Create Wealth Out of Waste, Amosun Admonishes Youths

          The Governor of Ogun State, Senator, Ibikunle Amosun has called on Nigerians to take advantage of the natural resources embedded in the country to create wealth out of waste, adding that this would help protect the environment from degradation.

          Senator Amosun said this while receiving the delegation of the Green Education for the Youth Ambassadors led by the Wife of the Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun at the conference hall of the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan Abeokuta.

          According to the Governor, “it is our responsibility that we manage our waste to our advantage, turn waste to wealth and plant lots of trees to reverse the effect of climate change”.

          He therefore charged the Ambassadors to spread the green campaign to their friends, neighbours, family members, and Schools to better drive home the point that the environment needed to be sustained, encouraging them to create a platform where they could share their experiences with other youths.

          In her remarks, the Wife of the Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun explained that the 12 GEFTY Ambassadors were the finalists that emerged from the 1st National Green Essay competition she organised in association with Channels Television to encourage youths to read the Green Education For The Youth Book she wrote.

          She added that the ideas behind the going – green initiative was to encourage the future generation to join the campaign of sustaining the environment by learning how to reduce waste production, re-use waste to reduce the adverse effect of climate change as well as recycle waste in order to protect the environment.

          Relaying their experiences, the GEFTY Ambassadors said the Environmental sustainability training in the UK which was sponsored by the Wife of the Governor as a reward for emerging best in the Green National Essay Competition was a privilege for them to learn more about the green initiative which teaches them on how to reduce the use of fossil fuel to safe the environment from degradation.

We Will Unite Ogun APC Members, Amosun

Gov-Amosun-raising fingerThe newly elected Executive Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state was yesterday inaugurated in Abeokuta with Governor Ibikunle Amosun assuring that the party would work towards uniting all members.
Speaking at the ceremony held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, the governor also charged the newly inaugurated State Executive members and all party members to continue to pursue harmony within the party and ensure no member of the fold is lost.
Amosun insisted that the loss of any members is unacceptable, calling on members to endure that they reach out to those aggrieved among them.
The governor appreciated the national leadership of the party as well as members of the Appeals Committee for standing on the side of truth, justice and fairness, which according to him culminated into the inauguration of the new executive.
The new Ogun State APC  Chairman, Alhaji Roqeeb Adeniji appreciated the members for electing the new executive and craved for their continued support.
Adeniji noted the APC, being a democratically inclined party, may have gone through some minor challenges but it is now more united and formidable to perform creditably well in any election.
He also called for the unrelenting support of party members and urged them to ensure that they support the state executive to create an atmosphere of peace that will engender harmony and re-unite the aggrieved members.
The chairman challenged members to persistently work towards reconciling with aggrieved members, as “in any organization, especially an organization as ours, there are bound to be minor misunderstandings.
“I am bold to say today that the party is now strong and well-positioned to perform creditably well in any election in the state and beyond,” Adeniji added.

Ogun Workers Undergo ICT Training to Enhance Efficiency

ogun logoWorkers in Ministries, Departments  and Agencies (MDA’s) in Ogun State are to undergo an ICT training to enhance their efficiency and accuracy in record keeping .
The training, which would be organised by the State Information, Communication and Technology Department in conjunction with International Business Machine Corporation (IBM) and Voluntary Services Overseas International (VSO) will be declared open today (Monday, July 9) by Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on ICT, Mr. Bunmi Adebayo said in a statement that the training, with the theme “Scope of Work” would among other things see workers of the state Water Corporation trained on how to design and develop a frame work for the setting up of a Wide Area Network (WAN) for all the business units of Ogun State and developing a Road Map/Guide on collection and analysis of data on water production in Ogun state.
Workers of other ministries enrolled for the training include those of the Education, Science and Technology, Women Affairs and Social Development as well as Commerce and Industry.

Akunyili: She Was An Amazon- Amosun

AkunyiliOgun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun Has Described The Late Former Information Minister, Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili As An Amazon.

In A Statement By His Senior Special Assistant On Media, Mrs Olufunmilayo Wakama, Amosun, Who Expressed Shock And Disbelief At The News Of The Demise Of The One Time Director General Of The National Agency For Food And Drug Administration And Control (NAFDAC), At The Age Of 59, Said She Deserves Special Mention Among Nation Builders In Nigeria.

The Governor Said The Death Of The Foremost Professor Of Pharmacy, When Her Wealth Of Experience Was Mostly Needed, Especially At The On Going National Conference, Where She Was A Delegate, Is Lamentable.

Amosun Recalled Her Achievements At NAFDAC And Said She Waged A Successful War Against Counterfeit And Fake Drugs, Thus Becoming A Terror To Fake Drugs Cartels.

