| Politics / Re: Lagos Commences Work On Fourth Mainland Bridge by Gbawe: 7:18pm|
I don't need to write a long epistle just to sound literate, when three quarter of the content is complete jargon and lullaby.....you can write with all the whole big grammer in the whole world, you are still a tribalistic punk to me
Why would I want to be seen as anything else by a prejudiced bigot indoctrinated from his mother's womb to always only hold negative views about others? Like I would worry what a white supremacist thinks of me let alone an unintelligent, ill-exposed bush-man like you who cannot even reason as well as a 12 year old kid. Your first contribution here, soundly condemned by many because of its absurdity and lack of cogent reasoning
, shows what you are.
| Politics / Re: Lagos Commences Work On Fourth Mainland Bridge by Gbawe: 7:15pm|
Check yourself before you wreck yourself. An acerbic tongue plus an explosive temper won't take you far - can tell you that for free! Rather than launch into a tirade of "sweet nothings", my point remains the same - political leaders in Lagos (not really bothered about the SW since the demographics are not any better than in the north) should not dogmatically feel they are doing us a favour by providing basic infrastructure. That's their freaking job for crying out freaking loud considering the enormous resources at their disposal!! And by the way, that's why its called BASIC infrastructure.
And you know what's really nauseating? Its regional leaders who time after time put narrow interests of a few well ahead of collective interests of all. This dangerous and self destructive gene which now seems permanently ingrained into Yoruba fabric was unwittingly birthed when Awo accepted number 2 role in Gowon's government to preserve a federation that fell apart the moment innocent blood of its own citizens were spilled in the North. It would appear he did this so he could become president of the federal republic one day - how very wrong he was. Same mistake with MKO Abiola and Earnest Shonekan. From these past experiences, its unlikely the Yoruba won't get diddly squat from all of Tinubu's ongoing hobnobbing with Buhari...but you know what the sad vicious cycle will simply continue!
The most important lessons I've learned about life - time always reveal the truth. You may choose to ignore and keep running from the truth but in the fullness of time, it'll eventuallycatch up with you
As usual, a smorgasbord of garbage from a cretin. Please save the cowardice with your talk of "acerbic tongue". It is Nigeria where it is fashionable and accepted to lie against entire ethnic groups and then those guilty of doing so, as you are doing, play victim. I don't really have time for you and I certainly have no interest in your long-winded garbage designed to exculpate your original lie. You should show, with practical examples, why Yoruba leaders are more "regional" than others.
Frame you answer , since your kind are indoctrinated not to do facts or reality, on a snapshot picture of Nigerian today. Ijaws are threatening breakdown in peace if GEJ does not get four more years - never mind his performance. Northern leaders are also threatening mayhem if the Presidency does not go North in 2015. So tell us what Yoruba leaders are doing to validate your utterance.
| Politics / Re: Lagos Commences Work On Fourth Mainland Bridge by Gbawe: 6:45pm|
What is this fool blabbing about!? I have to wake myself up twice while reading your post! The essay is a sleeping tablet.
You're an illiterate and this forum is the only thing that can unite me and you so it is no surprise your attention span does not stretch more than one line of what others write.
| Politics / Re: Lagos Commences Work On Fourth Mainland Bridge by Gbawe: 2:00pm|
| Politics / Re: Lagos Commences Work On Fourth Mainland Bridge by Gbawe: 1:52pm|
Honestly....whats the real essence of your post? Well suggest you reconstruct in simple understandable English, Mr Blabbing-old-silly-Arrow!
Of course you won't get it. Nauseating bigot. That is what you are indoctrinated from the womb to do. I.e tell lies about others and assassinate their character while proffering you and yours virtuous/innocent always. Never mind that the reality on the ground bears no semblance to the shameless lies your hateful sort tell with a straight face. Tell the forum exactly what makes Yoruba leaders more deserving of being called "rogue regional leaders" than yours. Shameless reprobate.
| Politics / Re: Lagos Commences Work On Fourth Mainland Bridge by Gbawe: 12:39pm|
Spot on! Makes me sick in the stomach whenever cheapskates try to propagandise the most basic responsibilities and obligations of government. I blame this on those savage military boys who ravaged, brutalised & repressed folk to a state of mental surrender so much that most Lagosians now think the sun shines out of the backside of its rogue regional leaders.
You guys never fail to surprise me with this type of statement with which you succeed to only mock your own innate dishonesty, poor intellect, lack of political maturity and reveal the deep prejudicial bias you have against others. Who should Fashola and other SW Governors be leading for? Imo State? Anambra? How many of your Governors look beyond their core responsibility for you to be saying garbage against SW leaders? Peter Obi blatantly told Anambra folks not to vote for the "Yoruba" Party i.e Ngige of ACN. Regrettable statement considering Obi built a business fortune, unimpeded , from the SW. Yet dishonest folks like you run around the world, because you are indoctrinated to do so
, claiming the Yorubas wrote the book on discrimination when the truth on the ground marks you out as a blatant liar.
I don't know how many times it will be explained to you that having wanderlust and nomadic inclination does not make you more liberal and/or tolerant than others. Conversely, being inwardly focused, being committed to introspection and being insular does not make people regional or prejudiced either. If that is the case then Albanians are more Liberal than Britons and Pakistanis/Lebanese folks are the most liberal people in the entire world !!! Of course we all know the truth that makes a mockery of this same as we know the truth on the ground in Nigeria that makes a mockery of the hypocritical and false allegations you lot shamelessly make against the SW. If Yoruba leaders are regional leaders, I wonder what you perceive yours to be. Let me guess "they see one Nigeria most" (Afam4eva), are the most liberal, most accommodating, most virtuous, most religiously tolerant, least corrupt and so on and so forth. Keep deceiving yourself. You only look a fool in relation to what is the truth on the ground in Nigeria.
| Politics / Re: Oyo, Wemabod Begin Construction Of 4,000-shop Complex In Ibadan by Gbawe: 11:56am|
Chubhie: Words from the streets has it that some of those small buses found their way into the hands of hard core known political thugs/assassins. And that one even called a party during the weekend for people to come and celebrate with the gift Ajimose gave him. He could be settling boys in anticipation for 2015. I have no political affiliation but i keep my ears on the street cos of my business interests.
I respect his drive to bring sanity into the system and there are other more effective ways driving his policies home without sacrificing the economic well being of the masses.That Iwo Road will be drive free is a miracle in its self.
So some of us, used to working with facts and what can be proven, should join you introducing a "word from the street" aspect into discussions?
Look, I am not interested in gossip or what I cannot verify or even deem reasonable as conjecture. Think what discussions would become here if everyone is free to submit "words from the streets" utterances that may be pure fabrication.
| Politics / Re: Oyo, Wemabod Begin Construction Of 4,000-shop Complex In Ibadan by Gbawe: 11:34am|
Who needs your commendation? This is not a competition, so we do not need to go about taking pictures to prove to you that our governor is working. Most of you already have the mindset of nothing good coming out of ibadan. Local, dirty, unplanned, dirty roofs, bla bla. Please keep up with the mindset while ibadan continues to develop and grow into a beautiful city.
@Op, I have to admit ibadan has really changed. Too many transformations to be mentioned. I still told my sister last week that she would not know her way around when next she visits ib.
Ajimobi has his own shortcomings I must say, which is expected cos he's human, but he's trying his best and we appreciate that.
Thank you ojare. Some people are just a nuisance here and should be ignored. In this information age, why should any adult, with decent research and information gathering skills, talk as if others adults own them information they can gain themselves? My youngest kid, aged 4+ , knows how to use google to search for information.
