The Oyo State government on Tuesday reiterated its readiness to partner MAX NG/YAMAHA Corporation, Japan to develop the transport sector in the state.
The governor, who hosted the management of the MAX NG/YAMAHA Corporation, Japan at the Head of Service, Conference Room, Secretariat, Ibadan, said the company’s vision and mission were in tandem with the vision and dream of the state.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor was represented by the Secretary to the Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun.
He noted that the administration in the state was doing a lot across different sectors and would continue to explore opportunities wherever it could come from in order to develop the economy of the state.
He said: “A lot of what you are doing definitely resonates with our vision and dream in Oyo State. There are four main pillars we are pursuing and I can see that the summary of what you are doing can key into the pillars as we are looking at health, education, economic expansion through agribusiness and on top of all that is security. We must secure our land to ensure that investors like you are safe.
“Congratulations on the assembly plant that you launched today and I wish you all the best. I am also glad you have had a good time with all the government officials you have met in the state. If there is an issue as you expand your business in Oyo State, feel free to approach me or other government officials that you have met.
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“As you rightly said, we are a pacesetter state and we mean business. So, there is a lot that we are doing across different sectors in line with our vision and priorities and we will continue to explore opportunities of where we can do more.”
The governor explained that recently the government commissioned the Ultra-Modern Okada and Tricycle loading points to facilitate the easy transportation of residents in the state capital and to boost the transportation sector
“Even in the transportation sector, around last week, we launched motorcycles and tricycles loading points, which is a pilot scheme.
We understand that we need them today as a vital part of our transportation, but how do we organise them? How do we get data?
How do we make it safe and secure so that it can become what people can admire?
“That is the pilot scheme and if it works well, we will be extending it to other parts of the city and other parts of the state entirely.
“I also heard you talk about electric cars. This is exciting, because even if we keep dreaming that Nigeria has plenty of fuel, oil, fossil and all that, we will continue to drive on the path we are and the world is going to leave us behind.
“So, we look forward to partnering with you in so many areas as you expand your business in Oyo State,” he said.
Earlier, the Executive Assistant to the governor on Administration, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe, had on behalf of Governor Makinde commissioned the assembly plant of the company, which it said would be the basis for the future production of all the various innovative products the company would be bringing into Oyo State.
While speaking at the commissioning, Ogedengbe said: “This is a means through which our young people will be gainfully employed.
The company will be giving the tricycles and three-wheelers to willing employees or business persons at virtually no cost. What they only need is to get a good recommendation.
“You will recall that the governor, a few days back, commissioned the ultra-modern park for tricycles and motorcycles at Agodi and, for us, we are mindful of developing the modern transportation sector.
“We know that, globally, tricycles and motorcycles are means of transportation. So, rather than ban them in Oyo State, we want to see how we can integrate them into our system in a way that will be efficient and globally acceptable.
“Max.NG came to make a proposal to His Excellency that they would like to partner with us to ensure that as the government is expanding the infrastructure in the transport space, they are also bringing in the modern transport equipment to support the aspiration of the government.
“They are starting with tricycles, three-wheelers, and motorcycles.You come, pick your tricycle and pay over a period of 18 months. You pay at your convenience; from Mondays to Fridays and people don’t even need to pay on weekends.
“So, you can see that their system is quite accommodating, as they also have different strategies in terms of taking care of the health care of their beneficiaries.”
In his comments, the co-founder of MAX.NG, Mr Adetayo Bamiduro, said that the company had plans for the state in the area of financial inclusion, mobility transportation, logistics, identity management, data and mobile application development for the progress and economic development of the state.
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BREAKING: NNPC Sacks All Top Management Staff With Less Than 15 Months To Retire
As part of further reorganization for effective operations, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) has sacked top management staff who have less than 15 months to retire from the national oil company.
The development is coming days after the oil company announced the removal and replacement of three of the its Executive Vice Presidents (EVPs).
