Category: Ministry Of Information And Mass Mobilization

Oyo State Special Telephone Lines Have Saved Lives, Curbed Violence Acts – Olatunbosun

The special telephone lines recently reeled out by Oyo State Government for residents of the State to relate with Government about situation of things, especially security and public policies have saved lives of the people and curved violence in the State.

Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun revealed this on Monday, while featuring on a live interview programme on the preparation for the 2nd year anniversary of the Seyi Makinde Government at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) in Ibadan.

Olatunbosun said a call was received by himself on a particular night last week from Kishi, Irepo Local Government, in which the caller raised an alarm on detection of some unknown individuals lurking around the reserve forest along the town and he immediately contacted necessary security personnel, who sprang into action and apprehended the suspects.

“This is one of the many impacts that this open style of Governance has made, those that called to inform us about the suspicious movements were surprised and appreciated the Seyi Makinde Government for the opportunity they have to speak on things that they notice in their localities.

“The same has happened in the education sector, the health sector, the agricultural sector, among others to bring closer, the people and their Government.”

The Commissioner noted that the present administration is operating with what we called FAITH, meaning, Fidelity, Accountability, Integrity, Transparency and Hardworking as core values of the Government, devoted to serve its people.

Speaking on the prospects awaiting the State Cultural Centre at Mokola in Ibadan, Dr Olatunbosun said the Government has opened room for private investors to come in and partner Government in repositioning the edifice, that has been long abandoned before the present administration came in.

He said the Seyi Makinde_led Government is working round the clock to bring the world’s attention to many tourists sites in Oyo State, parts of which include the hanging Iyake Lake at Ado_ Awaye in Iseyin Local Government, Twins’ Festival at Igboora, Ibarapa Central Local Government, Iyamapo Hill at Igbeti, Bower’s Tower at Ibadan among others.

Wasiu Olatunbosun, while appreciating the support of the people of Oyo State, sought their prayers and continued backing for the Government to deliver more on the expected dividends of democracy.



Wasiu Olatubosun (P.hd),

Hon. Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Ibadan.

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Operation Burst Parades Robbery Gang In Ibadan

The Oyo State Joint Security outfit, Operation burst has apprehended and paraded seven suspected members (more…)

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Oyo Commissioner Urges Parents to Engage Children in Yoruba Language

The Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun has tasked parents to inculcate the culture of speaking Yoruba language with their children so that the language would not go into extinction.

Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun made the call while hosting Egbe Akomolede ati Asa Ile Yoruba, a Yoruba socio-cultural group, led by the leader, Alagba Olarewaju Akano in his office.

The Commissioner lamented the gradual extinction of Yoruba language noting that the new generation could no longer communicate in Yoruba language.

Dr Olatunbosun said Yoruba people were known for moral uprightness and strive to develop the society, the traits he said were mostly absent in the present world as such good attributes were no longer in existence due to loss of moral values and cultural integrity.

“There is no way the problems we have in our society today will not be there with the loss of morality and integrity that Yoruba culture teaches. Our children are today interested in foreign content in Television and fashion to the detriment of the vast enriched culture of the Yorubas.

“A company invested millions of naira on a TV reality show that depicted a foreign culture and our people stayed glued to it because that is what they loved. You cannot blame the children for the choice they made in foreign content, you have to blame the parents that created room for it.

“Let our children speak Yoruba at home and engage them in deep Yoruba sayings so that in the future, they will say you try your best.”

The Commissioner promised that the Ministry would do all within its power to promote Yoruba culture through on-line media to showcase the rich culture and tradition of Yoruba people to the outside world.

While noting that Yoruba culture was being embraced by the foreigners, Dr Olatunbosun advised the Yoruba to value their language and other traditions in the interest of the future generations.

Earlier in his address, the president of Egbe Akomolede ati Asa Yoruba, Alagba Olanrewaju Akano informed the Commissioner that Yoruba books were being published to propagate the progress of the native language and imbibe the culture of Yoruba speaking and reading into younger generations.



Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.


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Begin Academic Works Immediately -Oyo Govt Charges Teachers

…As Schools Resume Monday 16th

As schools reopen on Monday 16th September 2019 for a new academic session in Oyo State, the State Government has charged all teachers to start academic works immediately.

The directive came from the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Kehinde Sangodoyin in a statement issued over the weekend.

Sangodoyin asked that teachers, support staff and students were expected to be in schools before eight for academic work to commence immediately.

The Commissioner disclosed further that quality education that would yield best academic performance was the target of the Seyi Makinde administration, urging teachers to work hard by preparing the students for excellent performance.

“We are using this medium to congratulate our students in public and private schools for their resumption on Monday, 16th September 2019 and call on the teachers to engage the students in academic exercises immediately.

“The current administration is doing all possible best to change the tide for better in achieving the best for the State in the area of students’ academic performance and improvement in national rating of the State in external examinations.

“To this end, facilities and teacher’s remunerations would be at the forefront of Government reckoning to achieve the lofty goal, while teachers are expected to do their bit to justify Government’s strict adherence to providing the best enabling environment for their performance.”

The foremost academic administrator also warned teachers to desist from collecting any money from any parents or students in the guise of collection of levies.

Prof.  Shangodoyin appealed to parents to be alive to their responsibilities to make the children become valuable assets to both the parents and society in future.

He reiterated that the present administration was working assiduously to bring back the glory of education in the State, with a call to schools’ alumni and corporate bodies to support the current trend in the State to make education accessible to all.



Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun, PhD.,

Hon. Commissioner, 

Min. of Information, Culture & Tourism,

Oyo State Government.

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