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The Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR, Osun State Governor, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Adeleke and other prominent Nigerian leaders extolled Late Olusegun Kokumo Agagu at OAF Foundation 10th year anniversary today in Lagos amidst numerous well wishers.

The Olusegun Agagu’s Foundation (OAF) was established in 2014 to immortalize the name and legacy of late Dr. Olusegun Agagu(CON), the former Governor of Ondo State.

The anniversary was held in the memory and to honour the late Founder of OAF Foundation, Dr Olusegun Kokumo Agagu (CON). The Foundation which was established by the former Governor of Ondo State, HE Late (Chief) Olusegun Kokumo Agagu, CON has impacted numerous lives and gave back to the society through Scholarships, empowerment, skill acquisition etc

Quality Education was one of Dr. Olusegun Agagu’s passions, evidenced by the establishment of several scholarship programs in various Universities in the country over the years. The foundation pledged to continue supporting young Nigerians with scholarship as well as establish new emplwerment scheme to help Nigerians and especially the young ones.

The Foundation seek to further the ideas and passion of Dr Agagu particularly in the areas of intellectual excellence, good governance and National development.

One minute silence was observed for the late founder, his journey so far, followed by several glowing highlights such as OAF Highlife Talent Show, Award and Book launching (A Decade of Legacy).

In his remark, the Executive Governor of Osun State, HE Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke portrayed the founder of Olusegun Agagu Foundation (OAF) as a man who will forever be immortalized for his unforgettable impacts during his lifetime.

Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR who also graced the occasion in honour of His Excellency late Dr. Olusegun Agagu (CON) described late Dr. Olusegun Agagu as a Comrade who impacted greatly and add useful qualities to humankind during his life time, the former President also appreciated the prominent dignitaries who attended the event for immortalizing the founder of AOF.

An award of excellence was given to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr Deji Adeleke and other outstanding trustee who has contributed to the achievement of the OAF Foundation.

In attendance at the event was Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR, the Executive Governor of Osun State, HE Senator Ademola Adeleke, Dr Deji Adeleke, Mrs Feyi Agagu, the popular JuJu Singer, Chief Sanni Ade, Muyiwa Ademola (Mr Authentic) and other prominent personalities.

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OSOGBO – 13/09/2023 – Osunstate.gov.com

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state has directed security agencies to launch special operations to arrest and prosecute cultists engaging in rivalry war across Ijeshaland.

Reacting to spate of violence and attacks in parts of the Eastern senatorial district, Governor Adeleke described the development as “shocking and reprehensible”, calling on the police service and other security agencies to act decisively to stop the cult clashes.

Lamenting the loss of lives of innocent residents, the Governor directed that the special operations should include intelligence gathering to arrest masterminds of the attacks, warning that “all perpetrators will face harsh reality of the law.

“I have been duly briefed on the developments in some parts of Ijeshaland. We will no longer tolerate actions capable of disrupting the peaceful atmosphere in the state. We will not allow any group or individuals to use their internal wars to endanger public peace.

” This is a matter that threatens law and order. We must enforce the law and ensure peace without delay. This is one violence too many.

” I have directed the Commissioner of Police and other service chiefs to swing into action without delay. Violence and attacks must stop and perpetrators must be brought to book as urgently as possible”, the Governor instructed.

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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OSOGBO – 11/09/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

Osun state All Progressive Congress is reminded that former Governor Gboyega Oyetola held his maiden state executive council meeting on November 4 , 2019, almost a year after the 2018 governorship election.It is therefore a probable loss of memory for the state APC to accuse the current administration of either not holding or not announcing to the public the meetings of the state executive council meeting.As much as we are not using the abysmal record of the previous government as a yardstick, we pointed out this obvious deceit and memory loss to further help the public to see the falsity in the badly split state APC and the incorrigibleness of the state party leadership.Members of the public are assured that their Governor and his cabinet are working round the clock to expand delivery of democratic dividends and correct the big mess of the recent past.The cabinet members are for the past three weeks deepening the state sectoral agenda through rigorous brainstorming sessions with the establishment in preparation for an elaborate and expanded state executive council meeting.We advise the APC to read through its years of locust in state governance before spewing further falsehood and misinformation into public space.SignedMallam Olawale Rasheed,Spokesperson to the State Governor

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LAGOS – 10/09/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has lauded Governor Ademola Adeleke for proving his critics wrong by being a dancing but hard working Governor in the governance affairs of the state.

During his address at the 16th Harvest Anniversary and Thanksgiving Service held at the Love of Christ Generation Church C&S in Victoria Island, Lagos State, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo cited the Governor as an example of a leader who is not ashamed to praise God despite occupying highest office in the state, positing that dancing and working for God and the people are things to be proud of.

“Mr Governor, they call you a dancer. But you are dancing to praise God. And I heard you are working hard for your people”, Chief Obasanjo who spoke in Yoruba language affirmed.

