Ogun State

Ogun Assembly Renames TASCE, OSCOHTECH, Gateway Polytechnic

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday, passed three bills seeking to alter the nomenclature of some state-owned higher institutions.

NAN reports that those effected included Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu, Gateway Polytechnic, Igbesa and Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu- Ijebu.

The passage of the amendment bills had resulted in the name change of Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu to Ogun State Polytechnic of Health and Allied Sciences, Ilese-Ijebu.

The Gateway Polytechnic, Igbesa had been amended to reflect its new name as Ogun Institute of Technology, Igbesa, while the Tai Solarin College of Education(TASCE), Omu- Ijebu has now changed to Ogun State College of Education, Jobore-Omu.

The passage of the bills entitled, ”Ogun State College of Health Technology (Amendment) Law, 2018, Gateway Polytechnic, Igbesa (Amendment) Law, 2018 and the Tai-Solarin College of Education, Omu (Amendment),Law, 2018”, at a plenary presided over by the Speaker , Suraj Adekunbi , was aimed at ensuring improved service delivery.

The passage of the bills followed the presentations of the report of the Committee on Education, Science and Technology on the three bills respectively by its Chairman, Olayiwola Ojodu.

Ojodu equally moved the motion for adoption which was seconded by Mr Idowu Olowofuja and supported by the whole House.

The motion was supported by the Whole House through a voice vote after which the bill was later read and adopted clause by clause by the Committee of the Whole House.

Adekunbi, directed that clean copies of the bills be forwarded to Gov. Ibikunle Amosun for his assent.

Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has won the 2019 election for the Ogun Central Senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Ayinde Akanbi, announced him the winner in the early hours of Monday, February 25, 2019.

The governor won in all the six local government areas that constitute the senatorial district with 88,110 votes, tens of thousands more than his closest opponent, Titi Oseni-Gomez of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) who got 37,101 votes.

Solomon Sanyaolu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 33,276 votes.

Amosun was the representative of the Ogun Central Senatorial district between 2003 and 2007 before he lost the governorship election in 2007. He was finally elected governor in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015.