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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Thursday, joined other dignitaries including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko and Ondo State Governor-elect, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu for the funeral of late Afenifere chieftain, Sir Olaniwun Ajayi at Isara Methodist Church, Isara Remo, Ogun State. ... See MoreSee Less

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Amosun To Allocate Estate, Commission Market Stalls

All is now set for the allocation of the A.A.K Degun MITROS Estate to the beneficiaries, all of whom are public servants in the service of Ogun State, on Monday, December 5, 2016.

On the same day, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, will also commission the Laderin Neighbourhood Market.

The gated estate, which is the first of its kind built specifically for public servants, is located in Laderin, Abeokuta, the State's capital city.

Built on a 4.2 hectare parcel of land, the 160-unit estate comprises 2 bedroom semi-detached bungalows, 3 bedroom semi-detached bungalows and 2 bedroom flats.

A walk through the estate shows that the quality of infrastructure and services is extremely high - good quality road network with drainage, ample parking for residents and their guests, water supply system complete with water treatment and storage of more than 200,000 litres capacity, 2 nos 500kv transformers supplying power to all houses and streetlights.

Each unit has been made ready to receive meters, which have been paid for.

The estate, has been designed to ensure communal cohesion. To this end, there are a number of pocket parks and a large residents' pavillion to foster social interaction.

In order to ease access to basic needs, a retail strip is being built around the community centre. Good quality landscaping completes the development creating a nice ambience for residents and visitors.

In the same vein, the governor would also commission the newly built shops at Laderin Neighbourhood Market on Monday.

With a total of 116 shops, which includes 48 lock up shops and 68 open stalls, the Laderin Neighbourhood Market was built specifically to cater to the needs of residents of Laderin Estate, AAK Degun Estate and its environ for a proper and decent place to shop within their neighbourhood.

Designed and constructed with modern facilities including water and security, the new market was conceived by Governor Amosun in line with the mission to rebuild programme specifically with regards to urban renewal.

The retail centre will serve the needs of the community and also respond to the request of the traders who hitherto set up illegal kiosks along the verges and setbacks in Laderin.

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Adejuwon Soyinka,
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor
December 1, 2016.
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Amosun Names Model College After Sir Olaniwun Ajayi

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday, named the Model College in Isara Remo area of the state after the late Yoruba icon and Afenifere chieftain, Sir Olaniwun Ajayi.

Governor Amosun made this disclosure at the farewell and commendation program held for Sir Olaniwun Ajayi by the state government at the Sagamu-Abeokuta interchange.

The governor said the Remo Model College would be the fourth of such schools to be named after eminent citizens of the state.

Model Colleges at Ikenne, Sagamu and Ewekoro areas of the state were named after Mama HID Awolowo, Prof. Theophillus Ogunlesi and Dr. Akin Ogungbola respectively.

The Governor enjoined all to emulate the virtues and legacies left behind by the late Sir Ajayi.

He said Sir Ajayi's life and death is a great lesson to the younger generation while describing him as a legal colossus who was never tired of standing for the truth.

"His words of wisdom and insightful sagacity will be sorely missed at a time like this when the Yoruba race is working to foster unity and integration," Amosun said.

Governor Amosun further disclosed that Sir Olaniwun Ajayi fully espoused the ideal and principles of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo adding that his death is a huge loss to Ogun State and an irreparable loss to Nigeria.

Responding on behalf of the family, Dr. Ola Ajayi, the oldest son of the deceased, appreciated the state government for the support given to the family since the demise of their father.

Dignitaries present at the event include are Afenifere Chieftains such as Second Republic Senator, Prof. Banji Akintoye, first professor of medicine in Nigeria, Prof. Theophillus Ogunlesi, an elder statesman, Prof. Biyi Afonja, Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, former Governor of Kwara State, Chief Cornelius Adebayo, former gubernatorial aspirant in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, son of Pa Adekunle Ajasin, Tokunbo Ajasin, Ambassador Dosunmu Awolowo, Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adekunbi Suraj and members of the Ogun State Executive Council among others.

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Adejuwon Soyinka,
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor.
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, his wife, Dr. Mrs Olufunso Amosun, the Deputy Governor, Chief Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga and other top functionaries of the Ogun State government, on Tuesday, joined the children, grandchildren of late Sir Olaniwun Ajayi and other well wishers at a Farewell and Commendation Programme organized by the Ogun State government in honour the late Sir Ajayi. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun to Commission Light Rail by 2019- Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has disclosed that phase one of the Ogun State Light Rail project would be due for delivery and commissioning by the first quarter of the year 2019.

Governor Amosun who disclosed this, on Monday, while unveiling the Ogun State Light Rail project at the First International Rail Conference, said the rail project would commence in January, 2017.

The Governor assured that his administration was committed to growing the state's economy from a paltry Twenty billion to over Hundred billion in ten years through land use as well as industrial and commercial development.

"The first phase of the project will include a 57km Agbara- Berger, 54km Ofada - Sagamu and 84km Abeokuta - Sagamu - Ijebu Ode rail project among others," Governor Amosun said.

He further revealed that the project is also targeted at meeting the housing deficit of neighboring Lagos State through intercity rail network.

This, he said, will help to explore strategic linkage with the economy of Lagos and the West African sub region.

Governor Amosun who disclosed that no nation in all parts of the world move goods on road like Nigeria, said the project would help to reduce the daily pressure on Nigerian roads.

He added that the Ogun State rail project, when completed, would further spur the development of the state in the Agricultural sector.

In his speech at the event, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi who was represented by the Director, Rail Transport Services, Federal Ministry of Transport, Mr. Mohammed Babakobi, said the Federal Government intends to generate not less than 2.5 million direct and indirect jobs through rail system modernisation.

Amaechi stated that the over 117 year old rail system in Nigeria requires urgent modernisation, hence the Federal Government is committed to rehabilitating and refurbishing existing rail infrastructure as well as building new ones in order to widen the rail network.

On his part, Mr. Biodun Otunola, Managing Director, Planet Projects Limited, the brain behind the first international rail conference organized with the theme, "Nigeria Railway Industry Moving from the 19th to 21st Century," observed that the nations' economy will not grow if the rail system is not fixed.

