Ogun Gets Commendation On Industrial Drive

Ogun State Government has been commended for initiating and implementing policies and programmes for speedy industrial development of the State.

National Chairman, Congress of Nigerian Youth (CONYO), Ambassador Mumeen Ibraheem gave the commendation during a courtesy visit and presentation of prestigious outstanding leadership award to the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru and award of credence to the Ministry.

Ibraheem noted that industrialisation drive of the State had paid off with the influx of industries and astronomical increase in internally generated revenue.

The CONYO Chairman expressed delight at the crop of people working with the Governor, noting that they had been able to bring their wealth of experience to bear in their various Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

Responding, Otunba Ashiru said the award would go a long way in spurring the Ministry and himself to do more in improving the State economically.

He urged the youths to take advantage of the various programmes initiated by government such as the Ogun State Government and Bank of Industry loan scheme to enhance their businesses.

Ogun Enjoins Corps Members On Self Devlopmental Skills

The National Youth Service Corps members (NYSC) serving in Ogun State have been enjoined to key into various opportunities  provided by the present administration, as an alternative for employment instead of searching for white collar jobs, which are not easily available.

The State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun stated this during the closing ceremony of 2018 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course, held at the Sagamu International Stadium.

Amosun who was represented by the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Afolabi Afuape said, part of opportunities abound in the State were free access to land for agricultural purpose and entrepreneurial skill for self development and socio-economic growth.

‘’We know the potentials of the young minds, if provided with necessary skills needed for self development, this is why the government will not relent in providing the youth with necessary supports for self reliance, as well as enabling environment for business to thrive.

Also speaking, the State Coordinator, NYSC, Mr. Okpo John commended the corps members for their productivity, describing the batch as one of the best sets, for having learnt and imbibe the core values of the NYSC scheme, which included integrity, loyalty, patriotism commitment, dedication and team work that would impact positively on the nation’s growth and development.

Amosun Presents Staff Of Office To Olota Of Ota

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has called on Sons and daughters of Ota and Aworiland to cooperate with their traditional Institutions for the progress and development of the area.

The Governor who made the call at the presentation of staff of office to the new Olota of Ota, Oba Abdukabir Adeyemi Obalanlege in Ota, enjoined the new Olota to unite his subjects and ensure peace in his domain, pledging that his administration would not relent in its drive to strengthening traditional institutions in the State.

Highlighting the importance of traditional institutions to the socio- economic development of the society, the governor also admonished the new Oba to work with other traditional rulers in the State towards engendering unity, peace and development across the State.

The Governor while congratulating the new Monarch and the Awori people for the historic event, said it was a step towards continued development of Ota and Ogun State in general, urging the residents to continue to perform their civic responsibilities by prompt payment of taxes, as the strategic position of Ota town in its contribution to the revenue generation of the state cannot go unnoticed.

He said his administration depends heavily on internal generated funds saying the monarch should harness the opportunity around, saying; Ota is now a cosmopolitan City, considering its economic benefits.

Amosun who promised more infrastructural development in the State,  reiterated government’s commitment to the completion of the ongoing 32km Sango-Alagbole-Akute road before the completion of his tenure, adding that his administration would construct another flyover in Ota.

On his part, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko prayed for wisdom and good health for the new monarch, saying that Aworiland would experience unprecedented success during his reign.

In his remarks, the former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo while congratulating the newly installed monarch and the people of Ota/Awori, appreciated the Ijemo-Isolosi ruling house, the local government chairman and all for ensuring a peaceful selection processes, praying that his reign would be peaceful and the area would enjoy progress and development.

he Chairman Ado Odo Ota local,Hon Oladele Adeniji said traditional institutional are becoming dynamic, saying “it is through them that our culture and tradition can be protected. Likewise, the positions of the traditional rulers are very important”.

In his acceptance speech, Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege appreciated the Governor, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, all traditional rulers and dignitaries present, for the honour, assuring that Awori land during his reign would keep progressing.


