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Oyetola Inaugurates Five Access Roads in Osun, to Embark on Construction of Ten others



Osun State Government is set to embark on construction and rehabilitation of another set of township roads in selected towns across the State.

Governor Gboyega Oyetola dropped the hint during the inauguration of five access road constructed by his administration in Alekuwo area of Osogbo.

The roads were completed within 8 months, from February to September 2020 in spite of the challenges posed by COVID-19 during the period.

Oyetola said, “The completion of these roads despite the Covid-19 challenges is an indication of the seriousness we attach to your welfare and the mileage we are ready to go to take care of your interest”.

He believed the roads would bring about ease of doing business, stimulate accessibility and economic productivity, improve socioeconomic activities and generally improve wellbeing of the people.

The Governor said “to further demonstrate our commitment to massive infrastructure delivery for the socioeconomic development of the state” government would soon embark of construction and rehabilitation of township roads.

He said “we believe that in achieving economic transformation and good life we seek, we need to provide good road network across the state. This is the reason we have been giving attention for the provision of intra city, inter city and rural roads across the State.

According to him, the new township road construction/rehabilitation to be embarked on are Ejigbo, Ido-Osun, Gbongan, ile-ife, Kuta, Inisha, Ila-Orangun and Gof-Orioke Pure Water as well as Hallelujah Estate Osogbo.

Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Timothy Owoeye commended the State Governor for delivering on his promises despite paucity of funds in addition to the aftermaths of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He urged the people to support the State government in its quest to transform the State.

The State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Famodun was of the opinion that chances of the party in future elections are brighter, with the delivery of the roads and other achievements of the present administration.

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Staff Audit: Bedridden Pensioners To Partake Via Telephone – Osun Govt



Gov Ademola Adeleke

Osun State Government has said all bedridden pensioners and others with serious health challenge will henceforth have their audit exercise conducted through telephone.

A statement by signed by the State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi on Monday revealed that such pensioners, will no longer be required to be physically present at the venue of the screening exercise.

The statement added that pensioners who are currently outside the State would have their screening conducted via the same means.

It also said “Pensioners outside the state at the moment no longer need to travel down to Osun State as they will also be having their screening through the telephone.

“Additionally, pensioners in the diaspora will also be screened only through video calls.

“In line with the above, the Pension Board is expected to make available all the particulars, especially pictures of pensioners to the Consultant, for ease of identification during the video call screenings.

“The above directives take immediate effect.”

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Pensioners Collapse During Screening In Osun



On of the revived Collapsed Pensioners on stretcher

…Govt should decentralise process to prevent avoidable deaths – Retirees

Pensioners in Osun State have appealed to the State government to decentralise the ongoing screening of its workforce including retirees.

The call became necessary as some of the aged retirees collapsed on Monday within the premises of the Center for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, venue of the ongoing screening.

It took the intervention of the medics of the State Ambulance Service to revive and stablise the victims.

Retirees, numbering about 2,000 old men and women who are visibly aged, frail and in some cases sick, were at the venue for the screening exercise.

A number of them who could not withstand long time standing were seen either, lying down, sleeping or sitting on the bare floor to avoid eventuality.

Many of the pensioners were visibly angry for what they described as inhuman treatment by the handlers of the exercise.

Sunday Omotosho decried the arrangement and the eventual treatments of his colleagues who came for the exercise from across the State.

Though, he agreed that the exercise as sanctioned by the State government was desirable, but was of the opinion that the process would have been made easier if it were to be done on local government or zonal basis.

As at press time, the exercise was yet to commence as the consultant in charge, Saadat Bakri-Ottun was yet to arrive the venue, hence the wait prolonged.

The staff audit was earlier suspended for weeks by the state House of Assembly over inhuman treatment meted to the civil servants by the consultant, but the suspension was lifted after she promised to correct her mistakes.

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Breaking: Protest Rocks Iree Poly Over Removal of Rector



….ASUP, Students lock school gate to prevent academic activities

Heavy protesters have laid seige on the entrance of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State against the removal of the institution’s rector, Dr. Tajudeen Adewale Odetayo.

The State governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke had reportedly suspended Odetayo and allegedly replaced him by his kinsman.

Protested gathered at the frontage of the polytechnic entrance as early as 7:30 on Tuesday morning carrying different placards with different inscriptions to register their displeasure against the removal of the embattled rector.

The school gate has been put under lock and key, by the students and the school chapter of the Academic Staff Union of the Polytechnic, ASUP preventing academic activities and other activities on the campus.

More to follow…

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