Otunola however commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for committing over N10 billion to rail project.

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Adejuwon Soyinka,
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor.
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MTR Garden City Ready by April 2017- OPIC M.D

Ogun State Government has affirmed its readiness to commission the first phase of the MTR Garden City in Isheri area of the State by April 2017.

Managing Director of Ogun Property and Investment Corporation, OPIC, Mr. Jide Odusolu, confirmed this while speaking to journalists after the inspection tour of the project by the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday.

"The garden city has a total of six hundred, 2 and 3 bedroom housing units but by April, 2017, we'll be commissioning the first phase of the project which has One hundred and fifty units," the OPIC M.D revealed.

Mr. Odusolu explained that the project, when completed, would help to address some of the housing challenges been faced by the people.

He added that the housing units would be largely occupied by low and middle income earners.

In a related development, the Governor's inspection team also visited the New Makun City estate at Sagamu Interchange to monitor the progress of work on that project.

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Adejuwon Soyinka,
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor.
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Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State (3rd right), at the traditional wedding of Mr. James Omotosho (3rd left) and Miss Desola Faderin (middle) with Bride's parent, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Faderin (right) and Groom's parent, Prof. & Mrs. Samson Omotosho (left) on Saturday at Lekki phase 1 in Lagos. ... See MoreSee Less

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(L-R) Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande and Afenifere Chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo at the Afenifere's Tributes Day for the late Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, on Wednesday ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at the funeral of Alhaji Roqeeb Adeniji, the Ogun State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday. The party chairman died on Monday evening, aged 79. He was buried according to Islamic rites on Tuesday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Amosun Presents 2017 Budget

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday, presented a total budget of N221.129bn for the 2017 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly.

The budget, which he titled, "Budget of Repositioning," represents an increase of 10.45 per cent compared with the 2016 budget.

The governor further explained that the recurrent expenditure will gulp N102.82bn or 46.50 percent of the budget while capital expenditure will gulp N118.306bn or 53.50 percent of the budget.

The governor added that, "Our Expenditure consists of Capital Expenditure of N118.306bn (53.50%) and Recurrent Expenditure of N102.823Billion (46.50%).

"Personnel Cost, made up of Salaries and Allowances stands at N62.73 Billion while Pension and Gratuities account for N11.2Billion which is about for 5.06% of Total Expenditure.

"The balance of N28.89 Billion which accounts for 13.07% is set aside for the Overhead Costs."

He further revealed that the 2017 budget would be financed through Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and revenue from the Federation Account.

Governor Amosun added that 51.71 percent or N114.34bn of the proposed N221.129bn budget is to be funded through IGR while N41bn or 18 percent is expected from the federations account.

Capital receipts is expected to contribute N65.78bn or 29.75 percent of the budget.

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Adejuwon Soyinka,
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor
November 22, 2016
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Governors Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State , Mr. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of the State of Osun and the representative of the Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Adelola at the South West Governor's Economic forum held at the Oyo State Governor's office, Agodi, Ibadan on Monday.
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Reflections on Ogun Summer Camp

Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, did not set out to prove the critics wrong. His mission was to rebuild Ogun State and then leave the stage for others, confident that he had played his allotted part in the development of the state.

Criticisms, after all, constitute some lubrication to the mill of development. When constructive, the society is the ultimate beneficiary. But when destructive, they have the capacity to distract even the most focused government and constitute some drag on the wheel of progress, the degree depending on the knowledge, experience, exposure and courage of the man behind the steering.

On that last point I amplify. In 1952, the decision of the Action Group-led Government to introduce Free Universal Primary Education and free health care for children up to the age of 18 was greeted with severe criticisms. The Opposition excoriated the scheme. But Chief Obafemi Awolowo, then Leader of Government Business, stuck to his gun. In his address at the Western House of Assembly in January 23rd, 1953, he declared, “… we of the Action Group will press forward in the execution of the laudable projects which this House has unanimously approved and accepted… believing as we do that God Almighty, who sees our hearts and knows we are doing all these things to better the lot of our people, is on our side, and confident also that our beloved and trusting masses, when they begin to enjoy the delectable fruits of the education and health levy which they are now being called upon to pay, will now and in future years remember us with gratitude and adoration as their faithful and devoted servants, and their only true friends and benefactors.”

It is needless repeating here that those words of Awo turned out to be prophetic. One of the readers of the article after the launch of free education with free textbooks by the Amosun administration, “Free Education in Ogun: An Evaluation”, where I made reference to the Silver Jubilee of the introduction of Free Universal Primary Education in the old Western Region, reacted as follows:

“I read the piece on the above subject and I must confess, it really touched me and I was almost moved to tears as I happened to be one of the beneficiaries of the Free Education System in Ogun State, and particularly the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the programme. I was then in my primary school but will never forget the celebration in a hurry as the entire schools in my local government were joyous, with each school slaughtering a cow and all the pupils singing ‘Eko Ofe Pe Odun Medogbon….’ Kudos to the amiable Governor of Ogun State for restoring the glory of education in the state.” – Adeleye Yahaya, lateefyahaya74@gmail.com.

In that same article in 2012, I observed: “When, in the course of the recent assessment tour of the 20 local councils in Ogun State by the governor, school children from some far-flung communities displayed their textbooks while welcoming the governor, I knew the depth of indebtedness felt by their teachers, parents and, of course, the pupils themselves. It was a touching moment for many of us… Amosun has opened a new chapter in the lives of these children and they will grow up to remember this, just like the beneficiaries of the scheme in the old Western Region.”

Just like Awo’s free education scheme, the model school initiative of the Amosun government also faced criticisms at inception. And like Awo, Amosun forged ahead with the project, believing that he was “doing all these things to better the lot of our people.” He did not build the 21st century-compliant model schools for the Amosun family but for citizens of the state. The average politician believes in giving just anything to the public.

