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You Have Responsibility to Manage The Forest: Oludotun Charges Foresters

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The Ogun State Commissioner for Forestry, Engr. Taiwo Oludotun has reminded officers of the Ministry, especially those in the forest reserves that they bear tremendous responsibility to manage the natural resources wisely and sustainably.

 

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As managers of the forests, it is also their responsibility to report to the appropriate quarters any form of infraction in their area of operations.

The Commissioner who stated these in his opening remark at the opening ceremony of a three-day retreat organised for the management staff and heads of division of the Ministry at Ijebu -Ode, added that the retreat would provide participants with unique opportunity to reflect on practices, exchange of ideas and deepen their understanding on forest management principles.

 

Engr. Oludotun also said that issues of revenue generation for developmental projects and Management would not be deemphasized in as much as the government is interested in the preservation of the natural vegetation as it protects the depletion of the ozone layer.

” In as much as the state Government is interested in the preservation of our natural vegetation, as it protects the depletion of the ozone layer, it is also a thing of importance to harness the revenue that comes out of it while we try as much as possible to block leakages ” He said.

He therefore charged participants to participate actively and explore new avenue for improvement and innovation while ensuring that they uphold the global highest standards of Forestry management.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Timothy Olatunji highlighted benefits of the retreat to include provision of valuable opportunity to reflect on their current practices, Identify areas of improvement and collectively brainstorm on innovative solutions.

Also among the benefits according to Mr.Olatunji are:deepening understanding of Forestry management principles, current industry trends and best practices related to productivity and efficiency, facilitate knowledge sharing and exchange of experiences among participants, drawing on diverse perspectives and expertise within the group among others.

Meanwhile,later in an interview,the Project Manager Ogun State Forestry Plantation Project, Area J4 Forest Reserve, Mr. Babatunde Adebosin revealed that the retreat would have multiplying effect on the professional future outlook of the ministry, which would enable the participants to be able to think outside the box.

Contributing, the senior consultant, Abemgo & Associates, co-partner of the retreat, noted that seasoned professional will be impacting their knowledge on the participants, which would make them aware of their responsibility as civil servants and the need to have team work spirit.

Speaking on behalf of other participants, Mrs Asake Badejo and Mr. Olumuyiwa Adeogun appreciated the leadership of the Ministry for organizing the retreat, while assuring that all knowledge impacted would be used to move the ministry forward.

The retreat which had in attendance the State Head of Service, Mr. Peter Kola Fagbohun, Directors in the Ministry and some retired Management staff was rounded off on Saturday.

 

You Have Responsibility to Manage The Forest: Oludotun Charges Foresters

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How Primate Ayodele Foretold Death of Governor Sanwoolu’s Aide (VIDEO)

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Why Primate Ayodele’s Prophecies Are Trending In Senegal* By Paul Diouf, Dakar

*How Primate Ayodele Foretold Death of Governor Sanwoolu’s Aide (VIDEO)

 

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Few days ago, Lagos state government was thrown into mourning following the death of Governor Sanwoolu’s deputy chief of staff, Gboyega Soyannwo.

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He was reported to have died after a brief illness at the age of 55.

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The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, announced the passing of Soyannwo in a statement titled “Transition.”

Primate Ayodele, a leading Nigerian prophet had warned during a prophet moment that the governor of Lagos should be prayerful against the demise of any of his aide.

Primate Ayodele categorically mentioned that the governor would lose an aide but with prayers, it can be averted.

These were his words

“The Lagos state governor should also pray so that he won’t lose any of his aides.”

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Unfortunately, the unexpected death of the deputy chief of staff has fulfilled this prophetic warning.

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Solomon Arase: Getting It Right At The Police Service Commission* By Cletus Agada

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*Solomon Arase: Getting It Right At The Police Service Commission*

By Cletus Agada

 

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The intelligence czar and former Inspector General of Police who brought so much innovation and creativity into policing while he held sway as the nation’s number one Cop has brought his signature of excellence to the administration of the Police Service Commission. Solomon Arase has dedicated his entire career to the advancement of social justice, safety, security and well-being of others as he joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1981, a year after he graduated from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. His adult life has been lived in service to fatherland and humanity.

 

 

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Like a man who saw tomorrow, Mr Arase spent every of his free and not-so-free time developing himself, acquiring knowledge and skills that would eventually distinguish him from his peers. While combining work with studies, Mr Arase obtained a Law degree from the University of Benin and a Master’s Degree from the University of Lagos. He, by every standard, is a role model for young men and women who desire a successful career in public service.

 

Solomon Arase: Getting It Right At The Police Service Commission*
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Slow but steady, his promotions came and everywhere he found himself, he was always a square peg in a square hole due to his over-preparedness. As Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State, he was a super cop remembered for his work ethic, commitment to the welfare of his personnel and crime-bursting intelligence skills. His talent was never hidden. He also served as Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to Mr Sunday Ehindero and two others when they occupied the office of the IGP between 2002 and 2008.