In any case, if the words of those who matter, i.e stakeholders and end-users, are not enough for lazy non-stakeholders and mischief-makers, then who cares? Who is here to play information minister to others or pander to mischief, unacceptable laziness and self-created ignorance?
| Politics / Re: Oyo, Wemabod Begin Construction Of 4,000-shop Complex In Ibadan by Gbawe: 11:17am|
Ajimobi moves to revolutionize transportation system in Oyo, inaugurates 100 buses
Posted in Featured News, Press/News on April 29, 2013
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Wednesday, took a major step in his administration’s comprehensive urban mass transit programme, as he inaugurated 100 units of mass transit buses for onward distribution to transport unions in the State.
The inauguration, held at the Government Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, was witnessed by members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) among others, as well as stakeholders from all the 33 Local Government areas of the State.
Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Ajimobi reiterated his administration’s determination to revolutionize transportation system in the State.
Part of the revolution in the transportation sector, he said, would be the introduction of cable cars and light rail system, as well as another 100 mass transit buses, aside the Keke Ajumose (tricycles) and the buses being introduced.
He also promised that his government would procure another 100 luxury buses to be christened “Pacesetter Transport Services’’, adding that this would be managed by the government.
The Governor also said that his administration would build more garages and motor parks for members of transport unions, adding that every member of the unions would be issued with an identification card and uniforms with a view to instilling sanity in the operations of the unions.
Governor Ajimobi appealed to the people of the State to ensure prompt payment of taxes so that government would have enough funds to execute its laudable projects for their benefits.
He stressed the need for the maintenance of clean environment, adding that mobile courts had been introduced to try environmental sanitation offenders and that the court would begin operation next week.
Also speaking, the Chairman, Forum of Local Government Caretaker Chairmen in the state, Mr. Yekeen Popoola, expressed appreciation to the Governor for his efforts at improving the transportation system in the State.
He disclosed that three buses would be distributed to each of the 33 Local Government councils in the State and appealed to beneficiaries to give the buses good maintenance at all times.
| Politics / Re: Oyo, Wemabod Begin Construction Of 4,000-shop Complex In Ibadan by Gbawe: 9:11am|
django1: Wow! That's a great CV!
If PDP are to ever come back to OYO and SW in general, they can never try the nonsense they were doing before, the bar have now been set so high!
Check out Fayemi's CV also. If not that Nigerians are too sentimental, happy to bask in the ignorant hatred of others and into sectional bias, it would be obvious,beyond all its fault, that what the ACN is doing is laudable and should be copied by all regions. Play politics to your hearts content but let it be those with a history of solution provision, innovative thinking and tranformational minds who lead. Very simple notion but very, very important also. I swear to you, this is what is delivering the progress the likes of Botswana and Ghana are making that everyone is crooning about.
In those nations, it is not possible to get a GEJ type, with nil history of heading anything or excelling anywhere, becoming President. It would not be possible for a fuel subsidy scammer, flush with stolen funds, to say he wants to be Governor. You cannot have an illiterate like Adedibu lording it over Professors and technocrats who are masters of their craft. Anyway, I cannot and will not speak for others but I am just happy bright and talented men are now in charge in the SW. If like replace like, then the progress of the region is assured. The part in red below indicates why Fayemi is one of the most prominent brains behind SW regional integration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayode_Fayemi
Academic and political initiatives
Kayode Fayemi is a former Director of the Centre for Democracy & Development, a research and training institution dedicated to the study and promotion of democratic development, peace-building and human security in Africa. Prior to his establishment of the Centre, he worked as a lecturer, journalist, researcher and Strategy Development adviser in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He was Strategy Development Adviser at London’s City Challenge; research fellow at the African Research & Information Bureau in London, UK, reporter with the newspapers, The Guardian and City Tempo, editor of the political monthly, Nigeria-Now, management consultant at Development and Management Consultants and lecturer at the Police College in Sokoto, Nigeria.
As a prominent leader of the Nigerian opposition to military rule in exile, he was responsible for the founding and management of the opposition radios – Radio Freedom, Radio Democracy International & Radio Kudirat and played a central role in the opposition’s diplomatic engagements in exile. An account of the process and roles played in the setting up of Radio Kudirat may be found in Fayemi's book Out Of The Shadows.
Amongst his numerous academic and public policy engagements at home and abroad, Kayode Fayemi has lectured in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia. He has also served as an adviser on transitional justice, regional integration, constitutionalism, security sector reform and civil-military relations issues to various governments, inter-governmental institutions and development agencies. He was the main technical adviser to Nigeria’s Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission (Oputa Panel), which investigated past abuses and currently serves on the Presidential Implementation Committees on Security Sector Reform, NEPAD and the Millennium Development Goals.
He was technical expert to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on small arms and light weapons and United Nations Economic Commission of Africa on governance issues. He is also a member, Africa Policy Advisory Panel of the British Government. At other times he has served as a consultant to the OECD on Security Sector Reform and chaired the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative’s Committee of Experts on developing guiding principles and mechanisms of constitution making in Commonwealth Africa.
Kayode Fayemi is a Fellow of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan, Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at the African Centre for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., USA. He was also a Visiting Professor in the African Studies Programme at Northwestern University, Evanston, USA in 2004. Dr Fayemi serves on numerous Boards including the Governing Board of the Open Society Justice Institute, Baobab for Women’s Human Rights, African Security Sector Network, and on the Advisory Board of the Global Facilitation Network on Security Sector Reform and on the Management Culture Board of the ECOWAS Secretariat.
| Politics / Re: To Accuse Amaechi Of Insubordination Is Rubbish; GEJ Isn't His Boss - David-west by Gbawe: 1:57am|
| Politics / Re: Oyo, Wemabod Begin Construction Of 4,000-shop Complex In Ibadan by Gbawe: 6:42pm On May 19|
I tell you!
Another KFC is opening soon in Bodija now, Golden Tulip hotel is opening in Monatan by june 6!
And some folks will say its only brown roofs that's in ibadan!
I can't wait for the malls to be fully opened!
My brother, let the best lead and progress is an assured no-brainer. Look at the intimidating CV of Ajimobi below. Would he have stood a chance under the PDP that would prefer for him to be serving Tokyo, bleaching Governor Alao-Akala and Adedibu tea and biscuits? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiola_Ajimobi
He returned to Nigeria in 1977 and joined Management and Industrial Consulting firm as a Senior Consultant. He thereafter worked briefly with Modulor Group (an architectural firm) as the Finance and Admin Controller, before joining Nestle Foods PLC. as the Operations Controller and later as Marketing Controller. In 1979, he joined National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company as the Consumer Products Manager. He was the youngest Manager to occupy such a sensitive position.
His performance quickly earned him promotion to the level of Divisional Manager within one and a half years. Thus becoming the youngest Divisional Manager to be thus appointed.
He was later promoted to head a newly created Corporate Credit division reporting directly to the Managing director. As a top flyer in the company and based on his problem solving ability he was deployed to Ibadan Business District as the Area Manager to ensure the repositioning of the company's entire activities in the area. The Company and the district experienced landmark achievements in its modern retail network resulting. In 1987 he built the company’s first 3 in 1 and the largest petrol station retail outlet in Nigeria. The district office built during his tenure still stands out today in Jericho, Ibadan.
