Armed Forces laud Oyetola on rapid socioeconomic development
The Nigerian Armed Forces on Monday hailed Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State for the commitment of his administration towards rapid socio-economic development in the State.
They said the governor has demonstrated strong passion for security of lives and property of the citizenry in sustaining peace and stability in the State.
Members of the Senior Course 43 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Kaduna State led by Director of Department of Land Warfare Brig. General Adetokunbo Fayemiwo gave the node during a courtesy call on the Governor in his office in Osogbo.
Brig. General Fayemiwo, said their experience in Osun State has further confirmed Oyetola’s commitment to improving the standard of living of the people of the State.
He noted that the love of the administration towards keeping the State and the residents safe at all times was evidenced in the hands of fellowship and overwhelming support the governor has consistently been giving to the security agencies, particularly officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
Fayemiwo however pledged the continued support of the Armed Forces to sustaining the peace for which the State is known.
“Our experience so far in the State has confirmed your commitment and passion towards creating the right atmosphere for socio-economic growth and development as well as enhancing the living standards of the good people of the State of Osun.
“I assure you that all that we have heard today and the outcome of our study in the coming days, would be put to use in the course of our research, and indeed, as we progress in our careers”, he said.
Speaking on the purpose of the visit, Fayemiwo said the Senior Course students came to Osun to understudy the effect of the global coronavirus pandemic on security, which is the current issue in the world.
“The students of the College are visiting eight States which are Osun, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Rivers and Taraba States. The students are currently undergoing the college tour.
“AFCSC is an institution where we have Army, Air Force and Navy serving together for the purpose the institution had been established for.
The AFCSC is providing junior and senior leadership training, military education and core practical education for armed forces.
“In this case, the students of Senior Course are attached to topical issues affecting the nation and in this circumstance, we looked closely at current issue of pandemic, and how it affects the national security, in line with this year’s theme: ‘Pandemic and National security: COVID-19 perspective’.
“The tour will afford the students opportunity to carry out primary research and have the opportunity to get first-hand information and opportunity to ask questions and make contributions.
“Since Osun is one of the selected States, this will help us to get our report from the State so as to be able to do our analysis on the topic”, he added.
Reacting, Governor Oyetola appreciated the military for their loyalty to the State towards securing the lives and property of the residents, adding that the ”State is happy with the growing partnership between us and the Nigerian Armed Forces.”
He said the government had since embarked on a journey towards revamping the health sector just as he explained the administration’s efforts at curbing the spread of Coronavirus in the State.
“I appreciate the collaboration and unflinching security support of the Nigerian Armed Forces at all times. The theme for uiur study tour was apt, considering the devastating effect of the Coronavirus pandemic globally.
“As a State, the pandemic took its toll on us. However, our proactive measures helped significantly in mitigating its effect on our people as we rose to the occasion with an aggressive public advocacy and containment strategy, with the active support of our frontline workers” Oyetola said.
Remember there’s a God of second chance” – Ooni tells inmates during visit to Kuje Correctional Centre
The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Tuesday, kickstarted his annual coronation anniversary with a humanitarian visit to the Kuje Correctional facility in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.
According to Director of Media & Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, Otunba Moses Olafare, the monarch told the inmates to always remember that God created everyone and that he’ss the God of second chance.
Ooni Ogunwusi was on an official duty in the F.C.T. when he decided to visit inmates at the facility for a programme organized by Hopes Alive Initiative (HAI) under his Chairmanship to motivate those who are often ignored by the society.
Addressing the gathering of inmates and prison’s officials after being welcomed into the facility by officers of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Ooni Ogunwusi who was flanked by his Queen & Deputy Convener of Hopes Alive Initiative HAI Olori Temitope Enitan-Ogunwusi, explained that the best part of human life is the one spent to serve others particularly the poor and vulnerable individuals.
“We should always remember that God created all of us and that is the God of second chance, we have seen in this country from prison to presidency, right from prison all the way to become the president of this country.
“So please do not write off yourselves, whatever the situation you might have found yourselves here remember that their is a God of second chance.
