Following the recent protest by the youth calling for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force as a result of misconduct & harassment by its members, a Human Rights Complaints Portal has been set up by the Ogun State Government to enable...
... citizens report any act of brutality by policemen and other security agents.
TACKLING PROSTATE CANCER SHOULD BE THE COUNTRY’S FOCUS, @HealthOgun Commissioner
The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker has called on government at all levels to vigorously fight prostate cancer, which has claimed lives of numerous men in the country.
Coker, who stated this when she joined the Deputy Governor, @NoimotOyedele at the ground-breaking ceremony of Rotary Prostate Cancer Center in Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, said approximately one in every 500 men come down with prostate cancer
She described the disease as a menace which is the most common in Nigerian men, saying late detection and treatment are responsible for the fatalities from the scourge.
Admission into Ogun Schools of Nursing, Midwifery based on Merit - Coker
The Ogun State Government has said that admission into its Schools of Nursing and Midwifery for the 2020/2021 academic session will solely be based on merit.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker made this disclosure in Abeokuta when she joined in the supervision of the entrance examination for 1650 candidates jostling for the available 240 slots in the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery across the State.
Coker stated that the present administration in Ogun State, which is known for celebrating excellence, will not lower the standard of admission into its academic institutions, describing nursing and midwifery as important professions.
Ogun Judicial Panel: 40 petitions in, victims recount loses from defunct SARS
A petitioner, Mr. Musbau Semiu Ademola who was stopped by the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives on May 13, 2020 while coming from Obasanjo hatchery farm where he went to buy 650 day old chickens and turkeys was delayed for over two hours.
Mr. Ademola made this known during the maiden edition of the sitting of Ogun Judicial Panel of Investigation set up to investigate complaints of victims on police brutality, human rights violations and extra judicial killings by security operatives within the State revealing...
2021 BUDGET: ABIODUN PLEDGES EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF PROJECTS, AMENITIES
Ogun State Governor, Prince @dabiodunMFR has promised to give equal attention to all the three Senatorial Districts in projects execution and provision of basic amenities just has he promised to leave the...
... State better than he met it.
The Goverrnor who spoke at the Virtual Town Consultative Meeting on 2020-2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and 2020 Budget for Ogun Central Senatorial District held at the Governor's office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, also pledged to...
... accord Abeokuta the deserve attention as the capital city of the state.
"It is also one of our promises that any inherited projects that have clear line of sight to the development of our dear State will not be abandoned. In fact, those that could no longer be used for...
The recent implementation of appropriate renumeration of medical doctors in the service of Ogun State Government will increase the productivity and dedication of medical practitioners to work given their morale which has been given a boost.
This was revealed by the Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association ( NMA), Ogun State Chapter, Dr. Oladayo Ogunlaja, during a "thank you" visit to the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker,in her Oke-Mosan office, Abeokuta.
The First Lady of Ogun State, @MrsBAbiodun, flagged off the European Union/GIZ/Ogun State Government Tomato & Chili Pepper Empowerment Project (TOMAPEP), at the Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop held on the. 4th of November, 2020 at Odeda Farm Institute, Odeda LGA Ogun State.
The commodities and articles involved in TOMAPEP include Tomato, Pepper, Chilli, Garment/Leather, which all have unique natural target group of Youth, Women and Rural/Smallholder farmers.
The Empowerment Project is aimed at training and linkage of over 3,000 participants to Inputs, Credits and Markets, in line with Ogun State Agricultural Agenda of Job Creation, Food and Nutrition, Industrial Linkage and Food Security.
Ogun Schools of Nursing and Midwifery entrance Exam holds Friday
The Ogun State Government says the entrance examination into all State-Owned Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, which was postponed last month, will now hold on Friday, 6th November 2020.
A release signed by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, stated that examination is scheduled to hold at the School of Nursing Complex (located within the Federal Medical Center, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta) by 7 am prompt.
Medical doctors in the employment of the @OGSG_Official have applauded @dabiodunMFR for approving and implementing "proper remunerations" for them and the for the practical steps taken to reposition the health sector for efficient healthcare delivery to the people of the State.
Similarly, the joyful civil servants in the State, Tuesday morning, thronged out in their thousands to the Arcade Square at the State Secretariat to celebrate, the State governor, @dabiodunMFR who they described as a "talk and do Governor", for keeping his promises on payment...