In 1987, based on a worldwide international strategic positioning of the lubricants business desired by Shell International Oil Company, he was appointed the Lubricants Manager. He successfully built a new Lubricant division which became the most profitable business of the company and the largest contributor to the corporate profit. Having completed the strategic repositioning of the Lubricants department, he was moved to manage another troubled business arm- the aviation department. By 1993, he had acquired broad exposure in virtually all the marketing arms of the company.
As part of the grooming programme he was posted on an international assignment to Shell International storage company of Togo, serving the whole of West Africa as Chief Executive. He also was the Operations Director of Shell Marketing Company in Togo covering some West African countries.
He returned to Nigeria in 1995 and was appointed in 1996 as Oil Sales Manager in 1998. He was appointed to the board of the company as Executive director- Marketing, a position he held before his appointment on February 2001, as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company. As Managing Director he substainally improved the profitability of the company and the shareholders fortune. In 2003, he voluntarily retired after 26 years of service in the Oil industry.
In his successful professional career spanning a period of over three decades, Abiola Ajimobi was quick witted and positively impacted on the businesses and people he interacted with.
| Politics / Re: Oyo, Wemabod Begin Construction Of 4,000-shop Complex In Ibadan by Gbawe: 6:25pm On May 19|
Have u been to shaki or iseyin those towns look like some garrison towns of the kiriji wars of 1890's, no form of development. In Iseyin Town Aso-Oke is the only business in town, if I lie show us the picture. Ogbomosho and Oyo becos a federal road passes through their territory hence some semblance of development apart from that, the Oyatoooo Gov Akala made some effort in Ogbomosho and he got his returns with the 400,00o votes that came his way. What of Oyo Alaafin, nothing dey happen as far as I am concerned.
Since you joined this thread, you have not made a single attempt to address the topic under discussion. All your inputs have been negative and irrelevant. Can you simply comment relevantly and in context? Do you have an opinion on the topic or do you want to only show us that slums still exist in Oyo?
| Politics / Re: To Accuse Amaechi Of Insubordination Is Rubbish; GEJ Isn't His Boss - David-west by Gbawe: 3:03pm On May 19|
ceah: The Professor of Virology in an interview said what is playing out in his home state was not only “unfortunate, but disgraceful, embarrassing and scandalous, not only to Rivers but to the entire country.”
Commenting on the face-off between President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Rotimi Amaech, he said, the president is surrounded by those who would not tell him the truth.
According to him, “Time will come when he will realise that the people around him are sycophants. Give them money; they say one thing today and another thing tomorrow. I know people who are taking money from him, but he will realise they are not his friends or brothers. I pray that God should open the eyes of Jonathan to know the good, bad and ugly; to know those who are helping him and those who are feeding on him.”
Speaking further, he said, “What is happening in Rivers is a great disgrace. He (Jonathan) has no business chasing Amaechi. If Amaechi is not performing well, I will be the first to criticise him. Why not? I have criticised 14 governors before him, so what is so special about him that if he is doing badly I cannot criticise him. And why I criticise is that I have freedom against fear. Nobody or government can frighten me.”
When asked why it seems the presidency was against the governor, the outspoken academician said, it was hard to tell but stressed that the latter has performed well in office and deserves commendation rather than the present treatmen that is being meted out to him.
“If the current problem with Amaechi is that he is not performing, I will say Jonathan, congratulations. If the current problem with Amaechi is because he is corrupt, I will say Jonathan, I congratulate you 10 times. If the controversy is because security is down in Rivers, I will say Jonathan I congratulate you 100 times. Right now, Jonathan, I don’t congratulate you at all. I say shame on you because you are not doing what is expected of you as a President.”
“If we go by proportion, say Jonathan take what you have done in any area at the national level, and take what Amaechi has done as governor of Rivers in that area, Amaechi scored better in education, health, security; the governor scored one million times better. In Rivers before now, security was bad. In Port Harcourt, which is a garden city of joy, nobody was going out. Amaechi stopped all that. Now you can go out in Port Harcourt and stay till anytime.”
Tracing the root of the problem, David-west said that “The president’s problem with Amaechi came first because of the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike. This is sad. Wike is one of Amaechi’s closest friends. They were so close that Amaechi made him Chief of Staff. If Amaechi didn’t want Wike to be minister, he could have blocked it.”
On reports that Amaechi has been showing signs of insubordination to the President, the professor dismissed such claims.
“That is rubbish. Insubordination to who? Is Jonathan his boss?” he asked.
“ Jonathan is the President of Nigeria and Amaechi is the governor of Rivers. The Constitution is clear. If Amaechi is showing signs of insubordination, what about Tam David-West who has been criticising you? Why don’t you say I’m insubordinate? You are a citizen and I am a citizen. We have equal rights in the Constitution. You happen to be, by accident, my President.”
“Jonathan should get this clear, Amaechi is not his subordinate. Amaechi is a principled, stubborn person. Any person who is principled and knows his onus would be stubborn. He cannot be tossed here and there,” he said
Correct ..... and this has been my consistent argument. Why, in Nigeria, do we think it is wise to praise opportunist, 'accidental leaders" and those who stand for nothing while vilifying those who are opinionated and deliberate? Ameachi has every right to seek higher political office. Let everyone strengthen our democracy by going to test their popularity electorally. Simple.
If GEJ has done well by everyone, starting from his fellow PDP members
, then he should have no problem testing his popularity (while allowing others to do same) from the PDP Primaries all the way to the general elections. No unfair advantage for anyone and no unfair bullying of anyone.
| Politics / Re: Allu 4:what The Hell Is Our Judicial System Still Doing??? by Gbawe: 1:02pm On May 19|
lynpetra: Few months after the gruesome killing of four innocent undergraduates in Uniport,justice is yet to prevail.What is really going on?why the delay in charging and sentencing culprits?The death of those innocent youth is still fresh in the minds of a lot of Nigerians,especially those who unfortunately did watch the video.I remembered the night I showed the video to my parents,my dad cried like a baby.My mom who was very ill nearly fell from a sick bed.Am seriously pained as to the way this boys died and I feel for their families who is waiting for justice to be done
Until justice is done,I don't think so many Nigerians will forget how desperately wicked the heart of men can be!
WE NEED JUSTICE FOR ALUU 4!!!
Truly traumatising. I would expect everyone involved to make it an emergency to bring culprits to book and send a powerful message out that you cannot kill with impunity. Alas, Nigeria continues to disgrace itself as a nation happy to parade grossly failed institutions.
| Politics / Re: Oyo, Wemabod Begin Construction Of 4,000-shop Complex In Ibadan by Gbawe: 12:44pm On May 19|
You are very right. Oyo governor is working seriously. No politics
You are right. Naturally, people should say the truth and give credit where due instead of playing politics, every single time, to the extent they can only contribute lies and mindless negativity. If any administrator is working and delivering, then Nigerians should move beyond sectional/political affiliation to acknowledge this. After all, when all is said and done, issues , for balanced and well-adjusted folks, remain about progress for every corner of Nigeria.
Nonetheless, some folks are incorrigible and a waste of time as far as the concept of giving credit where due is concerned. They simply do not come with the capacity to do what you ask.
| Politics / Re: Oyo, Wemabod Begin Construction Of 4,000-shop Complex In Ibadan by Gbawe: 12:33pm On May 19|
eggheaders: this guy is really working mehn. never realized I was seeing gate look so free in my lifetime. coupled with how beautiful and free iwo road is now, mokola roundabout bridge is world class then the dualization of eleyele road. the operation burst guys keeping those motor boys in check. pdp is now history in south west.