But Amosun has come to change the paradigm. The public deserves the very best too. History beckons today as the children of the poor now sit side by side – in the same classroom – with the children of the rich at the Summer Camp organised by the Ogun State Government at the Model School, Ewekoro, the first of such initiative in the history of this country. This programme has confounded critics. The well-to-do parents paid for their wards while government sponsored many students based on their performance at the Unified Examinations for all public schools conducted by the Ogun State Ministry of Education. Majority of the 250 children that attended the camp were from public schools.

By way of parenthesis, one should mention that it is quite ironical that the very people that criticised the model school initiative and their supporters have been mounting pressures on government functionaries to get their children to be part of the ongoing pilot phase of the scheme…

What exactly should be the future of these state-of-the-art model schools? As at 1980, if one may recall, the Nigeria Airways (NA) had at least 30 aircraft in its fleet. By the year 2000, the parastatal had only one carrier with over 2,000 (two thousand) workers… before it was liquidated. Before General Obasanjo left office in 1979, Nigeria could boast of at least 20 ships but twenty years after, no one could say with certainty the state of the remaining one in the company of the Nigeria Shipping Authority.

During his visit to Ogun State in February this year to unveil forty legacy projects to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the state, President Muhammadu Buhari reflected on the state of the nation with nostalgia: “During that period (1976-1979), we built Warri and Kaduna refineries. We laid so many pipelines and then we were exporting petroleum products. But what do we have today?”

To underscore the attitude of government business being nobody’s business in Nigeria, a mere euphemism for corruption or mismanagement, Sogerma, a French maintenance company, in 1988, seized one of the Nigeria Airways planes in order to recover a debt of $13 million. The same fate befell another NA jet via a French court order over unpaid debts. Sometime in 1986, four of Nigerian ships were seized in the United Kingdom and Portugal because of unpaid debts of $9 million. As a matter of fact, the Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL) had to suspend business in European waters for the fear that more of its vessels might be impounded on account of debts!

It would have been a different thing if the current administration will continue to be in power for decades. After all, virtually all the moribund agencies of government that had previously been mismanaged or run aground have been bludgeoned to life by the present government. Even though the Buhari administration is doing its best to lay a solid foundation that will restore the glory of the country, given the peculiar political atmosphere in Nigeria, nothing is totally predictable. Our political environment is fluid, very fluid indeed! Nevertheless, we all can ensure a complete shift in paradigm or change of attitude (where government business will be everybody’s business) by giving our unalloyed support to the Buhari administration in its mission to salvage this country from the ruins of the past.

The Ogun State Summer Camp, where the best students from public schools in the three senatorial districts were sponsored by the government and other children paid for by their rich parents, already presents a template that is a win-win situation for the citizens of Ogun and the state-of-the-art facilities in these model schools. We all wish to look back in fifty or a hundred years’ time and be proud of these monuments, as we do of such structures in the United Kingdom and United States, which have stood like the Rock of Gibraltar, unmoved by time and age. Maintenance is the word!

Indeed, the dream of Governor Amosun for an egalitarian society, where the children of the rich and those from poor homes will have the same access to world class educational facilities is now on the threshold of fulfilment through the Summer Camp at the Model College, Ewekoro. It simply turned out that the critics have been proved wrong. Senator Ibikunle Amosun has set a standard in the education firmament of the state below which no future government is permitted to fall… Congratulations to the governor for another milestone in his Mission to Rebuild Ogun State.
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Buhari, Saraki, Amosun, 22 Other Governors Endorse Akeredolu for Ondo Governor

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, joined other leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and 23 State Governors to endorse the choice of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu as the governorship candidate of the party in the November 26 gubernatorial elections in Ondo State.

The President while addressing a large crowd of party supporters at the grand finale of the candidate's campaign in Akure, on Saturday, said he was delighted in the free and fair manner in which the party's primaries was conducted.

Senate President, Dr. Olubukola Saraki in his remarks, enjoined the people of Ondo to align themselves with the ruling party in the country. He also advised them to guard against making any mistakes while casting their ballots on election day.

National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, on his part urged Ondo residents and indigene to come out enmasse and vote massively for the APC.

The Imo State Governor who doubles as the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha, said the upcoming governorship election in Ondo State is an opportunity to liberate the people from what he described as "political bondage."

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State who also doubles as the Chairman of the party's mobilisation and campaign for the Ondo election, in his address, described Akeredolu as one person in whom the core values of the Afenifere group resides.

While assuring Ondo electorates of better governance, if elected, Akeredolu, the gubernatorial candidate of the APC, said job and wealth creation through agriculture, infrastructural development and industries remain top on his agenda for moving the Sunshine state forward.

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Adejuwon Soyinka
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor.
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OGUN EMBARKS ON AGRO-FORESTRY PROJECT

The Ogun State government in collaboration with Agence Francaise de Development and Larfarge Africa has concluded plans to embark on agro-forestry project at Imeko-Aworo forest reserves area of Yewa North Local Government area of the State.

The Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal who made this known during an assessment tour to the project site, said the land restoration project at Imeko-Aworo needed the support of Development Banks and International Agencies to make it a reality.

Lawal said the project, initiated by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s led administration was to conserve the forest reserves as well as provide job opportunities for the people of the State, adding that the agency was ready to support the State government to actualise the project as soon as feasibility studies were concluded.

The Country Director, Agence Francaise de Development, Mr. Olivier Delefosse, expressed the hope that the project would assist in revitalising the degraded land in forest reserves, saying that the project would kick off immediately the feasibility study is completed .
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Amosun Vows to Complete Ongoing Projects

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunke Amosun, has described the annual Treasury Board Meeting as an avenue for achieving the twin goal of increasing the state's Internally generated revenue profile and accelerating the provision of critical infrastructure for the people.

The governor stated this, on Monday, while speaking at the 2017 Treasury Board Meeting organized by the Ogun State Ministry of Budget and Planning in Abeokuta.

Governor Amosun said the Treasury Board meeting has increased the level of transparency and accountability which, in turn, has lent credence to the actualization of his administration's 5-cardinal program.

The governor also seized the opportunity to reiterate his administration's commitment to provide qualitative and affordable education for the good people of Ogun State while ensuring the completion of ongoing infrastructural projects in different parts of the state.

