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Oodua Group Commends Makinde Over Road Maintenance

The management of Western Hotels Ltd, a subsidiary of Odua Group of Companies has commended Governor Seyi Makinde for his promptness in the rehabilitation of the internal road network of the hotel and major roads within the Ibadan metropolis, which has made vehicular and people’s movement less stressful.

The commendation was made in Ibadan by the Managing Director/ CEO of the hotel, Mr Abimbola Alagbe during a courtesy visit to the Chairman, Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency, OYSROMA, Hon. Kamil Akinlabi Mudashiru, in his office over the weekend.

Also present during the visit was the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun and other Government officials.

According to him, the gesture of the State Government to rehabilitate the internal road network of the Premier Hotel was notable and historical as such repair work was done about 30 years ago.

“I make bold to say that our passionate appeal for assistance on the resurfacing of our hotel internal road network to His Excellency Gov. Seyi Makinde was given prompt approval and attention, this is a major rehabilitation in the last 30 years.

“The present administration in Oyo State, led by Governor Seyi Makinde has given Governance a human face, I can assure you and the whole world that the quality of the work done was unprecedented, we noticed same in the metropolis as many areas that were difficult to ply by motorists are now free, due to recent repair works by the Government agency.

“We are grateful to the Government for the quality and standard in which the work was done. Within 5 days, the work was completed, we commend the level of professionalism that was put in place during the rehabilitation of the road network.”

In his remarks, the Chairman OYSROMA, Hon. Kamil Akinlabi Mudashiru, noted that the assistance of the Government, through the agency, was to fulfil its promise of improving the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR of the Premier Hotel and the State at large.

“Governor Seyi Makinde made a promise to improve the Internally Generated Revenue IGR of the State, hence the rehabilitation of the Premier Hotel road network would Improve their patronage and by extension that of the State, there was also a recent approval from the Governor for our agency to reopen our offices at the local communities to replicate the work we are doing in the metropolis, it shows this administration is for the people.”

In his contribution, the Honorable Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, stated that the State Government would continue to deliver dividends of democracy to the citizenry through the provision of basic amenities within the nooks and crannies of the State.

“The present administration in the State led by Governor Seyi Makinde will continue to deliver dividends of democracy to the people through the provision of good roads, quality education, free qualitative health care, security of lives and property across the nooks and crannies of the State”.

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

 

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NMA Holds Southwest Zonal Games In Ibadan

…..Supports Promotion of Tourist Sites in Oyo State

Executive members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have disclosed that the body would hold its Southwest zonal games in Ibadan, Oyo State capital between the 5th and 8th of December 2019.

The Association disclosed this on Tuesday while paying a courtesy visit to the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun at his office, promising the State to use the medical game to explore tourists sites in the State.

The leader of the delegation, Dr. Akin Sopdipo said the Southwest zonal games would be used to select various zonal teams at the next NMA national games that would hold soon.

He sought the support of the State Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism towards maximizing the possibility of exploring the State tourism potentials.

“The Zonal Games would be the deciding exercise to select the most capable of the teams that would be qualified for the national games soon, but while we are here for the zonal games, we plan to explore tourism potentials in the State and we believe we can do that with ease through the support of the State Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

“We have heard of so many tourists sites in Ibadan and other parts of the State, like Ikere George Dam at Iseyin, Bower’s Tower at Ibadan among others, we can go to these places with ease and get the stories behind them through the support of the Ministry and that is why we are here.”

The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun appreciated the association for picking Ibadan as the point for the zonal games, saying the city had history of pioneering many feats in the areas of sports, education and entertainment.

He informed his guests the Ministry was ready to support NMA with coverage of their activities during their stay and while traversing tourist sites in the State with its online radio and other media platforms for the week-long activities

Olatunbosun therefore sought the support of the association towards planning a free medical service programme for staffers of the Ministry.

 

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

 

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Oyo Shines, Wins Medals At NAFEST 2019

Oyo State has rounded off its sterling performance in the 2019 National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) tagged Edo 2019 by winning gold, silver and bronze medals.

The State contingency came 5th out of 29 States that participated in the edition, a feat adjudged the best in the history of its participation.

According to the panel of Umpires, Oyo State would have come 3rd, but due to the tallying of points by Ogun, River, Edo, Bayelsa and Delta States for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranks and Oyo State had to drop to the 5th position.

In distinguishing the brilliant display by the State contingent, its children cultural dance troupe was rated the best and made to perform before Her Excellency, the Wife of Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Bene Obaseki.

As announced at the end of the event, Oyo State came 1st in Children Cultural Quiz, 2nd in Children Arts and Craft, 4th in Traditional Board Game (Ayo) and 5th in Drama competitions.

While receiving the awards and certificates on behalf of the Oyo State Government, the General Manager, Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture, Mrs. Olayinka Adedeji, praised the team for making the State proud.

She commended the current administration led by Engineer Seyi Makinde for the moral and financial support given to the State to participate in this year’s event.

The last time Oyo State attended the annual festival was in 2012.

In his reaction, the Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun lauded the delegation for the sterling performance in the Culture and Arts carnival.

He also commended Governor Seyi Makinde for the support given to the troupe to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Oyo State, reiterating the administration’s promise to resuscitate and promote the cultural heritage in all the Local Government areas of the State.

“The performance of the State’s contingency has again proved that a new Oyo State that will best others in any competition, be it in education, culture, commerce, security, health and public infrastructure is here, we salute the unrelenting attitude of our young ones who participated in the 2019 NAFEST Festival and we will always support them whenever the need arises.

“No doubt that Oyo State is the home of culture and we are not relenting in showcasing this to the outside world, as this important aspect of life will also serve as a source of revenue generation for the State,” he declared.

 

 

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

 

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