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Makinde Approves Appointment of CoSs, SAs, Secretaries, others for 33 LGs



The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has approved appointments of Secretaries, Special Assistants, Chief of Staffs (CoSs), and Supervisory Councilors for all 33 Local Government Areas of Oyo state.

Lagoslately gathered that appointment letters of the new local government officials were released to the new appointees yesterday Thursday 11 via the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters. It was gathered that government activities at the grassroots level was moving at a slow pace due to the absence of local government cabinet members comprising of Secretaries to local governments, Special Assistants, CoS, and Supervisory Councillors.

The Oyo State PDP State Secretary, Alhaji Wasiu Adeleke, who made this known on Tuesday, in a message forwarded to Whatsapp group, congratulated all newly appointees and urged them to be a good ambassador of the party at their various local government areas.

“This is to inform us all that the Leader of our party and the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has graciously approved the list submitted by the leaders of various local government concerning the appointment of Secretaries, Supervisory Councilors and Special Assistants for all our 33 Local Government and 35 Local Council Development Areas.”

“We implore all our Executive Chairmen and Chairpersons to inaugurate and swear in the list as approved by His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde with immediate effect.”

“The Party will also make public the list of Secretaries, Supervisory Councilors and Special Assistants very soon “. He said

“Oyo State PDP appreciates His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde for always carrying along our party members in his developmental strides and ensuring that benefits gets to the grassroot party members.“

“We congratulate those who are privileged to make the list and we admonish them to be selfless, sincere and humane in carrying out their duties.”

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LG Autonomy: Supreme Court Judgment A Distraction -Governor Makinde



“They said there is a judgment of the Supreme Court on local government autonomy. I think it is just a distraction. We must face the real issue that we have.

“The issue that we have is that we are not producing enough. We are not productive. Maybe it may be part of the problem, we want to have value for what is being shared but our problem is productivity.

“How much are those LGAs generating within their domains? Can they survive without handouts from Abuja? Handouts from Abuja, is that the way to go? Is it sustainable?” -Governor Seyi Makinde, Oyo At Audience With NUJ

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You Cannot Benefit From Country You Curse – Shettima Warns Nigerians



Kashim Shettima has warned Nigerians against hauling curses on the country as a result of the hardship, stating that it would be impossible for abusers to benefit from a system they have abused.

He stated that there are a lot of opportunities in Nigeria and therefore urged Nigerians to count their blessings instead of putting the country down through words.

In his words, “Let us count our blessings. Let us not put our country down.

He emphasized that, “It cannot be tales of woes all the time. As bad as things are today and with all the inflation, there are sectors that are doing incredibly well. The health sector is doing very well.

The petroleum sector is doing well. The Agric sector is doing well, for those who are planting cassava.

“People buy it there on the farm. I am not saying that things are easy. The government has come with very tough reforms.

“However, you have to position yourself in the reform. If you go out and say Nigeria is a shitty country, forgive my French, you are going to get shitty results.

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President Bola Tinubu steps aside as ECOWAS Chairman as his tenure comes to an end today (Sunday).



The 65th Ordinary Session of the Authority is holding at the Presidential Villa in Abuja where he is expected to pass on the torch to another leader.

The Military leaders of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso rule out returning to ECOWAS even as President Bola Tinubu leads Heads of State of the 15-member bloc in a Summit in Abuja to persuade them to return.

“Westerners consider that we belong to them and our wealth also belongs to them. They think that they are the ones who must continue to tell us what is good for our states. This era is gone forever; our resources will remain for us and our populations,”
says Burkina Faso’s leader, Capt. Ibrahim Traoré.

“”Our people have irrevocably turned their back on ECOWAS,” Niger’s General Abdourahamane Tiani says.

“The attack on one of us will be an attack on all the other members,” insists Mali’s leader, Col. Assimi Goïta.

The trio signed a confederation treaty on Saturday, underscoring their determination to chart a joint course and exit the bloc which is urging them to return to democratic rule.

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