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Sango Festival: Oyo Govt Harps on Culture As Foreign Exchange Source

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Oyo State government has called on Nigerians to see the promotion of their various cultures as viable means of generating foreign exchange income for the nation and the States concerned.

 

The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism in the State, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun stated this at the 2019 Annual Sango Festival which held at the Palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, at Oyo town, where he represented the governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Saturday.

 

Olatunbosun said governor Makinde was eager to use all legally possible means to revive the economy of the State so as not to rely on the federal allocation which, according to him, could not cater for the basic need of the people of the State.

 

He said the present administration was looking for ways of boosting its internally-generated revenue while the moribund State-owned companies would be revived to anchor job provision and commercial resuscitation that would help the State to be financially free from going cap in hands to Abuja for monthly allocation and monetary aids.

 

“Our rich culture like Sango festival is enough to earn us foreign currencies if well promoted and given the right support. The present administration is ready to work with the Iku Baba Yeye, Alaafin of Oyo, our revered father, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, to see to the possibility of gaining another millage in generating revenue from cultural tourism through cultural festivals like Sango festival.

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“We shall continue to support this and every other important festival that exhibits Yoruba culture as iconic among other cultures in Nigeria and other parts of the world. These cultural celebrations are in themselves capable of giving the State the financial freedom we seek through agriculture, commercial development by revamping abandoned State-owned companies and invitation to foreign investors to come and establish businesses here.”

Olatunbosun sought the support of the people of the State for the success of the Makinde-led administration, as according to him, if the government succeeded, the entire people of the State would have succeeded.

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi called for collective voice of Yoruba people towards chatting a prosperous economic roadmap for the nation.

The first class royal father said the ailing economy of Nigeria needed the support of all tribes, especially Yoruba sons and daughters that have the intellectual wherewithal to help Nigeria survive her security and economic woes.

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Oyo Reps member, Akande-Sadipe Congratulates Adelabu at 50 

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A member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Oluyole Federal Constituency,  Hon. Tolulope  Akande-Sadipe has congratulated a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and former gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Oloye Adebayo Adelabu, on the occasion of his 50th birthday anniversary.

Akande-Sadipe, who chairs House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, in a statement signed by her Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, OlamilekanOlusada and made available to Mega Icon Magazine,  thanked God for granting Adelabu, the grace to witness his golden jubilee.

She further noted that Adelabu has achieved so much in his education, professional career and business, making him a force to reckon with in Oyo State’s political circuit.

The lawmaker  therefore admonished younger ones and aspiring businessmen, to emulate Adelabu.

“I celebrate you my brother, Bayo Adelabu, on the occasion of your 50th birthday.You have carved a niche through excellence. May the Almighty fill your future with jubilee blessings. A man worthy of emulation in business.

” I implore our youths, in spite of the hardship of the times to tow the line of excellence and emulate the illustrious son of Ibadanland.

“As you celebrate your golden jubilee, I pray God would continue to grant you good health and long life”.

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Happy birthday and many happy returns from me and the people of Oluyole”, the statement reads.

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[email protected]: Eschew politics of bitterness, collaborate with me to return Oyo to Pacesetter status – Makinde

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Oyo State governor, Engr.  Seyi Makinde, on Sunday congratulated a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and governorship nominee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, on the occasion of his 50th birthday anniversary.

Governor Makinde, in a statement signed  by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, expressed gratitude to God for granting Adelabu, his opponent in the 2019 election, the grace to witness the golden jubilee of his birth.

The governor noted that achieving such a landmark age can only be a privilege from God.

He, therefore admonished the businessman to see the new age as a great responsibility and a challenge to put in more efforts into serving humanity and making a meaningful impact on society.

He further admonished him to imbibe politics without bitterness by freely contributing his quota to the development of the state without any hint of political consideration.

According to Governor Makinde, anyone who reaches the 50th birthday landmark is on his way to becoming an elder statesman and, as such, bears more responsibilities on his shoulders.

The statement reads, “I celebrate my brother, Oloye Adebayo Adelabu, the governorship candidate of the APC in the March 9, 2019, governorship election, in our dear state, on the occasion of his 50th birthday.

“Anyone who lives to celebrate the golden jubilee must see it as a great privilege from God and one should be grateful. It is on this note that I give gratitude to God on behalf of Chief Adelabu.

“Also, a 50th birthday is always celebrated with fanfare, because it is considered a landmark; it is the invitation to becoming a statesman and it confers on one a great respect as well as responsibility.

“I encourage Chief Adelabu to note that this is the time for politicians across all divides in the state to eschew politics of bitterness by freely contributing their quota positively to the developmental efforts of the incumbent administration, since the saying is always right: government comes and government goes but the people always remain.

“I will admonish my brother to, in the spirit of this new age, freely discharge his responsibility to the people by committing himself more to serving humanity and making a meaningful impact on the society.

“It is my expectation that as he clocks 50 and with the responsibilities that come with it, Chief Adelabu will attune his mind to collaborating with the Oyo State Government to return the State to the Pacesetter status it occupied especially in the First and Second Republics.

“As he celebrates his golden jubilee, I pray to God to continue to grant him good health.

“I wish him a very Happy birthday and many happy returns”, the statement concluded.

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OYSCATECH directs students to resume, constitutes COVID-19 task force committee

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The Board of Studies for Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora under the chairmanship of the acting Rector, Mr. Olaniyi Adekunle at its meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2020 approved the resumption of ND II and HND II Students for Monday, September 28, 2020.

According to the internal memorandum signed by the Acting Registrar, Mr. Paul Oyediran, lectures and other academic activities will commence immediately on Monday, September 28, 2020.
According to the revised academic calendar, Monday, September 28, 2020 to Wednesday, October 7, 2020 has been scheduled as 1st semester revision week for HND II and ND II Students.

Meanwhile, the 1st Semester examination for ND II and HND Il Students will hold between Monday, October 12, 2020 and October 24, 2020, while e-learning for second semester would commence by October 26, 2020.

Similarly, other categories of Students which include the ND I and HND I are to resume for normal academic activities on Monday, October 26, 2020, while the 1st semester examination for ND I and HND I is expected to commence by November 9, 2020 and end in November 21, 2020.

The Board of Studies at its meeting also noted the constitution of OYSCATECH covid-19 task force committee by the management.

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The Committee headed by Dr. Oladapo Ojo is mandated to ensure that Staff and Students adhere strictly to covid-19 guidelines.

The Board of Studies for Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora under the chairmanship of the acting Rector, Mr. Olaniyi Adekunle at its meeting last  Thursday, approved the resumption of ND II and HND II Students for Monday, September 28, 2020.

Contained in the internal memorandum signed by the Acting Registrar, Mr. Paul Oyediran, lectures and other academic activities will commence immediately on Monday, September 28, 2020.

According to the revised academic calendar, Monday, September 28, 2020 to Wednesday, October 7, 2020 has been scheduled as 1st semester revision week for HND II and ND II Students.

Meanwhile, the 1st Semester examination for HND II and HND I Students will hold between Monday, October 12, 2020 and October 24, 2020, while e-learning for second semester would commence by October 26, 2020.

Also, other categories of Students which include the ND I and HND II are to resume for normal academic activities on Monday, October 26, 2020, while the 1st semester examination for ND I and HND I is expected to commence by November 9, 2020 and end in November 21, 2020.

The Board of Studies at its meeting also noted the constitution of OYSCATECH covid-19 task force committee by the management.

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The Committee headed by Dr. Ojo is mandated to ensure that Staff and Students adhere strictly to covid-19 guidelines.

 

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