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    Osotimehin’s Death, A Big Loss – Amosun

    Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has described the death of the Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund Agency, UNFPA, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, as a big loss, not only to Nigeria but the world at large. Governor Amosun said the death of the Professor of Clinical Pathology, who he described as a world acclaimed public...
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    Osinbajo, Amosun Advocate Local Raw Material Sourcing

    Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has called on industries operating in the country to adopt backward integration and import substitution policy in their operations, in order to reduce cost of production and maximize profit. Speaking during the tour and Line Commissioning of Procter and Gamble factory in Agbara, Ogun State, the VP specifically ...
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    Power: Ogun Hosts $200m Transmission Project

    As Indonesia Eyes Investment in Ogun The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, on Wednesday, announced plans to construct a $200m power transmission project in Ogun State. Managing Director of the TCN, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, disclosed this during a courtesy visit on the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Mohammed said, the project, when...

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Ogun Set to Start Sale of Mass Produced Ofada Rice

The Ogun State Government mass produced Ofada rice, is to be ready for sale to the public this Christmas season in all the Local Government and Local Council Development Areas of the state.

The MITROS Ofada Rice, which is being grown, milled and bagged in the state, is aimed at ending scarcity and smuggling of commodity as well as make it available to the generality of the resident this Yuletide.

Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who led some members of the state Executive Council on inspection tour of the production factory at Sawonjo, Iju Local Council Development Area in Ogun West Senatorial district of the state yesterday, expressed satisfaction at the volume of production on ground.

He disclosed that two other production factories will be sited in Asero, Abeokuta, in Ogun Central Senatorial District and Ijebu North East in Ogun East Senatorial district.

Urging residents of Sawonjo area to cooperate with the production team, Amosun assured of the good quality of the rice and that it will be affordable and available in large quantity.
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun was the Special Guest at the closing session of Thursday's Equity Trading, on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Lagos. The visit is aimed at exposing investment opportunities in the Gateway state to perspective investors. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, former Head of State, General Yakubu Gown, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his colleague from Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, joined family and other dignitaries from all works of life, at a thanksgiving service to mark the 80th birthday of Lt. General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (GCON), at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos on Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun attended the engagement of Wale Animashaun (groom) and Oyindamola Ogunsiji, daughter of the former Commissioner for Information in Ogun State, Dr Dele Ogunsiji, on Saturday in Abeokuta. ... See MoreSee Less

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun at the wedding ceremony of Rukayat Ogunsolu, daughter of Alhaji Ayo Ogunsolu, Chairman PAGADEB and AbdulAzeez Busari, at the Bishop's Court, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, on Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun at the wedding ceremony of Rukayat Ogunsolu, daughter of Alhaji Ayo Ogunsolu, Chairman PAGADEB and AbdulAzeez Busari, at the Bishop's Court, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, on Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun on Thursday presented the Staff of Office to the newly Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, at the Sagamu Stadium. Present to witness the epoch event were the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and other leading traditional rulers.
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Alumni members of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies on a courtesy visit to His Excellency, Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office during a conference of the body in the State. ... See MoreSee Less

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His Excellency, Governor Ibikunle Amosun on Monday, in Abeokuta, flagged-off the Ogun State Haulage Harmonisation for Revenue Collection system. It is designed to further improve on its IGR by blocking leakages. ... See MoreSee Less

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun, with the Agura of Gbagura, Oba Halidu Adedayo Olaloko and the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, at the grand finale of Gbagura Day celebration in Gbagura area of Abeokuta, on Saturday. @ Abeokuta ... See MoreSee Less

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Amosun Mourns Death of Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Olu Adeniji

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said the death of former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olu Adeniji, is a great loss to Nigeria and the international community.

Amosun described the deceased, who died in London, at the age of 83, as a consummate diplomat and astute public officer, who distinguished himself in his duties in Nigeria and Diaspora.

The Governor, in a statement, signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Adedayo Adeneye, said the late Adeniji lived a fulfilled life.

"The late veteran diplomat enjoyed an ever rising profile in his career, which made him serve in a number of Nigerian Foreign Missions as well as occupy positions of Permanent Secretary, Foreign Affairs Minister, Nigerian Ambassador to France, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA) and General Secretary with the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL).

