Monthly Environmental Sanitation Still Stands In Ogun State – Amosun

amosun-on-environmental sanitationThe Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, says the monthly environmental sanitation exercise still stands in the state.

Governor Amosun stated this while monitoring the exercise on Saturday in Abeokuta, the state’s capital during his on the spot assessment of the extent of damage caused by a  rainstorm in the state capital on Friday and compliance to restriction of movement order.

The Governor added that restriction of movement must be strictly adhered to by residents and travelers to the state in order not to run foul of the laws.

Areas visited by the Governor, his wife, Olufunso Amosun, Commissioner for Environment, Ayo Olubori and other top government functionaries include, Oba Lipede Market, OPIC Building, Amolaso area in the Abeokuta metropolis,among others.

While thanking God that no life was lost and that the injured ones had been discharged from the hospital, the Governor promised that the present administration would do the needful in coming to the aid of affected property owners after proper evaluation.

Ogun State Government Announces Payment Of Deducted Salary

Ogun-StateThe Ogun State Government has announced the payment of salary deductions and cooperative dues, with 1.5 billion Naira released on Friday.

The payment covers deductions of salaries affecting both State and Local Government workers.

In a statement by the State  Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the state government said the payment was in fulfillment of the agreement reached between the Governor of Ogun State, Sen Ibikunle Amosun and the workers during an interactive session held last month in Abeokuta, the State’s capital.

Prior to the downturn in Federal Allocation and the general economy, the State Government had been remitting salary deductions as and when due and had also cleared arrears inherited from the past administration.

However, the suddenness of downturn adversely affected both the Federal Allocation and Internally Generated Revenue, thereby creating fresh arrears.

The State Government said that the release of salary reduction demonstrates that it has successfully adjusted to the new financial reality and was confident that it would be able to clear the balance of arrears expediently.

Ogun State Government further assured the workers that the government would always protect their interests at all times and restated the fact that it had no plan to sack any worker.

The financial adjustment, the State Government stated, was achieved through increased spending inefficiencies and enhanced focus on Internally Generated Revenue.

The State Government further expressed gratitude to the workers for their patience, understanding and co-operation since the administration assumed office, particularly when the economic downturn led to delay in the remittance of the deductions and co-operative dues.

Ogun State Residents Task Buhari On Corruption

ogun Some residents of  Ogun State have tasked  the President-elect of  the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General  Muhammadu Buhari, to provide security, generate employment  and improve power supply, as promised.

The Ogun State capital, Abeokuta remained calm after the presidential election held on March 28, which was said to be the most keenly contested in the history of Nigeria with General Muhammadu Buhari emerging winner.

Nigerians across the divide have started expressing their expectations and what they believe to be germane to the development of the country.

While commending the peaceful conduct of the election, Ogun State residents have challenged the incoming administration to intensify the war on corruption in order to strengthen the economy of the country.

The Ogun residents also demanded the re-fertilization of the economy and especially the anti corruption crusade, to put the country on the path of growth and progress.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, winner of Nigeria’s presidential election, defeating the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan.

The announcement was made by the Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, in the early hours of Wednesday, April 1, after the completion of the collation and announcement of results which started at the collation centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Monday and ended on Tuesday, March 31.

Ogun State Police Command Discovers Kidnappers Den In Ijebu-Igbo

Kidnappers arrested in Ogun StateThe Ogun State Police Command has discovered a den belonging to kidnappers in a neighborhood in Ijebu Igbo Area of the State.

Five suspects including a serving councillor in the State have been arrested by the police in connection with the discovery.

From a distance, the uncompleted building in 7, Egbe Road, Ijebu Igbo Area of Ogun East Senatorial District would pass for any other building where people live and earn their legitimate income.

But with a closer look, it’s not. Latest discovery by the police reveals it is a den for kidnappers.

Inside the building, in one of the dark rooms is a shrine with charms and other fetish items lavishly displayed.

While some of the suspects confessed to their crime, others denied any link.