Femi Osipitan, Press Officer to the Governor, Tope Bankole & Tosin Adesile,

ZIOs Ota.

Amosun Reiterates Commitment Towards Judiciary Development

Ogun State government has reiterated its commitment towards empowering the judiciary for effective and efficient dispensation of justice.

Senator Ibikunle Amosun who stated this at the commissioning of the Multi Door Courthouse of the State High Court, Ijebu -Ode, described the judiciary as the last hope of common man, urging it not to compromise dispensing fair and equitable justice to the people.

Represented by his Deputy, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga, Amosun said his government was also committed to adjudicatory process of justice without unnecessary delay, commending the State Judiciary, led by Justice Olatokunbo Olopade for deeming it fit to construct the Courthouse in Ijebu-Ode in addition to the one in Abeokuta, describing these efforts as demonstration of innovation in the judiciary system

According to him, ‘’the development is in no small measure to improve the performance of judges in the area of conflict resolution, reconciliation and mediation”, pledging that his administration’s continuous support to put in place appropriate structures that would impact positively on the service delivery of the judiciary.

In her welcome address, the Chief Judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice (Mrs.) Olatokunbo Olopade, said since the inception of the Multi Door Court in the State, it has been able to successfully resolve 100 cases within its short period of existence, saying it would continue to bridge the gap in relationships and prompt disputes settlement.

OGSG Commiserates With Adedeji’s Family

Ogun Government has commiserated with Adedeji family and the people of Ijebuland on the death of former Under Secretary General to the United Nations, Professor Adebayo Adedeji, who died on  April 25, 2018 at the age of 87.

          The Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga  who led the State delegation on a condolence visit to the Ijebu-Ode residence of the deceased, described him as an economist of repute whose contributions to economic growth in Africa remained indelible in the history of Economic Commission of Africa (ECA).

Onanuga added that Prof. Adedeji was a man of honour, considering his impact to the economic growth and development of Ijebuland, Nigeria and Africa in general.

She prayed that God should grant him eternal rest and the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.

Responding on behalf of the family, one of the children of the deceased, Mr. Adedoyin Adedeji, thanked the State government for standing by the family during this trying period.

Trace Corps Screening Exercise Successful – Ogunyemi

The Commander of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) Mr. Seni Ogunyemi has commended candidates who took part in the extended ASCON interview and screening exercise for the post of road Traffic Officer in the Ogun State Civil Service, for conducting themselves in an orderly manner.

Commander Ogunyemi who gave the commendation in an interview with pressmen during the screening exercise, held at the Corps Headquarters in Abeokuta, described the process as free and fair, adding that, candidates who were medically unfit, pregnant women and those considered to be too short, were disqualified, as the Corps was determined to recruit the best hands for the job.

Ogunyemi noted that the exercise was important, particularly to the Corps and the State Civil Service, for discipline, efficiency and effectiveness of the intended officers on the job, if eventually selected.

Highlight of the exercise included running, measurement of height, which should not be less than 1.65m for males and 1.60m for females, as well as assessment of medical fitness report.

Agriculture: Ogun Reassures Stakeholders 0f More Support

The Ogun State Government has reassured stakeholders of agricultural produce of its continued support to engender more development in the sector.

The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs.  Adepeju Adebajo, gave the assurance at a-day stakeholders’ meeting for effective collaboration towards sustainable agricultural produce development, held at Providence Event Centre, Abeokuta.

Represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, Mr. Akinola Lawson, Adebajo said it was imperative for stakeholders to synergize on ways to promote the development of agriculture business.

“Today marks another milestone for big players in the agricultural produce sub-sectors to come to rub minds on ways of promoting development of the agric business in the State. This is a clear demonstration of the unalloyed commitment towards increase of agricultural production and industrialisation in the State.

‘’Government is mindful of the various challenges faced by the different companies operating in the State and finding solutions to these challenges is why this meeting is being arranged.  On our part as policy makers, we promise to give you the required support and assistance from time to time”, Adebajo said.

