision of keeping Oyo State clean, while  harnessing other opportunities that are inherent in proper waste management systems.

    “We are tired of using the same approach without getting results,” he said.

    The commissioner further narrated instances where the state recorded heaps of refuse in open spaces, thereby causing embarrassment and posing threats to the health of residents in the state.

    He said the state government is taking holistic measures to ensure that the state experiences a turn around in the environment sector.

    Oni also announced that  Gov. Seyi Makinde had  approved the appointment of a new waste management consultant, ‘Mottainai Recycling Africa’, who would see to the day to day running of the disposal mechanism in the state.

    Speaking further on this development, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs Modupe Adeleye said that the action taken on the re-application of the PSP operators was intended to move the state forward and ensure a cleaner and healthier environment.

    She enjoined all the stakeholders to work with the state government in actualizing this agenda.

    Meanwhile, the state government has again embarked on enforcement to caution traders toward improving sanitation within the environment and also checkmating traffic congestion.

    Oni, while calling on the traders to remain law-abiding and be peaceful when carrying out their legitimate businesses, said the present administration was poised to maintain and sustain the state ecosystem.

    According to him, it is geared toward ensuring a clean and green environment that will be attracting investors to thrive in the state.

    Similarly, the Oyo State Government has sealed a filling station for violating the environmental laws and failure to carry out the state’s weekly sanitation exercise.

    The filling station located at Gate in Ibadan, was also accused of accommodating a filthy drainage lane which environmental officers alleged exposed residents to health hazards and could also pose environmental threat to people’s health if not addressed on time. 

    (NAN)

  •  Oyo State Government in collaboration with a waste management consultant Mottainai Recycling has began fumigation of dumpsites to eliminate communicable diseases and epidemics in the state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources Mr Abiodun Oni who made this known on Monday in Ibadan said that the exercise had been flagged off at Lapite dumpsite Ibadan hellip
    Communicable diseases: Oyo Govt. begins fumigation of dumpsites
     Oyo State Government in collaboration with a waste management consultant Mottainai Recycling has began fumigation of dumpsites to eliminate communicable diseases and epidemics in the state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources Mr Abiodun Oni who made this known on Monday in Ibadan said that the exercise had been flagged off at Lapite dumpsite Ibadan hellip
    Communicable diseases: Oyo Govt. begins fumigation of dumpsites
    Environment2 months ago

    Communicable diseases: Oyo Govt. begins fumigation of dumpsites

    Oyo State Government, in collaboration with a waste management consultant, Mottainai Recycling, has began fumigation of dumpsites to eliminate communicable diseases and epidemics in the state.

     

    Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Abiodun Oni, who made this known on Monday in Ibadan, said that the exercise had been flagged off at Lapite dumpsite, Ibadan, on Saturday.

     

    The commissioner, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs Modupe Adeleye, said that the exercise was aimed at protecting the immediate and surrounding communities where the dumpsites were situated.

     

    He expressed government’s commitment to protecting public health and minimising the discomfort that might be caused neighbouring communities by the dumpsites.

     

    Oni appealed to residents of the state to refrain from any act that might have negative effects on the environment.

     

    According to the commissioner, the fumigation exercise would play an important role in the waste management chain in the state.

     

    “There is no gainsaying the fact that dumpsites are prime breeding sites for communicable diseases and vectors, such as rodents, mosquitoes and flies, which tend to exacerbate the prevalence of waterborne diseases, such as typhoid and cholera, among others.

     

    “The exercise will help us attain a cleaner and safer environment,” he said.

     

    Oni urged residents to ensure prompt payment of their waste disposal services and desist from dumping wastes in unauthorised places.