Governor Amosun added that governance should be a participatory process and the Treasury Board Meeting is one of the ways his administration ensures the input of all critical stakeholders in the budgetary process.

Governor Amosun said stakeholders should not see the meeting as an annual ritual, but a very important process "especially at this period of our nation's history, where there must be good value for every kobo spent."

Speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Ms Adenrele Adesina, described the Treasury Board meeting as an important part of the budgetary process saying it is for the purpose of transparency, accountability, financial prudence and good governance.

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Adejuwon Soyinka
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor.
November 14, 2016.
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Amosun Signs Law Prohibiting Land Grabbing, Kidnapping in Ogun

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, signed into law, a Bill prohibiting land grabbing, forcible entry on landed property, violent conducts, armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and other allied offences.

The Governor, who signed the bill in the presence of the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Illiyasu; State Director, Department of State Security Service, Kabiru Sali; Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General of the state, Dr. Olumide Ayeni and other members of the State Executive Council, assured that Ogun State would not be a comfort zone for any criminally-minded individual or group, especially the land grabbers also known as "Omo Oniles."

Governor Amosun who assured that his administration would not allow criminals to operate in the state said, "kidnapping is alien to us in this part of the country and we have come to put an end to it as it now attracts 25 years jail term."

Speaking with journalists after the Bill was signed into law, Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraj Adekunbi, thanked the governor while adding that with the signing of the bill into law, "everybody would now sit tight and know that Ogun State is no hiding place for criminal elements."

On his part, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Illiyasu said this is a clarion call for all criminals in the state to change their ways. The police boss assured that "henceforth, anyone caught would face the full wrath of the law."

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Adejuwon Soyinka,
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor.
November 14, 2016.
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Saturday, joined other dignitaries from across the length and breadth of Nigeria to attend the swearing in ceremony of Mr. Godwin Obaseki as Governor of Edo State. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mammoth crowd of the voting public in Ondo State graced the 2016 Governorship campaign flag-off of the APC candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN.

President Muhammad Buhari who was unavoidably absent (the President today was engaged with the swearing-in of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria) was represented by his SGF. The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Lasun Yussuf also attended.

Governors of Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun, Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal; Bauchi, Mohammed Abubakar, Borno, Governor, Shettima Kazeem, Muhammadu Abubakar of Bauchi and Sam Otom of Benue State graced the occasion.

Also, former Governors of Osun, Isiaka Adeleke; Ekiti, Niyi Adebayo and Segun Oni, among others were present. Former Speaker of Lagos State and Senator Olorunibe Mamora also attended.

Also in attendance were not less than seven ministers. They are Adebayo Shittu (Communications), Mr Usani Usani (Niger Delta Affairs), Dr Kayode Fayemi (Solid Minerals), Chris Ngige (Labour), Prof Isaac Adewole (Health), and Prof Claudius Daramola (Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs).
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, leading the All Progressives Congress, APC campaign charge in Ondo State, on Thursday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State (2nd right), his counterpart from Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole (2nd left), wife of the Ogun State Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Olufunsho Amosun (right) and the wife of the Edo State Governor, Mrs. Iara Oshiomhole (left) in Edo State during the official commissioning of 10.5km Second East Circular dual lane road constructed with all the modern day architecture and 3 blocks of 18 classrooms for the Arinze Primary school pupils in Isienmwero area of the State. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun Wednesday paid a farewell visit to the outgoing Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomohle at the Government House on Dennis Osadebey Avenue, Benin City. ... See MoreSee Less

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50 hectares of cassava plantation at Otete Yewa North LGA

Ogun State, IFAD/FGN assisted valued chain development programme
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Ogun to Launch Waste to Energy Project

All is now set for the launch of a European Union, EU-sponsored feasibility study on waste to wealth energy project aimed at improving power supply in Ogun State.

Billed to be launched on Wednesday, November 9 in Abeokuta by the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the project, which is to be carried out by the state government in collaboration with Lafarge-Holcim Africa, seek to convert waste generated in the state to energy.

Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye, who disclosed this in a statement, said, "the project, when completed, will translate our waste to wealth, improve power supply, and promote green energy. It will also bring to an end the present practice of dumping waste in landfill or dump sites, in line with our goal of zero waste to dump site.

"The fruit of this effort will be the establishment of thermal power plants in Ogun State with the pilot plant in Abeokuta."

Oyeleye added that the project has received acceptability both from within and outside Nigeria and this is a confirmation of the confidence that people have in the unrelenting efforts of the Governor Amosun-led administration in Ogun State.

"In this wise, the state government secured the support of the European Union (EU) which has agreed to sponsor the feasibility study for the project and in fact made funds available for the immediate take off of the feasibility study by a team of international consultants,” Oyeleye said.

The commissioner who revealed that the feasibility study will involve field trips and house-to-house enumeration, appealed to the people of Ogun State to cooperate fully with the team of assessors whenever they visit their homes and organisations in the course of the exercise.

"This project is for all the good people of Ogun State and indeed the first of its kind in Nigeria. Let us join hands as the state government continues to work assiduously to give us the dividends of democracy," he said.

Expected to witness the event is a delegation from the EU, Lafarge-Holcim Africa, members of the Ogun State Executive Council and other stakeholders.
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Sunday, joined dignitaries from the nooks and crannies of Nigeria to celebrate the Nikkhai between Sidikat Motunrayo Adetoun, daughter of the Awujale and Paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona and her heartthrob Olanrewaju Oladiran. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Saturday, joined other dignitaries including the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and a host others to celebrate the traditional engagement between Sidikat Motunrayo Adetoun, daughter of the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr.) Sikiru Adetona and her heartthrob, Olanrewaju Oladiran in Ijebu Ode. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, signing the condolence register at the Isara Remo, Ogun State residence of the late Chief Olaniwun Ajayi, on Friday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun Workers Suspend Strike Action

The leadership of the organised labour in Ogun State, on Wednesday, suspended the ongoing strike action.

Labour leadership announced the suspension of the strike action after hours of meeting held in the Governor's Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The meeting, which had in attendance Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Comrade Bobboi Kaigama of the Trade Union Congress, witnessed the signing of a communique announcing the suspension of the strike.

