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Eschew politics of rancour, acrimony, Abiodun tells Nigerians

By Charles Coffie-Gyamfi Abeokuta)
12 September 2022   |   5:04 am
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has urged Nigerians to eschew politics of rancour and acrimony, but give serious consideration to the future of the country.

Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun. Photo/facebook/dabiodunmfr

Governor bags ACF peace ambassador award

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has urged Nigerians to eschew politics of rancour and acrimony, but give serious consideration to the future of the country.

Abiodun gave the charge at the inauguration of the South West Executive of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and conferment of the Award of Peace Ambassador on him by the forum, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, at the weekend.

He said it was time to engage in activities that would unite rather than divide the country.

The governor, while appreciating the forum for the honour done to him, said the award would further propel his administration to take more proactive measures that would secure the people in the state, irrespective of where they come from.

In his address earlier, the National Chairman of ACF, Chief Audu Ogbe, represented by the Administrative Secretary, Alhaji Munir Mohammed, appreciated the state government for making Ogun conducive for all to carry out their daily business activities without molestation.

Ogbe called for a halt in the profiling of the Fulani people in the South-West, advocating diligent prosecution of those found wanting in the law courts to serve as a deterrent to others.

MEANWHILE, the state government said it had commenced the process of streamlining the skills acquisition programme, as well as technical and vocational education across the state.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical and Vocational Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa, according to a statement signed by the Press Officer, Ogun State Technical and Vocational Education Training (OGUNTIVET), yesterday, in Abeokuta, said the move would enable individuals, philanthropists, religious organisations, government agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), among others, to meet up with the necessary pre-requisite considered for the establishment of such programmes.

Odemuyiwa said the step would address plethora of skills and vocational training programmes and centres that fall within the ambit of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET), to achieve its set goals and objectives.

He added that there should be evidence of competence in the form of a certificate issued or approved by the government, whenever a skill acquisition programme is organised.

The Special Adviser said the government had put in place seamless measures to ensure that TVET programmes were qualitatively delivered across the state, advising that any empowerment training should be done in partnership with relevant agencies of government.

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