Ajimobi is not a noise-maker but his CV always indicated he would perform very well. Started slow but that may just be because he wanted to be aware of the full picture. His idea of relegating government and the private sector to funding health while giving involved professionals, like doctors et al, more powers to shape the health sectors is a very good one. Minimise bureaucracy and let those who are involved make the changes while Government provide funds.
Instructive you mention the motor park boys. What I have found singularly most impressive about the ACN is the quick turnaround of the status-quo enshrined by the PDP whereby thugs and illiterate were more powerful and visible, in affairs of governance, than they should be.
Now, the best and most fundamentally desirable political scenario any sensible Nigerian can ask for is the norm in the SW i.e the meritoriously best leaders are now supported to gain offices they can use to shape society for the better. No Party in Nigeria is perfect but every State and region stands a chance of getting it right if, after the political shenanigans has been played out
, there is still a standard of merit no one is allowed to go below. This simple concept is very important as it delivers progress in the end however dire things look.
| Politics / Re: Oyo, Wemabod Begin Construction Of 4,000-shop Complex In Ibadan by Gbawe: 12:08pm On May 19|
Oyo adopts PPP for Mass Rehabilitation of Hospitals
Posted in Press/News on May 2, 2013
The Oyo State Government is set to carry out comprehensive rehabilitation of Adeoyo State Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan and other state-owned health facilities through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement with foreign and local consultants.
The State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi disclosed this in Ibadan on Tuesday while receiving a delegation of the Malaria Control Partners comprising the USAID Washington and President Malaria Initiative in his office.
Governor Ajimobi said that this was part of his administration’s efforts at revitalizing the health sector and improving the health status of the people of the State.
He said that under the new arrangement, medical doctors and other health practitioners would take over the equipping and the running of the hospitals while the State Government would subsidize the running cost in order to enhance easy accessibility for the citizenry.
“We have started to equip our hospitals. We are now going to introduce what we call Public Private Partnership in some of our health centres and hospitals.
“We will bring in doctors and practitioners who will equip and run the hospitals while the Government will subsidize the cost. We are starting with Adeoyo Hospital in the next three months,” he said.
Governor Ajimobi said his administration had taken a lot of steps to improve health care delivery in the State citing the free health mission initiative through which over half a million people had been freely treated as one of the steps.
He commended the efforts of the Malaria Control Partners towards the eradication of malaria in Nigeria, while also pledging the support of his administration towards total eradication of the scourge in the State.
“We are committed to the eradication of malaria in Oyo State. Malaria is number one killer of our people, even more than AIDS. We will use everything we have to eradicate malaria. We have taken a lot of steps towards improving the health status of the people of the State,” the Governor stated.
In his remarks the Presidential Malaria Advisor, Dr. George Greer lauded the efforts of the Ajimobi administration in malaria eradication, stressing that over N2billion had been invested in malaria control in the State.
“I want to express our appreciation to the Oyo State Government for its efforts in reducing the rate of malaria. The collaboration with your state has provided positive results and we will always give the State the necessary support in the eradication of malaria,” he said.
The net State Ambassador and wife of the State Governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi said the mosquito treated nets had been widely accepted by the people of the State, adding that, by Year 2015, malaria would have been reduced to zero level.
| Politics / Re: Oyo, Wemabod Begin Construction Of 4,000-shop Complex In Ibadan by Gbawe: 11:53am On May 19|
Miss becky: Things are really changing in my city ibadan,some of u need to come to ib city before opening ur mouth that ajimobi has no plans for poor,yeye people....dis is d best gov in oyo state so far
If, as OP, I ignore those sort , I know precisely what I am doing. They add no value to these sort of discussions and I prefer to hear from objective stakeholders like you, whether for or against, and not entertain those who simply come without even the smallest the capacity to give credit where due. Every single contribution is entrenched in mindless negativity.There are some here who can never ever have anything good to say about some ethnic groups or political Party. Best to ignore those sort because they never have anything sensible or good to contribute.
Look at the restored Bodija bridge below that constituted a grave pain because it was not repaired for ages under the bleaching Governor. Even something as clear-cut and as commendable as that would still attract only negative comments from the charlatans you address. They will shout about cost or even lie that some people stand by the bridge to only allow prestige vehicle access while the "poor" are turned away. There will never be a comment, from these sad folks, about how the bridge ameliorate the sheer transport misery of actual stakeholders. https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p480x480/521719_463922757008156_1887851415_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/67240_463924417007990_2085643590_n.jpg
| Politics / Re: Oyo, Wemabod Begin Construction Of 4,000-shop Complex In Ibadan by Gbawe: 10:47am On May 19|
bobthebuilder99: Put some pics and this will hit the front page.
No pictures available with the article. If such existed, it would be architectural renders or photos of ceremonial turning of sod. Encouragingly, the project has a completion target time of 9 months and WEMABOD should be able to deliver decently.
In any case, this is not the first shopping complex Ajimobi is showcasing.http://leadership.ng/news/170513/gov-ajimobi-constructs-business-complex-ibadan
Gov Ajimobi Constructs Business Complex In Ibadan
By: Adebayo Waheed on May 17, 2013 - 3:05am
The Oyo State government and Wemabod Estates Limited have commenced joint construction of an ultra-modern business complex expected to accommodate no fewer than 4,000 shops and 20 warehouses in Ibadan, the state capital.
The special adviser on media to the state governor, Dr Festus Adedayo said in a statement in Ibadan yesterday that Governor Abiola Ajimobi, while laying the foundation stone of the business complex said that it would be a state-of-the-art shopping complex, upon completion.
According to him, the complex, which would be completed within nine months, is located at Samonda area of the Ibadan metropolis.
When completed, he said the project would boast of such facilities as police post, banks, clinics, industrial borehole for supply of potable water, fire station, street light, toilets, worship centres and administrative block.
He described the project as another giant stride in his government’s urban renewal programme, stressing that the event was the second of such in the history of his government.
He disclosed that the Neighbourhood Shopping Complex at Scout Camp, Challenge, Ibadan, whose foundation was laid earlier in the year, would be inaugurated within the next two weeks.
Governor Ajimobi reiterated that the transformation agenda of his administration was put in place to correct the ills of the past and strategically re-position the state for enhancement and promotion of its socio-economic prosperity for the benefit of the people of the state.
| Nairaland / General / Re: Has Nairaland Lost Its Juice? by Gbawe: 10:24am On May 19|
Nairaland (political section in particular) use to be a place where smart folks from opposing aisle draw "swords" and do some intellectual battle. Some of the popular posters I disagree with, but I don't mind reading their opinion/views on burning issues that has to do with Nigeria. My question is simple? Where are the top posters of the following regions:
SW/Yoruba top posters: Katsumoto, ekt bear, shangotor, knowall, kilode, Bkbabe69/Bkbabe96?
North: ndu_chucks, nagoma, northsharp, joskid/jos_boy?
SE/Igbo top posters: Face, Onlytruth, Mr Globe, Arsexy, Ezeuche, Udueze, 9ja_Ihail, pointB, Houvest, Eziachi, Dede1, kettykings and above all Mekusxxx/Mekuslogan?
Without these above mentioned posters, I may consider leaving NL for good.
SS/Niger delta: Although these phenomena are not ethnic groupings, but one particular dude from this area struck my attention and he's no other than Beaf from Isoko and physics QED from Edo Where are these bright young men?
Only some, out of the names you mention, add value to this forum. The rest are trouble-makers, prejudiced and divisive elements not ever willing to live-and-let-live. What you really miss, from what your previous writing reveals and the characters you deify, is the enduring rancour of the past those Nairalanders ensured was an abiding and definitive identity of Nairaland. Why don't you try and move your personal focus and scope of discussion away from things that put you in conflict with others?
