The Oyo State Government on Friday disclosed that it has set up a 12- man committee on the establishment of a tertiary institution in Iseyin with the mandate to submit their report in three weeks.
The State Head of Service, Mrs. Olawumi Ogunesan said the committee is headed by the Secretary to the State Government with a representative of Ministry of Education as Secretary, stressing that the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Administration, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology and representatives from the Ministries of Finance and Budget, Works and Transport as well as Justice are members.
She added that other members of the committee are the Chairman of Governing Council of The Polytechnic Ibadan, the Vice Chancellor of the First Technical University, Ibadan and three representatives from Iseyin.
“Oyo State Government, acceding to the request of Iseyin people to establish a tertiary institution in Iseyin Area, set up a twelve man committee which is to submit its report within three (3) weeks,” she said.
Mrs Oguneasan also disclosed that the government has commenced the payment of the financial benefits for workers in line with the 2012 – 2016 promotion exercise as recommended by the Technical Committee set up by the governor on February 14, 2019.
She said the implementation of the promotion payment commenced with the February 2019 salary which has been paid by the State Government.
On Thursday, a socio-cultural group of youth in Iseyin vowed that they were not going to vote for the APC in Saturday’s governorship election because the state governor failed to redeem the promises he made to the town during his electioneering campaigns in 2011 and 2015.
In a statement signed by Busari Oluwatoyin, the Coordinator and Ayo Omokunmi, the Secretary of the group argued that the location of The Technical University, Ibadan (Tech U) in Ibadan was supposed to be sited in the town according to the promise made by Governor Ajimobi during his first and second term campaigns.