By Nofisat Adeoye
The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola would be going on a four-day state visit to Jordan on December 1, 2017 with President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was contained in a release issued at the end of the state weekly executive Council meeting and signed by the media adviser to the Governor, Mr Sola Fasure.
The council also condemned the use of polythene bags for packaging goods and called for the use of paper bags instead.
“Council discouraged the use of polythene bags for packaging in our stores and markets, considering their deleterious effect on the environment.
“Polythene is non-biodegradable. Council therefore encouraged the use of alternatives like paper bags. Small and medium scales entrepreneurs that will start paper bag firms in Osun will receive special incentives and government’s assistance.
Lamenting the rate at which school pupils engage in cultism and other condemnable societies, the council also implored parents to closely monitor their children social and extra curricular activities.
“Council received the report of school pupils who engage in strange behaviours that suggest involvement in mysticism and occultism. This is condemnable.
“Parents are urged to observe closely the social and extracurricular activities of their children and ensure that unwholesome practices are curbed and not imported to public schools.
“The schools are centres for imparting knowledge and shaping the character of the pupils. Any behaviour that detracts from this will not be allowed and such pupils may be required to withdraw from school so that he or she does not become a bad influence on other pupils.”
The release reads in part.