The communique, jointly signed by labour and government representatives indicated that the State government would continue with its scheduled payment of cooperative deduction after every 90 days by paying another one month at the end of November 2016.

In addition to that, it was agreed that government would immediately off set one year arrears of check off dues while outstanding gratuities will be offset with N200 million, every other month, effective from November 2016.

The meeting equally agreed that a joint committee of labour and government should be set up to look into issues of the Contributory Pension Scheme and submit report in 90 days.

It was also agreed that the 2015 promotion result should be released immediately while Labour and government should meet quarterly as a way
of improving Industrial harmony.

Speaking after the signing of the communique, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, eulogised civil servants in Ogun State describing them as "the best in the country."

"I have always said it that we have one of the best civil service in the country and it cannot be otherwise because we are Ogun State, the place of people like the late Simeon Adebo," the governor said.

He however added that those who want to mix politics with unionism have no place in the Ogun State Civil Service.

Signed
Adejuwon Soyinka,
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor.
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Press Statement

No Worker Was Sacked Over Strike Action- Amosun

Our attention has been drawn to insinuations in some quarters that the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, dismissed some civil servants due to the ongoing strike action in the state.

For the avoidance of doubt, we will like to state unequivocally that there is no iota of truth to this speculation.

Contrary to such claims, what truly transpired is that the Ogun State Civil Service Commission, in furtherance of its statutory responsibility of maintaining discipline and adherence to public service rules and extant regulations, on Monday, took the decision to sanction some civil servants.

The affected civil servants were alleged to have been involved in certain acts of misconduct in the course of the 2016 World Teachers Day celebration on October 5, 2016 way before the ongoing strike action commenced.

In a statement issued on Monday and signed by the Ogun State Head of Service, Elder Sola Adeyemi, the State Civil Service Commission explained that it received complaints from concerned members of the public against some public and civil servants allegedly involved in various acts of misconduct in the course of the 2016 World Teachers Day celebration.

The allegations against the affected civil and public servants include the fact that, contrary to extant public service rules, they got involved in partisan politics by publicly admitting receiving money from a politician and also hiring a musician with whom they sang praises of the said politician while chanting political slogans in the course of the World Teachers Day celebration.

To determine the veracity of such complaints and give the affected civil and public servants the opportunity for fair hearing, the Civil Service Commission said it set up an administrative panel of Inquiry on October 17, 2016.

The panel’s term of reference include, among others, to investigate the events of October 5, 2016 at the NUT Multipurpose hall, Kuto, Abeokuta with a view to identifying the public and civil servants directly or indirectly involved in partisan political activities; determine the culpability or otherwise of the identified public servants and recommend appropriate disciplinary actions in line with the public service rules and extant regulations.

Before arriving at its decisions, the panel issued queries and invited the affected civil servants who in turn made written and oral representations.

After listening to all parties involved including witnesses, as well as reviewing the evidences at its disposal, the panel, in its wisdom, recommended the dismissal of 16 public and civil servants.

Those recommended for dismissal include Comrade Akeem Ambali, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Comrade Dare Ilekoya, the state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT. They were all found to have contravened the Public Service Rules 04401, 04402 (c&d) and 04406 (a) due to their involvement in the political rally they held under the guise of World Teachers Day celebration event.

The panel also recommended the suspension of 19 others while exonerating one Mr. Abiodun Oriyomi Samuel who was said not to have been involved in the alleged partisan act.

From the foregoing, it is clear that the State Civil Service Commission only acted in fulfillment of its statutory responsibility and this has nothing to do with Governor Amosun or the ongoing strike action embarked upon by a section of the workforce in the state.

Signed
Adejuwon Soyinka
Senior Special Assistant (Media),
Ogun State Governor
November 1, 2016
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Thursday, attended the blessing of marriage between Folasade Olutoyosi Oduntan and Warren Oladapo Oluwasanya at the Dorothy Ikoku Memorial Anglican Church, Ikeja, Lagos
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PRESS RELEASE BY THE OGUN STATE CAUCUS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON INDUSTRIAL STRIKE ACTION IN OGUN STATE

Our attention has been drawn to the ongoing industrial strike action embarked upon by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) /Trade Union Congress (TUC) Ogun State Chapters. It is our candid view that the state does not need industrial action at this challenging time in view of the facts that the State Government has not defaulted in the payment of salaries where some other states are unable to pay. The state is committed to the agreements reached on the payments of the backlog of unpaid cooperative deductions despite the current harsh economic climate and dwindling revenues.

Our appeal to the state workers to call off this strike is further premised on the timing and the untoward hardship it would cause to our people. The state cannot afford the enormous loss of revenues that will result from the strike.

Hands of all Patriotic citizens of Ogun state must be on deck to steer the ship of the state away from looming disaster that might result from the strike action and disrupt the prosperity of the state. We hope and advise that the leadership of the Unions should adopt dialogue as a means of addressing their concerns. We share your anxiety over this matter and we believe that the authority will address this critical issue through an amicable dialogue. As a listening government and true democrats, we are convinced that your demands can be resolved amicably.

We wish to also remind the workers that the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-Executive Governor of Ogun State led administration from inception accords high priority to the welfare of the state’s workforce and consider them as a worthy partner and would continue to keep faith to this creed regardless of the current financial challenges, which is temporary and not peculiar to Ogun state alone.

More importantly, we appeal to the Unions Leadership to stay focused on their core roles and responsibilities to their members and resist the evil manipulations and machinations of unscrupulous politicians who are working assiduously to pull the State Government down at all costs and also destroy the good working relationship that exist between Senator Ibikunle Amosun administration and the good workers of Ogun State for their selfish and personal political agenda.

As a body of representatives of the people, our caucus would continue to join forces with the State Government and every well-meaning citizens of the state, including the top hierarchy of the work force to explore all possible means to better the economic fortunes of the state, improve its finances and further position it in its avowed commitment to further rebuild the state, deliver democratic dividends to our people, including promoting the welfare of the workforce, who are undauntedly the engine room of the administration in this mission to rebuild Ogun State.

