Honourable Salami Ayinde, representing Irepo/Olorunsogo constituency, has urged the Oyo State House of Assembly to consider granting autonomy to the Oyo College of Nursing and Midwifery, Kisi. Presenting a motion during the plenary session, Ayinde argued that the Kisi campus possessed the necessary facilities and infrastructure to evolve into a full-fledged medical institution, emphasizing the potential benefits for the state and the nation.
According to Ayinde, bestowing autonomous status upon the Kisi campus would enhance its ability to produce qualified and employable medical professionals, contributing significantly to the healthcare sector. The lawmaker highlighted the college’s commitment to establishing a medical institution in Oke-Ogun, citing contributions from the Kisi Progressive Union (KPU) and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) in Irepo Local Government, who donated buildings and infrastructure in 2016.
Enumerating the facilities inherited by the state government, Ayinde listed a 25-bedroom hostel donated by the Nigerian Army’s Military-Civil Cooperation, an e-library from the Adesope family in Kisi, and an auditorium with five offices, among other assets. He emphasized the resolve of Kisi indigenes to sustain the institution’s excellence if granted autonomy.
In a separate development during the plenary session, lawmakers called on the state government to formulate a policy framework for the adoption and implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security in Oyo State. Honourable Comforter Olajide, representing Ibadan North 1 state constituency, presented the motion, stressing the need for concerted efforts to adopt the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and National Action Plans (NAPs) for the development of the State Action Plan (SAP) on Women, Peace, and Security (WAP).
Olajide highlighted the urgency of adopting the plan to benefit women in the state in terms of rights, well-being and gender equality. She explained that the excessiveness of violence against women prompted the United Nations Security Council to adopt Resolution 1325 in 2000, providing a comprehensive profile and strategic mechanism for the protection, promotion, and participation of women in peace processes.
In response, Honourable Adebo Ogundoyin, who presided over the plenary, commended Olajide’s efforts in bringing forth such a critical and gender-based motion, describing it as laudable and emphasizing the potential gains for the government in adopting the plan.