Even illustrative you took time to group posters according to their ethnic group and hamlet of origin rather than simply view them as nairalanders. You may have sprinkled a few decent names in there, but I think you just want your ethnic warlords back.
| Politics / Oyo, Wemabod Begin Construction Of 4,000-shop Complex In Ibadan by Gbawe: 9:54am On May 19|
Oyo govt, Wemabod begin construction of 4,000-shop complex in Ibadan
Friday, May 17, 2013
OYO State government and Wemabod Estates Limited have commenced a joint construction of an ultra-modern business complex expected to accommodate not lesser than 4,000 shops and 20 warehouses in Ibadan, the state capital.
The complex, which would be completed within nine months, is located at Samonda area of the Ibadan metropolis.
When completed, the project will boast of such facilities as a police post, banks, clinics, industrial borehole for supply of potable water, fire station, streetlights, toilets, worship centres and administrative block.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi, while laying the foundation stone of the business complex, said that it would be a state-of-the-art shopping complex upon completion. He described the project as another giant stride in his government's urban renewal programme, stressing that the event was the second of such in the history of his government.
He disclosed that the Neighbourhood Shopping Complex at Scout Camp, Challenge, Ibadan, whose foundation was laid earlier in the year, would be inaugurated within the next two weeks.
Governor Ajimobi reiterated that the transformation agenda of his administration was put in place to correct the ills of the past and strategically reposition the state for enhancement and promotion of its socio-economic prosperity for the benefit of the people of the state.
To this end, the governor said the institutional frameworks, which hitherto had been weak, were now being strengthened daily, adding that very soon, the strength of government institutions would be firm, thereby creating a solid foundation for future administrations to build upon for enhancement of good governance.
He assured the people of the state that specific measures had been put in place for the realisation of the transformation agenda, so that by 2015, the state would become one of the most conducive places for socio-economic activities in Nigeria. The governor stressed that the urban renewal policy of his administration was not meant to witch hunt any individual or group, but aimed at taking the state out of the doldrums.
He also assured genuine market men and women in the state, who were affected by his government's urban renewal exercise, that all of them would be comfortably relocated.
| Politics / Re: Osun Emerges With Lowest Unemployment Rate In Nigeria – NBS by Gbawe: 7:49am On May 18|
The article below supports what I stated earlier and puts firmly in perspective the notion of how conceptually important OYES is for a nation intrinsically suited to gaining far more from this type of scheme than even the developed nations currently using it more.
OYES could be customised and 'tweaked' , for example, to holistically reduce youth unemployment in the North, via producing young workers more valuable than graduate because of their specialist work-based skills, instead of this nationally
myopic and vacuous focus on half-baked University education, accumulations of below-par masters degree and white-collar/prestige job obsession.
In reality, what our collectively wrong national mindset has now produced is nothing but mind-numbing mediocre University graduates and Masters degree holders, as a majority, who are inferior to the technical college and NVQ graduates of other nations. In short, OYES would be a scheme capable of delivering solution-providers, as relates to specific employment, because of directly related skills acquired from work-basked training.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/05/nigerian-varsities-compared-to-a-levels-overseas/
Nigerian varsities compared to A’ levels overseas
on MAY 16, 2013 · in EDUCATION
By Favour Nnabugwu
For as much as some Nigerian universities are recognised and well known abroad, some others are reduced to A’ levels overseas.
Chief Executive Officer of Kiara Group, Mr Endi Ezengwa at a media chat with journalists in Abuja, regretted that some of the universities certificates are graded as A’ level over in the United Kingdom by the National Recognition Information Centre, Naric in Cheltenham.
Naric, Ezengwa described advises universities and employers on the rigour of lesser-known qualifications, rates most Nigerian universities to be at par with international A-levels
He said, “The comparability information supplied by UK NARIC is expected to assist candidates when applying for jobs or courses in the UK hence the Statement of comparability can be presented to employers or institutions as supporting information, together with candidates CVs or application forms, as confirmation of the comparable level of qualifications in the UK. This will enable potential employers or admitting institutions to make informed decisions about the suitability of candidates’ qualification(s) for the job or course for which they are applying”.
| Politics / Re: Osun Emerges With Lowest Unemployment Rate In Nigeria – NBS by Gbawe: 7:20am On May 18|
Obinoscopy: I must commend Osun State for their OYES programme. However the sustainability of this project on the long run should be the target of the govt
Also I think the NDE shld provide more accurate statistics than the NBS
Easily self-sustaining if Government support is unwavering because OYES will go on to be fundamentally important to producing desirable
manpower, specifically competent and relevantly trained, that will maintain a conveyor belt of smooth transfer of skill anchored on the principles of getting the best out of every young person accepted on the scheme.
This, in practice, means as many youths as possible are given the chance to acquire the 'polish' that makes them employable. I have long been an advocate of the NVQ scheme pivotally successful in England and Wales as a way to give academically challenged young people the work-based training and skills that could make them even more appealing to employers than University graduates. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Vocational_Qualification
National Vocational Qualification
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are work based awards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that are achieved through assessment and training. In Scotland they are known as Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ).
To achieve an NVQ, candidates must prove that they have the ability (competence) to carry out their job to the required standard. NVQs are based on National Occupational Standards that describe the 'competencies' expected in any given job role. Typically, candidates will work towards an NVQ that reflects their role in a paid or voluntary position. For example someone working in an admin office role may take an NVQ in Business and Administration.
There are five levels of NVQ ranging from Level 1, which focuses on basic work activities, to Level 5 for senior management.
I always marvelled at how Nigerian administrators could not see the practical beauty of an NVQ-type scheme as they all chased the delivery, albeit without the requisite quality, of university education that , even from Nairaland, we can all vividly appreciate is producing youths who are near worthless. "White collar" focus is killing Nigeria and even responsible for seeing us produce worthless graduates held to be no more aademically advanced than those who have completed A-levels elsewhere.
In fact,graduates are a pound a dozen in the UK today and employers, in these financially challenging times, actually err towards those with specific training that means they know what they are doing and can hit the ground running and are not likely to need further expensive training. OYES will become a key initiative in my opinion as long as government financial support remain good. In fact, it is only ego and politics of rancour that has not seen the scheme adopted robustly throughout Nigeria because it is certainly a good way to re-orientate Nigerian youths, negate their current shallow outlook and deliver proficient young workers who deliver solutions better and more innovatively.
| Politics / Re: Osun Emerges With Lowest Unemployment Rate In Nigeria – NBS by Gbawe: 6:40am On May 18|
Inasmuch as I think underemployment is disheartening, it's still better than unemployment. I guess underemployment is the lesser of the two evils.
With underemployment, you earn something, you less likely to commit crime and improve ur work ethic.
The problem is that many do not understand what OYES is about and don't care to gain knowledge and defeat ignorance. OYES is not about prestige or permanent employment at the high end of the salary scheme and I always laugh when folks talk of paying graduates "chicken change". This is the first clue some do not understand that OYES is a well-conceived revolving program designed more as a way to use government help to train youth labour, maintained on a salary throughout the training period, and position graduates of the scheme to go on into substantive employment with the right skills, attitude and orientation.
