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The making of Engineer OMOWAIYE.

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THE global events point to one fact that the world longs for people who will stand up for what they believe, even if they have to stand alone, leaders whose courage has such a strong sense of purpose and security that they welcome the unknown.
Engineer Oluremi Omowaiye, a COREN Registered Engineer and ICT specialist, is a man with a rare courage and this has helped him to move various organizations, personalities and governments from the state of relegation to the limelight. He was born about four decades ago at Ilesa, State of Osun,Nigeria.

A 2003 Electrical/Electronics Engineering graduate of  the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Engineer Omowaiye equally has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with expertise in Financial Management.

Not yet done with his pursuit, the young and enterprising Omowaiye started his professional career as a Trainee in the hardware/telecom department of  EcoBank Lagos , later to the Electrical Engineering department of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, Imo state. He served as the ICT Assistant to the then Vice Chancellor of LAUTECH as well as the Head of LAUTECH Web Technology between 2006- 2010.

What a man cannot propagate before his death is not success, while in LAUTECH, the multi-tasking and dynamic engineer pioneered the design and deployement  of the students web portal and financial automation system of the institution, a remarkable feat which is still operational till date. Blessed with a passion to lift the fortunes of his community and people, in 2007, Engineer Remi Omowaiye rendered qualitative services to his state when he served as a consultant to the UNIOSUN Implementation committee. Based on merit and mental capacity for productivity, he was distinguished with another appointment to serve as a Technical consultant on ICT/ETF projects for the Osun State College of Education Ilesa.

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Heroes are ordinary people, but with extraordinary determination, he also served as consultant to Thaboera IT Solutions, South Africa . Impressively, he maintained a rhythmic success story just as he served as consultant to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), serving as the Deputy Head Technical on Virtual Institute of Technical Education in Africa (VIHEAF ) Project for UNESCO  Bamako Cluster Office in 2009.

The skillful Omowaiye has deep knowledge in computer programming and wireless technology, his optimistic hunger for competitive advantage and consuming passion for academic pursuit earned him a significant reputation as he is a Microsoft Certified Developer (MCPD) as well as a globally certified hacker who has to his credit about ten ICT Internationally recognized certifications. His versatility and unending search for knowledge has given his professional career and advancement a magnificent exposure to study in four continents of the world, Remi is scholarly trained in Nigeria, France, Ghana, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa, United Kingdom, India and Senegal.

In practical display of his acquired skills over the years, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) hired Remi Omowaiye as their Lead Forensic Expert at the National Assembly/State Election Petition Tribunal in 2011. His foray and pursuit in politics is objectively to channel his ICT competence and rewarding experience to articulate, propagate and emancipate his immediate environment in the overall interest of the government and the governed through unquantifiable service, this was instrumental to his first political appointment in the Year 2012 as a Special Assistant on Electronic Media by The Governor of The State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

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The savvy computer guru and political disciple of the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu school of progressivism displayed proficiency, maturity and unparalleled leadership traits having been selectively chosen to serve in several governmental committees in implementation and advisory roles with preferential edge in Health, Education, ICT, Information, Agriculture among others.

The Ijesa born technocrat was an integral part of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Publicity Committee of Ogbeni Aregbesola re-election bid in 2014 and the Director of Data Ogbeni Aregbesola door 2 door campaign organisation (OD2D). Having served as media/information management consultant with proven track performances to notable politicians within and outside the South West, he was also an active member of the APC Presidential campaign for South West , where he intelligently contributed meaningfully to the publicity committee. As a reward of his immense contribution, support and loyalty to the ethics and principles upon which the threshold of  the Aregbesola administration stands, he was elevated by the Governor to the post of Technical Director to OSBC / Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Electronic Media and Broadcast in December 2014, a position he served meritoriously before his recent nomination where he had performed exceptionally and wonderfully well as a rare breed of honest political class.

Till date, the intellectual brainbox is still a consultant to United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) as well as a consultant and technical adviser to the Honourable Minister of Health of The Federal Republic of Nigeria on Strategic Communications and Technology Support. He is an active member of Osun Cancer Detection and Management project team.

Engineer Remi Omowaiye is a consummate politician with a broad view of implementing the ideology and vision of the APC manifesto, very accessible and accommodating, his general interest is engrossed in qualitative service delivery with commitment and diligence. He is a timely goal setter and goal getter, he is best described as a professional in political space. He is an alumnus of Media Academy, Capetown South Africa. He also attended Koeing Solutions India.

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He is highly proficient in web programming, micro processor programming, he has a midas touch of excellence in Broadcast production and technology and an expert in Telemedicine. Unarguably, he is a social media guru, a platform through which he has distinguished himself as an accomplished political technocrat across the country and beyond.

A motivational and inspirational leader to his generation, Engineer Omowaiye has attended many fora, seminars, conferences and educational summits locally and internationally, with several academic publications to his untainted credit. He is one of the Must-Look-Out cabinet members in the newly constituted team of Aregbesola’s administration.

Omowaiye was screened on Tuesday 9th May, 2017 by the Osun State House of Assembly.

 

Sourced from the resume submitted to the Osun State House of Assembly.