“Also, As  Minister Of Information During The Administration Of The Late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, She Did Her Best In Promoting And Projecting Nigeria When She Initiated The Rebrand Nigeria Project. I Remember The Slogan ‘Nigeria: Good People, Great Nation’.

“Knowing Her, She Would Have Done Her Best, Yet Again To Chart The Way Forward For Nigeria At The National Conference. She Has Certainly Left Her Footprints On The Sands Of Time,” The Governor Said.

Amosun Commiserated With The Family Of The Deceased, The Nation In General And Anambra State In Particular, Where The Late Professor Hailed From.

He Prayed To The Almighty God To Grant Her Soul Eternal Rest And Give The Family The Fortitude To Bear The Irreparable Loss.

Death Of Emir Of Kano Regrettable – Amosun

EMIR F KANOOgun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has expressed deep regret at the death of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero (CFR), who died at the age of 83.

The governor expressed his condolences to the government and people of Kano State, the State Emirate Council and Nigeria in general on the exit of the foremost traditional ruler.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Wakama, Amosun described Bayero as one of the revered traditional rulers in Nigeria, who preached peace and believed in the unity of the country.

“The death of Alhaji Ado Bayero is regrettable because, even at his age, he was in the vanguard of efforts to curb the activities of insurgents in the North.

“As a royal father, he was committed to the development of his people and Nigeria as he deployed his influence to foster peace and attract development to the emirate and by extension, the State as a whole. We can only hope that his colleagues will follow the good work he started.

“The royal father also devoted his wealth and life to the propagation of Islam. He would be solely missed,” the governor said.

Amosun, who commiserated with the family of the late Monarch and his Council of Chiefs, urged them to take solace in the fact that the late Emir led an exemplary life and left his prints in the sands of times through his unwavering stance in the propagation of Islam.

Amosun prayed to Allah to grant his soul eternal rest and Aljannah Firdaus.

Homeowners’ Charter: Amosun Warns Residents Against Cash Payment to Fraudsters

homeowners charterOgun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has asked residents who applied to regularise the legal status of their properties under the Homeowners’ Charter programme to ignore fraudsters who request for payment in cash.
Amosun said this while receiving the new Executive Council members of Community Development Council led by Chief Isaiah Akinsowon in his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office, stating that the initiative is operated through the cashless policy.
The beneficiaries, he added, are expected to make payment through banks and so there is no need to pay by cash.
”We learnt that some people are asking for money in addition to the total amount they would pay at the end of the day. This should be ignored. This Homeowners scheme is purely cashless. Don’t give money to anybody’s are not our officials but fraudsters. Our officials wear uniform and tags.
“There are different kinds of houses but you will know the amount to pay as time goes on. Then, you will be asked to pay through banks and not to anybody. But about 50 thousand Certificates of Occupancy and other title documents should have been treated for issuance by May 29,” Amosun said.
The governor stated that Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government involved in the scheme are working assidously to ensure that it is concluded in three months, saying that the government would soon begin to place advertisements in national dailies to fulfil the requirement of law for land ratification.
He solicited for the involvement of various Community Development Associations in government efforts in securing lives and property, noting that “nothing positive can come out of an insecured environment.”
”if you see strange movement, call the attention of security agencies. We must all the security conscious,” added.

Earlier, Akinsowon described Amosun as a developer of communities and state at large, assuring that, ”the Council and its subset will remain committed to complementing government efforts in their various localities.”

OGHA Condoles With Late Speaker’s Family

oghaOgun State House Assembly has commiserated with the family of a former
Speaker of the State House of Assembly Hon. Stephen  Afolabi Sokoya ,
describing him as an embodiment of humility, residence and selfless
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Suraj Ishola Adekunbi who gave the description
while announcing the death of the former legislator at the plenary,
lamented that the late Sokoya who celebrated her 84th birthday last
month died when his wealth of experience was needed most.
Adekunbi said the exit of the lawmaker who was the Assembly Speaker
between 1992 to 1993 was a great loss to the State and the nation, but
the deceased family and the State were consoled that he lived a life
worthy of emulation.
He later constituted a four -man burial Committee led by his Deputy,
Hon. Tola Banjo to liaise with the Family to give a befitting burial
to the late lawmaker.
Other members of the Committee are Honourables Abiodun Akovoyon,
Olusola Sonuga and Babatunde Edunjobi are members. One minute silence
was later observed in honour of the former Speaker.
Meanwhile, the four man delegation has visited the family of the late
Speaker, Hon. Sokoya at his Ilishan Remo residence.
Addressing members of the deceased’s family, leader of the team, Hon.
Tola Banjo said though the former Speaker died at a ripe age, however
his death came as a shock to the entire members of the Assembly.
Banjo, accompanied by Honourables Olayiwola Ojodu and Olusola Sonuga
recalled that the little interaction the deceased had with the
lawmakers during his 84th birthday celebration recently convinced them
that Pa Sokoya was full of knowledge.
While commiserating with the family, Hon Banjo prayed God to give them
the fortitude to bear the loss.
Responding, widow of the deceased, Senior Lady Evangelist, Morenikeji
Sokoya, and his sister, Mrs Esther Ogunesan thanked the delegation for
their concern and demonstration of love to the family.


