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Makinde names Dotun Oyelade BCOS Executive Chairman

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has approved the appointment of Prince Dotun Oyelade as the Executive Chairman of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS).

Contained in a press statement issued by the governor Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, on Monday specified that Oyelade’s appointment takes immediate effect.
Until his appointment, Prince Oyelade, is a Broadcaster of note who has held similar positions in previous administrations and was the spokesman of the Omititun Campaign Organisation, which midwifed the election of Engineer Seyi Makinde as Governor of Oyo State.
The statement, also noted  that Governor Makinde appointed Oyelade in order to reposition the broadcasting house to meet the modern communication needs of the state in the new dispensation.
The veteran Broadcaster had worked at NTA Ibadan 1977-82 before he joined BCOS as Head of Reportorial and voluntarily withdrew his services in 1988 as acting controller of news.
He worked as General Manager of Fountain Publications and Marketing Manager Spectrum Books between 1988 and 1992 before setting up his own Communications and Publishing business.
As an author he has nine publications to his credit.
A member of the International Press Institute, Geneva, Prince Oyelade studied in Nigeria, Britain and the United States of America.
He was Private Secretary to Governor Lam Adesina in 1999 to 2003 and Special Adviser on Public Communications to Governor Alao Akala between 2007 and 2011.
Makinde emphasised his confidence in Prince Oyelade to bring his wealth of experience to turn the fortunes of BCOS around in the shortest possible time so as to make the station one of the best Television and Radio outfits in the country.

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Ekiti loses ex- SSG, Alofe

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Former Secretary to Ekiti State Government (SSG), Evangelist Adeola Alofe is dead.

Evangelist Alofe died on Sunday at the age of 86, family source disclosed.

The source, also hinted  that the  former SSG, who hailed from Ayetoro Ekiti in Ido/Osi local government area of Ekiti State, died after a brief illness.

It would be recalled that Alofe  was appointed SSG by former Governor Ayodele Fayose in 2003, the position he held till 2005 when he was replaced with the late Chief Bade Gboyega.

The deceased was a member of the House of Representatives between 1991 and 93 under the Social Democratic Party (SDP)/ in the old Ondo State.

He was also appointed Senior Special Assistant on Religious Matters by Governor Kayode Fayemi in 2010, when the court of Appeal in Ilorin pronounced him the actual winner of the 2007 governorship and the 2009 rerun elections.

Alofe was at a time a staunch member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but he later defected to the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)/ in Ekiti State.

However, he has not been seen within the political scene since Fayemi won the second term in 2018.

According to a statement signed by a family “With total submission to the will of Almighty Go, the entire Alofe’s family announce the passing away of our beloved brother, uncle, father and grandfather. He slept in the lord on 25th August 2019 at age 86.

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“Funeral arrangements are to be announced by the family in due course”.

 

 

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Makinde Hails Stakeholders’ Quest For Healthy Environment, Restates Zero Tolerance For Filth

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Oyo State Governor, Engr.  Seyi Makinde  has paid a glowing tribute to stakeholders in the environmental sanitation sector for their resilience in restoring the State back to its status as one of the neatest in the nation.

 

The governor’s commendation was relayed through the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola at his office when he hosted the Heads of Local Government Administrators and Heads of Environmental and Health Services as well as officials of the West African Energy, the Consultancy firm in charge of refuse collection in the State.

 

Hon Ayoola said the State appreciated the efforts of the stakeholders in mobilizing against filthy environment and the ways they have demonstrated their support to the government in mobilizing against the menace of poor sanitation.

 

According to him, the governor knew the efforts that you all at the end of the local government health and administrative administrators have put into this campaign of ridding the State of the culture of poor sanitation and he salutes you all.

 

“It is pertinent that we put more efforts into this project so that before long, if we look back, we shall see giant accomplishments in this line and we shall be able to pat each other on the back for a well done job.

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“We appreciate the input of the market women, civil societies, traditional rulers, the media and those officially saddled with the duty of enforcing clean environment in the State. We wish the trend continues in good stead.”

 

The former lawmaker disclosed further that  Oyo State Government has set up an agenda to curb the menace of environmental laws which would go a long way in ensuring  that the safety and healthy condition of its citizens became important.

 

 

He emphasized that  the Present Administration has zero tolerance for filthy environment hence the need for residents to support this policy by imbibing a good waste disposal culture.

 

“Hygiene is very important to us, failure to uphold some level of hygiene would lead to serious health hazards to us as individuals and persons living around us” he added

 

Continuing, Ayoola stressed that as part of the agenda setting, stakeholders like the Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), religious bodies, market women, transport unions, schools among others would be involved in curbing the environmental menace while also charging residents in the state to make use of refuse collection drums for disposal of their waste.

 

Similarly, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola alongside the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Bashir Olanrewaju and team members from Water Cooperation Of Oyo State paid a visit to Asejire Waterworks and Eleyele Dam by way of familiarizing with the ongoing projects after his resumption into office and also ensuring that quality water is being supplied to homes for the consumption of the general public

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Hon. Ayoola disclosed that part of the aims of Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration was to re-address issues affecting treatment plants in the state and work towards ensuring that every home has access to portable water.

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In Ogun Truck Crushes Soldier To Death

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A truck, on Friday crushed an officer of the Nigerian Army , identified as R. A. Nata’Ala  to death in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The incident, as learnt occurred when a heavily loaded truck lost control around Iyana Mortuary area of the metropolis.

The truck marked JJJ 833 XW and laden with stone granite, was coming from Idi-Aba end of Ajebo-Ijaiye Road, when the incident occurred around 10:30am, according to an eye witness.

The driver of the truck, as gathered lost control due to brake failure, veered off his lane and killed the soldier.

The security operative, who was said to be riding a motorcycle alongside other vehicles, had been stopped at the intersection by the traffic light when the truck hit him.

Surprisingly, a female who was on the motorcycle with the soldier escaped death as she jumped off the bike before the truck dragged the motorcycle towards a culvert where the victim was slammed.

The female passenger, who was said to also be a soldier, immediately called some of their colleagues from 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, who hurriedly came to evacuate the remains of the deceased.

The driver of the truck was reported to have abandoned the truck and bolted from the scene for fear of being lynched by angry mob.

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Another eyewitness who was at the scene of the accident said there was panic in the area as residents and motorists feared military officers may unleash terror in the area.

The spokesman for the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident.

He also said the remains of the deceased have been taken to the morgue at State General Hospital, Ijaye.

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