Category: Oyo State Diasporans

The SSA Diaspora meets with The Foreign Minister Hon. Goeffery Onyeama

Thank you your Excellency Houssam Diab the Ambassador of Lebanon to the Federal Republic of Nigeria for receiving the SSA Diaspora to the Executive Governor of Oyo State @seyi_amakinde today the 13th of July 2020 in your Abuja Office.

On behalf of the Oyo State Government, the SSA Diaspora would like to thank the Lebanese Government, the Lebanese Community, and Silverwings Travel Agency for Repatriating over 60 victims a few weeks ago, now 9 citizens of Oyo State and the remaining 20 citizens of other States in Nigeria back home on Saturday the 11th of July 2020.

Oyo State Government would like to keep good relations with the Lebanese Government and not in support of any stigmatization of your country on Social Media, for in every country we have good and bad people.

We will work closely with the Lebanese Government and @NIDCOM Chairman Diaspora Com Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa to ensure we put an end to all Human Trafficking cases of Oyo State Citizens in Lebanon and work on a better migration process for our citizens.

The Diaspora Office in Oyo State is also there for all Lebanese Citizens living and working in Oyo State to protect their rights and to support Lebanese Citizens who wish to invest in the State.

Signed: Media Aide to SSA Diaspora

 

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Thank you your Excellency Houssam Diab the Ambassador of Lebanon to the Federal Republic of Nigeria for receiving the SSA Diaspora to the Executive Governor of Oyo State @seyi_amakinde today the 13th of July 2020 in your Abuja Office. On behalf of the Oyo State Government, the SSA Diaspora would like to thank the Lebanese Government, the Lebanese Community and Silverwings Travel Agency for Repatriating over 60 victims few weeks ago, now 9 citizens of Oyo State and remaining 20 citizens of other States in Nigeria back home on Saturday the 11th of July 2020. Oyo State Government would like to keep good relations with the Lebanese Government and not in support of any stigmatization of your country on Social Media, for in every country we have good and bad people. We will work closely with the Lebanese Government and @NIDCOM Chairman Diaspora Com Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa to ensure we put an end to all Human Trafficking cases of Oyo State Citizens in Lebanon and work on a better migration process for our citizens. The Diaspora Office in Oyo State is also there for all Lebanese Citizens living and working in Oyo State to protect their rights and for support Lebanese Citizens who wish to invest in the State. Signed: Media Aide to SSA Diaspora @oyostategovt @seyi_amakinde @lebanon @mtvlebanon.news @nidcom_gov @oyostatenews #OyoState #goodgovernance #diaspora

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Group of Professionals donate to Oyo Diasporans Fundraising Appeal

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Makinde on Diaspora Affairs, Bolanle Sarumi Aliyu on Friday revealed that a group of professionals known as OMITUNTUN INITIATIVE IN THE DIASPORA donated a sum of #1 million naira to the fundraising appeal set up by her office for trafficked victims.

The event was Chaired by the Chief of Staff to the Governor: Chief Bisi Ilaka, who gave an appreciation remark and an award to the Donor Organisation thanking them for reaching out to being a part of the success of this Government. He lauded the initiative for living up to the true meaning of ” Let’s be our brother’s keeper”.

Hon Sarumi Aliyu noted that the fundraising appeal would be channeled to the repatriation and rehabilitation of trafficked victims who are citizens of Oyo State
As we speak, there are about 141 Stranded Nigerian ladies in Lebanon, 41 of them are indigenes of Oyo State who want to return home.”

Diaspora’s Office would need kind-hearted indigenes from Oyo State and Nigerians all over the world to donate so we can bring the 41 victims home and get them rehabilitated and Empowered.

While expressing her gratitude to OMITUNTUN INITIATIVE IN THE DIASPORA for the donation, Hon Bolanle used the occasion to call on well-meaning Nigerians to reach out to the government through her office and assist those that had indicated to return home from the trauma they experience daily in Lebanon.
She urged other potential donors to contact her office for more details.

OID also presented awards to Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubanwo Adeosun, SSA on Diaspora Affairs, Hon Bolanle Sarumi, and Special Assistant on Youths and Sport, Hon Kazeem Bolarinwa.

Also in attendance: DG Agri-Business Dr. Debo Akande, DG Mineral Resources Hon Abiodun Oni, Special Adviser Info, Culture, and Tourism Hon Ademola Ige, and Special Adviser Community Relations Hon Femi Josiah.

