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EndSARS Protest Aftermath: Osun APC National Assembly Lawmakers pass vote of confidence in Oyetola’s administration



The Osun State All Progressives Congress (APC ) members in the National Assembly on Saturday passed vote of confidence in the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

The National Assembly lawmakers elected in the State also commended the administration of Governor Oyetola for being committed to the security of life and property of the citizens regardless of the security challenges confronting the State and the nation.

The lawmakers threw their weights behind the present administration at the Government House during their solidarity visit to the Governor over the recent assassination attempt on him and wanton destruction and massive looting of property.

The Osun APC National Assembly Caucus are Sen. Bashir Ajibola(Osun Central); Sen. Adelere Oriolowo(Osun West); Hon. Bukola Oyewo (Osogbo Federal Constuency); Hon. Yinusa Amobi (Iwo Federal Constuency); Hon. Lekan Afolabi (Ifelodun Federal Constuency); Hon. Taiwo Oluga (Irewole Federal Constuency); Babatunde Ayeni (Ijesa-South Federal Constuency) and Hon. Femi Fakeye (Ila Federal Constuency).

Speaking on behalf of the lawmakers, the Chairman of the Osun State APC Caucus in the National Assembly and Senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District, Sen. Bashir Ajibola, expressed satisfaction at the way and manner the governor has been managing the affairs of the State in the last one and half years.

Ajibola acknowledged the administrative acumen, high sense of capacity and competence displayed by the Governor to restore peace and normalcy to the State.

He said Osun has distinguished itself as a well-organised State as demonstrated in the way and manner it manages the raging security challenges occasioned by the EndSARS protest and massive destruction and looting.

Ajibola who is also the Senate Spokesman, said members of the caucus deemed it necessary to visit the Governor as a prime way to show their unflinching support and solidarity for the government.

He added that the visit was also aimed to sympathise with those who have lost their loved ones, property and belongings to the unimaginable incidents.

“The purpose of our visit is to assess the damage occasioned by mindless people and the lawlessness of the unscrupulous elements in our State.

“We are also here to show our sympathy to the State and all those affected to the incident. We are also here to show our solidarity to the Governor and the government and pass our commendations on the government under the leadership of our Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.

“We are not in any way against protest, but it is important to know that EndSARS protest is a protest that had taken too far to the door of anarchy.

“In any society, protest is a recognised thing to express disagreement or grievances over a particularly occurrence either to the people or government but it shouldn’t be allowed to cause violence.

“As caucus of our party in the National Assembly, we must also commend your Excellency that notwithstanding the challenge we had, you were able to wade in and act to ensure that the anarchical tendencies didn’t degenerate into things that could destabilise our state.

“We commend the curfew declared and the enforcement of the law to ensure that our State is peaceful and that there is stability in our State.

“We commend you greatly for this laudable efforts to secure our State. We equally commend your government that in spite of the meagre resources, you still announced the implementation of minimum wage to workers and of course you also lifted ban on the embergo placed on promotions, conversions and annual salary increment.

“On behalf of my colleagues, rest assured of the cooperation of the APC caucus in the National Assembly as we are determined to continue to support the monumental achievements you are making on behalf of our party for the development of our State.

We are determined to continue to support you for all the good works you have been doing. We are resolute to continue to support you. We are not deterred, we are not discouraged but remain resolute and committed to the growth and development of our state”, he added.

In his remarks, the Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola expressed delight at the visit, just as he reiterated his administration’s commitment to continue to guarantee the security of life and property of the citizenry.

Governor Oyetola, who described the visit as a testimony to the oneness and unity among the leadership and members of the ruling party, promised to continue to build the vanguard of peace, unity and stability.

He urged the lawmakers to continue to promote legislation that would aid good governance and ensure a sustainable democracy in the country.

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Cutting Costs of Governance: Presidency Should Lead Way – Ogunwale



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A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Osun State, Senator Felix Ogunwale has said the Nigerian presidency should lead the way for others to follow in cutting down cost of governance.

Senator Ogunwale spoke on Wednesday in Osogbo while fielding question from a panel at a programme, The Frontliners’ organised by the Osun State Chapter of Association of Veteran Journalists, AVJ.

He said the right thing to be done was for the president of the country to show commitment to changing the narrative by not only asking Nigerians to endure the current hardship but to demonstrate the willingness to also make all arms of government to also feel the impact in their budget.

“I have always said it that we are note being driven by ideas in Nigeria but money. You can’t be asking those in the National Assembly to reduce their pay now when in actual sense the reason for some of them being their is to amaze wealth.

