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OGUN TO LAUNCH EDUCATION TRUST FUND AS OOU GETS 1600 BED HOSTEL FACILITY

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OGUN TO LAUNCH EDUCATION TRUST FUND AS OOU GETS 1600 BED HOSTEL FACILITY

OGUN TO LAUNCH EDUCATION TRUST FUND AS OOU GETS 1600 BED HOSTEL FACILITY

 

 

 

 

Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that an Education Trust Fund that would help in providing sustainable fund for Infrastructural development for all levels of education would soon be launched in the State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Governor also approved the construction of 1600 bed hostel facility to address the accomodation challenge at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OGUN TO LAUNCH EDUCATION TRUST FUND AS OOU GETS 1600 BED HOSTEL FACILITY

 

 

Speaking at the 30th and 31st Convocation Ceremonies of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, the Governor noted that the Fund would enable the State meet the funding deficit that has existed over the years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to him: “very soon, we will launch the Ogun State Education Trust Fund to provide us with sustainable fund for Infrastructural development for all levels of education in the State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“In addition, as your visitor, my commitment to providing the right ambience for research, teaching and learning is total, in this regard, I have just facilitated the provision of one thousand, six hundred bed hostel for Olabisi Onabanjo University, this is yet another initiative of your government to provide an wholesome experience for our students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I congratulate the best graduating student for the year 2019/2020 academic session, Adebisi Awolumate of the department of Cooperatives and Rural Development, she graduated with a GPA of 4.28, in the same vain, I want to congratulate the best graduating student for the year 2020/2021 academic session, Pharm. Iloka Peter of the department of Pharmacy with a G.P.A of 4.92”.

The Governor who lauded the university for being one of the few schools without crisis since he assumed office about three years ago, also applauded the management for for sustaining development, adding that it has grown to becoming one of the foremost higher institutions in the country.

He acknowledged the the giant strides the school has made over the years, saying that school remained the fourth best state university and 17th in over 200 universities in the country, urging the institution to work towards occupying the first position in the near future.

While charging the school to lead the way in producing quality manpower, as well as inspired practical solutions to human challenges, the governor urged them to look for partners that would assist the school in its sustainable drive, saying his administration would promote education as it is central to the ISEYA mantra.

The Governor said the Ilisan-Ago-Iwoye road has been rewarded to expedite the construction for ease movement of the people, appreciated those who have contributed to the development of the school and called for more partnership.

“For Olabisi Onabanjo University and it’s immediate environment, the re-award of the contract for the construction and completion of the Ilishan-Ago-Iwoye is another demonstration of our commitment to improve on physical infrastructure in this area.

“When I was coming this morning, I had to go through the Ishara-Ago-Iwoye road and even the state of that road shocked me and convinced me about the reason why we need to expedite the reconstruction of the Ilishan-Ago-Iwoye road and that has started, it is our believe that this road will ease the movement of the people in this area.

The Governor thereafter gave automatic employment and the sum of N1m to the overall best graduating student for 2019-2020, Miss Adebisi Awolumate of Department of Cooperative and Community Development, who graduated with 4.28 and 2020-2021 best graduating student, Mr. Ebuka Iloka, 2020-2021 from Department of Pharmacy with 4.92 GPA

In his speech, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Pro. Ganiyu Olatunde, said the institution has witnessed significant growth and development in its operational and administrative sectors has it as transited from non-residential to residential with over 3,000 students resident in the campus, while discussions are on with private developers to build additional 75 housing units for staff.

The University according to the Vice Chancellor, has established a Sexual Harassment Policy Committee to handle issues of sexual harassment and other acts of gender-based violence, while dress codes has been enforced and a Disciplinary Committee saddled with responsibility of reforming students of questionable character was also set up.

He said 446 indigent students are currently on the institution’s scholarship, 25 students are on ‘work-study programme, while acres of land were given free of charge to students who are interested in farming while still studying in the university.

While informing that the eTranscript Request System has been set up for easy access to student transcript anywhere in the world, Prof. Olatunde noted that the school currently has 75 approved academic programmes for undergraduate and 181 postgraduate programmes, enjoining the graduands to be good ambassadors of the institution by putting what they had learned into practice.

Delivering the Convocation Lecture titled “Your Future Is In Your Hands”, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, liken the students stay in the institution as a journey that started with many, but only few completed it.

Prof. Oloyede who charged the graduands to always remain positive with the right attitude, reminded them that the world is a jungle where only the fittest survive, admonishing them to work on their minds and have self-control at all times.

The Convocation Lecturer observed that indiscipline was the order of the day, especially among the youth, urged the graduands to accept their mistakes, but should not accept defeat, make positive use of their time as the difference between failure and success is on how best time was utilised.

 

OGUN TO LAUNCH EDUCATION TRUST FUND AS OOU GETS 1600 BED HOSTEL FACILITY

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Abiodun: I never paid $50,000 to Rufai for bringing investors to Ogun

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Abiodun: I never paid $50,000 to Rufai for bringing investors to Ogun

…says no single investor came through former aide

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ogun State government has refuted the report published by an online news medium, People’s Gazette, that the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, was paying $50,000 to his former aide, Bidemi Rufai, each time he introduced people to him.