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The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Makinde on Diaspora Affairs, Bolanle Sarumi Aliyu on Friday revealed that a group of professionals known as OMITUNTUN INITIATIVE IN THE DIASPORA donated a sum of #1 million naira to the fund raising appeal set up by her office for trafficked victims. The event was Chaired by the Chief of Staff to the Governor: Chief Bisi Ilaka, who gave an appreciation remark and an award to the Donor Organisation thanking them for reaching out to being a part of the success of this Government. He lauded the initiative for living up to the true meaning of " Let's be our brothers keeper". Hon Sarumi Aliyu noted that the fund raising appeal would be channelled to the repatriation and rehabilitation of trafficked victims who are citizens of Oyo State As we speak, there are about 141 Stranded Nigerian ladies in Lebanon, 41 of them are indigenes of Oyo State who want to return home.” Diaspora’s Office would need kind hearted inidigenes from Oyo State and Nigerians all over the world to donate so we can bring the 41 victims home and get them rehabilitated and Empowered. While expressing her gratitude to OMITUNTUN INITIATIVE IN THE DIASPORA for the donation, Hon Bolanle used the occasion to call on well meaning Nigerians to reach out to the government through her office and assist those that had indicated to return home from the trauma they experience daily in Lebanon. She urged other potential donors to contact her office for more details. OID also presented awards to Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubanwo Adeosun, SSA on Diaspora Affairs, Hon Bolanle Sarumi and Special Assistant on Youths and Sport,Hon Kazeem Bolarinwa. Also in attendance: DG Agri Business Dr Debo Akande, DG Mineral Resources Hon Abiodun Oni, Special Adviser Info, Culture and Tourism Hon Ademola Ige and Special Adviser Community Relations Hon Femi Josiah. #goodgovernance #oyostate #diaspora #humantrafficking

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The Oyo State Government says NO to Human Trafficking

In its effort towards tackling the issue of human trafficking and other related crimes, Oyo State Government through the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Diaspora Affairs and Oyo State Diasporans would be holding a press conference to commemorate the World Day Against Human Trafficking, Slated for today, 30th July 2020
Time:12 noon
In attendance: Stakeholders and partners from the government and the private sector.

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OYO TO REPATRIATE TRAFFICKED INDIGENES STRANDED IN LEBANON – MAKINDE

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared that the state would ensure the repatriation of all its indigenes found to have been trafficked to Lebanon.
The Governor said that the state will not stand by and watch its indigenes suffer dehumanization under any guise.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the Governor made the pledge while receiving a brief on the plight of Oyo State indigenes trafficked to Lebanon from the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, Mrs. Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu.
“We will pay for the repatriation of all Oyo State indigenes who have been confirmed to have been trafficked to Lebanon. Please put all the necessary plans in place to bring them back.
“I understand that some well-meaning individuals and groups have made some donations to some of the victims, let them use such donations as pocket money.
“This state will pay for their flights and the fees requested to conduct COVID-19 tests on each of them,” Makinde said in response to the brief by the SSA Diaspora Matters.
The Governor was informed that a number of Oyo State indigenes had been discovered to be illegal migrants who were trafficked into apparent modern-day slavery in Lebanon.
Sarumi-Aliyu said that while 40 of such victims have been screened and ready for the journey back home, more victims were still being discovered.
She added that her office had been working closely with Lebanese authorities to identify Oyo State indigenes stranded in Lebanon, adding that the 40 victims already screened would be returning home this month.
“We are expecting them back on a special flight on August 12. The government of Engineer Seyi Makinde has shown a renewed commitment to the welfare of our people in the diaspora and we are pleased with that.
“Since the government found out that we have some victims of human trafficking, who are stranded in Lebanon, we have stepped in. “On the 11th of July, we received 11 victims and they are going through rehabilitation with the social workers in the Ministry of Women Affairs. The state has given commitment that they will all be empowered.
“The same thing will happen to those we are expecting from the flight from Lebanon this August, once they have been cleared.”

Signed:
Taiwo Adisa
Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde
August 2, 2020.