    (NAN)

  •  Some Commissioners in Oyo State have assured Oke Ogun residents of more dividends of democracy if Gov Seyi Makinde is reelected in the forthcoming 2023 general election They gave the assurance during the inauguration of GSM Teachers Marine Irepo Oorelope and Olorunsogo local government branches at Kishi Community Grammar School The News Agency of Nigeria NAN hellip
    2023: Expect more dividends of democracy, Oyo Commissioners assure residents
     Some Commissioners in Oyo State have assured Oke Ogun residents of more dividends of democracy if Gov Seyi Makinde is reelected in the forthcoming 2023 general election They gave the assurance during the inauguration of GSM Teachers Marine Irepo Oorelope and Olorunsogo local government branches at Kishi Community Grammar School The News Agency of Nigeria NAN hellip
    2023: Expect more dividends of democracy, Oyo Commissioners assure residents
    Education2 months ago

    2023: Expect more dividends of democracy, Oyo Commissioners assure residents

    Some Commissioners in Oyo State have assured Oke-Ogun residents of more dividends of democracy, if Gov. Seyi Makinde is reelected in the forthcoming 2023 general election.

    They gave the assurance during the inauguration of GSM Teachers’ Marine, Irepo, Oorelope and Olorunsogo local government branches at Kishi Community Grammar School.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Commissioners are Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun of the Information Ministry, and his counterpart from Environment, Mr Abiodun Oni.

    Olatunbosun said that the various developmental projects achieved by the present administration in the education sector are tips of the iceberg.

    He said that the Makinde administration had performed creditably well in other sectors, such as health, infrastructure, youth empowerment, including prompt payment of monthly salaries and pensions, among others.

    Oni said that there are no credible alternatives to the governor, adding his performance superseded the expectations of many.

    He called on members of the public to consolidate on Makinde’s successes in the state by voting him for another term in 2023.

    “Everyone is aware of his good deeds in the state, and this simply means there is need to consolidate on the achievements recorded in the last three years. This has formed the basis for his re-election bid,” he said.

    Mr Sulaiman Adediran, the Chairman, Irepo Local Government, said he had been a long-time political partner of the governor, affirming his astonishment in Makinde’s performance.

    He said that contrary to the belief of many, the governor’s second term would come with numbers of achievements, just as his first term.

    “Gov. Makinde has put smiles on the faces of the people of the state. This is probably because his political ideology differs and he sees politics as a means to serve the people, making positive impact in their lives.

    “We appeal to you our dear teachers to consolidate on what Makinde has achieved in your sector by re-electing him,” he said.

    Mr Awujola Kolawole, a full-time Board Member at the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), urged the teachers to support Makinde’s re-election, adding that all their yearnings would be met.

    Mr Idris Salami, the Head of Zone, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), described Makinde as a responsible governor who hearkens to the yearnings of the masses.

    He hinted that the employment of teachers into vacant positions in the secondary school sector has reduced unemployment rate amongst graduates.

    Salami expressed gratitude on behalf of community members and teachers in Irepo local government for creating a zonal office for teachers, saying it has reduced their incessant travels of many kilometres to Ibadan.

    He also praised the governor for his wisdom in settling the long-term ownership crisis on Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) between Oyo and Osun states.

    Salami also commended the governor on the construction of roads in Oke-Ogun zone, saying it would improve the economic status of the area.

    Mr Adisa Agbaje, the Irepo NUT Zonal Chairman and Branch Chairman, said that the Makinde administration has provided the needed enabling environment for teachers to thrive.

    He noted the unmatched employment of over 5,000 teachers, abolishment of fees in schools, and other lofty achievements by the governor.

    Agbaje appealed for the return of Schools Governing Boards (SGB) Teachers Association (PTA) and onward review of seconded teachers in secondary schools.

    He also appealed to the governor to consider employing primary school teachers in the state, as retirement of many teachers has created vacuum in the sector.

    Mr Akinwole Akinwale, a PDP Senatorial aspirant for Oyo North District, eulogised Makinde’s giant strides in the state, promising to emulate his leadership style if elected to represent them.

    Akinwale, popularly known as Wolekanle, commended the governor for the giant stride he had accomplished in the provision of infrastructure across the state.

    Also, Mr Hussaini Yusuf, a House of Representatives aspirant for Oorelope-Olorunsogo Federal Constituency, promised his constituency’s support for Makinde’s re-election for the continuation of the good work.

    (NAN)