 

 

 

It is indeed a record to serve three different IGPs as PSO and Mr Arase achieved this feat without blemish. This probably was the best preparations he got for the office which he later occupied at the pinnacle of his career when he became the 18th indigenous Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force. He had the opportunity to learn from the successes and mistakes of those before him and also had the time to think of what needed to be done to have a better force if given the opportunity.

 

 

 

No wonder, he ringed several positive changes as IGP and greatly improved the image of the Force, most especially in the area of respect for human rights and obedience to the rule of law, two key indicators that the Force had performed below average before his time. He established the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IGP – IRT) that burst several crimes in the country, most notably, the arrest of the notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans.

 

 

 

 

To address the issue of indiscipline and misconduct among men and officers of the Force, he also established the IGP Complaint Response Unit (IGP – CRU). It brought sanity to the force and reduced rights abuse and police brutality to its barest minimum as officers knew the consequences of any of their actions that went contrary to the rules of engagement.

 

 

 

On June 21, 2016, even though not tired, Mr Arase retired from Service after 35 years of meritorious and eventful service by Public Service rules. Like a South American professional football player who would go back to his country to end his career and impact on the younger generation after many years of professional football in Europe, Mr Arase went straight to his home State of Edo to assist the government. He was appointed to chair a task force responsible for the implementation of a State Anti-Community Development Association Law. This is the height of humility as the man who once controlled all the security apparatus of the nation’s Police Force could bend backwards just to give back to his community. He was also consulting for the European Centre for Election Support, and the Human Rights Centre at the University of Oslo and dedicated more time to his work with the Committee on Prevention of Torture, Geneva Switzerland which is currently developing a universal protocol on Investigative Techniques.

 

 

 

 

The golden fish has no hiding place in the river, so they say and on January 24, 2023, former President Mohammadu Buhari recalled Mr Arase from his retirement from public service and appointed him the Chairman of the Police Service Commission.
The Commission was established by an Act of the National Assembly in 2001 and is saddled with oversight responsibilities and has the power to appoint dismiss, promote and discipline officers of the Nigerian Police Force.

 

 

 

 

A trusted, stable and reliable hand, the appointment of Mr Arase elicited joy in many quarters, most especially among stakeholders in the security sector. His first task in office was to create a harmonious working relationship between the commission and the Police Force. A dispute had broken out between his predecessor and the then IGP over some irreconcilable differences. He promised to build a new police force that’s attractive to the younger generation and wasted no time in putting his hands on the plough.

 

 

 

 

He identified the recruitment process as one of the biggest problems confronting the Force and moved immediately to change the narrative. He engaged the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB to conduct Computer Based Test, CBT for applicants to test their abilities. Mr Arase said the police need “personnel with mental mobility and fertile minds to excel and have a good working relationship with the public”. He said the nation must strive to build a police force that’s technology-driven and knowledge-based as that’s the only way to confront the security challenges facing the country. He insists that under his watch, admission into the Police Academy (POLAC/University) Wudil will be strictly by merit and that slots would not be shared by State Governors and other politicians.

 

 

 

 

A well-exposed former police officer who served on an international Peace-keeping assignment as part of the Nigerian contingent to the United Nations Mission in Namibia and a member of the International Bar Association, Mr Arase is conversant with international best practices as regards modern policing and has shown his readiness and commitment to domesticating those practices here at home.

 

 

 

 

He has promised that as long as he remains chairman of the commission, no single personnel, whether junior or senior who has no disciplinary issues would be allowed to stagnate in a rank. This sounds like great news for me those who have remained on the same rank for almost ten years. With the steps taken so far within a short period, most especially his commitment to the welfare of officers and men of the Force, and the elimination of corruption which has continued to ridicule the relentless efforts of our gallant officers, a new hope is rising and the morale of the personnel is high.

The task of building a civilian-friendly police force that can be trusted by the populace on issues of internal security rests squarely on the shoulders of Mr Arase and his men at the Police Service Commission and with the steps taken so far, Nigerians should expect a 21st century Police Force that enjoys the trust and confidence of all in the not too distant future.

Agada is a public affairs analyst based in Abuja.

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Egbe Obaneye Okunrin Earmarks #15m To Empower Members At SME Business Seminar

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SAHARA WEEKLY Reports That One of the fastest growing age-groups, otherwise known as Regbregbe in Ijebuland, Egbe Obaneye Okunrin Akile-Ijebu will on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 hold the second edition of its SME Business Seminar.

 

 

 

 

 

Egbe Obaneye Okunrin Earmarks #15m To Empower Members At SME Business Seminar

 

 

 

The event which promises to be business friendly and educative has been scheduled for Chinese Hall, of the upscale Conference Hotel, Ijebu-Ode, the heartbeat of Ijebuland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to a statement by the headship of the Regberegbe, Giwa Oluseye Yusuf, the group through its Baba Egbe has earmarked #15m for the empowerment of 10 members during the SME business seminar to be anchored by Mr Bola Bhadmus, CEO WelthBrifge Asset Management Limited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘You are cordially invited to the Idokowo Egbe Obaneye 2.0 SME seminar, where industry experts and thought leaders will share insights and strategies for small and medium-sized enterprises to thrive in today’s dynamic business landscape. Join us for a morning of networking, learning, and growth’.

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