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Governor Abiodun impartial – Oluomo

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Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt Hon (Prince) Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo has emphasised that the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun is not part of the ongoing issues in the state Assembly.

 

Rt Hon Oluomo explained that when the mace was forcefully hijacked from the bearer and the chambers forced opened by Legislators, the place he ran to was the Governor’s office where the Governor expressed shock at the show of shame

 

According to Oluomo, “We just returned from the Cultural centre at Kuto where the Governor swore in some new judges. I was in my office waiting for other Honourable members to commence our usual Executive session before the plenary when two honorables, (whose names I wont mention for now) hijacked the mace from the Sergeant at arms and headed to break into the chambers. I immediately left the office and went straight to the Governor’s office”

 

” I did this in order to avoid any casualty due to the respect and honour I always accord the Governor as the captain of our ship. Mr Governor was shocked. He asked if I wa as not attacked and persuaded me to keep calm with an assurance that he would handle it”

 

The Speaker who gave this explanation while addressing journalists in his official lodge in the Legislative quarters on Friday evening stated that he had been silent on the matter since it occurred in Tuesday because he was expecting the Intervention of the Governor and party leaders in the state.

 

“Governor Dapo Abiodun is my benefactor, my destiny helper and a great leader to me. I can never be ungrateful to him. I decided to talk now after the state government has reacted.

 

“I have also received an impeachment notice from the clerk on Wednesday and I have responded accordingly even though I have 72 hours to respond , according to law.

 

“Since I became Speaker for this tenth Assembly, I have not found it easy at all. Members have been giving me one issue or the other but the Governor has always been coming to our aide.” He noted

 

Asked about his relationship with the senator representing Ogun west in the national Assembly, Senator Solomon Adeola ,popularly known as Yayi, Rt Hon Oluomo described him as a very good friend.

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Gov. Aiyedatiwa Inaugurates New Commissioners, Charges Them On Selfless Service 

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The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Lucky  Aiyedatiwa, on Friday inaugurated the 12 newly appointed Commissioners into the State Executive Council.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary Ebenezer Adeniyan on Friday.

The newly inaugurated Commissioners are Pastor Segun Ayerin, Mr Olaolu Akindolire, Alhaji Amidu Takuro, Dr Banji Ajaka, Mr Boye Ologbese, Mr Sunday Akinwalire, Deaconess Lola Fagbemi, Mr Saka Yusuf Ogunleye, Mr Rasheed Badmus, Mr Olayato Aribo, Mr Adewale Akinlosotu and Barr Gbenga Olaniyi.

The Governor urged them to justify their appointments through dedicated service, emphasizing the administration’s commitment to accelerated development and good governance.

The governor said; “Let me congratulate the newly inaugurated appointees for being worthy of consideration as Honourable Commissioners in Ondo State. Some of you are returning, while others are new Commissioners. In the main, you have a duty to justify your appointment or reappointment as the case may be. I must inform you that this administration is in a hurry to deliver on its mandate and make life more meaningful to the people.

“The torch of accelerated development that we hold aloft in trust for the people is irreversible. You must guard your loins and hit the ground running in your various offices. You must foster a good working relationship with the workers, especially the Permanent Secretaries and other Accounting Officers.

“Let us bear in mind that the government and people of Ondo State are united in their thirst for credible performance, development and good governance. You must excuse corruption or any act that is not nurturing to good governance and overriding public interest. Thus, I like to implore all friends, families and well-wishers of the new appointees to refrain from putting undue pressures on them so that they can concentrate and discharge their duties in the overall best interest of the State.”

Highlighting the administration’s accomplishments in various sectors, Governor Aiyedatiwa emphasized the strides made in addressing salary arrears, gratuity payments, employment opportunities, infrastructure development, and security enhancement.

He stressed the administration’s focus on collaboration with federal and corporate entities to stimulate economic growth and ensure food security in the state.

The Governor called for peaceful conduct during the upcoming gubernatorial primary elections, stressing the importance of upholding democratic principles and avoiding divisive actions.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Tayo Oluwatuyi, emphasized the importance of wholehearted commitment from the newly inaugurated Commissioners. He stressed that their forthcoming responsibilities transcend mere formalities, symbolizing principles of justice and equity.

Oluwatuyi urged them to labor tirelessly, demonstrating unwavering dedication, reminding them that the authority vested in their positions is not for personal enrichment but for the welfare of the people.

Speaking on behalf of the newly inaugurated Commissioners, Dr Banji Ajaka appreciated Governor Aiyedatiwa for the trust reposed in them, with a promise not to disappoint the Governor and the people of the State.

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Olubadan throne to remain vacant says second-in-command

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The Olubadan-designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin is ill and not physically fit to rule as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

The Otun-Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Abimbola Ajibola, stated this on Tuesday.

Olubadan stool became vacant after the demise of the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, who reigned for two years and died at 81.

Olakulehin would rank among the oldest monarchs to ascend to the position.

Ajibola, who made this known in a briefing at his Sanyo private residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, said the Olubadan-Designate be given time to get well before he is pronounced.

He said: “What is in need for hurry? Someone (Olakulehin) we have not seen. He has not spoken with us. He has not spoken with Ibadan people.

“I am his second in command, I’m his lieutenant. He has not called me to say, ‘My Otun, I’m back. So, tell your people. And when are you seeing me?’ They are just forcing him because of their own selfish interest.”

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IGP LAUDS OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION FOR NPF CONTINGENT IN INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS

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The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has lauded the recent commendations for personnel of the Nigeria Police Force in international peacekeeping efforts.

 

The United Nations, through its Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), recognized 140 officers and men of the Nigeria Police Contingent for their professionalism and outstanding performance in fostering peace and stability in Northern Mali. Similarly, the African Union presented Awards of Excellence and Professionalism to the Nigeria Formed Police Unit, comprising 160 officers and men deployed in Somalia, acknowledging their gallantry, professionalism, and dedication in countering Al-Shabaab terrorist elements.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the Force’s Spokesperson ACP Muyiwa Adejobi on Saturday.

 

According to Adejobi, the accolades extend beyond individual police officers deployed to UN missions in South Sudan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, and Somalia, among others. The Nigeria Police Force has consistently received awards commending the professionalism, dedication to duty, and exceptional performance of its officers, earning them a reputation as among the best in the field. Furthermore, Nigeria Police officers hold key positions at the Police Division of UN Headquarters and African Union Headquarters, where they continue to diligently execute their duties, garnering respect and admiration.

 

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has expressed confidence in the integrity, professionalism, and outstanding performance of NPF officers. Consequently, ECOWAS has requested the deployment of Nigeria Police officers and men to its missions in Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone. It is noteworthy that upon arrival in peacekeeping missions, NPF officers undergo competence-based interviews and selection processes aligned with international standards and best practices. Their consistent placement in strategic positions is proof of their competence and commitment to the missions’ success.

 

The Inspector General of Police expresses gratitude for these prestigious recognitions, which serve as a testament to the dedication, professionalism, and outstanding performance of Nigeria Police Officers in promoting global peace and security. The IGP further reassures that the police will consistently adopt modern standard operating procedures to accord quality service delivery, in all spheres, to Nigerians across the country.

 

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