Oyetola presents N109.8bn budget to Osun assembly

Gboyega Oyetola, the Osun State Governor, has presented a budget of N109.8 billion to the state House Of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year. The governor,  presented the budget to the assembly on Tuesday and the budget was tagged, “Budget of Providence.” He said the budget is for the sole purpose of helping the state recover from the effects of COVID-19. Oyetola stated that the bulk of the government revenue for the year 2020 came from Federal Allocation, adding that efforts would be intensified to boost the Revenue generated internally of the state.

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Osun government warns schools against sales of uniform

Osun State Government has sounded a note of warning to primary and Secondary Schools not to sell or distribute uniforms to students in their domain as the reversal to old uniforms is set to take effect from the  2020/2021 academic session. Egbemode said: “The Council decided that no school authority or principal is allowed to assume the duty of selling or distributing uniforms to students. It is not the monopoly or exclusive preserve of any school or individual to do so. “The Council has established this commerce-driven guideline to provide an avenue for businesses within the State to receive a boost during this period. “The Ministry of Education had earlier done a systematic stakeholders’ engagement with Parent’s Forum, Old Students’ Association and School Authorities, and these guidelines have been properly communicated. “The government expects schools to revert to their traditional uniforms at the resumption of the 2020/2021 academic session on Monday, November 16, 2020. To accommodate any form of logistical setbacks, the government also approved a two-week window for the full implementation of the reversal, which means that by Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the reversal should have been fully implemented. “The government enjoined all parents to embrace the State’s commerce-driven guideline by patronising traders and businesses within the State for the educational consumables of their children and wards. “The government also commended the gesture of Old Students’Associations that have taken it upon themselves to support their Alma Mater with uniforms, and also work with the government for the smooth return of the pride and honour of their schools”, Egbemode added.

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Osun State To Resume Training On Sunday

The management of Osun United Football Club of Osogbo says the club will begin full preparation for the 2020/2021 Nigeria National League (NNL) season on Sunday. The club’s Media Officer, Tajudeen Amodu, in a statement on Thursday said, “The decision is as a result of the announcement by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, in conjunction with Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, that contact sports should resume,” he said. Amodu said the club had directed all the club players to report to camp on Sunday as full training would begin on Monday at the Osogbo Township Stadium. He also gave full assurance that there would be a thorough adherence with the COVID-19 protocols. Amodu included that, Ademola Adesina, the President of Osun United, lauded the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and all stakeholders involved in the return of contact sports. “We are happy the rope that unites the world has been brought back after few months of inactivity. “This means we can speak the language we all understand like we did before. We are grateful to those who made this happen such as the Federal Government, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and even the media.” In the statement, he added that the club also appreciated Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun and the state’s Ministry of Youth and Sports who have been supporting them. “While asking for more, we assure the government that we shall strive hard to take the team to a greater height,” Adesina was quoted saying.

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