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Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun says his administration has purchased 100 trailers of rice to help cushion the effect of the rise in the price of the commodity and will be made available at the price it was sold before rise in cost.

Governor Abiodun also noted that the rice would be given out to the elderly, poor and vulnerable

The Governor made this known at the June 12 Cultural Center, Abeokuta, during a meeting with stakeholders on the state of the nation, saying, "We have decided to give our people food stuffs like rice, gari, beans.

"We have decided that the poor, elderly and vulnerable will be given the rice free of charge, while others will have to buy at the price we formerly bought it before rise in dollar, so that it will not be one-off and we can continue till the issue of the dollar is settled", he said.

The Governor revealed that in realisation of the present hardship facing the country at the moment, his government has taken some steps to cushion the effect with the intervention of N5bn which would see tertiary students of Ogun State origin across the country take N50,000, just as 100,000 students in both public primary and secondary schools in the first phase would get N10,000, while five exercise books would be given to those who did not benefit in the first phase.

The state’s helmsman urged the elderly to go to State General Hospitals or the Primary Health Care Centres to collect the health insurance card, to enable them access free medical care.

He promised to prioritise the payment of about N500m monthly to offset the payment of deductions for civil servants in the state, disclosing that government would soon implement the e-mobility programme, to drastically reduce transportation fare.

Remarking, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, appealed to the people to be calm and give President Bola Ahmed Tinubu time to fix the country.


Oluwafunso Obasan,

Press Officer, Office of the Governor



Intersection of policy and technology being proffered by the present administration in the development of agriculture in Ogun state will ensure positive result towards eradicating hunger and ensure food security.

Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Hon. Bolu Owotomo, stated this in Abeokuta, during a-day policy dialogue, organised by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in partnership with the state government, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), with the theme, "Intersection of Policy and Technology in the Context of Achieving Zero Hunger".

Hon. Owotomo explained that Sustainable Development Goal 2 of 2030 adopted by the federal government aimed at achieving food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, to ensure zero hunger, disclosing that farmers had earlier been trained by IITA in different areas such as, multiplication, high quality cassava flour, among others, just as they were supported with inputs including herbicides, measuring tapes and more.

He stressed that all the measures taken were to ensure that farmers become more adept in farming and increased productivity, thereby improving their livelihood while making the state the food basket of the nation.

Also speaking, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Samuel Adeogun, assured that all issues raised would be drafted into an agricultural policy that would address current realities in the sector.

In his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer, IITA Business Incubation Platform and project lead, Dr. Debo Akande, noted that technology and innovations should be adopted and sustained to boost food production.   

On his part, Regional Manager, National Agriculture Seeds Council, Mr. Adekunle Adeseko, reiterated the need for taking rural farmers to the next level of mechanised farming.

Different subsections such as, policy, finance and insurance, post-harvest losses, production, among other issues were created for further deliberation.


Gbenga Moronfolu & Morolayo Fadairo,

Press Officers, Min. of Agric. & Food Security




In an effort to bolster healthcare services in Ogun State, the present administration has acknowledged the importance of forging strong partnerships to upscale the healthcare sector in the state.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, said this in Abeokuta, at a meeting with delegation from the Health Foundation of Nigeria (HFN), led by its President, Dr. Pamela Ajayi and the Director General, Public-Private Partnership, Mr. Dapo Oduwole.

Dr. Coker underscored the need to synergise with organisations through Public-Private Partnership (PPP), by sharing insights on the current state of healthcare services and outlining priority areas that require attention, such as Primary Health Centres, infrastructure development, medical equipment and capacity building.

Pledging the Foundation’s support to the present administration, Dr. Pamela Ajayi said it aimed to introduce strategic interventions that would improve healthcare infrastructure, reduce healthcare disparities and enhance the overall well-being of the state.

Speaking, Mr. Oduwole, highlighted the significance of public-private collaborations in healthcare service delivery, emphasising the role of the private sector in extending healthcare support training programmes, technological and innovative healthcare solutions.

          He disclosed that projects under PPP in the state were, 250-bed Specialist Hospital, Oke-Mosan; Comprehensive Primary Healthcare Centre, Totoro, Abeokuta and Ota General Hospital, while plans were underway to renovate 236 PHCs in the state and resuscitate the moribund Gateway Pharmaceuticals.


Adeyinka Elujoba,

Press Officer, Ministry of Health



Motorists in Ogun State have been advised to be at alert, avoid breaking traffic rules among other distractions that could cause road accident while driving.

The Commander and Chief Executive Officer of the state Traffic Control and Enforcement Agency, (TRACE), 'Seni Ogunyemi, who gave the advice in a chat with journalists in Abeokuta, urged drivers to be cautious while driving, saying over 40 percent of road crashes in the state were caused by drunk drivers, who ran into other motorists or pedestrians.

Commander Ogunyemi, who warned against overloading, flouting traffic laws, taking of drugs without due consultation with medical practitioners, making U-turns in traffic, among other offences, emphasised the need for drivers to be properly enlightenment on traffic signs and periodic checks on the vehicles before driving.

 He enjoined drivers to park their vehicles at designated motor parks and move their vehicles off the road to prevent any eventuality.

The TRACE boss charged the road users not to see others plying roads as fools but tolerate their excesses, avoid being pushed to anger and respect each other’s right, urging pedestrians to walk briskly, as well as take necessary precautions, such as facing on-coming vehicles while walking on the walk-ways, use of pedestrian bridge, observe zebra crossing rule, use of only walkways and many more, saying, "all road users must make safety, a way of life".


Temitope Akinbola,

Press Officer, TRACE



The Chairman, Yewa North Local Government, Hon. Gabriel Ogunyomi, has presented a sum of N3.481bn for year 2024 budget

Hon. Ogunyomi, while presenting the budget tagged, "Budget of Renewed Hope", at the hallowed Chamber of the council, Ayetoro, said the budget was in tandem with the state government's 'Building our Future Together’ agenda, adding that it would also cushion the effect of the economy.

"The proposed budget will take care of Recurrent and Capital Expenditures for the year, which will be financed with Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) and allocation from the Federation Account", he said.

He called for cooperation between the Executive, Legislative, Judiciary and career officers to achieve the target goal of the council.

Responding, the Leader of the House, Hon. Azeez Taiwo, who noted that the bill captured major needs of the grassroots, added that the projects and programmes highlighted were in line with the ISEYA mantra of the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration, pledging member’s cooperation, with assurance that the bill would be given a speedy passage into law for the people to enjoy more dividends of democracy.


Lateef Akintunde,


Mosunmola Feyisetan,
Editor, OGIS.
Ministry of Information & Strategy, Ogun State.

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