Ogun Govt. Warns Applicants Into School Of Nursing Against Fraudsters

Ogun, NLC, TUCThe Ogun State Government, has called on all candidates seeking admission into the state’s owned school of Nursing for the 2017/2018 academic session, to visit the State Ministry of Health, Department of Nursing Services, Room 104, New Secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta for admission procedures.

This is in effect is to save them from falling victims of fraudsters and admission racketeering.

In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Health, Mr Babatunde Ipaye,  the warning became imperative for the prospective candidates in order not to fall victims of fraudsters while seeking for admission into the School of Nursing both online registration and hard copy documentation of application procedures.

According to the statement, all interested candidates must at least possess five (5) O’level credits in not more than two sittings including English language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, while candidates awaiting result can also apply.

The statement also had it that, applicants are expected to have a functional E-mail address as application closes on Wednesday, June 30, 2017.

However, a Computer Base Test (CBT) Examination for all successful candidates will come up on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the School of Nursing (SON), Idi-Aba Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital by 8:00am.

Ogun Govt. Set To Review Obsolete Forestry Law

Ogun Govt. Set To Review Archaic Forestry Law The Ogun State Government has commenced the review of its Forestry and Wild Life laws promulgated 80 years ago, so as to meet up with current challenges in the forestry sub-sector of the state’s economy.

The State Commissioner for Forestry, Mr Kolawole Lawal, disclosed this while speaking with journalists on the outcome of a stakeholders meeting with Ijebu-Ode timber contractors at his office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital.

According to the commissioner, the crux of the meeting was to deliberate on ways of tackling the spate of deforestation in the nine forest reserves across the state by illegal operators.

He stated that the review of the Forestry and Wild Life laws had become imperative to forestall forest depletion which according to him, is a major factor in issues of climate change.

Mr Lawal noted that since the promulgation of the law in 1937, “No serious review had been carried out. What was done in 2006 was not a review but just a compendium of the scattered law in a single booklet”.

He, however, expressed optimism that the law when reviewed, would tackle holistically the menace of illegal logging head on.

“The outdated law has greatly affected the operation of the Ministry and development of its forest reserves but once the review is passed into law and approved, illegal activities will be stamped out in our forest reserves”, he said.

On his part, the Secretary, Association of Ijebu Timber Contractors, Ijebu-Ode Chapter, Mr Jide Fakayode, commended the state government for its unrelenting efforts at combating illegality in the reserves.

He then assured the government of the association’s cooperation and commitment to the development of forestry sector.

Gov. Amosun Challenges Exco Members On Task Ahead

Gov Amosun Challenges Exco Members On Task AheadOgun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has charged members of his cabinet to brace up for greater tasks ahead, saying it required a collective efforts to deliver more dividends of democracy to the people in the New Year.

Governor Amosun gave the charge at the first executive council meeting of the year held at the Exco Chamber, Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The Governor, who prayed for a prosperous year, gave the assurance that his administration was determined to do more to surpass the achievements of the previous year, while appreciating the cabinet members for their support and dedication.

He used the occasion to congratulate the outgoing Head of Service, Mr Olusola Adeyemi for his achievements and meritorious service to the State in the past 35years affirming that the Head of Service had contributed in no small measure to the success story of the present administration.

Responding to the gesture of the Governor and other executive members, the Head of Service, Sola Adeyemi, appreciated the state government for the opportunity given him to serve the people of the state.

Ogun State Assembly Screens Commissioner-nominees

Ogun State Assembly Screens Commissioner-nominees

The Ogun State House of Assembly has screened 18 commissioner-nominees whose names had earlier been sent before it for confirmation by the State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun.

The commissioner-nominees, who appeared before the House included six, who had served during Governor Amosun’s first term between 2011 and 2015.

The screening of the nominees was presided over by the Speaker of the Ogun State Assemly, Suraj Adekunbi, on Wednesday.

During the exercise, which lasted about five hours, all the commissioner-nominees‎ were asked various questions ranging from their professional competence, to experiences and capacity to serve the state.

The nominees are Adebola Adeife, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, Gbenga Ademosun, Adeleke Adewolu‎, Afolabi Afuwape, Mrs Yewande Amusan, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, Sunday Bamiwola, Dr Babatunde Ipaye and Chief Kolawole Lawal.

Others include Chief Jide Ojuko, Chief Muyiwa Oladipo, Miss Adenike Osoba, Bolaji Oyeleye, Mrs Ronke Sokefun, Arc. Segun Abiodun, Dr Olumide Ayeni and Rotimi Durojaiye.

In his remarks, Honourable Adekunbi stated that the lawmakers’ approval would enable the Governor to appoint commissioners that would assist him in steering the affairs of the state creditably in his second term of office.

He charged the nominees to ‎strengthen the existing relationship between the Executive and Legislative arms of government in the state, if they are eventually confirmed.

He also tasked them to work diligently towards improving revenue generation and ensuring completion of ongoing capital projects across the state.

The Speaker, who expressed the resolve of the lawmakers to cooperate with the executive, said they would continue to put in place necessary framework to engender good governance.

“The purpose of this screening is to legitimise the appointments of the Governor and make sure we have quality assurance that as soon as the cabinet is constituted, the government will hit the ground running.

“We are on a sincere mission to rebuild our state. One of the factors that assisted us during the first term is the cordiality between executive and legislature.