 

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Press Release Oyo to repatriate trafficked indigenes stranded in Lebanon-Makinde Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared that the state would ensure the repatriation of all its indigenes found to have been trafficked to Lebanon. The governor said that the state will not stand by and watch its indigenes suffer dehumanisation under any guise. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor made the pledge while receiving a brief on the plight of Oyo State indigenes trafficked to Lebanon from the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, Mrs Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu. "We will pay for the repatriation of all Oyo State indigenes who have been confirmed to have been trafficked to Lebanon. Please put all necessary plans in place to bring them back. "I understand that some well-meaning individuals and groups have made some donations to some of the victims, let them use such donations as pocket money. "This state will pay for their flights and the fees requested to conduct COVID-19 tests on each of them," Makinde said in response to the brief by the SSA Diaspora Matters. The govenor was informed that a number of Oyo State indigenes had been discovered to be illegal migrants who were trafficked into apparent modern-day slavery in Lebanon. Sarumi-Aliyu said that while 40 of such victims have been screened and ready for the journey back home, more victims were still being discovered. She added that her office had been working closely with Lebanese authorities to identify Oyo State indigenes stranded in Lebanon, adding that the 40 victims already screened would be returning home this month. "We are expecting them back on a special flight on August 12. The government of Engineer Seyi Makinde has shown renewed commitment to the welfare of our people in the diaspora and we are pleased with that. "Since the government found out that we have some victims of human trafficking, who are stranded in Lebanon, we have stepped in. #oyostate #seyimakinde #humantrafficking #diaspora #unitednations #lebanon #goodgovernance

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Oyo State Diaspora Affairs Celebrates Another Indigene Of The State.

Adeola Deborah Olubamiji was born in Ibadan to the family of Mr. & Mrs. Isaac & Juliana Olubamiji. She attended Alafia Public Primary School and St. Gabriel’s Secondary Commercial School in Mokola, Ibadan, Nigeria. Despite her humble beginning as a child hawker, she surmounted all odds to become the senior prefect girl of her secondary school.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physics (with Electronics) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria in 2008 and Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland in 2011. In June 2017, Adeola received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the 113-year-old University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada and made history as the first black person to have received this PhD from the university.

Dr. Adeola Olubamiji is a Nigerian-Canadian 3D-printing subject-matter expert and currently an Advanced Manufacturing Technical Advisor at Cummins Indiana. In her role at Cummins Inc., she co-leads development of Laser Powder Bed Fusion processes and industrialization of Binder Jet technology as a new business start-up. In addition, she is the Chief Consultant of D-Tech Centrix LLC (US & Canada): an engineering and education consulting company.  She is the founder of STEMHub Foundation, a Canadian non-profit organization promoting engagement of minorities and females in STEM careers.

Her academic contributions have yielded several scholarly scientific publications, scientific conference presentations, a TEDx talk, and contributions on several high-profile scientific panels. Some of the awards she has won include:

  1. 2020 STEP (Science Technology Engineering and Production) Award by the Manufacturing Institute;
  2. 2019 Influential Women in Manufacturing Award by Putman Media;
  3. 2019 L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth Canada Honouree;
  4. 2018 STEM Power Awards (Nigeria);
  5. 2017 Woman of Outstanding Achievements in Education by Canadian Nigerian Association, one of the 7 Nigerian Women Who Made History In 2017 by Punch Newspaper Nigeria, and so on.

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Oyo State Diaspora Affairs celebrates Oyo Indigenes in Diaspora

As part of the activities of the Office of Diaspora Affairs, the State Government will be celebrating Oyo State Diasporans achieving great feats in the world.

The First feature was on @timi.adelakun.Timi Adelakun is the first Nigerian/American graduating from South Broward High School Florida with the highest record breaking GPA of 5.604, this being the highest GPA the School has ever recorded in its History. This 18 year old is a proud Citizen of Oyo State from Ibadan.
A wise American president once said, “Nigerians constitute the most educated immigrants in the United States.

This is an astonishing achievement, which should be recognised and celebrated.  Indeed, the Oyo State Government under the leadership of His Excellency Engineer Seyi Makinde and the entire people of Oyo in Nigeria and Diaspora celebrate you and we wish you the best in your future endeavours.

We have no doubt in our minds that more Nigerians all over the globe are doing great things; please keep making us proud @timi.adelakun.

Credits: @joijohn @diasporapost

@seyi_amakinde @oyostategovt

Video credits @joijohn.

Follow the Office of Diaspora Affairs @oyostatediasporans for more information and nominate any worthy citizen of Oyo State living in the Diaspora for this monthly feature.

 

 

 

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