Category: Ministry Of Local Government And Chieftaincy Matters

Oyo CSDA Completes 687 Projects in 157 Communities

…..Urges Sustainable Maintenance Strategy By Stakeholders

Oyo State Government has urged the key stakeholders overseeing World Bank-assisted Community and Social Development (more…)

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Oyo Shines, Wins Medals At NAFEST 2019

Oyo State has rounded off its sterling performance in the 2019 National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) tagged Edo 2019 by winning gold, silver and bronze medals.

The State contingency came 5th out of 29 States that participated in the edition, a feat adjudged the best in the history of its participation.

According to the panel of Umpires, Oyo State would have come 3rd, but due to the tallying of points by Ogun, River, Edo, Bayelsa and Delta States for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranks and Oyo State had to drop to the 5th position.

In distinguishing the brilliant display by the State contingent, its children cultural dance troupe was rated the best and made to perform before Her Excellency, the Wife of Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Bene Obaseki.

As announced at the end of the event, Oyo State came 1st in Children Cultural Quiz, 2nd in Children Arts and Craft, 4th in Traditional Board Game (Ayo) and 5th in Drama competitions.

While receiving the awards and certificates on behalf of the Oyo State Government, the General Manager, Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture, Mrs. Olayinka Adedeji, praised the team for making the State proud.

She commended the current administration led by Engineer Seyi Makinde for the moral and financial support given to the State to participate in this year’s event.

The last time Oyo State attended the annual festival was in 2012.

In his reaction, the Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun lauded the delegation for the sterling performance in the Culture and Arts carnival.

He also commended Governor Seyi Makinde for the support given to the troupe to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Oyo State, reiterating the administration’s promise to resuscitate and promote the cultural heritage in all the Local Government areas of the State.

“The performance of the State’s contingency has again proved that a new Oyo State that will best others in any competition, be it in education, culture, commerce, security, health and public infrastructure is here, we salute the unrelenting attitude of our young ones who participated in the 2019 NAFEST Festival and we will always support them whenever the need arises.

“No doubt that Oyo State is the home of culture and we are not relenting in showcasing this to the outside world, as this important aspect of life will also serve as a source of revenue generation for the State,” he declared.



Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.


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Oyo to Revamp Primary Healthcare Centers….To Sanction Absentee Health Workers

As part of Oyo State Government’s commitment to delivering quality healthcare to its indigenes and residents, the Primary Healthcare centres at each Local Government would soon be given attention in the areas of provision of basic facilities.

This was revealed by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Olufunmilayo Orisadeyi during an unannounced, on the spot inspection of Ona-Ara Local Government and Inukan Local Council Development Areas in Ibadan.

According to her “ Oyo State Government is committed to delivering quality health service to the people of Oyo State because the healthier the people the wealthier the State. Each Primary Healthcare center will soon receive improved Government attention which will facilitate good working condition for workers and promote service delivery.

“Only those with sound health and mind can contribute their quota to the development of the State, and in the effort to improve healthcare delivery in Oyo State, all hands must be on deck, those that failed to come to work will be duly sanctioned, the period when workers would be absent at work at will has gone.

“The State administration has been keeping its promise of paying salaries as at when due and other conditions of service are being met, so for anybody to be absent from work, especially those in the critical sector like the primary healthcare, stringent measures will be taken to forestall future re-occurrence of such,” she added.

She lamented the number of workers that were at work when she arrived at about half past ten in the morning, charging them to stay faithful to their work and satisfy their conscience.



Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.


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Oyo Restates Commitment to Ban on Street Trading

In its efforts at securing lives and putting a stop to roadside accidents, Oyo State Government has restated his resolution to ban street trading in major markets, especially Ogunpa market in Ibadan where many lives have been lost to vehicular accidents as traders displayed their wares by the roadsides.

This was made known by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Mrs Funmilayo Orisadeyi while speaking with newsmen after a tour and inspection of the Ajumose International Market, Ogunpa in Ibadan North West Local Government area.

Mrs Orisadeyi lamented the State of the Ogunpa market and how traders displayed their wares on the road to make sales, without care about their safety or the easy movement of vehicles within the market.

The Commissioner however appealed to the street traders at Ogunpa to make use of the shops as law enforcement agents would be dispatched to enforce compliance with the order to vacate the roads.

“The enforcement is to ensure the safety and security of our people and make life easier for them with this market that has the State-of-the-art facilities like other modern markets.

“We therefore appeal to all traders, not only in Ogunpa market but all across Oyo State to vacate the road sides and put up their wares in a more conducive business area and shops designated and provided by Government.”

Some of the facilities available in the market include Clinic, Standby Generator, Restrooms, Warehouse, Fire Station, Police Post, Parking Lots, to mention but a few

The market is set up in four phases with a total of 544 stores and 314 open stores, and only about half of the stores have been occupied.

Our correspondent learnt from the traders using the rented shops that the activities of the street traders has caused them low patronage and called on the Government to do something to stop the menace.



Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,
Hon. Commissioner,
Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,
Oyo State Government.

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Permanent Secretary Charges Engineers on Quality Jobs

The Permanent Secretary of Oyo State Local Government Service Service Commission, Mr. Akin Funmilayo, has warned the directors of works and acting directors of Works in the Local Government Service to join hands with the State Government to put in place quality projects which could stand the test of time, rather than running after wealth acquisition which eventually would tarnish the image of the officers in charge of such projects, and ultimately undermine the Government of the day.