In an event attended by the Ooni of Ife, His Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi; the Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Aare Dele Momodu; Osun State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adewale Egbedun and members of Osun House of Assembly; and top political and traditional rulers, Chief Obasanjo said “dancing to praise God is praise worthy especially with the reports of good developments happening in Osun state.

“God whom you are praising will shower his blessings on your state and government. I associate with you.

“Again, I learnt you are a listening leader. They said you take advice from the young and old. I am happy to hear that.

“I call on His Majesty ,the Ooni of Ife and other royal fathers to support the Governor to deliver more. Mr Governor, continue to work closely with traditional rulers, elders and stakeholders of your state.

“I charge Kabiyesi Ooni to always host close door meetings with the Governor. God whom the Governor is praising will continue to support him. He will not fail”, Chief Obasanjo concluded.

Speaking at the event, Governor Adeleke said his habit of praise worship is to celebrate the owner of heaven and earth, saying “I am never ashamed to hold unto God through song and dance.

“Several men and women of God predicted my governorship. I am here to praise God for the prophecy that has come to pass. My communion with God is to come back to thank and praise him.

“I do this in several places of worship. My covenant with God is also to truly deliver dividends of democracy to my people. In 100 days in office, I did what many could not achieve in four years.

“We reformed the public service, attended to workers welfare, constructed and reconstructed over 40 kilometers of roads, implemented free medical surgeries with more than 40,000 beneficiaries.

“We are working on super overhead bridges to ease connectivity. We are reforming the education sector. We are building up our agriculture sector. I am working to make Osun state a reference point.

“I seek your prayers. I solicit your support. We are committed to God and the people”, the Governo concluded.

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Governor

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The Executive Governor of Osun State, His Excellency Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has graciously approved the payment of Severance Gratuity to Honourable Members of the Sixth and Seventh Assembly of the Osun State House of Assembly, which is majorly composed of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In his reaction, the Honourable Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adewale Egbedun described the action of the State Governor as unprecedented. He commended the people’s Governor for his magnanimity, generosity and kindness which he described as unparalleled.

The Clerk to the Osun State House of Assembly, Mr Akinwale Amusan has since disbursed the severance gratuities which is about One Hundred and Sixty Million Naira (N160,000,000) to all the beneficiaries, numbering fifty-two former Honourable Members.

The action of the Governor depicts a true leader and genuine statesmanship.
May Almighty God continue to strengthen him with good health, wisdom and sound mind to be able to continue offering the State real
dividends of Democracy and good governance for the betterment of the people of the State.

E-signed

‘Laide Lawal
Director of Information and Public Relations
Osun State House of Assembly.

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OSOGBO – 05/09/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

The Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has called for global partnership for state development. He made the charge while addressing the conference of Osun Indigenes in Indianapolis, United State of America.

Governor Adeleke, who was represented by the Secretary to the State government, Hon. Teslim Igbalaye, reiterated the need to build a future by harnessing the potentials of every Osun born, including those in the diaspora.

“Your support can make an indelible impact. Whether through investment in vital sectors, collaboration on innovative projects, or simply sharing your experiences, your involvement can pave the way for transformation.

” We recognize that you have navigated challenges abroad, and now we ask you to join hands with us to overcome challenges at home. Already, Governor Adeleke appointed a Special Adviser on Diaspora Matters to facilitate a collaboration and make you a part of our journey to greatness.”

He spoke further: “Together, we can foster progress that reverberates through generations. Let us harness the power of our collective efforts to build a future that is inclusive, resilient, and promising.

“Your involvement is not just an investment in our homeland, but in the legacy we plan to leave behind for those who follow. Thank you and God bless.”

Governor Adeleke maintained that the success of those in the diaspora should be replicated in the state, affirming that the cabinet is ready to welcome their expertise with open arms for the betterment of the state.

“Your success story is an inspiration, and your interest in seeing our beloved states thrive is an asset we are willing to tap on. This is why, on behalf of the Governor and cabinet members, invite you to be part of our journey, by contributing not just your knowledge, but also your resources and expertise towards our shared vision of a prosperous Osun state.”

The conference was an avenue to keep the people abreast of recent developments back home, and equally to assure them of this administration’s unwavering commitment towards a better Osun.

Exemplifying accountability, the Governor gave an holistic update on the state of affairs, laying bare his scorecard while promising to maintain his good works.

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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OSOGBO– 05/09/2023– Osunstate.gov.ng

The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke extends warm felicitation to the lawmaker representing Ayedade/Irewole/Isokan Federal Constituency, Honourable Lanre Omoleye Oladebo as he marks a new age today, joining family, friends and associates to celebrate and acknowledge his remarkable contributions to attaining meaningful progress for Osun State.

Governor Adeleke who extolled Hon. Oladebo’s unwavering dedication to effecting impactful representation, lauded his sound legislative inputs, which promises better service to constituents and Osun people in the short time he has been in the legislative branch of government.

In a congratulatory message issued by his Spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, Governor Adeleke said Hon. Oladebo exhibits unmatched passion for serving the interest of constituents, noting that his birthday offers a unique moment to acknowledge his untiring effort in contributing to the betterment of the people.

“As he adds a new age, I congratulate Hon. Oladebo and salute him for his steadfast pursuit of the general goods in the face of a challenging environment,” the Governor was quoted to have said in a message released on Tuesday.

“Hon Oladebo inspires encouraging hopes of better deals for his people, and the passion he has demonstrated into delivering dividends of democracy to his people is unbeatable and explains the undying love he enjoys from constituents.

“It is my prayer that God Almighty grant him many more years and it is my hope that this special day is filled with happiness and good health, and the resolve of continued success in Hon. Oladebo’s important work of meeting the aspiration of constituents.”

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

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OSOGBO-04/09/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has expressed joy and happiness over the approval granted University of Ilesa by the National University Commission (NUC) to run 32 courses for the 2023/2024 academic session.

Responding to the outcome of Resource Assessment Visitation by the NUC team, Governor Adeleke announced that his strategy of implementing due process and best practices for the take off of the University of Ilesa has paid off, positing that “the University of Ilesa will emerge as one of best state universities in Nigeria.

“I earlier told my people of Ijeshaland that I have their best interest at heart. I have set up enduring structures. Specifically, our administration remove politics from the question of University of Ilesa.

“I’m elated that the NUC came, saw and validated the preparedness of the university. I convey the appreciation of the Osun State Government to the NUC management. University of Ilesa is taking off in compliance with best practices and national standards. Our strategy is working.

“Our government will continue to support the new university as we are doing for the Osun State University. We will ensure the university maintain high academic standard. The public should expect the best from University of Ilesa as they are getting from the Osun state University.

“I must also commend Ijesha sons and daughters who contributed financially to ensure the successful take off of the university. Community support and buy in of the university is a great asset which our government will leverage on”, the Governor noted.

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed ,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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OSOGBO – 04/09/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

Osun State Government has distanced itself from Mr Kehinde Ibitoye, the federally appointed Focal Person on National Social Intervention Programmes (NSIP) and his purported programmes with Microsoft and Fidelity bank, describing his recent activities as injurious to the reputation of the state government.

The government specifically declared that it was not part of any programme involving Microsoft Corporation and Fidelity bank, accusing Mr Ibitoye of dropping the names of the State Governor and the State Government in such unwholesome activities.

In a statement issued on Monday, the State Government affirmed that Mr Ibitoye was an appointee of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and that his recent activities has brought reputational damage to the state government, calling on local and national agencies and private sector organisations to beware of any solicitation from the said Ibitoye in relation to the State Government.

The State Government has statutory bodies and agencies in the area of empowerment and capacity building across the sectors, directing government officials to desist from providing cover or partnership for Mr Ibitoye as his activities now constitute threat to the integrity of the State.

The State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has also directed in depth investigation into the activities of the said Mr Ibitoye with a view to generate report for action with the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

The State Government therefore uses this medium to inform the public that Mr Ibitoye is not and cannot act on behalf of the State Government. Any corporate body with issues with the said Ibitoye should relate with him and not drag the State Government into such controversy.

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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LAGOS – 02/09/2023 – 6:00pm – Osunstate.gov.ng

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has reiterated his commitment to serve the people with all his strength just as he vowed never to stop worshipping God.

The Governor disclosed this while participating at the 70th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service of the Gideon House of Prayer Church of the Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim, Joseph Lambo Area, Ebute-Meta, Lagos State.

Senator Adeleke recounted his old days at Joseph Lambo area of Ebutemeta, declaring that he can never be too busy to praise God in spite of his current position as a Governor.

” As a Governor, I govern with fear of God. I focus on meeting the needs of the people. Those values of God driven life I learnt from childhood here at Joseph Lambo”, the Governor recalled.

He vowed never to disappoint the people in the discharge of his duty as the Governor of Osun State while praying that God will grant the church the grace to actualise it’s 5 year development sooner.

Earlier in his sermon, His Eminence, Elder Dr. Olusegun Demuren, The Deputy Baba Aladura of the Church, lauded Senator Ademola Adeleke for his love for humanity and outstanding fear of God which he attributed as the secret behind his monumental achievements as Governor in less that one year in Office.

The man of God who preached about steadfastness of faith, forgiveness of sins and love for humanity called on Christians to be mindful of the second coming of Jesus and prepare for the day of accountability before their God.

Residents of the area who were happy to see the Governor in their locality cheered him from the church down through the street where Senator Adeleke acknowledged greetings from the young and aged women.

The event had in attendance, the Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi, Speaker and members of the Osun State House of Assembly, Commissioners and other important dignitaries.

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor.

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