Oyo state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Wasiu Olatubosun, said the State Executive Council (SEC), approved N832,650,000 for the purchase of the vehicles to strengthen the security architecture of the state.
The commissioner added that due process was followed in the approval of the vehicle that will be supplied by KIA products major distributor in Nigeria, to among other things, commemorate 100 days in office of Governor Makinde.
On the school books, he said 1,515,864 exercise books of 60 pages each would be distributed to pupils in public primary schools and junior secondary schools, known as ‘Basics 1-9, adding that the 252,644 pupils would get six exercise books each.
Olatubosun also said 1,266,942 exercise books would be distributed to students in senior secondary school classes, and the 211,157 students would be given six exercise books of 80 leaves each.
He added that N447,257,384.10 was approved for the 2,782,806 exercise books.
The figures of the students, according to him, was based on enrolment figures obtained from the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Ministry of Education for 2019/2020 academic session, which will start by middle of September.
InsideOyo.com on Tuesday reported that at its inaugural meeting presided over by Governor Seyi Makinde, Oyo state government approved books and cars for security agencies.
The meeting, which was held at the Executive Council Chambers of the Governor’s Office, was attended by the Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan; Secretary to the State Government, Olubamiwo Adeosun; Chief of Staff to the governor, Bisi Ilaka; as well as commissioners and other principal officers of the administration.