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Ajimobi, Emefiele, Ibidapo-Obe, Afolabi, others for TechU Buildings commissioning Tuesday.  

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THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Fellow and former President of the Academy of Science, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo Obe, Former Head of service of the Federation, Professor Oladapo Afolabi, and the Olubadan in Council are among the dignitaries expected as the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi officially commissions the CBN intervention project for The Technical University, Ibadan (TechU).

Mr. Toye Arulogun, the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,  disclosed this at the weekend while featuring on a live radio programme, stating  that the commissioning is billed for Tuesday, June 6, at the Tech U permanent site, km 15, Ibadan/Lagos expressway.

He added that the governing board of this first of its kind in Nigeria institution will also be inaugurated on the day, saying that the board is headed by the former Vice chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo Obe.

Arulogun noted that the series of activities marking the 6th anniversary of Governor Ajimobi in office continues, adding that the state government would unveil its e- Governance platform on Monday to continue the commemorative activities for the anniversary.

The Commissioner said that Governor Ajimobi is expected to commission the Apex Bank’s intervention project for TechU which consists of a Central e-Library space for 500 students,  10 offices, 12 units of toilet facilities as well as a block of 24 lecture rooms which has 11 Administrative offices, furniture, borehole,  a 500KVA Generating set, street lights, CCTV cameras, air conditioners and additional toilets facilities for male and female students.

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Arulogun explained that the CBN buildings were constructed on about 1.455 hectares of land, assuring that the state will embark on additional developments on the 200 hectare university to actualize the vision behind the establishment of the TechU which is to provide technical knowledge and support base for the industrial revolution of the state and Nigeria as a whole.

The government spokesman assured that the government is assiduously working towards the October 2017 resumption date, noting that the state government would only provide seed money for the take – off of the university and there won’t be any form of subvention after then as it would operate on a pubic – private – partnership platform.

He said that the vision behind the institution is to be a self-financing one as the government will ultimately detach itself after mid – wifing it.

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Ex-Oyo ALGON boss rejoices with Ibarapa-born billionaire Ayandele at 60

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Former  Chairman, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria )ALGON) in Oyo State, Chief Ademola Ojo  has felicitated with All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Dr Olusola Ayandele as he clocked 60.

Ojo, described the Ibarapa-born billionaire  as a patriot, politician and leader who have contributed to the advancement of the nation’s democracy as well as nurtured many individuals to greatness.

The ex-council gaffer states this  in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan  the state capital.

Ayandele was an APC governorship aspirant in the 2019 general election and presently a senatorial hopeful.

According to the ex-ALGON Chief, the renowned businessman and philanthropist had brought great political, economic as well as social success to the state and Nigeria.

“I feel inspired and motivated most times by your doggedness, forthrightness and knack for truth at all times. You are leader worthy of emulation.

“I celebrate you my dear brother and leader. Your courage, character, wisdom, strength and simplicity stands you out always. May the Almighty fill your future with blessings, ” he said.

Also, Mr Olusola Adeleke, a Personal Assistant to Ayandele, joined to felicitate his boss whom he described as reliable, dependable and visionary boss.

He   described Ayandele as a renowned businessman, philanthropist, leader and political gargantuan with uncommon sagacity.

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“Your commitment and selfless service to humanity has brought tremendous development to Ibarapaland, Oyo State as well as Nigeria. You are a rare gem boss and you will forever be appreciated.

“I wish you more years of sound health, peace and glory as you celebrate. Happy birthday to my dear boss,” he submitted.

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Oyo APC scribe celebrates Ayandele at 60

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Caretaker Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo state, Hon.  Mojeed Olaoya, has described the former gubernatorial aspirant of the party in the state, Dr. Olusola Ayandele, as a pride to Nigeria and humanity as a whole.

Olaoya remarked while celebrating the  60th birthday of the Ibarapa-born Ayandele who is a staunch player in the business and political space of the country.

In a statement issued in Ibadan on Friday and which he personally signed, Olaoya expressed his delight about Ayandele being always available to help the cause of the poor and less-privileged in the society.

“For the good people of Ibarapaland, Oyo state and Nigeria in general, the man (Olusola Ayandele) is a rare blessing and he deserves to be celebrated everyday having made a lot of difference as a businessman, politician and philanthropist for a very long time.

“As an academic and scholar, Ayandele made his indelible mark by imparting knowledge on a great population of young people. And more importantly, his positive contribution to the economy of Nigeria cannot be underestimated as he is leading investor and creator of employment opportunities of all time. To crown it all, Dr. Ayandele decided to dabble into partisan politics to enable him do more for the society and he has not disappointed his people.

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“To this end, it is worthwhile to join several thousands of people globally to celebrate the enigma known as Eruobodo on this auspicious occasion of his 60th birthday anniversary as we pray God to grant him the opportunity of long life, sound health and prosperity”, the statement  added.

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Oyo commissioner, Olatunbosun urges citizens to disregard panic messages over ultimatum to herdsmen

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Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun has disclosed that citizens of the State should disregard a voice note message urging people in Ibadan to stay indoors on Friday 22nd of January due to a purported ultimatum issued by some individuals to a Fulani Community in Igangan, Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

Recall that the State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has warned individuals to respect the constitutional rights of any Nigerian to live anywhere in the country in a peaceful manner and condemned the said ultimatum in a state broadcast to the people of the state

A voice note, being circulated on Wednesday by one woman from London simply known as ‘Remi’ has urged residents of Ibadan to stay indoors on Friday so as to avoid any crisis that might arise from the outcome of the ultimatum issued to the Fulani Herdsmen Community in Igangan.

Olatubosun said the message was targeted at causing panic among the people and to tarnish the efforts of the present administration in tackling insecurity in the State.

He said Oyo State indigenes at home and in the diaspora ought to give support to the government and not to cause disaffection and unnecessary panic over an issue that has been adequately addressed by the government and concerned security agencies.

He added that the people of the State, especially in Ibadan should go about their businesses without fear of molestation or attack from any quarter.

“It is funny to hear that somebody was sending voice note from London, warning Ibadan people not to venture out on Friday because of an ultimatum issued to a Fulani Herdsmen Community in Igangan, in Ibarapa area.

“This is an issue that has been addressed by the government that nobody has the power to give such ultimatum, the constitution of Nigeria does not allow for it, especially when the said Community is not constituting security threat to lives and properties of the people.

“The government of Oyo State and security apparatus are working around the clock to give the people of the State the required peaceful atmosphere that will engender economic growth, we therefore urge our people, especially in Ibadan to ignore the voice note message and go about their normal businesses without fear of molestation or attack from any quarter.”

The commissioner called on the residents of the State to be wary of scaremongers who he said could create psychological crisis where such was not in existence.

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