Presently, five suspects are in police net including the serving councilor from Odogbolu Local Government Area of the State.

The Police Commissioner in the State, Valentine Ntomchukwu, said the two building would remain sealed while investigations continue.


Amosun Urges Investors To Engage In Community Dev’t

ogun stateThe Governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun has urged investors to be more involved in community development as to move the state forward.

He made this known at a breakfast meeting in the state capital, Abeokuta with members of the Organised Private Sector who expressed their delight over the State’s efforts at securing lives and properties of residents.

For Governor Amosun, his administration’s achievements wouldn’t have been possible if investors don’t believe in the State’s potential.

Ogun state, with over 16,000 square kilometres of ideal topography for agriculture and forestry to thrive, also has a climate supports the growth of cash crops such as cocoa, coffee, cotton, cassava, cashew, oil- palm and rubber.

The State is famed for its Ofada rice, which is now a highly sought after variant both in Nigeria and internationally. It is named after Ofada town in Ogun State which is famous for its production.

Ogun State also has abundant fruits, vegetables and cereals as well as the largest producer of poultry in the nation.

In terms of natural resources, the State is equally blessed with commercially viable quantities of a range of minerals including Bitumen, Silica Sands, Laterite, Silicon, Feldspar and Clay.

Ogun State Political Parties Sign Peace Accord

peace accordPolitical parties and their candidates to various political offices have signed a peace accord hinged on the need for peace and order to reign supreme before, during and after the general elections to ensure a violence free general elections in Ogun State, south-west Nigeria.

Directing the affairs at the event held at the State Headquarters of the Police Command, the State Commissioner of Police (CP) Valentine Ntomchukwu read the riot act to erring political parties and their supporters saying it would not shy away from wielding the big stick against any act of violence

Political parties and their supporters who attended the peace accord signing also promised to abide by the laid down rules and regulations guiding peaceful conduct of the polls

The State Commissioner of Police said that Ogun State currently seemed to be enjoying relative peace as political parties and politicians do their acts to woo more voting public for eventual victory at the polls but there is the need to sustain the tempo and this signing of the peace accord by politicians may not be out of place after all.

One after another, candidates and representatives of political parties before police officials and other service chiefs took their turn to append their signature in what seemed an article of faith for a peaceful electioneering, before, during and after the elections.

Issues were raised by members of political parties as regards observed potential development that could trigger off violence among political parties as some parties alleged destruction of their candidate, posters and bill boards, a situation the CP said would not be treated with kid gloves.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, who represented the State Governor, Sen Ibikunle Amosun, however, seized the opportunity to pledge the support of the State government to ensure peaceful and violence free general elections.

Aside the promises made, it is expected that stakeholders must jealously abide by the terms and conditions of this accord.

Amosun Approves Bursary of Ogun State Student‎s

ogun stateThe Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has approved and released the 2014/15 Bursary Awards to Ogun State students in all higher institutions across the federation.

The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Segun Odubela, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta, the state capital, that N117,271, 000.00 would be paid to 14, 550 beneficiaries.

According to him, 4,948 final year students, 9,506 on other levels and 96 Law School students would benefit from the award.

Odubela said that the bursary would be paid directly into individual bank accounts submitted by the students concerned and enjoined them to visit their banks for collection.

He said that the government was committed to the welfare of all Ogun State students ‎in line with its Affordable Qualitative Education policy and would implement it to the letter.

The Commissioner, while urging the students to reciprocate the government’s gesture by being law abiding, advised them to avoid being used by selfish politicians for anti-social activities, particularly electoral malpractices, as the general election approaches.

“In the midst of the current financial challenges occasioned by ‎the dwindling allocation from the Federal Government, the State Government will not relent in its determination to provide affordable and qualitative education while also ensuring the improved welfare of our students.

“‎Therefore, it would not be out of place to enjoin our students to reciprocate this gesture by being law abiding and shun acts that can tarnish the image of the state”, Odubela added.