Ogun Industrialisation Drive Attracts $200m Investment Boost

ogun logoThe industrialisation drive of the Ogun State Government has attracted a 200 million dollar investment, which is expected to generate no fewer than 1000 employment. The Executive Board Member and Coordinator, Overseas Investments, Hayat Kimya Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ali Zeybek said “having carried out a thorough business survey of the ECOWAS countries, we chose Nigeria due to its vast capital market and Ogun state in particular due to its unequalled conducive business environment.

“We intend to invest at least between $180million to $200million at optimal capacity while not less than 1000 people will be on the company’s payroll”, he added. Zeybek revealed this when he led the management of the company to visit the state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in his office in Abeokuta today.
According to him, Hayat Kimya Nigeria Limited is not just a household name in Turkey, its hub, but also has indelible footprints in the production and supply of baby diaper, tissue, detergent and other household consumptions across Africa.Responding, Amosun said the state is strategically located for domestic circulation of goods and even to the international market because it shares borders with Lagos, Oyo, Ondo and Osun states as well as Benin Republic.
He urged them to use the opportunity to positively impact on the state through Corporate Social Responsibility and help train the youths in the state.
“We are not taking our investors for granted, that is why we are investing a lot in the area of security to put their minds at rest and ensure their comforts across the state while they do their business”, the governor said.

Soyinka Tasks Nigerians On Quality Oral Hygiene To Ensure Healthy Living

Dr Soyinka, Commr for HealthAs Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the International Oral Health Day, citizens have been reminded that the mouth is the gateway to the entire body system and they should make sound oral hygiene their watchword so as to maintain a healthy living.

Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Olaokun Soyinka gave this assignment while addressing participants at a rally held at the Ake palace ground in Abeokuta to mark the day.

He maintained that an effective oral health care remained the surest way of reducing the contact of diseases that might affect the whole body system, adding oral health services is a vital component of health care delivery system which every individual must not treat with levity.

 “The mouth as gateway to the body deserves adequate attention and care to prevent contracting diseases that could affect the body system. The World Oral health Day provides an opportunity to increase awareness on oral health and encourage individuals, families, communities and policy makers to take appropriate actions towards the prevalence of oral diseases such as dental caries, oral cancers among others which are largely preventable” Soyinka stated.

            Soyinka revealed that as part of efforts to prevent and check the spread of oral diseases among its citizenry, the State Government has employed more dentists with the facilities of the dental centres in Sagamu, Ota and Abeokuta upgraded to enhance service delivery.

According to him, oral care had also been inculcated into the primary health with mobile oral health service made available for early detection and prevention of oral diseases among the grassroots.

            Speaking on the theme for this years’ celebration, “Celebrating Healthy Smiles”, the Commissioner implored residents to undertake dental check ups at least once in a year and make proper mouth washing in the morning and night a habit.

            Highpoint of the celebration was a health walk, quiz competition on oral hygiene among public and private secondary schools and demonstration on proper tooth cleaning.

Mrs. Amosun To Flag Off “OMI LERO” Pots Distribution Next Wednesday

Mrs. Funso Amosun, Wife of the GovernorIn continuation of efforts to eradicate water borne disease in the State, the Ogun State Ministry of Rural Development in conjunction with the office of the First Lady and Uplift Foundation will on Wednesday, 26th of this month flag off the distribution of the ceramic filter pots, “Omilero Pots”

The “omilero” ceramic pots purchased by the State Government are fitted with sterilizers to complement the existing boreholes already dug by the government to prevent the spread of water borne diseases in the rural areas.

In a press statement today in Abeokuta, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs. Olayinka Kukoyi, indicated that the wife of the State Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun would flag off the distribution of the pots in Opete- Onipota, Olodo, Odeda town and other communities in Odeda Local Government area of the State.

            The statement added that the flag off would commence by 11.00 a. m. at Odeda Emere Hall, after which the train would move to other benefiting communities in the council area.

            Invited guests are expected to be seated by 9.30 a. m.