COVID-19: Ogun orders full reopening of churches, mosque, hotels
Pleased with the drop of COVID-19 infections in Ogun State, @dabiodunMFR, has announced that all hotels, viewing centres, marquees, event centres, suites, guest houses, motels, and establishments providing....
... accommodation, for Tourists or Entertainment, Restaurants, Eateries, Fast Food, Lounges, Bars, and Cinemas in the State can now re-open for business.
Abiodun further directed that schools, markets and religious centres in the State can also revert to their regular programme of activities as obtained before the lockdown occasioned by the dreaded virus.
The Ogun State Government has promised to give the needed support in training and licencing to practitioners of alternate medicine in order to bring a drastic improvement into the practice.
This was made known by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, when she hosted the newly inaugurated Alternate Medicine Board led by its pioneer Chairman, Balogun Nurudeen Olaleye, in her office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Dr. Coker, said that the Covid-19 has shown the need for building a holistic health system where alternate medicine would play an essential role.
OGSG INTENSIFIES DREDGING AND DESILTING ACTIVITIES
In fulfilment of Governor @dabiodunMFR's directive to reduce flooding in Ogun state, the State Ministry of Environment has continued the dredging and desilting activities around the state.
The exercise which is ongoing simultaneously in Obasanjo hilltop road Abeokuta, Oba Erinwole, Kara, OOUTH road, Odelemo road all in Sagamu and paramount cinema road Ijebu-ode is meant to remove silts & waste in blocked drainages, canals & waterways to allow for free...
STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS BY THE GOVERNOR OF OGUN STATE,
HIS EXCELLENCY, PRINCE @dabiodunMFR, ON THE #ENDSARS PROTEST, ON TUESDAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 2020.
Fellow citizens of Ogun State,
It has become necessary for me to address you once again on an issue of public interest...
...It has been 13 days now that our dear State and indeed the entire Nigerian Nation have been rocked with protests and agitations leading to disruption in the daily socio-economic lives of our people.
2.In what started as a trending social media campaign, #ENDSARS,...
...thousands of our youths have taken to the streets to express displeasure with the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force. Of specific concern were alleged brutality, high-handedness and professional misconduct of some officers of..
#ENDSARS PROTEST: ABIODUN CALLS FOR DIALOGUE WITH GOVT.
Ogun State Governor, Prince @dabiodunMFR, has again called on the Nigerian youth to call off their protest and engage government in a meaningful dialogue to find amicable solutions to their demands.
Governor Abiodun who made the call when he hosted representatives of students of higher institutions in the State in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said it was time to halt the protest before it degenerated into an wholesome situation that could cause choas in the country.
"Please wind down the protest; you have spoken and the whole world has heard you. Where your freedom stops, is where that of others starts. Don't allow this protest to degenerate into a situation where people will begin to attack each other.
#EndSARS: Gov. ABIODUN INAUGURATES JUDICIARY PANEL, CHARGES MEMBERS TO BE FAIR, FIRM
Ogun State Governor, Prince @dabiodunMFR has inaugurated the State Judiciary Panel of Investigation on the #ENSARS protest with a call on members to make fairness, firmness, dedication and...
... objectivity their watchwords.
The Governor spoke while inaugurating the panel in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. He enjoined the Panel to shun all acts which could impact negatively on their assignment, urging stakeholders in the security, peace and conflict resolution..
... processes as well as the mass media to give the Panel the needed support to succeed.
"Needless to remind you all of the import of your assignment to the continued peace and security of our dear State, in particular, and our great Nation, in general. The people of our dear...
@dabiodunMFR, Friday appointed Justice Solomon Olugbemi (retired) as Chairman of the Judicial Panel of Investigation on alleged cases of Police brutalities against citizens of the State.
The appointment was in line with the resolution of the National Economic Council at its meeting on Thursday.
The virtual meeting presided over by @ProfOsinbajo, with State Governors participating directed each State Governor in consultation with relevant Federal Agencies to take charge of interaction with #EndSARS protesters, & as much as possible address their legitimate concerns.
Ogun State Governor Abiodun Mourns Awo’s Daughter, Tola Oyediran
Ogun State Governor, @dabiodunMFR, has described the death of Chief (Mrs) Tola Oyadiran, eldest daughter of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, as a sad occurrence.
The death, Gov Abiodun said, has thrown the entire state into mourning.
A statement issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, described the late Tola Oyediran as not only “an embodiment of humility and virtues, but she demonstrably exhibited independent-mindedness, foresight and managerial acumen in all tasks thrust upon her”