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Ogunesan now leads civil servants in Oyo

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Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state on Friday appointed Mrs. Hannah Ogunesan, as a successor to the outgoing Head of Service, Mr. Soji Eniade, with effect from Thursday, February 8, 2018.

The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Olalekan Alli, who conveyed the appointment in a statement,  disclosed that  the new development was a sequel to the retirement of Eniade from the state’s civil service.

Alli in the statement also announced the appointment of the outgoing HOS as Executive Assistant, Administration, to the governor “in view of his sterling performance” during his tenure as the number one civil servant.

His appointment also takes effect from Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Ogunesan, as learnt joined the public service of the state on April 1, 1989, and she has served in various capacities before her current appointment as permanent secretary in the state’s ministry of local government and chieftaincy matters, on July 1, 2015.

The new HOS, Ogunesan is an alumnus of the London School of Economics’ Executive Summer School, where she completed an approved programme on Strategic Decisions in Management.

She holds a Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Business Administration from Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye) and the University of Ado-Ekiti (now Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti), respectively.

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Eniade becomes the second EA to the governor, who had earlier appointed a two-time commissioner in the state’s education and agriculture ministries, Dr. Moronkola Thomas, in a similar capacity in March, 2017.

Allis said, “Mr. Eniade has meritoriously and brilliantly served the state in various capacities prior to his appointment as HOS in August 2014.

“In view of his sterling performance as HOS, His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has equally approved his appointment as Executive Assistant (Administration) to the governor, in the Governor’s Office.”

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Photos: Oyo COVID-19 squad impounds 22 vehicles at club houses

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Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement sub-committee has impounded a total of Twenty-Two (22) illegally parked vehicles during its special night operations, to enforce compliance at club houses and public places in Ibadan.

Addressing the team of officers before the operation, the Chairman, OYRTMA, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi, who distributed protective tools to the officers such as hand gloves, portable sanitizers, nose masks and thermometers charged them to be professional in the exercise and respect fundamental human rights in the course of the operation.

He said, “The Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement subcommittee is made up of Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency and other security agencies and we have begun a special night monitoring and enforcement of Oyo State Government’s directive aimed at curbing the spread of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) among residents of the State, particularly through transport operators, night clubs and other public places”.


It would be recalled that Oyo State has recorded more confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 which led to a directive of a dusk to dawn curfew (7pm to 6am) and suspension of interstate transportation into and out of the State with effect from Sunday night ,March 29th, 2020  by Governor Seyi Makinde.

Governor Seyi Makinde also gave a directive that no public place or gathering should harbour above 10 persons at a time.

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Dispersing cluster of persons that formed crowd of more than 10 at club houses, the Special anti-COVID-19 squad gave sufficient information on the need for residents to comply with the State Government’s directives on social distancing, regular washing of hands and other guidelines.
Club houses the enforcement team visited included Platinum, Awolowo Road; Hexagon, Samonda; Pleasure Summit, GRA; Cimola Hotel, Mokola; Latitude, Samonda; Mauve 21, Ring Road; Ventura, Sango and Shanty’s club among others across the State.


Likewise, the Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) has deployed over 200 men and officers to join the COVID-19 Taskforce Health Advisory Sub-committee to embark on public enlightenment at markets and public places within Ibadan for a campaign tagged: ‘break in the chain of transmission campaign on COVID-19’.

 

Residents who claimed ignorance of the anti-coronavirus guidelines issued by the State Government, however pledged to become vanguards and ambassadors against the spread of the deadly virus.

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COVID-19: Relief, as Oyo APC chieftain, Open Salawu donates N3m to Ogbomoso residents

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Assistance came the way of Ogbomoso residents  in Oyo state  as an APC chieftain, Engr. Mufutau Open Salawu donated the sum of N3,000,000 to cushion the effect of coronavirus  disease popularly known as COVID-19.

Salawu also informed that the gesture covers 100 Bags of rice, 100 bags of Semovita, 100 cartons of noodles and some cash.
 

The APC House of Representatives aspirant in the 2019 election for Ogbomoso North/ Ogbomoso South/Oriire Federal Constituency disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

“All over the world, governments are urging people to stay at home and many more borders might be closed and interstate movements may be restricted. The implications of these measures are enormous but it’s the only way to stop the spread of this virus so in view of that I am giving N3,000,000 to my community to buy foods and share to the vulnerable.

“I hope more people will follow suit  and assist the needy in this very difficult time knowing fully well most Nigerians live on their daily earnings”, the former Special Adviser to former Governor Abiola Ajimobi concluded.

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COVID-19: Security agencies enforce compliance in Oyo

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A joint team of Security agencies have embarked on enforcement of compliance with directives on precautionary measures outlined by Oyo State Government to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the State.

The inter-agency team comprises of Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority, Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safety Corps and others.

This, the Executive Chairman, OYRTMA, Dr. Akin Fagbemi said would promote interagency collaborations in the State and curtail spread of the deadly Corona-virus Disease.

He added that, this is in line with the directives of Governor Seyi Makinde who had earlier outlined measures aimed at dealing with Coronavirus in the State.

The team ensured strict monitoring of compliance at public parks, garages and private transportation companies across Oyo State, to prevention guidelines issued by Governor Makinde to curtail the rapid spread of the disease.

It would be recalled that part of the preventive measures rolled out by the state government are social distancing, suspension of religious activities, disbandment of gathering with more than 30 people among others.

The State has also directed garages and commercial operators to adhere strictly to guidelines reeled out for them during these trying times, while it warned that anyone caught flouting the recommendations and guidelines would be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.

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The team commended residents and operators for their understanding and cooperation towards eradicating the novel Corona Virus Disease.

Meanwhile, Oyo State Government has reiterated that it is working to contain the spread coronavirus in the State, adding that the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration has constituted a competent Task Force to tackle any suspected case of COVID-19 in the State.

Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, also added that the administration will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in both the organized private and public health sectors.

Olatubosun stressed that the Government has finalized an arrangement to embark on aggressive public sensitisation across the popular markets, major bus terminals, public spaces and others to enlighten the people on the reality and severity of the global infectious disease.

He said the proactive government of Engineer Seyi Makinde, on hearing increasing cases of the pandemic in the neighboring states, set machinery in motion to prevent the infectious disease from gaining entrance into the state.

The Commissioner said part of the measures taken is the establishment of four isolation centres at University College Hospital, UCH, Jericho Chest Hospital, Olodo State Pediatric all in Ibadan and Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomosho, with acquisition of ambulances to carry individuals tested positive of Coronavirus for adequate treatments.

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The commissioner therefore implored the residents of the state to report any case of the disease to the surveillance team set up by the state government.

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