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Oyo approves N59.8m for Amotekun’s take-off

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Oyo State government has approved N59,783,437.50 as grant for the take-off of the State Security Network Agency, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’.

The state’s Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, who disclosed this yesterday after the state’s 19th virtual executive meeting, said that the approved fund would be for the procurement of 3,000 units of uniforms, combat boots, lanyards, baseball hats, security belts, worsted socks and production of logo for the personnel to serve as identity and distinguish them from other security agencies in the state.

Olatubosun further stated that the council also approved funds for re-accreditation of Adeoyo Maternity at Yemetu, Ibadan, to become a full-fledged teaching hospital, saying that it is in conformity with the present administration’s passion to revitalise the health sector in the state.

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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 N75,877,600.00.

The commissioner also informed journalists that the state government, through the executive council, had 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 China, South Korea, India and Malaysia, noting 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) will commence from August 2020 and span a period of 133 days at N83,571,725.00.

Olatubosun said the University of Ibadan Ventures Limited (Consultancy Service Unit) had also been appointed as the consultant to support the process, saying: “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.”

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