THE management of Rlg-Adulawo Technology Ltd. has planned to move out its equipment and property from all training centers across the nine federal constituencies in the State of Osun over the refusal of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s administration to partner it.
Investigation by OSUN DEFENDER revealed that since the expiration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s tenure, the company has not received any further partnership from the state government of Osun.
The company which specialises in designing and manufacturing of customised electronic devices, with products such as back-up power, phones, speakers had been training Nigerians youths, especially those residing in Osun, on relevant technical skills which include assembling and repairs of mobile phones.
According to report, the company had trained about 5,000 indigenes of Osun on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as sponsored by the Aregbesola administration.
The company, which is based in Ghana, was established in Ilesa through a partnership with the state government during Aregbesola’s administration in 2014.
Speaking with OSUN DEFENDER yesterday, the Chairman of the company, Mr. Rasaq Animasahun, said the company would be withdrawing its equipment and property from all training centers across the nine federal constituencies in the state since the training programme is no more activated.
He said: “We are not moving out of Osun. What we are doing is to withdraw our equipment and properties at all our training centres in the state since the training programme is no more activated.
“We had written letter to the governor in that regard. We have a huge investment in Osun and we intend to make things work in the very near future. We just need to ensure that our equipment and property are not rotten in those training centres.
“Training is not the only aspect of our business, we do assembly and marketing. Even if the state didn’t continue the training programme, we still have our hands full.
Animasahun stated that he has been dealing directly with the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Charles Akinola, his personal friend, hoping that the company’s letter would receive due attention.
The Production Supervisor of the company, Mr Abdulrasaq Oshidipe, said the company was a support facility to aid government’s plan on OYESTECH, an Information and Communication Technology branch of the widely accepted Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) during Aregbesola’s tenure.
The Rlg Adulawo company has a mobile phone assemblage plant in Ilesa and had trained 5,000 beneficiaries of the OYES scheme with an additional training of 100 young individuals for advanced tutoring at the company’s headquarters in Ghana under the immediate past administration.