AMOTEKUN: Oyo approves funds for take-off

…accredits Adeoyo Maternity as Teaching Hospital

…Keys into FG’s National Development Plan

Oyo State Government, on Tuesday, approved the sum of N59, 783, 437.50 (Fifty nine million, seven hundred and eighty-three thousand, four hundred and thirty-seven Naira and fifty Kobo) as grant for the take-off of the State Security Network Agency, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’.

This was disclosed after the State’s 19th virtual Executive Council meeting.

The council approved the funds for the procurement of 3000 units of uniforms, combat boots, lanyard, baseball hats, security belts and worsted socks. The funds will also cover the production of logo for the personnel to serve as identity and distinguish them from other security agencies in the State.

The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, while disclosing the outcome of the meeting, said ‘the uniforms and accoutrements, which will be given to each recruited Amotekun Corp, will serve as a form of identity for the corps and will distinguish its operatives from other security agencies in the State.”

Olatubosun further stated that the council also approved the accreditation of Adeoyo Maternity at Yemetu, in Ibadan, as a teaching hospital, saying it was in conformity with the present administration’s passion to revitalise the health system in the State.

He said the hospital would henceforth serve as residence training and gynaecology centre to add value to the iconic health institution and improve the image of the State, adding that the move would lead to procurement of medical equipment for the teaching hospital at the cost of Seventy-five million, eight hundred and seventy-seven thousand and six hundred Naira (#75,877,600.00).

“In the pursuit of this lofty goal, the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria has visited Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, and the team has notified the State Government of its intention to give accreditation to Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital.

“The equipment to be procured includes six hydraulic delivery beds, two theatre electronic/automatic tables and one Laparoscope plus one Hysteroscope. Others are one Colposcope, two CTG, two Ultrasound, four Angle Poise Lamps and one Bowl Anaesthetic Machine.

“The facility is expected to be ready for accreditation before the end of the year 2020.”

The commissioner also informed journalists that the State Government, through the Executive Council, has keyed into the Federal Government’s preparation for a long-term plan tagged ‘Nigeria Agenda 2050’, and a medium-term national development plan 2021-2025, which, he said, would succeed the Vision 20:2020 and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020.

He said the decision is consistent with the development process as obtained in countries like China, South Korea, India and Malaysia.

He hinted that preparation for the State Plan 2021-2041, the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS) and Medium-Term Budget Framework (MTBF) would commence from August 2020 and span a period of 133 days at a total sum of N83,571,725.00. The University of Ibadan Ventures Limited (Consultancy Service Unit) has also been appointed as the consultant to support the process.

According to Dr Olatubosun, “the plan will be anchored on six strategic thematic areas, namely, Economic Development, Human Capital and Social Development, Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Resources Mobilisation and Financial Management, Security, Governance and Service Delivery.

“The plan is to emphasise on the development agenda of the current administration as encapsulated in the Roadmap to Accelerated Development of Oyo State.

“In line with best practices, the State would adopt an all-inclusive and participatory approach in preparing the home grown State Development Plan. In order to enhance the broad-base ownership of the implementation of the plan, key stakeholders will include, but may not be limited to all MDAs, Local Government Areas, Local Council Development Authorities, Civil Society Organizations, the Academia, Research Institutions, DAWN Commission, development partners like UNICEF, DFID-PERL”, he concluded.



Wasiu Olatubosun (Ph.D),

Hon. Commissioner for Information,

Culture and Tourism, Ibadan.

Tuesday 4th August, 2020

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