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Oyo Offers 38 Housing Units for Sale

…..Threatens To Revoke Lands Without Complete Building Plans

Oyo State Government has announced its readiness to sell about 38 semi-detached units of bungalow situated at Carlton Gate Estate, Akobo, Ibadan to members of the public at affordable rate.

The State Commissioner for Lands ,Housing and Urban Development, Barr Abiodun Abdu-Raheem stated this while on inspection tour to various Housing Estates in Ibadan.

He said further that the step was taking to fulfill part of the present administration electoral promises towards provision of affordable housing for the citizenry.

The Commissioner noted that a lot of people in the State were in need of affordable houses which he said was handy in Carlton Gate Estate, if they apply at the appropriate time.

“In keeping faith with the electoral promises made by our Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde during campaigns on affordable housing, we are putting up 38 semi-detached units of bungalows that are at the Carlton Gate Estate at Akobo in Ibadan for sale at cheap price to the people.”

“The target of this is to make our people house owners without much problems and this is just the beginning. The present administration will provide more affordable housing to the people and make acquisition of houses and landed properties easier and affordable for our people.”

Abiodun expressed displeasure over many undeveloped plots of land in the areas visited as he observed that many choice lands were only fenced round without the owners developing them.

The Commissioner observed that most houses built did not follow the layout scheme provided by the State Government.

‘I am not happy with the state of things after accessing everything. Lands that could be bought by people who are ready to build are wasting away without being utilized, he further stresses.

He pledged on behalf of the State Government that all illegal structures on the lands will be removed. Adding that, it was noticed that around March, this year a lot of allocations were carried out.

He disclosed further that all allocations are sub-listed for revocation and withdrawal, he however assured the member that the Government will withdraw allocation from those who have not paid stressing that the issue will be handle with fairness, transparency and accountability.

Barrister Abdu-Raheem called on people whose building plans have not been approved, those that have letters of land allocated to them but do not have Certificate of Occupancy (C of O), and those that have obtained building plans but their applications were not completed to visit the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to complete their application within a period of seven days from Monday,23rd September,2019 or have their lands revoked.

Places  visited within Ibadan and its vicinity include Kolapo Ishola Estate, Carlton Gate Estate, Akobo, Quarter 105 Onikoko Avenue Agodi GRA, Ajumose Housing Estate NIHORT Jericho, Elenushonsho Estate, Jericho, Queen’s school Ibadan  Apata, Adeoyo GRA, Ring-road.



Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.


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Rehabilitation and Maintenance of All State Roads are Paramount – Oyo Govt.

All State roads in Oyo State would be rehabilitated and maintained by the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde for easy flow of vehicular traffic and transportation of goods and farm produce in and around the State.

The Chairman, Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA), Hon. Kamil Akinlabi  gave this hint on Tuesday in Ibadan after the first management meeting held in his office.

According Akinlabi, the present administration was poised to ensure good road networks across the State, noting that rehabilitation of roads within the state will commence in the shortest period as it was one of the major priority of the State Governor to make all State roads passable and well maintained.

“Governor Seyi Makinde has the interest of the common people of this State in mind, hence the need to start the rehabilitation of the roads while we also maintain those in fairly good conditions so they will not degenerate.

“We promise our people to expect work in earnest. This Government will not spare anything to make life comfortable for the residents of the State and good roads are important to other areas of Government inputs like health, agriculture, lands and housing and even education.”

Hon. Kamil Akinlabi Mudashiru charged the management and staff of the agency to be up and doing in the discharge of their duties, while soliciting their support and cooperation for the success of the State Government.

It would be recalled that Governor Seyi Makinde announced the appointment of Hon. Kamil Akinlabi Mudashiru as the Chairman, Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA) on Friday, 13th September, 2019.

In her remarks, the General Manager, OYSROMA, Engr. Oduola Aderonke Modinat pledged the support and cooperation of the management and the entire staff of the agency and prayed for a successful tenure of office of the Chairman.



Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.


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Begin Academic Works Immediately -Oyo Govt Charges Teachers

…As Schools Resume Monday 16th

As schools reopen on Monday 16th September 2019 for a new academic session in Oyo State, the State Government has charged all teachers to start academic works immediately.

The directive came from the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Kehinde Sangodoyin in a statement issued over the weekend.

Sangodoyin asked that teachers, support staff and students were expected to be in schools before eight for academic work to commence immediately.

The Commissioner disclosed further that quality education that would yield best academic performance was the target of the Seyi Makinde administration, urging teachers to work hard by preparing the students for excellent performance.

“We are using this medium to congratulate our students in public and private schools for their resumption on Monday, 16th September 2019 and call on the teachers to engage the students in academic exercises immediately.

“The current administration is doing all possible best to change the tide for better in achieving the best for the State in the area of students’ academic performance and improvement in national rating of the State in external examinations.

“To this end, facilities and teacher’s remunerations would be at the forefront of Government reckoning to achieve the lofty goal, while teachers are expected to do their bit to justify Government’s strict adherence to providing the best enabling environment for their performance.”

The foremost academic administrator also warned teachers to desist from collecting any money from any parents or students in the guise of collection of levies.

Prof.  Shangodoyin appealed to parents to be alive to their responsibilities to make the children become valuable assets to both the parents and society in future.

He reiterated that the present administration was working assiduously to bring back the glory of education in the State, with a call to schools’ alumni and corporate bodies to support the current trend in the State to make education accessible to all.



Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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Oyo Schools resume on Monday 16th Sept. 2019

All schools In Oyo state resume on Monday 16th September 2019 for 2019/2020 Academic session,all schools are expected to be in schools from 8a.m while the teachers and students are to start the academic work immediately.

The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology,Prof.Dahud Kehinde Shangodoyin disclose this during an Interview in his office.

The Commissioner disclosed further that quality education is one of the present administrations commitment and therefore encouraged them to work hard by preparing the students for excellent performance.

He also warned the teachers to desist from collecting a dime from any parents or students for anything.
Prof.Shangodoyin also appealled to the parents to be alive to their responsibilities which would make the children become valuable assets to both the parents and government in future.

The Commissioner re emphasized that the present administration is working assiduously to bring back the glory of education in the state and therefore enjoined the teachers to partner with the Government to achieve its goals in educational development.

Titi Adeyemi
Media Officer

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Oyo Charges Miyetti Allah to Identify True Members

….As Herders’ Association Urge Govt to Create Grazing Route

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100 Days in Office: Makinde’s Administration to put Public Infrastructure First

….We Will not Abandon Projects – Commissioner

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Ibadan Residents Eulogizes Makinde over Adeoyo Road Rehabilitation

….Says Makinde Has Renewed Hope of Good Governance

Residents of Ibadan have commended Governor Seyi Makinde for embarking on asphaltic tarring of the 2nd Gate road of Adeoyo State hospital, Ring Road and giving due attention to the health institution by providing basic infrastructures within the hospital.

Makinde had recently ordered a revamping of the facilities of the hospital as well as rehabilitation of the roads leading to it in order to ease movement of people attending to their healthcare as well as workers.

Rehabilitation of the road started on Monday 26th August as men of the State Roads Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA) resumed there with their heavy machines to work there and on Tuesday began the asphaltic tarring of the road.

Pa Tijani Lawal, a retired civil servant in a chat with journalists said the Governor has shown what the word ‘change’ supposed to be and with the achievements of the new administration within its hundred days, there was hope for good Governance in the State.

“This is not a camouflage change. This is real change and we have seen that the Governor’s strive within his hundred days in the saddle is beyond party affiliation. He has made the people of the State proud because people from other States are wishing he is their own Governor.

“This is a sign that we can still have good leadership in our society like we did during the days of Awolowo. With people like Seyi Makinde everywhere in the country, Nigeria will become an El-dorado. Let our political leaders in Nigeria emulate his gestures. Makinde has started well.”

Ojelabi Tesleem, a generator repairer said the Adeoyo Road has been abandoned since 1991 and the community around the hospital had not seen the kind of development it was witnessing during the Makinde’s administration.

He was amazed by the illumination of the roads in the community which he said had aesthetic impact on the area and the hospital.

“Haven been living at this area before 1991, I have not seen such a great development in this hospital like we have now. You can see infrastructural changes and at night, the premises and the community around look so amazing, as if one is in London,” he enthused.

In another development, residents of Agbowo area in Ibadan who were mostly students of the University of Ibadan have appealed to the State Government to rehabilitate the Omotara Bridge that connected the area to the other communities.

The plea came when the General Manager, OYSROMA, Engr. Modinat Oduola visited the area in company of the Honorable representing Ibadan North State Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebayo Gabriel on Wednesday.

Hon. Adebayo who had earlier during the visit called on the residents to desist from dumping refuse in the stream upon which the bridge was situated appealed to the residents that the present administration would take action on the bridge.



Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.


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Ogundare Foyanmu to Resurrect as Oyo Celebrates Ijala Festival in October

Oyo State Government has assured of its readiness to support the 2019 Ijala festival initiated by Ona-Ara Development Council in Ibadan, the State capital.

Ijala rendition is an African oral poetry that is chanted by the Yoruba people to celebrate and commiserate and foremost among the major Ijala chanters was Late Chief Ogundare Foyanmu.

The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun disclosed this while hosting members of Ona-Ara Development Council, led by its President, Alhaji Kola Bolomope at his office.

According to the Commissioner, Ijala festival would be given adequate publicity by the media during the celebration slated between October 17th to 19th 2019.

Dr. Olatunbosun called on members of Ona-Ara Development Forum to always support the state government in its determined efforts at providing the dividends of the democracy for the people.

The Commissioner ordered that the Director of Tourism along with its official be part of the steering committee for the proposed Ijala Festival in order to enhance a successful celebration.

“This is a  type of events that promotes the culture and tradition of the Yoruba people and we have to support the group to bring it to life. Many of the Yoruba traditional literary genres have been long abandoned as they were not practiced like it used to be in the old and we are the one paying for it today.

“This event will bring about memories of yesteryears as we all used to listen to Ijala from the great Yoruba poets like Baba Ogundare Foyanmu and others.

“It is a thing of joy that we still have individuals that can chant the Ijala poetry and we will give adequate support to this group to have a successful outing, come October.”

Earlier in his speech, the President of the Forum, Alhaji Bolomope informed the Commissioner that their main purpose of for the proposed festival is aimed at attracting tourism across the world to showcase the cultural potentials in Yoruba land.

He the solicited for the Ministry support to ensure a successful festival and other activities of the Forum in the overall interest of the people of Ona-Ara and Oyo State in general.



Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.


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