“We are here to consolidate on the achievements of the first term. We want our commissioner-nominees to do their bit and ensure harmony among all the arms of government. ‎We are ever ready to collaborate with the Executive towards having Ogun State of our dream,” Adekunbi said.

Amosun Seeks Protection Of Oil Rich Tongeji Island

amosunThe Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, is seeking adequate protection of the oil rich Tongeji Island, lying between Ogun State in Southwest Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.

Governor Amosun said he made the demand to ensure that the Island would not go the way of Bakassi Peninsula, which was seeded to the Republic of Cameroon.

He made the call while in a meeting with the newly appointed General Officer Commanding, 81 division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Henry Edet, at the Governor’s Office in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, the state’s capital.

While reiterating that his administration would continue to support security agencies in the state, the Governor also commended them for the relative peace in the state which he said had contributed in no small measure to the socio-economic and political development of the state.

Ogun Plans Referendum On Establishing LCDA

OgunThe Ogun State Governor has stated that his administration would conduct a referendum before May 29 for the establishment of Local Council Development Areas (LCDA).

Governor Ibikunle Amosun made this known when the Egba Traditional Council, led by the Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo, paid him a visit on his re-election at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

He explained that the decision to establish LCDAs was aimed at effectively bringing development to the grassroots.

While promising the people that he would not betray the confidence reposed in him, he said that his second term in office would be a new beginning of turn around development in all facets.

He noted that the only way to show appreciation for his victory at the polls was through greater performance.

Speaking earlier, the Alake of Egbaland and Chairman, Egba Traditional Council, Oba Gbadebo, said that the council was at the Governor’s Office to congratulate the Governor on his deserved victory at the polls.

He expressed confidence in the Governor’s ability to surpass earlier achievement and pledged the support of the traditional rulers in Ogun State for all developmental programmes embarked upon by the Amosun administration.

Ibikunle Amosun of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was declared winner of the 2015 governorship election in Ogun State on April 12. Mr Amosun clinched 306,988 votes to beat his closest opponent, Mr. Gboyega Isiaka of the PDP who had 201,440 votes.

Ogun State Women Walk For Chibok Girls

Chibok girls protestWomen in Ogun state in south-west Nigeria have added there voices to calls on the Federal Government to ensure the safe and timely release of the Chibok school girls adopted by the Boko Haram sect 366 days ago. 

Leading a group of women in Abeokuta, the state’s capital, on a solidarity walk for the freedom of the girls, the wife of the state Governor, Mrs Olufunso Amosun and the wife Deputy Governor elect, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, prayed for the safety of the girls and called on relevant authorities to take the assignment of finding the girls seriously.

The women in their hundreds walked from the MKO, Abiola Stadium through major streets of Abeokuta praying and singing  solidarity songs.

Among them were the wife of the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Mrs Bola Obasanjo and state cabinet members.

The walk took them to the governor’s office Oke-Mosan, to deliver their open letter to the Federal Government through Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

The secretary to the state government, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, alongside the head of service and the deputy governor elect received the women.

Mr Adeoluwa told the women that the Ogun State government would continue to contribute its quota towards the rescue of the abducted schoolgirls.

The women have resolved to put pressure on relevant agencies so that the Chibok girls could be found.

The over 200 girls were taken from their school’s dormitory in Chibok, Borno State by member  of the Boko Haram sect on April 14, 2014.


Ogun Workers Commence 3 Days Warning Strike

ogun potestOgun State public  servants under the aegis of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council have commenced a three day warning strike over alleged non remittance of  cooperative deductions by the state government to different cooperative societies

A visit to the Governor’s Office located at Oke Mosan in Abeokuta, the state capital, revealed that workers were absent  from their duty posts in compliance with the directives of the Negotiating Council

Reacting to this development, the State Head of Service, Mrs Modupe Adekunle, appealed to the striking workers to show understanding, especially in the face of the dwindling revenue from the federation account, promising that steps are being taken by government to pay the deductions.

Mrs Adekunle also assured the workers of government’s positive response to this development and called for understanding from the workers.


CBN Challenges Ogun Government On Financial Inclusion

CBN LogoTo effectively bring more residents of the state into the Financial Inclusion Index of Ogun State put at 49.0%, for economic development and progress, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has challenged the State Government to further accelerate ways of reducing this figure to 20% in line with national target by 2020:20.

This challenge was given by the Head, Coordinating Office, Financial Inclusion Unit Development of the CBN, Mr Joseph Attah, during an advocacy and sensitization visit to the state on Financial Inclusion Strategy held at the Governor’s Office, Oke Mosan in Abeokuta.

This figure, said to be the highest in the South-West Nigeria, has, however, been rejected by the State Commissioner for Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. She said that the figure did not represent the realities in the state and that various initiatives have been put in place by the State Government in this direction.

Amosun swears in two new female commissioners

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has sworn in two female commissioners,  bringing the number of females in the cabinet to 12.

The new commissioners are Mrs. Yewande Amusan, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism and Mrs Ronke Shokefun, Commissioner for Agriculture.

Amosun charged the new commissioners “to sustain the heritage of excellence, selfless service and outstanding performance to ensure the overall development and socio-economic development of the state for the good of all”.

Mrs Yewande Amusan was until her appointment the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Private Partnership (PPP) while Mrs Ronke Shokefun was in charge of Bureau of Lands.

The inauguration ceremony was held  at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital.