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Use Of ‘State Of Osun’ Is A Deceit , Oyetola’s Aide Insists



Special Adviser to Governor, Gboyega Oyetola on education, Honorable Jamiu Olawunmi

Special Adviser to the Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola on education, Honorable Jamiu Olawunmi has said that the usage of State of Osun created by former governor of the state who is now Minister of Interior of the Fedeal Republic of Nigeria, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is a clear deceit which has no basis in the law of Nigeria.

Olawunmi, who was a very close associate to the previous government of Ogbeni Rauf for eight years insisted that the phrase ‘State of Osun’ is wrong.

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Despite his principal, Governor Oyetola who was the chief of staff during the previous government for eight years still maintain State of Osun as his official seal since he assumed office and has never for once condemned the usage of State of Osun, his SA on education maintained it is unconditional.

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Recall the phrase ‘Osun State’ was reversed to be known as State of Osun during the first term of Aregbesola which generated lot of controversies within the state and at the federal level.

Olawunmi said “What I know and the correspondences have read through that occurred in the last nine years of Osun, any letter we are sending out of the state carries Osun State till now.

“I don’t know when we have written the world bank in the last ten years where we wrote state of Osun. And I know international best practices compel me to say the truth.

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“My governor when he get to Abuja they call him governor of Osun State , they don’t call him governor of the state of Osun.

“All these things we have two courts judgement now that said there is nothing like state of Osun which I think we have not appealed.”

While speaking on how his ministry is addressed, the SA said “This is Ministry of Education, Osogbo, Osun State.”

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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