Ogun records zero poliomyelitis case in 10 years, moves to intensify efforts 

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Having achieved zero record of poliomyelitis in the last 10 years,  the Ogun state government has rolled out second Round Outbreak Respond (OBR) Campaign centred on the means to intensify efforts against poliomyelitis that either cripples or kills children between ages 0 and 59 months.
Speaking at flag off of second Round Outbreak Respond (OBR) Campaign held at Ijebu-Ode on Saturday, Governor Dapo Abiodun declared that the clinical intensifier efforts  were being promoted to ensure that no child suffers disability or die as a result of any vaccine preventable diseases that may break out in the state.
The governor, was represented his wife, Bamidele, said, “We know the role that child healthcare plays in the economic growth of a nation, hence our administration is committed to ensuring that no child suffers  any disabilities as result of any vaccine preventable diseases.
“In almost ten years, Ogun did not record any wild polio virus or the vaccine derived circulating virus. As a result of this our dear state has successfully maintained this until 2019. Our government is committed to efficient and qualitative healthcare of the children by supporting the campaign for effective exercise and ensure that Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) is administered to prevent children from contracting the disease and interrupt the transmission.”
Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Ayinde Adesanya appealed to parents to immunize their children, saying the vaccine is of top quality and would strengthen children’s immunity against the child crippling disease.
Also, Executive Secretary of the board, Elijah Ogunsola urged all mothers, caregivers and all other stakeholders to ensure that the polio virus be completely eradicated in the state.
Separately, State Coordinator, World Health Organization (WHO), Sunday Abidoye; Representative, United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Florence Moloku and Representative, Rotary International, Festus Adetomiwa pledged supports

Gov. Abiodun appoints Talabi, Salisu as Ogun SSG, COS 

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has appointed former head of banking operations, retail banking and corporate services at the Guarantee Trust Bank (GTBank), Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi as the Secretary to the State Government and information and communications expert, Shuaib Afolabi Salish as Chief of Staff.
Talabi, who hails from Ijebu-Ode in Ogun east senatorial district, same senatorial district where Governor Dapo Abiodun also originates from, is the Chairman of Superflux International Limited, a Lagos-based security printing firm.
A press statement signed and issued in Abeokuta, the state capital on Saturday  by Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, indicated the new SSG comes to the job with a rich private sector background as a business development professional, banker and entrepreneur.
According to Somorin, the 57-year-old Talabi holds a 1987 Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos.  He also trained at the Citibank School of Banking, Long Island, New York.
With over 30 years management experience,  the new SSG is also a boardroom guru, chairing 6 (six) corporate bodies and serving on the board of 7 (seven) other institutions, including those of Bitflux Communications, Olabisi Onabanjo University Development Foundation, ATCO Limited, Fate Foundation and the City of Knowledge Academy.
The Chief of Staff, Shuaib Afolabi Salisu, who is fondly SAS, hails from the Odeda local government area in Ogun central senatorial district and holds  a 1986 second class (upper) degree in Computer Science from the University of Lagos; from where he also got two Masters degrees – an MBA in 2003 and MSc in Computer Science  in 2012.
He led the World Bank project that midwifed the transport sector transformation in Lagos state and was a main ICT consultant in Edo, Ekiti, Kano states and the FCT at different times.
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Don’t neglect Ogun-Guangdong FTZ, Daniel tells Abiodun

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Considering huge number of contributions to the nation’s gross domestic product and non-oil exports, Ogun State former governor, Gbenga Daniel, has requested Governor Dapo Abiodun to shift government’s intervention and focus to Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone (FTZ), saying the immediate past government’s neglect of the zone had done more harm than good to the production, processing and distribution of finished products coming from the zone.

Daniel, whose his administration in the state between 2003 and 2011 secured licences and partnered Nigerian Exports Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) on the actualisation of the three free trade zones to the state, namely, Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone in Igbesa, Ogun West; Kajola Transportation Free Trade Zone in Ifo, Ogun Central, and Olokola Free Trade Zone in Waterside, Ogun East, appealed to Governor Abiodun to improve on the state and country’s economy through attraction of more investors to Ogun-Guangdong FTZ, as well as resuscitation of nearly moribund Olokola and Kajola FTZs.

The former governor, who chronicled his achievements on industrialisation at the Heritage Reception organised for Governor Abiodun at Awujale Palace in Ijebu-Ode on Sunday, noted that the current government in the state must not misplace priorities on possible investments and supports in all these FTZs, saying the state government must place premium on the FTZs for improved gross domestic products, non oil exports in order to create more employments, wealth and foreign earnings.

Daniel said, “Apart from the Flowergate Industrial Estate which we established at the Sagamu Interchange, (where Armed Robbers used to waylay motorists to rob, we thank God it is clearly the fastest growing Industrial Estate in Nigeria with the likes of Nestles and The International Breweries probably the biggest Brewery in the world).

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