We strongly advocate that the strike should be called off immediately to allow for further dialogue and a broad based consultation with all parries concerned with the objective of amicable resolution of the impasse in the interest of peace. We believed that no price is too great to pay for peace and there is no need to continue the strike of which the consequences will make us all the losers. What in our opinion Ogun State need most now to be able to meet its financial obligations are financial re-engineering and quality management under a peaceful and business friendly environment.

This is the most desperate hour of our state development. It is also the finest hour for men and women of integrity to stand up and be counted to defend what is decent and right in our society and To lay a good foundation for a new and enduring society that has its foundation on moral values and that is buttress by ethical standards and govern by rule of law, patriotism and fear of God.

On this note we are all a stake holder in this project called Ogun State and must not fail.

Signed
Senator Gbolahan Dada
Senator Lanre Tejuosho
Hon. Jimoh O. Ojugbele
Hon. Mukaila O. Kazzim
Hon. Williams O. Samuel
Hon. Kayode Oladele
Hon. Adekunle A. Akinlade
Hon. Ibrahim A. Isiaka
Hon. Odeneye K. Olusegun
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at the formal opening ceremony of the National Council on Industry Trade and Investment hosted by the Ogun State Government, on Monday. The well attended event was declared open by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun: Separating Politics from Unionism

By: Adejuwon Soyinka

Within the last few days, we have observed with keen interest, the antics of certain individuals who are masquerading as labour leaders while actively playing partisan politics.

At this point, we are constrained to set the records straight. To start with, it must be clearly stated that what has happened in the last few days in Ogun State has nothing to do with genuine agitations for the welfare of workers but was rather an attempt at playing partisan politics.

The reason for this conclusion is not far fetched. Ogun State workers are paid their salaries and allowances as and when due even during the current economic recession being experienced across the nation. For instance, as it is the practice, the state government paid its workers September salaries on September 25, 2016.

Certainly, labour leaders now insisting on leading Ogun workers down the path of an unpopular and politically motivated strike action cannot be said to be ignorant of this fact.

Similarly, they cannot be said to be ignorant of the fact that whereas workers salaries are paid without delay in Ogun State, many states of the federation are having a hard time meeting that obligation due to the dwindling revenue profile of the country.

In the same vein, it must be clearly stated that the Ogun State government has not reneged on its agreement with workers with respect to the payment of 11 months arrears of cooperative deductions, which affects only 40 per cent of the state workforce. It will be recalled that in March 2016, the state government promised to gradually reduce these backlog by paying it once after every three months. Indeed, for each month, the total sum required for the payment of deductions is about 1/9th of the state’s monthly wage bill.

In this respect, the Ogun State government has so far kept faith with its promises by ensuring that in the month of May, Ogun workers were paid cooperative deductions alongside their salaries. A similar payment was made in August while another is due for November 2016.

"We even promised to pay outstanding gratuities when we receive bulk funds from the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) but this has not been forthcoming due to the dwindling revenue profile of the state,” says Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, Secretary to the State Government. He added that, “In spite of that, the labour leaders are also aware of the fact that we are working very hard towards ensuring that by November some of the backlog of gratuities are paid.”

Indeed, the state government has also gone ahead to resume the payment of subventions to tertiary institutions while it has repeatedly maintained that it cannot stop Contributory Pension Scheme deductions because doing so will be illegal. We met the law on assumption of office in 2011 and only the legislative arm of government can change it through an amendment of the existing law.

When these facts are added to the access that labour leaders and indeed all citizens in Ogun State have to records of the state’s financial status, politically motivated mischief becomes more obvious as the reason for the ongoing strike action.

Again, this is an assertion that is founded on facts. For instance, on October 5, a day set aside for the commemoration of World Teachers’ Day, some of these labour leaders-turned-politician organized a rally, where against the grain of Civil Service Rules, they boasted about receiving the sum of N5m from a politician.

Not only did they admit receiving such huge sum of money from this politician, they also hired a musician who led them in singing his praises for hours on end while chanting his political slogan.

The Ogun State government is in possession of video evidence of this unprofessional, unethical and highly partisan act on the part of so called labour leaders who, for a moment forgot that they are supposed to be public servants. The Ogun State Civil Service Commission charged with the responsibility of regulating the actions and activities of public and civil servants is already looking into that infraction in line with the extant rules of the public service.

Prior to that incident, information at the disposal of the government showed that some of the leaders of the organized labour had a secret meeting with some politicians where a decision was taken to deliberately heat up the polity in Ogun State.

It was therefore not surprising that shortly after they commenced their politically motivated strike action, these labour leaders turned politicians also held a joint press briefing with an opposition politician in the state.

When thoroughly considered, a combination of the monetary inducement and the kind of company being openly kept by these politicians masquerading as labour leaders would provide an answer to the question of why they chose to ignore all the facts on the ground and still called for a questionable strike action.

Not only that, it also explains why these set of labour leaders chose to rebuff the peacemaking efforts of revered traditional rulers like the Olu of Ilaro and Chairman, Ogun State Council of Obas, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle; Awujale and Paramount ruler of Ijebu land, Oba Sikiru Adetona and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo on the eve of their politically motivated strike action. Not only did they walk out on a peace meeting called at the instance of the traditional rulers, they also hurled insults at them, calling the revered traditional institutions all sorts of unprintable names.

More than anything else, this singular action has given the labour leaders away as individuals who cannot be said to be representing the best interest of Ogun State workers let alone that of the generality of the good people of Ogun State.

As a government, the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led administration will not fold its arms and allow a few disgruntled elements in the leadership of the organized labour in Ogun State, attack revered traditional rulers in that manner and get away with it.

We are determined to ensure that all those involved in the assault on our revered traditional rulers will be brought to book in accordance with the provisions of the law.

Again out of mischief, these labour leaders have also resorted to claims that their lives are no longer safe in Ogun State while alleging that political thugs were sent after them. It is rather disturbing that without seeking verification of such spurious claims some national dailies have also assisted them to publish this falsehood.