 

 

 

 

Abiodun: I never paid $50,000 to Rufai for bringing investors to Ogun

 

 

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abiodun, Kunle Somorin, on Sunday, Rufai, who was appointed by the governor as his Senior Special Assistant on Housing, never had any close relationship with the governor, prior to his appointment.

According to Somorin, Rufai, like other aides of the governor, was recommended from his ward for the appointment, and not because of any special favour he offered to the governor during his gubernatorial campaigns in 2019.

The statement further faulted and denied the claims in the report that Rufai was being paid $2,000 as his salary, which according to it is not only “outrageous but baseless. Salaries and wages are fixed and no member of the government is permitted to any other allowances not known to law.

Somorin added that records in the state never showed that Rufai, while serving in the state, brought a single investor or facilitated any investment from the United States of America, wondering how the former political aide would then be paid $50,000 for a deal that never took place.

‘Bidemi Rufai was appointed as.a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Housing, and was nominated for appointment barely three months before he was arrested.

“He had not resumed formerly and had no official office to transact business. He wasn’t part of the Ogun State Economic Management Team and have got no input into the state government activities. His appointment was based on his activities in his ward. He didn’t sit in the State Executive Council Meetings and couldn’t have had inputs in policies of the state government.

“The governor had no deal with Rufai on any transaction . He brought not a single one. They can check with the US embassy”, Somorin stated in the statement.

The CPS noted further that Governor Abiodun being a law abiding person and respecter of the rule of law, immediately suspended Rufai after his arrest for fraud in the USA and later terminated his appointment, even before his conviction for the crime by the US court.

He stated Nigeria is currently in the political season, which is an auspicious time for unscrupulous politicians to attack or sponsor attacks against the incumbent, hence, timing of the concocted and untrue news.

He said that the political enemies of the governor, who are perhaps not happy with his rising profile, particularly in terms of huge foreign investment drive and infrastructural development of Ogun, might want to play up the issue of Rufai to tarnish the governor’s image.

Somorin, while calling on the people of the state to disregard the report as a mere “attention seeking” gambit, said that Governor Abiodun would not rather be perturbed by the report, but remain focussed on his mission to position Ogun as number one investors’ preferred destination in the country.

He added that the governor would not be distracted by the antics of political traducers within and without Ogun, submitting that Governor Abiodun will continue to be just, fair, accountable and equitable governor he promised to be.

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Governor Adeleke Frowns at Delay in Payment of November Salary

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Governor Adeleke Frowns at Delay in Payment of November Salary

Governor Adeleke Frowns at Delay in Payment of November
Salary

●Orders Submission of Salary Schedule within 24 Hours

 

 

 

Governor Ademola Adeleke has frowned at the delay in the payment of November salary, ordering the submission of salary schedule to relevant office within 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

Issuing the directive after taking briefing from the Federal Ministry of Finance, Governor Adeleke instructed the desk officer to ensure complete submission by outstanding agencies.

 

 

 

Governor Adeleke Frowns at Delay in Payment of November
Salary

 

 

Top officials of the ministry had attributed the delay in salary payment to the failure of some agencies to submit their salary schedule on time.

Governor Adeleke consequently directed immediate conclusion of the processes, affirming that his administration is averse to inconveniences the delay has forced on the state workforce.

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Executive Governor

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FHC Verdict: Adekoya hails judiciary, says ‘no victor, no vanquished’

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FHC Verdict: Adekoya hails judiciary, says ‘no victor, no vanquished’

 

 

 

 

The Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, on Wednesday, 30th November, 2022, struck out two suits challenging the May 22nd, 2022 primary election which produced Rt. Hon. Abdel-Majid Adesegun Adekoya (ATTACKER) as the House of Representatives candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Ijebu-North/Ijebu-East/ Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency in the February 2023 election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reacting to the judgement, the Deputy Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Abdel-Majid Adesegun Adekoya (ATTACKER) commended the judiciary for taking into consideration what is right and serving justice, appropriately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I was truly overwhelmed by the judgement. This is what our law institutions should do -always standing by what is right at all times to avoid the miscarriage of justice. The judiciary has once again justified the confidence we reposed in them”, Adekoya said.

 

 

 

 

Speaking further, Adekoya appealed to the duo of Hon. Tele Ogunjobi, Mr. Kenny Bello and other aggrieved members of the party to sheath their swords, noting that it is a “no victor, no vanquished” situation. He maintained that as members of the same party, there is bound to be disagreement but it does not make them enemies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I shall be visiting my brothers – Hon. Tele Ogunjobi and Mr. Kenny Bello very soon to iron things out and map out strategies to ensure our party emerges victorious in 2023. There is no champion for ever. Someday, I’ll vacate this seat and I see them both as perfect successors. As it is usually said that success without a successor is a successful failure. By that time, I shall be willing to offer my utmost support to whoever gets the mandate between them” ATTACKER concluded.

 

FHC Verdict: Adekoya hails judiciary, says 'no victor, no vanquished'

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