“The essence of convening this meeting is to intimate you of the seriousness of the Government of the day in repositioning things, by ensuring that it leaves an indelible print in the state. It’s no longer business as usual. Moreover, it’s our own duty to reposition the local Government service, the decadence being experienced in it  today came as a result of our misdeeds, which we need to sit down together and

address. ”

Earlier in his address of welcome, the Commission’s head of Local Government administration, Mr. Akeem Olatunji, had  appreciated the Conference of Engineers for coming to the rescue of the Commission during its turbulent years. He then allayed their fear on some unfounded rumors making the round on conversion and promotion of senior officers in the service.

Responding on behalf of the Conference, Engineers Babatunde and Adeola, Chairman and Secretary of the Conference respectively, pledged their support for the present administration, under Engr. Seyi Makinde, as well as the Commission, promising to execute quality projects that could stand the test of time, with the observation that the present Government belonged to Engineers, thus, they could not afford to fail.

The meeting of the Commission with the Engineers in all the 33 Local Government areas and 35 Local Council Development areas in the State was held at the Conference Room of the Commission, Water Corporations Building, Secretariat, Ibadan, on Monday, 9th September, 2019.


Adeola Oduola,

Director of Education and Social Services,




Oyo State.

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Oyo Government Pays Over #1. 4 Billion As Gratuity

As part of the activities marking  the first 100 days in office of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State,  Engr. Seyi Makinde, an approval for the payment of over #1. 4 billion has been given by the Governor for disbursement to retired primary school teachers and Local Government staff, in the Pacesetter State.

While flagging off   the distribution of cheques to the benefiaries at the Conference Room of Oyo State Local Government Service Commission, Water Corporations Building, Secretariat, Ibadan, the State Head of Service, Alhaja Hamidat Olololade Agboola, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Service Matters, Office of the Head of Service. Alh. Fatai Oladeinde, stated unequivocally that the State Government, under Engr. Seyi Makinde, was opening another record in terms of Pensioners welfare in the State by flagging off the payment of gratuity to about one thousand Pensioners from primary schools and Local Government, who retired between 2010 and 2012.

“The present administration is not oblivious of the hardship, pains and challenges being faced by our senior citizens, as a result of the backlog of unpaid benefits over the years. Governor Seyi Makinde has therefore resolved to face the challenge squarely. All he needs from us is our support and prayers so as to take the State to an enviable height, ” Alhaja Agboola said.

Earlier in her address of welcome, the Secretary Oyo State Local Government Staff Pension Board, Dr. (Mrs.) Ayodele Busari had  appreciated God for making the day a reality., affirming that  ” with the magnanimity of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, in releasing this lump sum at once, our senior citizens will definitely be repositioned financially to enjoy life after retirement.”

Speaking further, Dr. Busari eulogised the Governor for his support towards the course of the retirees in the State, and for his political will to actualize his vision.” Indeed, it is the dawn of a new Era not only for Pensioners but for the people of Oyo State in general”, she said.

In their various goodwill messages, the State NLC Chairman, Comrade Bayo Titilola Sodo, the State NUP Secretary, Comrade Segun Abatan and one of the beneficiaries, Mr. Afolabi Sunday Abiodun, all expressed their gratitude to Engr Seyi Makinde for making the economy of Oyo State to boom through this gesture because the money would definitely circulate round the State. They then prayed for him not to have evil advisers who would want to derail his administration.


Adeola Oduola.

Director of Education and Social Services,

Oyo State LGSC,



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Add Value to the Service, Permanent Secretary Charges Council Officials.

The Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Local Government Service Commission, Mr. Akinlayo Funmilayo, has handed down a note of warning to the heads of Local |Government administration and directors of administration and general services in all the council areas in the State on the need to ensure that their occupation of such offices add value to and upgrades the system.

Mr. Funmilayo gave this charge at the conference room of the Commission while holding his different maiden meetings with the two cadres.

“I need to reiterate that the essence of being in office is to ensure that you bring about an improvement, innovation, effectiveness and efficiency to the service and the system. If  you can’t leave the system better than you met it, then you don’t deserve to occupy that office, ” the Permanent Secretary affirmed.

Speaking further, Mr. Funmilayo admonished them on the imperative of comporting themselves decently and with dignity, reminding them that the task of rebuilding a service that we can all be proud of is a joint one.

The number one career officer in the Local Government Service of Oyo State also used the medium to appreciate His Excellency, Engr Seyi Makinde for appointing him as a Permanent Secretary in the state service, with the promise to justify the confidence reposted in him. He further eulogised the governor for lifting embargo on the Commission’s accounts, as well as the restoration of its 1% and 0.5% statutory fund for training of personnel and recurrent expenditures, respectively.

Responding on behalf of their various cadres, Dr. (Mrs) Ayo Alaga and Alh. T T Mudasiru congratulated the PS on his appointment, with the prayer that he would succeed in office and that his tenure would bring about the desired positive changes in to the service.


A.O. Oduola,

LGSC, Oyo State.

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Confirmation of the Appointment of Mr. Williams Akinlayo Funmilayo

At last, His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Williams Akinlayo FUNMILAYO, as the substantive Permanent Secretary of the Oyo State Local Government Service Commission

The swearing in was done today at the Executive Council Chamber, Governor’s office, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.

The programme caught everybody unawares, as the swearing in of only the Commissioners was being expected. Feelers had it that the decision to swear in the Permanent Secretary was taken early this morning.

Attached are the pictures taken during and after the swearing in program.

Congratulations to everyone of us.


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