Not only is this far from the truth, it is actually an attempt at reversing the truth. Contrary to their claims, these labour leaders and their cohorts are the ones who are going around the state secretariat to forcefully give effect to their widely unpopular strike action and in the process causing bodily injuries to dedicated civil servants who are not part of their partisan mission.

It must be stated for the records that the Amosun-led administration is peace-loving, law abiding and would not prevent any genuine agitation for the welfare of workers.

This much was stated by the governor who recently said, “Our administration is not opposed to any form of agitation for improved condition of service for workers. But nobody should hide under the guise of labour unionism to play partisan politics.”

We are grateful to the generality of our workers who saw beyond the veil and have chosen to continue working in spite of provocations by these ill motivated labour leaders.

We also appeal to the disgruntled minority to toe the path of honour and come back to work.

For the avoidance of doubt, the state government shall not pay salaries to workers who absent themselves from their duty post without lawful excuse.

Soyinka is Senior Special Assistant (Media) and spokesman for Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun on Saturday attended a luncheon to mark Odun Omo Olowu 2016 at the Olowu Palace, Oke Ago-Owu, Abeokuta. The luncheon, was attended by sons and daughters of Owu kingdom from all walks of life ... See MoreSee Less

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AMOSUN RESHUFFLES CABINET

The Ogun State Government has announced a reshuffle in membership of its Executive Council.
The exercise involves four Commissioners and four Special Advisers to the Governor.
Those affected include Mrs. Ronke Sokefun who before now is the Commissioner for Agriculture. She moves to the Ministry of Urban & Physical Planning. Bashorun Adebola Adeife who used to be the Commissioner for Urban & Physical Planning now moves to the Ministry of Inter-Governmental Affairs.
Also affected is the erstwhile Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Barr. Leke Adewolu who now superindents the Ministry of Special Duties.
One of the newly sworn-in Commissioners, Mrs. Abiola Kufile-Okonji is now in charge of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development while a Consultant to the Governor, Mrs. Ronke Onadeko will oversee the Ministry of Agriculture pending the appointment of a substantive Commissioner for the Ministry.
The affected Special Advisers are the Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing, Mr. Bayo Adeyemi who now moves to the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology; Mr. Yinka Odufuwa, hitherto of Agriculture moves to Forestry while Mr. Akinola Lawson formerly of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism moves to Special Duties.
Others are Mr. Segun Adesanya of the Ministry of Special Duties who moves to Youth and Sports while Mr. Gbenga Opesanwo is in charge of Transport.
The reshuffle takes immediate effect.

SINGNED
Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa
Wednesday, 19th October, 2016
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ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE GOVERNOR OF OGUN STATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR IBIKUNLE AMOSUN CON, FCA,
AT THE TOWN HALL MEETING ON 2016 BUDGET HELD ON
WEDNESDAY, 19TH OCTOBER, 2016.

Protocols,
First, let me in a special way thank and appreciate all of you, the good people of Ogun State, for your support, prayers and co-operation during the past 51/2 years of our Administration, which have been a major contributing factor to the successes we have recorded. This has placed our State firmly on the path of continued development.

2. Today, we are here again to jointly chart a course for our common good. We are also here to put heads together and discuss on the second budget of the second term of our Administration.

3. It is on this note therefore that I welcome you all to yet another Town Hall Meeting which is highly imperative for the consideration of year 2017 Budget.

4. You will recall that at the inception of our Administration over five years ago, we designed a 5-Cardinal Programme which is enshrined in our Mission to Rebuild Ogun State. Without mincing words, our Administration has remained focused, committed, undaunted and sincere to the cause of bringing the impact of good governance to the good citizens of Ogun State.

5. You will recall from several of my speeches at different fora, my insistence on leaving an Ogun State that is system-driven. In as much as people talk and appreciate several projects that we have executed (schools, hospitals, roads, housing estates, the number of new industries, power etc.), I would love to be remembered mostly for establishing and sustaining a system-driven environment.

6. Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, at this point, let me once again acknowledge and commend the good people of Ogun State for the high level of understanding, support and cooperation that our Administration has enjoyed ever since we assumed office. For all of these, I say a big thank you.

7. We strongly believe that governance should be a participatory process. The people should have a say on issues that concern them. It is for this reason that we continue to ensure that our people take their rightful place in the governance process.

8. Todays Town Hall meeting is another demonstration in that direction. The essence is to enable us to jointly define our priorities and collectively articulate our Development Agenda for the 2017 Financial Year.

9. At this point, Iet me assure all Stakeholders that we will continue to foster a healthy partnership and ensure that our people are involved in the implementation of our programmes, knowing fully well that, in the final analysis, we are accountable to you, the people.

10. Towards this end, it is pertinent to remind us that we all need to come together again to sustain and increase the achievements of the last five and half years. It is only when we do this that we will take our State to the desired height.

11. The successes recorded in education, infrastructure, social, security and economic affairs are notable indications of the symbiotic relationship that exists between the Government and the good People of Ogun State. I want to assure you that we will remain unwavering in our commitment and service to the development of our State and the improvement in the living standards of our people.

12. I cannot end this address without reiterating our Administrations unwavering commitment to the continued development of Ogun State and all our people irrespective of classifications of gender, location, religion or job stratification. But in doing this, it is also important to note that no group or individual can be more important than the State that binds all of us together. Let me on my honour reaffirm our determination not to allow any group or individuals to hold the State to ransom for selfish, parochial and ulterior motives. The era of playing politics under the guise of labour movement and agitation for improved welfare and condition of service is over and gone for good in Ogun State. People that are interested in politics should have the courage and honour to resign and join the politicians. This is in no way trying to abridge the right of our people to agitate for better or improved condition of living, but in doing so, we should allow reason, consideration for other stakeholders and general interest of the State to prevail. This is the only way to ensure the continued development of our dear State.

13. Once again, I crave your continued support and understanding which this 2017 Budget Town Hall Meeting seeks to promote as we set on an irreversible journey to take our State to greater heights.