There is ample information out there but it is no one's fault when many Nigerian youths, because of how shoddy their orientation is currently, now have no interest in reading to conquer ignorance - ironically one of the malaise of modern Nigerian society Aregbesola would hope OYES can reverse in its entirety to produce a better cadre of employees in important jobs across the State. No scheme is perfect but OYES, for those who take the time to learn what it is about, is a very good youth employment initiative overall.http://dailyindependentnig.com/2013/02/assessing-osun-youth-empowerment-scheme/
Assessing Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme
POSTED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2013
By Gbenga Faturoti, Correspondent, Osogbo
It was success story for Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, when his administration disengaged the 20,000 volunteer youths recruited two years ago under the State Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) that was introduced by his government. The volunteer cadets were disengaged after they had been successfully trained in various vocational, apprenticeship and entrepreneurship skills for future opportunities.
When the scheme was introduced by the administration exactly in its first 100 days in office around February 2011, the concept was done out of necessity; it was a product of courage, determination, self-conviction, interventionist, political calculation and translation of promises into fulfillments.
This was because the scheme hit the ground at the period when the financial resources were unavailable. Prior to the time, the state was borrowing at least N1billion monthly from financial institutions to meet up its financial commitments in the payment of salaries and allowances of workers of the state as well as other commitments.
There was no hope at that time and the daunting unemployment rate in the state was enough to put off the passion Aregbesola had for the youths who were roaming about the streets without jobs or opportunities to engage in meaningful activities for living.
The monthly stipend of N10,000 to each of the OYES cadets costing N200million aside from the money for their uniform, kits, training and equipment was a huge take-off outlay. Not only the opposition parties in the state were skeptical about the implementation of the scheme, civil servants, artisans, market men and women, professional bodies including journalists and even some members of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the political platform upon which Aregbesola emerged.
The insinuation in the state then was that the programme was a political gimmick that was bound to fail at the implementation stage.
In fact, the main opposition party in the state, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was acidic in its criticism of the scheme as it petitioned the Presidency and security agencies to keep eyes on Aregbesola and the state, alleging that the cadets were being trained as political thugs for the purpose of rigging elections. The state government was also accused of plots to secede from Nigeria.
Incidentally, it seems the scheme has come to stay as it appears to have become the platform for recruitment into the state civil service and other programmes.
By the last count, no fewer than 18,000 of the volunteers have secured job placement in the state as exit strategy being implemented by the state after they had been trained for future opportunities.
The scheme was well packaged and executed in that the number of unemployed youths scheming for the second set of 20,000 is more than before the scheme. Investigation also revealed that non-indigenes who are residing in the state have been encouraging their unemployed relatives to part take in the second phase of the scheme. Some are even said to have changed their citizenship status because of the abounding empowerment opportunities of the programme.
What admirers of the government particularly advertise as the cheering news about the programme was that the World Bank recommended it to Federal Government as a model to be replicated in other states of the federation as a viable route in tackling the excruciating unemployment rate in the country.
On account of the success of the programme, our reporter gathered that indices from the National Bureau of Statistics revealed that Osun has emerged as the state with the least unemployment rate in the country. It was also said to be rated second best managed state with second lowest poverty level index in the country. It also ranks as second best resources management in the country. Officials of the government celebrate these as feats borne of prudent management of resources and accountability.
According to the Chairman of the OYES Implementation Committee and Director General, Bureau of Social Services to Governor, Femi Ifaturoti, the cadets are taken through various types of vocational and entrepreneurship training, apprenticeship, mentoring, partnerships and collaborations with stakeholders, industry and government.
He stated further that there is Town and Gown collaboration in the areas of skills development, entrepreneurial training and vocational education through engagements with Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State University, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Fountain University, Adeleke University and some private training and development organisations.
“Cadets are encouraged to form Co-operatives. The State Government in turn guarantees soft loans to the Co-operatives by way of Starter packs. One area where this is working well is the Oloba Farm in the outskirts of Iwo, where OYES volunteers under a Co-operative Union, are engaged in cattle and ram fattening and broiler out grower scheme called O-Chicken”, Ifaturoti said.
Speaking further, he said that the scheme was a radical approach by the current administration to tackling unemployment and youth restiveness.
According to him, “OYES , the biggest and arguably the most innovative youth employment initiative in Africa is progressing. At the core of the OYES scheme is volunteerism. It redefines work as the fulfillment of the needs of the community through invaluable contributions that accommodate no class distinctions or false ego.
“OYES as a revolving volunteers scheme is designed to eliminate the frustration and paralyzing effect of unacceptably high and seemingly intractable youth unemployment pervasive in Osun nay, Nigeria.
“It aims at creating a bridge to employment by equipping as many young men and women; our new youth, with positive work ethics and culture, self-sustenance, resourcefulness and respect for the environment. It is designed to promote character and competence and the “yes we can” spirit in the youths.
“The OYES corps were deployed to productive services in identified areas of socio-economic life, smartly kitted for group identity, morale and paid an allowance that the World Bank has said is the highest paid on any such programme anywhere in the world. In fact the government was advised that with such amount many previously employed would be tempted to cross over to OYES – a phenomenon that came true and created new challenges for the management team.
“Areas of deployment include Public Works, Sanitation Czars, Paramedics, Green Gang, Sheriff Corps, e-payment vendors and Traffic Marshalls. Then came teachers’ corps through which 5400 graduates were seconded to classrooms to provide support. A new corps, Farmers Corps is also emerging as a fallout of OYES’ massive involvement in Agricultural programmes and training by the State”, he stated.
Ifaturoti remarked that opportunities abound for volunteers who apply themselves diligently. He said; “at the recently conducted interviews to fill vacancies in the public service, the directive that 60 percent of the intakes must be from OYES was adhered to, thereby boosting the morale of the volunteers themselves and enhancing public confidence in the scheme”.
Speaking at the passing out parade, Aregbesola expressed appreciation to God and the people of the state for the astounding success of the programme saying that the scheme was conceived in order to take the youths off the streets and give them orientation about public service and contribution to the development of their society.
While describing his government as unstoppable, Aregbesola maintained that the programme was one of the progressive efforts and development policies of his administration.
He explained that the recruitment of the 20,000 volunteers was not only to generate jobs but to re-float the economy of the state, stressing that the N10,000 monthly stipend paid to each of the cadets sinks into the economy of the state aside from the fact that their uniform, kits and equipment were sourced from the markets spread round all the local government councils of the state.
According to him, “the OYES programme was designed as a stop-gap scheme to train the youth and imbue them with positive work orientation and ethics such as self-sustenance, resourcefulness, character and competence, and to give them the self-confidence to forge ahead and overcome life’s numerous challenges”.
He added that OYES is not about youth employment alone. “It is also about re-inflating the economy of the State. Every month, the N200 million allowances paid to the cadets sink into the economy of the State. Our backward integration policy requires that all the uniform, kits and equipment used by OYES be obtained from the markets spread round all the local governments in the State. This has created value chain, improved the economy of the State, empowered families and created wealth”, he enthused.
While noting that his administration feels fulfilled two years after the programme, Aregbesola said he had the evidence of its success when the World Bank recommended the scheme for study and adoption by other states for public sector mass job creation and youth engagement.
According to him, “when we came to office, we realized that the greatest challenge of our people was lack of job opportunities for the teeming youth. For this, we immediately swung into action and, in less than 100 days in office, established the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) through which we engaged 20,000 young persons, which is targeted at tackling the chronic problem of unemployment in the State.
“OYES is a programme like no other. Rather than being a white-collar or blue-collar job scheme, it was uniquely conceived and designed to, among other things, take our youths off the streets; give them an orientation about public service; and make them see the need to contribute to the development of their society.
“It is a stop-gap scheme to train the youth and imbue them with positive work orientation and ethics such as self-sustenance, resourcefulness, character and competence, and to give them the self-confidence to forge ahead and overcome life’s numerous challenges after they must have spent two years and be ready for disengagement.