"He excelled in his assisgnments all through his career and was a shinning example of a true son of Ijebu Ode, Ogun state and patriotic Nigerian", the governor added.

He however regretted the death of the late minister, noting that it came at a time his wise counsel will be needed in the ongoing efforts of the Federal Government in retooling the nation's foreign policy and programmes.

He prayed God to grant Adeniji mercy and give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
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Southwest delegation, Friends of Democracy, led by Senator Olorunibe Mamora as part of the ongoing consultation with state Chief Executives and leaders of the Legislature on Constitution amendment was at the Oke Mosan office of the Governor to meet with Senator Ibikunle Amosun ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun 2019: Ogun West Elders Consult Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has reiterated his commitment to hand over the baton of leadership to an Ogun West indigene in 2019.

The governor, gave the commitment, while playing host to prominent elders from Ogun West Senatorial district, who paid him a solidarity visit at his Oke-Mosan Abeokuta office, adding that he would not hand over to a non indigene, pretending to "be a son of the soil".

He said he would not be distracted by the attitudes of those he described as desperate politicians, trying to rock the boat.

The governor, who pleaded with the Yewa Elders to close ranks, equally enjoined them not to see governorship aspirants from Ogun East and Central Senatorial Districts as enemies, but as partners in progress.

"Our people from Ogun East and Central are not our enemies, because they also have the right to aspire. We need to lobby, consult and reach out to them for their support", he said.

He allayed the fears of the Yewa Elders that he was deceiving them on the Yewa Agenda, pointing out that "it is only a coward that would say a thing and would not stand with it to the end".

Professor Anthony Asiwaju, Engr. Kehinde Aina, Chief Ajibabi Basiru, Chief Ayinde Ibikunle and Hon. Kunle Elegbede, from Imeko Afon, Ado-Odo Otta, Ipokia, Yewa South and Yewa North Local Government Areas, respectively, all said in unison that they would go with Amosun wherever he wishes on the Yewa Agenda in 2019.

Also speaking on behalf of Yewa Think Thank Group, a former Head of Service and Secretary to the State Government, Deacon Poju Adeyemi, said the body is yet to adopt any candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial race.

Equally, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, Prof. Biyi Afonja and Senator Kola Bajomo, said " we have people in Ogun West Senatorial District that have the knowledge, ability and capacity to run the affairs of the state", while pleading with the governor to allow the "Ogun West Agenda" come to fruition in his time.
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AMOSUN PROPOSES N345.42B FOR 2018 FISCAL YEAR

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has presented the 2018 State Budget proposal of N345.42 billion to the State House of Assembly, with the assurance that the budget would be implemented in furtherance of the rebuilding mission of his administration.

The budget, entitled "Budget of Accelerated Development", has N223.72 billion earmarked for capital expenditure, representing 64.77 percent and N121.698 billion earmarked for recurrent expenditure, representing 35.23 percent.

Speaking during the presentation, Amosun said the budget is 57 percent higher than that of last year, adding that this year, the great emphasis laid on capital projects is due to the fact that the administration is building greater momentum into the end of the tenure.

He gave a breakdown of the proposed budget to be allocated among the five cardinal programmes of his administration, as follows: Affordable Qualitative Education, N79.25 billion (22.9 percent); Efficient Healthcare Delivery, N21.20 billion (6.13 percent); Agricultural Production that will lead to Massive Industrialisation, N21.14 billion (6.12 percent).

Others are Affordable Housing and Urban Renewal, N45.73 billion (13.24 percent), Rural and Infrastructural Development and Employment Generation, N73.61 billion (21.31 percent), while N125.93 billion (30.25 peecent), was earmarked for other sectors.

“We have placed great emphasis on capital project, in order to accelerate the development of our dear state. We must continue to develop infrastructure, that supports industry, improve road connectivity within our agricultural areas as well as between our agricultural belts and urban markets. In addition, investing in skills especially for youths and farmers helps to support inclusive growth”, he said.

From the recurrent expenditure, the governor said personnel cost, comprising salaries and allowances, will gulp N13.50 billion, while N39.829 billion will be set aside for overhead costs.