14. I thank you all for listening and God bless.

Senator Ibikunle Amosun CON,FCA
Governor of Ogun State, Nigeria.
Wednesday, 19th October, 2016.
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Ogun Warns Workers Against Illegal Strike Action

The Ogun State Government has described the proposed strike action called by a few disgruntled elements in the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) as illegal.

In a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, on Monday, the state government wondered why this few, unpopular elements would seek to lead workers out on a misguided strike action since government has not defaulted in the payment of salaries as and when due.

For instance, the Ogun State government paid its workers September salaries on September 25, 2016.

With regards to the backlog of unpaid cooperative deductions, the SSG added that the state government has also kept faith with an agreement it reached with labour leaders in March 2016 to the effect that one month of cooperative deductions would be paid, alongside monthly salaries, every two months.

"We promised to pay outstanding gratuities when we receive bulk funds from the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) but this has not been forthcoming due to the dwindling revenue profile of the state,” Barrister Adeoluwa said.

In addition to this, the Ogun State government is also aware of the fact that under the extant Public Service rules, the TUC/NLC, which signed the notice of strike action issued on Monday, have no roles in calling workers out on a strike action at the state level. On the contrary, it is only the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council that is authorized to do so.

In view of this, the Ogun State government therefore declares the proposed strike action as illegal, unreasonable and totally uncalled for while urging the generality of its workforce not to heed the call of a few misguided elements whose motive is clearly political.

To buttress this point, the SSG said information at the disposal of the state government has shown that the labour leaders have ulterior motives beyond the protection of the interest of workers. This is further exemplified by what played out during the commemoration of the 2016 World Teachers Day when labour leaders, against the grain of Civil Service Rules, hired a musician and sang the praise of a politician for hours on end.

In the circumstance, the state government hereby serves notice that it will invoke the ‘no work, no pay’ rule of the Trade Dispute Act in relation to any worker who choses to embark on this illegal strike action.

Signed
Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa
Secretary to the State Government
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Amosun Receives General Abdulsalami Abubakar

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Friday, hosted former Head Of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar and his wife, Justice Fati Abubakar, in his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office.

The governor, while receiving the former Head Of State, recalled the role he played in the return of Nigeria to democracy.

General Abubakar, on his part, praised the Ogun State Governor for what he described as "his achievements in the office."

Signed,
Adejuwon Soyinka
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor.
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Wednesday, inaugurated the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewa Land, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle as the Chairman of Ogun State Council of traditional rulers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Amosun Attends Swearing in of LG/LCDA Chairmen

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, attended the swearing in ceremony of the newly elected 57 LG/LCDA Chairmen in Ogun State.

Speaking shortly after observing the brief ceremony conducted by the Chief Justice of Ogun State, Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, the governor urged the newly elected Chairmen to ensure that they work for peace and development of their respective LG/LCDA.
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Amosun at Muiz Banire's 50th Birthday Party

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his wife, Dr. Mrs Olufunso Amosun, on Saturday, joined other dignitaries at an event to mark the 50th birthday of Dr. Muiz Banire in Lagos.
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Ogun LG/LCDA Elections, Historical - Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has described as historical, Saturday's Local Government and Local Council Development Areas election in the State.

"History is being made today, this is the first time elections are being held into, not only the existing 20 local government areas of the state but also newly created LCDAs" Governor Amosun said.

The governor added that the newly created LCDAs will, among other things, ensure that government and social services are brought much closer to the people in the local communities.

Governor Amosun who voted in Ajura, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State in company with his wife, Dr. Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, commended the people for coming out to exercise their civic responsibilities.

Signed

Adejuwon Soyinka
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his wife, Dr. Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, voting in Ajura, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State during the local government election held in Ogun State on Saturday, October 8. ... See MoreSee Less

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LG POLL: AMOSUN CHARGES ELECTORATE TO SHUN VIOLENCE

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has charged the electorate and the entire citizens of the state to shun violence as well as maintain peace and order, before, during and after next Saturday's Local Government and Local Council Development Area elections in the state.

Amosun, who led party faithful on a campaign tour of the three Senatorial Districts, gave this charge while addressing the crowd, who came enmasse to receive the team.

Noting that the party's representatives at the Local Government levels remain the most effective channel to reach and touch the lives of the people at the grassroots, he urged the electorate to troop out to exercise their rights at the polling centres.

The governor thanked the people of the state for their continued support and assured that his government would not relent in ensuring that dividends of democracy are extended to all the nooks and crannies of the state.

He promised that no unfinished project would be abandoned by the time he hands over in 2019.

Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga, Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraj Ishola Adekunbi, state Executive Council members and party supporters accompanied the governor on tour round Abeokuta, Ijebu Ode, Sagamu, Ilaro, Sango-Ota and Ifo.
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Amosun Rewards Paralympian, Coach with N1.5m

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has rewarded Mrs. Lateefat Omolola Tijani, a Paralympics Silver Medalist from Ogun State, with a cash prize of N1m while her coach, Mrs. Kemi Oyebola, was given a cash prize of N500,000.

In addition to the cash prize, the governor also promised to provide the Paralympian with training kits of her choice that could aid her preparation for the next Paralympic games.
Governor Amosun also charged the Paralympian to ensure that she wins a Gold medal at the next Paralympics.

The governor stated this, on Wednesday, when Mrs. Tijani and her coach, Mrs. Kemi Oyebola, came to present the Silver medal she won in the 45kg weightlifting category of the just concluded Paralympics game in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, to the governor at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office.

While congratulating the Silver medalist for the feat, Governor Amosun urged her not to relent in her quest for excellence.

The governor also seized the occasion to appreciate the coach, family and all those who supported Mrs. Tijani to achieve this laudable feat.

Responding, Mrs. Tijani thanked the governor for what she described as his “kind gesture and support for sports.” She added that with the governor’s support, “I can assure you that I am going for the Gold medal at the next Olympics.”

Signed
Adejuwon Soyinka
Senior Special Assistant (Media)
Ogun State Governor
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, joined other governors, serving and former Heads of States and several other dignitaries to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari with the launch of a book titled, "Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria."
The Ogun State Governor served as Chairman, Organising Committee for the launch of the book written by Professor John Paden.
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