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‘EFCC is Coming For You’ Oyo Governor Tells Ajimobi’s Family, Others

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has said his administration will not relent until it recovered billions of the state’s funds looted by officials of the previous administration in the state led by late Ajimobi.

Makinde made this statement while kick-starting the construction of the 21km Ajia-Airport-New Ife Expressway road, in Ajia town, said his administration was ready to put measures in place to retrieve all looted funds to develop the state’s infrastructure.

The 21km Airport-Ajia-New Ife Express road, with spur to Amuloko, was awarded to Messrs Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Ltd, at a cost of N8,520,919,776.41.

According to the governor, unlike the previous government, which, he said preoccupied itself with how to corner the state’s funds on a daily basis, his administration would drastically reduce the infrastructure deficit in the state within the shortest possible time.

He added that it was only in doing so that the state can be positioned on the path of economic growth.

Addressing the criticisms trailing the announcement of N100 billion bond issuance by the state, the governor stated that people need to understand that he is not like that heard somebody criticising his government on radio concerning the N100 billion bonds, and was of the opinion that this administration wants to put the state in debt.

He said his government isn’t like that of others (referencing to Ajimobi’s government), who for period of eight years spent in office, they were only preoccupied with how to corner N1 billion monthly into their private pockets every day they went to the office.

He added that Ajimobi used 96 months in office, that means his administration has Oyo State’s N96 billion in its care and he will retrieve every fund that belongs to Oyo people for the purpose of infrastructure development.

Makinde then asked those who can to tell those in Ajimobi’s government that the EFCC of Oyo State is coming for them.

The special adviser on media to the former governor, Bolaji Tunji said he won’t join issues with Governor Seyi Makinde because today (Thursday) makes it 40 days since the former governor was laid to rest, as such it is still a mourning period for the family.

However, Tunji said that such an attack is expected having laid bare the fallacy behind the N100 billion bond.

Oyo Cancels 2019/2020 Session, Releases Guidelines For Schools Resumption

Oyo State Government has indicated that third term of 2019/2020 academic session for primary and secondary schools has been cancelled and that the first and second term performance will be used as the determinant for promotion into next class.

This was according the the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting on Tuesday.

The calendar released read that the third term of 2019/2020 session has been cancelled and as a result of that, the promotion for all affected classes would be determined by the first and second term continuous assessment results .

It also indicated that Primary 6 , Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 students are to proceed on holiday from July 30 and resume for their examinations in some weeks ’ time .

The Basic Education Certificate Examination is billed to hold between August 10 and 18 , while the Competitive Entrance Examination into the schools of science is to hold on August 19.

Placement and screening test to JSS1 is slated for August 20 , while placement test into technical colleges is for August 28.

The SSS 3 class will resume for examination as soon as the West African Examination Council announces the examination date .

The 2020 /21 academic session , according to the calendar indicates that the first term will hold between September 21 and December 18 , 2020

Ex Oyo Governor Dies Of Covid-19 Complications

Former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi has been reportedly died of COVID-19 complications at First Cardiology Specialist Hospital, Lagos.

A source close to the former Governor told reporters that Ajimobi breathed his last at about 4pm.

Oyo House of Representatives member, Akin Alabi, also tweeted: “Forever in my heart.”

Ajimobi was the first Oyo governor to win a second term in office.

The late politician governed between 2011 and 2019 died at 70 years old.

Oyo Police Confirms Another Rape of A 21-year-old Lady Inside Church

The Oyo State Police command has confirmed another rape and killing of a 21-year-old lady in a church mission building.

The rape victim was identified as Grace Oshiagwu.

The incident happened at Idi-ori Area Shasha off Expressway today.

According to information gathered, there were machete cuts on her head.

While confirming the story, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gbenga Fadeyi, he said the victim was raped and killed by unknown assailant(s).

He assured that investigation has commenced into the matter and the Police Tactical teams are on the trail of the assailant(s).

He however solicit for credible information from members of the communities around the area and the general public to unravel the misery behind these dastard killings.

COVID-19: Oyo records six more cases in Ibadan company

Governor of Oyo State, Eng. Seyi Makinde, has confirmed six more COVID-19 cases at iSON Xperiences in Ibadan South West Local Government (LGA) Council Area of the state.

As ta the time of reporting the iSON Xperiences has recorded 149 cases of the virus.

The governor, who heads the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, made the disclosure via his verified Twitter handle, on Monday.

He indicated that one more case was also reported from Ibadan South West LGA, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State to 240.

He wrote, “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for seven suspected cases came back positive. Six are from iSON Xperiences and one case is also from Ibadan South West Local Government Council Area of Oyo State.

“So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is 240.”

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