Reviewing the 2017 budget performance, the governor disclosed that his government has implemented the budget by over 70 percent, adding that his administration has developed the state i
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Ongoing... the 2018 Presentation Of Appropriation Bill by the Executive Governor Sen. Ibikunle Amosun to the State Assembly. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun Woos Investors at Lagos Trade Fair

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has charged genuine entrepreneurs to tap into the economic prospects of the Gateway state which has been listed among the five richest states in the country.

The governor stated this on the occasion of the Ogun Day at the just-concluded 31st edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair.

Represented by the Deputy Governor of the state, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, Amosun reiterated the status of the state being the industrial hub of the nation with over 450 industries, stressing that such was only achievable as a result of the conducive business environment the administration has put in place.

He said, “The growth and sustainability of the economy is hinged on industrialisation, which will, in turn, expedite the diversification process and cause local production to expand, thus, boost foreign exchange.

Having realised the potential of industrialisation, the state is not leaving any stone unturned to entice businesses across the globe.”

Highlighting some of the growth opportunities in the state, the state’s Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, explained that the ability of the state to attract huge investment in recent times was as a result of its investment in infrastructure amidst other strategies, some of which included massive reconstruction of roads and construction of new roads to aid transportation of goods within the state, the state also offered land rebate as part of its measures to enhance the Ease of Doing Business in the state and also provided for allied services as well as other projects geared towards boosting investors’ confidence in the state as a place to do business and reside.

“The present administration in Ogun State opened the business landscape by establishing a one-stop shop in order to streamline the process of setting up business. “The massive infrastructural transformation of the state was geared towards catering for the good people of the state and creating a sustainable conducive environment for the business community. This government believed that the more conducive and secure environment, the better for industrial growth and industry replication to take place.

“We believe that any discerning investor will recognise that these are the essential ingredients for successful and sustainable investment,” he added.

Ashiru added that the ability of the state to own 75 % of the Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), in the country between the period of 2011 to 2016 and to be rated as number one among the 36 states of the federation in terms of percentage improvement of the Internally Generated Revenues between 2014 and 2 I was seconded to the United Nations (UN) to represent Nigeria 015, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) are all indications that the state was fertile for business, thus urged all to tap into the revolution and blessings in the state.
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Ogun Claims Responsibility For Abeokuta-Sagamu Interchange

The Ogun State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, has described as false the rumour that the Federal Government has taken over the construction of the 10-lane, 45-kilometre Abeokuta-Sagamu Interchange, noting that the state government is responsible for the road project.

In a statement signed by the Head of Media in the ministry, Mr. Ayokunle Ewuoso, the commissioner was quoted to have said the road project was embarked upon in order to prepare the state capital for the next stage of industrialisation and economic growth.

“The visibility of the road is something that we think is desirable, the project itself was embarked upon to prepare for the next stage of industrialisation and economic growth of the state, especially the capital, and for the Federal Government taking over, no. The Federal Government has even yet to pay us for the ones we have done,” he said.

He also stated that the Federal Government had yet to refund the money spent by the state on the construction of various federal roads across the state.

Adegbite said the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, during an inspection and assessment tour of federal roads and ongoing housing projects in the state early this year, had assured the state government of the Federal Government’s commitment to refund the N124bn spent on the various federal roads.

He also stated that the 32km Sango/Ijoko/Oke-Aro/Ojodu Abiodun road project was ongoing, adding that the Ministry of Rural Development would soon embark on the construction of rural and semi-urban roads in the state.
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It was another opportunity for Governor Ibikunle Amosun to honour royal fathers, as he began his Sunday with a thanksgiving service at the St. Peters Cathedral Church, Ake, Abeokuta, when he joined sons and daughters of Egbaland to celebrate with the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo as he marked his 12th year of ascending the throne. ... See MoreSee Less

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun on Saturday in Abeokuta graced the wedding of Abimbola, daughter
of the former National President of Radio and Television Theatre Association Workers Union (RATTAWU) and staff of the Ogun State Television (OGTV), Dr. Yemisi Bamgbose, to Mr. Olanrewaju Oladele. Also present at the wedding are, the Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraj Adekunbi, Chief Kessington Adebutu, National Presidents of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba; NURTW, Alhaji Najim Yasim and RATTAWU, Kabir Garba. @ Abeokuta
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