“Do you know what to correct this, it’s if our president, I am not referring to the current president, it’s the day our president decide to be riding bicycle to his office, the day the balance in his account is not more than 10 million, the day our president refuses to take more aides than it’s necessary, the day our president doesn’t believe in amazing wealth.”

The chairman of the event, Dr. Muyiwa Oladimeji who also shared the views of the guest urged the people of the State to continue to support the Administration of Senator Ademola Adeleke to be able to achieve his dream of developing all sectors of the State.

He commeded the AVJ for championing such efforts geared towards charting a way forward on how to achieve all round growth and development of the society and the nation at large.

Earlier, the chairman, AVJ, Adepoju Atobatele had described the programme as another opportunity to get Nigerians engaged on salient issues of national and global dimensions on the Front Liners.

Atobatele said, the association considered it a duty as professionals in the pen fraternity, to deepen democracy by constantly provoking Intellectual disputes that would widen public horizon of issues that are germane to the wellbeing, progress, security as well galvanizing interest in the affairs of the Country.

He said “The FRONTLINERS has been very active in widening discussions and analytical assessments of issues, events and personalities involved in determining the socio-economic and political directions of our dear Country, Nigeria.

“These we are carrying out successfully with the resources available to us in different ways, through the instrumentality of the Media.

“Ours as a professional body of retired media practitioners, still active in the concept of information management, has thus taken it as a sacred duty to act as change agents in a society yearning for objective information dissemination.”

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IMO: Oyetola holds bilateral talks with Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Jamaica



…as Nigeria sets to sign MoU with Saudi Arabia

The minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Tuesday, continued bilateral discussions with ministers and representatives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Brazil and Jamaica, expressing Nigeria’s government interest in learning from their knowledge and experiences.

This was revealed through his media aide, Ismail Omipidan, in a statement issued on Tuesday evening.

Recall that Oyetola, on Monday, held bilateral meetings with representatives of Greece, Qatar, and Mexico, on the sidelines of the ongoing 33rd General Assembly session of the International Maritime Organization, IMO, in London, United Kingdom.

During his meeting with the Brazilian Chief of the Navy’s General Staff, Adm José Augusto V. da Cunha de Menezes, the minister said Nigeria would want to learn from the operations of the Brazilian coast guards, as the ministry was desirous of setting up one so as to further secure the maritime space and the country’s waterways.

Oyetola further noted that: “We want to also focus on sectors such as Marine Renewable Energy, Marine Mining, Subsea Cabling and Piping, Marine Genetics, and Biotechnology, so as to grow the marine and blue economy.

“As we continue to expand and develop the activities of the sector, there will be need to deepen security architecture within the maritime space. In this regard, we are considering setting up Coast Guards and we believe that they will complement the existing security architecture to further secure our maritime space.”

The minister while expressing Nigeria’s desire to tap into technology to revolutionalise the maritime sector, further said “technology and innovation are vital for boosting Nigeria’s trade and investment prospects within the Marine and Blue Economy. Advanced marine technologies, including innovations in maritime logistics and smart logistics solutions, will significantly enhance the efficiency and sustainability of maritime transport and port operations, making Nigerian ports more competitive globally.”

Oyetola also met the newly elected Vice President of IMO, who is the Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK, Saida Muna Tasneem and Saudi Arabia’s Saleh bin Nasser AIJasser, who is the minister in charge of the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services of Saudi Arabia, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Both Saudi Arabia and Nigeria during the meeting agreed to sign a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cement their corporations, collaboration and partnership in the maritime space.

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Twelve Calender Months Of Pace Setting Achievements – Odelade Hails Gov. Adeleke




The Special Adviser to Governor Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke on Rural Water and Environmental Sanitation Agency RUWESA, Chief Lanre Odelade has described the one year Administration of Governor Adeleke as pace setting.

Speaking with newsmen today,the Special Adviser says, the tactful method of Intervention in critical areas of the state’s economy and social welfare has given out the Administration as commited to the welfare and advancement of their living conditions.

Chief Odelade particularly lauded the state government for it’s quick response to correcting the infrastructural deficit,impaired health care delivery,and neglect of public sector workers,all of which were inherited from the previous ApC Governments.

The Special Adviser particularly noted the swift response of Government to water Provision which led to the sinking of solar and generator powered bore holes to the 332 wards in the state.

Chief Odelade is optimistic that Governor Ademola Adeleke will consolidate on the gains of the past one year with renewed focus on taking the local government Administration from the duldrums to the centre stage of development and self reliance in accordance with the five point agenda of the state government.

He called on the people to give maximum support to Governor Ademola Adeleke in his determined efforts to take Osun state to the promised land.

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