 

 

 

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Catholic bishops advocate review of Nigeria’s security architecture

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Catholic Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province, comprising Ibadan Archdiocese, Ilorin, Ondo, Oyo, Ekiti and Osogbo Dioceses, on Tuesday called for a thorough review of Nigeria’s security architecture.

The bishops, who gathered at the Jubilee Conference Centre in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, also expressed concern over the rising insecurity in the country, adding that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government has remained impervious to this call.

The meeting had in attendance, Most. Rev. Gabriel Abegunrin, (Ibadan), Most. Rev. Felix Ajakaiye (Ekiti), Most. Rev. Emmanuel Badejo (Oyo), Most. Rev. Felix Job (Ibadan).

Others are: Most. Rev. AyoMaria Atoyebi (Ibadan), Most. Rev. John Oyejola (Osogbo), Most. Rev. Jude Arogundade (Ondo) and Most. Rev. Paul Olawoore (Ilorin).

According to them, “With the current realities, it has become more necessary than ever to demand the review of Nigeria’s security architecture. Given  the campaign promises of the present government and the cauldrons of insecurity erupting all over the country, it is unfortunate that the Federal Government has remained impervious to this call. As a consequence, we parade a Nigerian Army that has not been able to effectively check the atrocities of Boko Haram for over a decade. How does one deny the allegation that kidnapping and banditry are abetted by government when  even State governments pay bandits and herdsmen as a means of placating them?

“How can we claim to have a Nigeria Police, when the body is no longer trusted to protect the same people it was set up to serve in many parts of the country?”, the bishops questioned.

The Catholic Bishops, in a communique jointly signed by the President, Most Rev. Gabriel Abegunrin and the Secretary, Most Rev. John Oyejola  at the end of  their first meeting for the year 2021, identified the ongoing effort of the governors of some South Western States  to regulate the activities of Fulani herdsmen within the zone, noting that insincerity, selfish interests and lack of political will had in the past, caused needless destruction of life and property and inflicted untold pain and hardship on innocent citizens.

However, they urged the governors to shun deceptive adulations and empty promises on issues that impact the security of life and property.

The communique read, “they must work with the security agencies to courageously implement the law in all cases and sanction those who blatantly and murderously flout it in their territories. No Nigerian or foreigner should be above the law in any part of the country.

“It is frustrating to see Governors, constitutionally empowered  as the first security officers of their States, being impeded and rendered ineffective by mitigating actions and pronouncements allegedly made on behalf of the Federal government, when they take lawful steps to respond to security needs in their States. Such manner of governance, that exerts itself to protect the interest of a segment of the population at the expense of the security of life and property of the majority, makes the emergence  of militias and self-appointed messiahs inevitable.

“We therefore join all well-meaning Nigerians who have called on the authorities to allow alternative and lawful initiatives which are established for protecting life and property like the South Western Security Network (SWSN), codenamed Amotekun, to thrive. Such initiatives deserve to be supported and optimised  as a complimentary security organization for the benefit of the people in different parts of Nigeria”.

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Properties worth over N50m lost to inferno – Sunday Igboho reacts

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Yoruba activist and Oodua  Republic agitator, Chief  Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as ‘Sunday Igboho’ has said that properties worth  over N50 million has been lost to the early Tuesday morning inferno at his Soka residence in Ibadan

Reacting on Tuesday, shortly after his house went up in flames, Sunday Igboho explained that the arsonists broke the gate to the building to gain entrance before setting the house on fire.

He stressed that the two people living in the house fled for their lives in the chaos.

“Around 03:30 am this morning, my siblings living in my old house came to alert me that some hoodlums were at the house, shooting sporadically, and that they had forced the gate open and set the house ablaze.

“My siblings escaped unhurt but my house was burnt. When we got there, the hoodlums had escaped so we called the fire service to put out the fire.

“I am surprised that some Yoruba people could be supporting killer herdsmen to destroy my house. This saddens me.

“My agitations are for all of us to come together against killer herdsmen who have been terrorizing the Yorubas by kidnapping, killing our brothers, and raping our women in Yoruba Land.

“To my amazement, some Yoruba people are aiding these killer herdsmen.

I expected them to come and attack my residence where I live now to show that they mean business.

“I assure you if they had, I would have been able to give you evidence of the hoodlums that did this.

“The property destroyed in that inferno would not be less than fifty million”, he added.

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2 Operatives Injured , As Youths Attacked Amotekun In Oyo {Photos}

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The Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun, in Oyo state has confirmed that two of its operatives from Ilesiwaju Local Government Area of the state were attacked by some ‘misguided youths’.

Oyo Amotekun also informed that though, there was no loss of life, but the officers were severely injured and are in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital.

It added that vehicles belonging to Itesiwaju Area Command were completely vandalized .

The state Command, in a statement issued on Monday explained, “On the 23rd of January 2021, two of our operatives from Itesiwaju LGA were travelling to Ago-Are enroute Tede were brutally attacked without provocation.

“They were granted free passage at Ago -Are end upon the explanation that they were from Itesiwaju LG and are on routine mission.

“However, at Tede end some misguided youths attacked the operatives with guns, matchetes and axes.

“Though there was no loss of life, our two operatives were severely injured and are in critical condition at the hospital.

 

“Unfortunately, after this unprovoked attack and assault, our vehicles belonging to Itesiwaju Area Command were completely vandalised and damaged”, the statement concluded.

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