Speaking, the Director of Produce Services, Mr.  Olufunmilayo Kushimo, appreciated the stakeholders for cooperating with the State government in the production of food and promotion of Afro based industries, urging companies to do the needful by registering and certifying their produce.

Earlier, the representative of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Engr. Ayo Oseni commended stakeholders for ensuring harmony, advocating for more improvement in the development of agricultural produce in the State.

Aworis Charged To Harmonise For Meaningful Development

Awori indigenes in the Ogun State have  been advised to come together to achieve meaningful development, as this will  put Aworiland in the spotlight.

The former Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos State, Hon. Kayode Opeifa gave the advice in his  opening remark at the maiden edition of Olota of Ota lecture titled; Awori Land beyond Borders: Role of Traditional Institutions, held at Ado –Odo/ Ota Local Government hall.

He said from history , Awori people settled in some part of Isheri, Mushin in Lagos and also in Ogun, particularly Igbesa ,as well as Ota and Ado Odo.

“All Awori indigenes need to come together in the same geographical location, for them to achieve meaningful and positive development’’; noting  that the younger generations should acquaint themselves with history in order to come out stronger.

In their separate lectures, Prof. Olarenwaju Fagbohoun and Mr. Bamidele Abdulhammed stressed that traditional rulers were pivotal in the developmental role of any land, adding that efforts should be made to attract positive investors, with free lease of land rather than selling off all the lands without recourse to future development.

Represented by Dr. Habeeb Abiodun, Prof. Fagbohoun highlighted the various settlements of Awori land and also called for unified geographical location.

Mr Abdulhammed on his part noted that Awori people had distinguished themselves in every sector, charging them not to relent in the unity and hard work they are known for.



Amosun To Present Staff Of Office To Olota On Thursday

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun will on Thursday May 10, 2018 present staff of office to the Olota of Ota elect, His Royal Majesty (Oba) Prof. Adeyemi Abdukabir Obalanlege.

            The Chairman, Central Planning Committee of the Coronation, Senator Kamorudeen  Odunsi, who disclosed this in an interview at the Olota’s Palace in Ota, said the change of date was to enable the Committee make adequate preparation for the event.

            “We are pleased to inform the general public that the Coronation public lecture will hold on Wednesday May 9, 2018 with the theme: Aworiland Beyond Borders: Role of Traditional Institution, to be delivered by Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun of the Lagos State University, Ojo and Chief Kayode Odunsin.

 The grand finale and presentation of staff of office to the Oba will hold on May 10, 2018, to be followed by Jumat Service on Friday.’’

            Odunsi said Oro night scheduled to hold between Thursday May 10, and Sunday, May 13, 2018, would hold as planned, enjoining members of the community to adhere strictly to warning, to ensure a hitch free coronation programme.

Members of the public are urged to turnout in large number to receive the Governor, and celebrate with the new Olota.

Gateway Wins First Match In The 2018 Nnl Season

Gateway United Football Club of Ogun State has won its first match in the 2018 Nigeria National League season.

            Playing before an appreciable crowd at the MKO Abiola Interational Stadium, Abeokuta, the Akeem Busari tutored side defeated Bayelsa United by 2 goals to 1.

            Gateway hit the ground running early with purposeful play to the delight of the home fans, as the team’s effort yielded result when James Oransaye curled-in a beautiful free kick in the 13th minute to score the first goal.

            On resumption of the second half, the Gateway boys got the upper hand in the 80th minute, when Seyi Okeowo headed in the team’s second goal from close range, a minute after coming in as a substitute.

            A late drama was nonetheless added to the match as the Centre Referee, Cyril Sunday from Ebonyi State awarded a controversial penalty to the visitors, which was converted to end the match 2 -1 in favour of Gateway United.

            Speaking after the match, the Ogun State Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Afolabi Afuape praised the boys for the outstanding performance and pledged government continuous support to the team.

            With the win, Gateway now has three points from two matches and will this weekend play J.Atete Football Club away in Otujeremi, near Warri, Delta State