Those impacted by the previous shakeup included Abdulkabir Ahmed, who was hitherto in charge of gas, power and new energies; Adokiye Tombomieye, who headed the upstream segment as well as Adeyemi Adetunji, who was in charge of the downstream.
They were replaced by Olalekan Ogunleye as EVP gas, power and new energies; Oritsemeyiwa Eyesan for the company’s upstream operations, while Adedapo Segun took charge of the downstream.
In a brief statement Tuesday morning, the NNPC stated that the new reshuffling was in line with its aspiration to rejuvenate its workforce.
“In our bid to pursue effective organisational renewal to support the delivery of our strategic business objectives, it has become imperative to rejuvenate our workforce.
“Consequently, in addition to the recent exit of three executive vice presidents, other members of management staff with less than 15 months to statutory retirement will be exiting the company effective 19th September 2023,” the statement said.
The NNPC noted that the move was in line with its commitment to scale up its capabilities through targeted talent management and equal opportunity for all Nigerians.
BREAKING: Tinubu Nominates Cardoso As CBN Governor
President Bola Tinubu has nominated Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
A press statement by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed on Friday evening that Cardoso will serve for a term of five (5) years at the first instance, pending his confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.
“This directive is in conformity with Section 8 (1) of the Central Bank of Nigeria Act, 2007, which vests in the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the authority to appoint the Governor and Four (4) Deputy Governors for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), subject to confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Furthermore, President Bola Tinubu has approved the nomination of four new Deputy Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for a term of five (5) years at the first instance, pending their confirmation by the Nigerian Senate,” he stated.
The new Deputy Governors include Mrs. Emem Nnana Usoro, Mr. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, Mr. Philip Ikeazor, and Dr. Bala M. Bello.
“In line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda, the President expects the above listed nominees to successfully implement critical reforms at the Central Bank of Nigeria, which will enhance the confidence of Nigerians and international partners in the restructuring of the Nigerian economy toward sustainable growth and prosperity for all,” Ngelale stated.
We Help Nigerians Transform Their Dreams Of Studying Abroad Into Realities – Braimah
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On this premise, thousands of Nigerians dream of studying abroad and pursue that dream. Like every other dream for greatness, studying abroad is accompanied by several challenges including complex visa processes, financial constraints, and many more that often make some give up the dream or fail at it.
To help Nigerians, especially the youths, nurture their dreams of studying abroad, Redefined Consults Limited, a reputable educational consulting company with a team of dedicated and experienced travel professionals has helped many Nigerians process their applications seamlessly.
Having been in the global education competitive landscape for a while, Redefined Consults Limited understands the unique needs of its clients as well as the challenges that come with those needs, hence the need for a personalised approach to all applications they handle.
From choosing the right destination and university to advising on the courses that make application easy, up till the moment of obtaining a visa and settling into their new academic home, Redefined Consults makes it a core need to guide every client they have worked with through every step of the process.
The Founder and Team Lead, Redefined Consult Limited, Sheriff Braimah told our correspondent: “At Redefined Consults Limited, we recognise that education is not just about academics; it is also about personal growth and cultural enrichment. That is why we go beyond the conventional role of a consultancy firm. We are driven by a passion for excellence and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals seeking quality education,”
He explained that the United Kingdom, Malta, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, and China are some of the most sought-after travel destinations for Nigerians who desire to study abroad, and the educational consulting firm makes it a priority to research schools in these destinations, have a clear understanding of their requirements and provides the knowledge while helping them navigate the opportunities offered by each destination.
“With a core understanding of students’ recruitment, some of the services offered by our company include visa counseling and assistance to ensure a smooth and seamless process. Over the last three years, we have successfully helped more than 200 students achieve their dreams of studying abroad with the help of eight experts who are professionals and know their onions.
” If studying abroad is a dream you have had for a while but do not know how to pursue it or you have failed, Redefined Consult Limited is your hope to achieve that dream. With a proven track record of transforming study abroad dreams into reality, yours could be the next success story to tell,” Braimah added.
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