“Two years after, we can now proudly say that our dream has been realised. In order to make the programme a complete success the cadets were encouraged to form co-operatives through which soft loans were guaranteed by the State Government as a start-off empowerment to facilitate the success of the volunteers in their chosen vocation or area of entrepreneurship.
“We are happy to announce that this effort is already yielding positive fruits in numerous areas where about 18,000 of the cadets passing out have found permanent job placements. At the newly established Oloba Farm, OYES volunteers are engaged in cattle and ram fattening and in the broiler out-grower scheme.
“Besides, 74 of our cadets are currently undergoing training in modern agricultural practices in Leventis Foundation School, while 610 others are being tutored in the OREAP agricultural training facilities where they are already cultivating farms under a profit sharing arrangement. Similarly, another 500 are in O’dua Farmers Academy, also for training in modern farming techniques. Under a public-private partnership arrangement, 100 OYES volunteers are engaged in fish farming in Okuku and in many other fish farms. Volunteers from the scheme are also to be found in honey-bee production as part of the Government’s apiary farming development policy.
Aregbesola added that in technology, 2,100 OYES cadets have been trained by an electronics company in readiness for a factory it is setting up in the State. The training of these cadets in mobile phone and computers assembly is meant to provide after-sales support and services for these products.
The governor added that 600 volunteers are currently engaged in the production of red bricks. One hundred and seventy-three of the paramedics trained under the OYES programme have been deployed to the O-Ambulance scheme, while two others are call-tracking personnel in the State’s Ministry of Health. The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has engaged 1,501 of these cadets with teaching qualifications, who will be posted to primary schools in a short time.
“In addition to these, more than 600 of these cadets are to be trained, and subsequently engaged as call operators by the State’s Emergency Call Service operations, emergency service providers and system engineers. More than 300 of these cadets are likewise being supported to set up Farmers Input Supply Shops, which is also a Public-Private Partnership arrangement. Over 5,000 are also being prepared to provide mobile money, e-payment and allied services through various schemes”, he said.
Aregbesola recalled that when the programme was initiated, his political opponents derided it calling the scheme and the volunteers names such as street sweepers, among others.
His words, “When we set out, we only had hope and a grim determination to change our society for good. We were buffeted on every side by detractors who derided the scheme and predicted its failure within the shortest possible time. I am happy that they have been disappointed. When their prediction of failure failed, they started to fabricate lies against the scheme. They alleged we were training the cadets as political thugs to be used to rig elections. They derided the cadets in the most uncomplimentary terms, including calling them ‘agbale oja’ (street sweepers). I am most pleased however that the cadets have imbibed, like true Omoluabi, the virtues of hard-work, dignity of labour and the leadership spirit that comes with public service”.
Aregbesola declared that none of the cadets have been indicted for any criminal charges- a development he said, made him and his administration proud, assuring that they would remain the foundation of the development and revolution that have begun in the state.
“I have the record that no cadet has been indicted for criminal behaviour or wrongdoing. Like I charged you at your inauguration, you have shamed the critics. I am also assuring you that we will never leave you or forsake you. You are the foundation of the development and revolution that have begun in our State. You have done marvelously well and I am so proud of you”.
The governor however regretted 22 of the cadets who lost their lives during the scheme, describing them as the true patriots who served their state till the very end. He prayed God to comfort the their families and loved ones.
| Politics / Re: Osun Emerges With Lowest Unemployment Rate In Nigeria – NBS by Gbawe: 6:04am On May 18|
D sage: @Gbawe, though I'm not living in Osun-State, but please stop spreading a misleading information. I like ACN as a polical party but hate it when people trying to play politic in order make them look like a better side.
I learnt he(aregbesola) offloaded the 20,000 people he claimed he employed before the commencement of this current OYEs program. How are we sure he actually employed the said 20,000 youths? So, where on earth did you get your statistic from?
You "learnt" Aregbesola "offloaded" 20,000? Where did you "learn" such from? I don't think you know what OYES is about. Do some basic research. This is the information age.
| Politics / Re: Boko-Haram Stole Over N200M From Banks In Daura Attack by Gbawe: 8:55pm On May 17|
| Politics / Re: Osun Emerges With Lowest Unemployment Rate In Nigeria – NBS by Gbawe: 8:46pm On May 17|
htajz: you can make your point without quoting fake statistics.
Prove it is fake.
| Politics / Re: Osun Emerges With Lowest Unemployment Rate In Nigeria – NBS by Gbawe: 8:41pm On May 17|
htajz: i cant believe you are still defending them even after you saw an article for national beureau of statistics saying its false , oga Gbawe na so u and ACN wan take change nigeria with lies even when caught.
Oga, go and sit down. I think it is abundantly clear why you and others of your ilk ignore simple logic, such as the thinking B naturally follows A, to base your agenda of discreditation on a rebuttal about poverty rating. What has that got to do with unemployment? How many Nigerian States has taken as many young people off the unemployment queue as Osun has done? Why is simple correlation so difficult for some of you to establish? Is this how bad Nigerian education now is? Is this the level of thinking the average Nigerian youth is capable of?
My brother, rather than stay here trying to prove Gbawe is lying, I sincerely suggest you invest in improving yourself educationally - especially with an emphasis on embracing basic research willingly
before you call others names. I say that with no disrespect. You think an initiative the World bank and other international development agencies lauded effusively, and even invited other African nations to understudy, will have no favourable statistical effect for Osun?
The problem is that while some took time to understand and follow leadership initiative that would obviously have pivotal effects on the lives of Nigerians, many of you were too busy wallowing in ignorance, sectional bias and pettiness to now understand the correlation between Aregbesola's inspired effort and the predictable state of affairs today. The article below is from 2011. http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/10/world-bank-endorses-osun-youth-empowerment-model/
World Bank endorses Osun youth empowerment model
on OCTOBER 2, 2011 · in NEWS
By FOLUSHO AJIBUTU
Osun State government efforts on youths empowerment have received a boost, as the state is to benefit from the N50 billion World Bank/ Federal Government youth empowerment fund.
This was disclosed by the Sector Leader of the World Bank on Human Development and Task Leader on Youths Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO), Professor Foluso Okunmadewa, after assessing the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) corps in Olorunda, Osogbo and Ayedaade local government council areas of the state.
Okumadewa disclosed that the state government has achieved a milestone in the area of engaging youths into community development and the World Bank is looking into areas to help the government expand the scope of OYES.
According to him, this is the third time his team would visit Osun to assess the scheme and discovered that the government is showing other states in the country how to get their youths gainfully engaged.
“From our past interaction with the officials of the scheme, we discovered that the scheme is getting beneficiaries involved in community responsibility and this time we are seeking the response of the corps members to understand it more and help the state build upon the success it has achieved”, the World Bank Sector Leader added.
He pointed out that the World Bank would partner with the state government on the youth empowerment model and called on other states to emulate the scheme to make their teeming unemployed youths useful.
The six-man team interacted with the corps members on their areas of specialisation and where the scheme needs improvement.
In his assessment, Yasser El-Gammal observed that the scheme has the potential to be the best in Africa.
“The World Bank is here to assess what the state government is doing and complement its efforts by helping to expand the project. We are impressed with what we see and believe it is a laudable programme on the part of government”, he added.
The leader of the state government team, Commissioner for Youth, Sport and Special Needs, Mr Stephen Kolabalogun, stated that the state administration has not relented in its effort to give the youths the best welfare programme, saying government is aware of the tremendous challenges ahead and would tackle them appropriately.