“I am here to tell you that there is a life after here, it does not end here and that is why you all must see this current phase of your life as a learning stage for the lessons with which you will live for life after here.
“I have not come here to tell you that it is not difficult but I am here to tell you that it is possible for you all to be better and be amongst the best members of the larger Nigerian society when you eventually leave here.”
Highpoint of the event was when five (5) inmates were freed after fulfilling all requirements including payment of bail/fines through the assistance of the HAI, with a promise to keep an eye on them and also empowering them in the trade they learned while in the Correctional Centre.
Other event earmarked for the Ooni Ogunwusi’s coronation anniversary is the Staff Appreciation Night during which all staff members (Traditional and Official) working with His Imperial Majesty will be honoured and gifted series of items including cars for the best performing ones.
In the same vein, parts of the statement said the Palace is not unaware of false, malicious and misleading reportage particularly by some unprofessional bloggers and armchair journalists about the event which does not tally with the event or any of its realities.
“These purveyors of fake news who are bent on blackmailing top personalities for income (Online traffic), prominence or whatever reasons predetermined by them wrote nonsense from the figment of their imagination and got it circulated by armchair (lazy) journalists with no regard for principles, laws and ethics of the prestigious pen profession.”
The Ooni’s Hopes Alive Initiative (HAI) has in the last five years engaged in the charity work which targets to give hope to the hopeless and vulnerable members of the society. Ooni Ogunwusi through the NGO has donated befitting homes to the orphanage and destitute, water borehole facilities to several market’s across the South West in Nigeria, educational materials to several schools in the country.
Osun NUJ to hold commendation service on Friday in honour of late Adesunmbo Abioye
The Nigeria Union of Journalists,Osun State Council will on Friday hold a Commendation Service in honour of late Bishop-Elect, Adesunmbo Samson Abioye.
A statement by the Chairman of the union,Comrade Wasiu Ajadosu and Secretary,Comrade Adeyemi Aboderin indicate that the service will hold at NUJ Press Centre, Iwo /Ibadan Road,Osogbo by nine in the morning.
The statement calls on members of the union,friends and associates of the deceased to be part of the ceremony.
Late Bishop-Elect, Adesunmbo Samson Abioye was a former Secretary of NUJ,Osun State Council.
IPOB/ESN Commander Killed As Police Raid Terrorists’ Camp In Imo
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has said that the second in command of an outlawed Eastern Security Network (ESN) Commander, Ebube Virus, has been killed in a fierce gun battle.
The deceased suspect was on the Imo State Police Command’s wanted list due to his nefarious activities in the Aboh Mbaise area of the State.
The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, disclosed this in a statement issued by the Police spokesman, Henry Okoye, on Tuesday.
According to the CP, “Following the confessions made by the suspected IPOB/ESN Terrorist allegedly involved in the killing of DPO Ahiazu Mbaise and other dastardly acts in the Mbaise axis, operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping squad led by CSP Oladimeji Odeyeyiwa on Monday 4th of December, 2023 stormed the criminal hideout of a deadly IPOB/ESN Terrorist Syndicate led by Ebube Virus and Ishaka, at Umuogu Amuzu in Aboh-Mbaise LGA of Imo State and dislodged the terrorists.
“In the process, a ferocious battle broke out between the terrorists and the combat-ready Police agents, neutralizing the Second in Command Ebube Virus, who is well-known on the Command’s wanted list due to their nefarious actions in the Mbaise axis. Others who had been shot at had escaped. From the neutralized terrorist, one AK-47 rifle with 19 rounds of live ammunition was found.
“An operation is underway to find additional fugitive suspects and bring them to justice.”
While praising the brave officers for their unwavering efforts in the fight against all violent crimes in the State, CP Danjuma affirmed the Command’s commitment to working with other security agencies with the aim of restoring peace in the state.
CP Danjuma called on Imo residents to support the Police and other sister security agencies with timely and actionable information that will assist in the crusade against terrorism in the state.
He encouraged owners of hospitals and first-aid outlets to report any person seen with or treating gunshot injuries to the nearest Police Station.
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