He maintained that Governor Rauf Aregbesola is passionate about youths, adding that youths would be the beneficiaries of the transformational policies of the government.
“Now, through OYES, the state economy is reaping about N200 million monthly and the moment about 5,000 of the corps members are absorbed into the state teaching service, 5,000 others would be enrolled into the scheme, meaning more hands would be engaged soon”, added the commissioner.
The chairman of OYES Implementation Group, Femi Ifaturoti, revealed that the scheme is not only about engaging youths but also a platform for human capacity building for the teeming unemployed youths in the state.
| Politics / Re: Osun Emerges With Lowest Unemployment Rate In Nigeria – NBS by Gbawe: 8:12pm On May 17|
htajz: but why must u lie ? anyway lets not blame you , those osun defenders should be ashamed of themselves for quoting a fake statistics just to score cheap point for their governors. you of all people that have been campaigning for good governance in nigeria should also condemm this cheap charade by osun defender.
Why don't you prove they lied? I never talk out of hatred or envy for anyone so I can be objective. Every well-informed, averagely well-educated and unbiased observer, able to make logical inference
, knows that what Aregbesola has done as per aggressive employment initiatives makes this submission entirely consistent and logical.
You are actually the one who is being ludicrous and statistically unintelligent if you do not see that the massive employment Aregbesola has created, in a short space of time
, must have a significant and seismic effect on collated data about employment if such has not been repeated in any other State of Nigeria
. No disrespect, but that is common sense those who have gained education predisposing them to solutions-provision will discern easily and logically. You Nigerians are jokers with your petty hatred of each other. You see something UN, World bank and many developmental agencies are waxing lyrical about, while other African Nations are looking to understudy and implement it
, yet you show you cannot rise above your petty issues to note a successful initiative now naturally and expectedly
verified by statistics.http://www.thegazellenews.com/2013/04/27/replicate-oyes-scheme-osun-acn-advises-fg/
Replicate OYES Scheme – Osun ACN Advises FG
By theadmin, April 27, 2013
By Timothy Agbor/OSOGBO
The Action Congress of Nigeria in Osun state has advised the Federal Government to adopt the state model of Youth employment scheme (OYES) if it is serious about addressing the unemployment situation in Nigeria that is at the core of the disastrous insecurity now virtually bringing the country to its knees.
Reacting to the worsening security situation and newspaper report that there are about 40 million unemployed Nigerians at the end of 2012, the party in a statement issued from the party’s Directorate of Publicity, Research and Strategy in Osogbo stated that: “If the government provides for at least 50,000 youths in each state of the federation to be removed from the streets each year, the army of the unemployed will be reduced yearly by 1.8 million”.
According to the statement signed by the party’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Bar. Kunle Oyatomi, “this massive population of the unemployed is a fertile ground for the production of armed robbers, insurgents and kidnappers who are now terrorizing our cities and towns”.
The ACN believes that if the Federal Government made a close study of the Osun model of OYES, and adopts it to address the unemployment issue, insecurity will be reduced and a lot of idle youths and unemployed graduates will be taken off the streets and prevented from joining criminal gangs to terrorize our communities.
The statement further proposed to the Federal Government that only a multiple track approach to the crisis can reduce and eventually stop this parlous state of insecurity. Apart from military option, a creative way of pulling youth away from crime and terror must be found, and one of the most pragmatic approaches yet on this issue is the Osun OYES Scheme.
The party claimed that the impact of the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme in reducing unemployment and preventing crime in the state has been tremendous and felt across the state. “It could have similar effect on a national scale if adopted by the federal government,” the statement said.
The scheme was designed not only to keep the youths busy doing something to earn a living, it also provides them with skills acquisition training at home and abroad to prepared most of them for self employment. In addition, the government of Osun organizes financial assistance to help them start a business of their own.
“If one of the poorest states of the federation can do this and pluck out 40,000 youths from the unemployment population in two years, then the Federal Government should be able to double that figure in the 36 states of the federation,” the ACN argued.
The party criticized the SURE-P model of the Federal Government which, it claimed, has become not only ineffective, but also has been bastardized by the PDP and reduced to a conduit for party patronage. This is why the scheme has failed woefully to impact on the unemployment situation in the country.
The ACN however called on Mr. President to summon the courage and political will to adopt the Osun OYES model to reduce unemployment in the country. “The problem has become life threatening for the country and the common sensical thing to do is to address the problem pragmatically before it destroys the country”, the statement posited.
| Politics / Re: Osun Emerges With Lowest Unemployment Rate In Nigeria – NBS by Gbawe: 7:37pm On May 17|
If you read the report, you will notice that the custodians of such data denied releasing any poverty index report, be it on Sokoto or Adamawa. It states that the next report will be ready in 2014/2015.
Aregbe and @Gbawe should wait till next year to appraise their efforts. And for a State government to create a figure and credit it to a body like NBS says all about the State and how it runs on propaganda.
For ACN e-warriors that may disagree with director of NBS, they should provide us with a link to NBS website where they got the report from or even the details of the original source of the data. 'osundefender' cannot be a credible source for objective reports about Osun.
Look at the second table. What does it say? "source: National Bureau of statistics. May 2011/2012".
Why not go the whole way and suggest an entire Nigerian State is now into the cheap forging of document just to deliver "propaganda"? Or is it the truth that your malevolent obsession with maligning others, you have been indoctrinated with
, simply means you have no reverse gear and must always
seek negatives against them instead of simply giving credit where due gracefully or just staying away? You guys are so predictable. Always more aggrieved, flustered, steeped in negativity and an agenda of discreditation than stakeholders and end users themselves. Pathetic. I just feel sorry for you guys.
"Life can be vividly beautiful if one can live it without complexes and sense-altering obsessions" Gbawe 17/05/2013.
| Politics / Re: ACN Commits Political Suicide by Gbawe: 4:47pm On May 17|
You are just spewing absolute bull. No sense in what you are typing whatsoever. Let me spell it out for you so your thick skull can rearrange itself:
1. Everybody has to rally round to support the government to fight a common terror enemy. There is nothing like speaking up so you can be vindicated later. That is the biggest nonsense I have heard since I was born. You are daft for saying that. If it fails, then you speak up. You dont look into some useless crystal ball and tell us the future. Who are you to tell the future? Can you even tell your tomorrow? Ode!
2. No one ever said force was the only option. GEJ clearly and loudly stated that all options where still available. The amnesty committee has not been disbanded the last time I checked. So what Lie Mohammed said was utterly foolish. He even made it worse by advocating minimal use of force. Minimal use of force? Against people who have killed scores of policemen and are kidnapping women and children. You are an idiota for supporting Lie Mohammed's insensitive, self serving and callous statement.
3. The ACN has absolutely nothing so say or offer at this time. Lie Mohammed has the IQ of a fly! If you think opposing and insulting GEJ all the way to 2015 will get your masters back to power, then you are very unintelligent. If you think Nigerians will not realise that you wish them evil so ACN/APC can look good, you are deluding yourself. Stop supporting evil and terrorism. Stop eulogizing the strength of the enemy, except they are actually your allies. You guys are looking more and more the sponsors of Boko Haram by the day!
Save your insults and comment for those who care to read what you write. I don't read garbage from garbage posters, unexposed losers and worshipers of mediocrity. To worthless losers like you, no one must question your mediocre messiah who is an absolute disgrace by any standard of measuring leadership in any decent nation of the world. Go and take out your frustration on those around you. Useless loser.