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Osun Assembly Dismisses Gov. Adeleke’s Reversal of Name, Anthem, Flag

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The Osun House of Assembly has dismissed the order of Gov. Ademola Adeleke reversing the state’s name to the constitutionally recognized one.

The legislative arm of government insisted that the state anthem, crest, and flag are enactments of law and therefore could only be changed by the process of law.

This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Osogbo by the chairman of the Assembly’s Committee on Media and Publicity, Moshood Akande.

“Having reviewed the inaugural speech of the governor and the activities of the inauguration, the legislature hereby resolves as follows:

“The usage of the state anthem, crest, and flag is an enactment of law and as such, its usage is a matter of law and not choice.

“The enactment State of Osun Anthem, Crest and Flag Law, 2012 assented to on Dec. 18, 2012, contained in Schedule (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5), which carefully details every component of this law is not in ambiguity.

“Schedule (1) is the State Anthem, Schedule (2) has to do with the State Crest, and Schedule (3) is the symbolic significance of the elements in the flag.

“Lastly, while we are aware of a court judgment in effect recognizing “Osun State”, the Assembly, pending the determination and exhaustion of all legal means would not be drawn into this matter.

“However, the state shall and will continue to be described as the State of the Virtuous (Ipinle Omoluabi),” the statement read.

Gov. Ademola Adeleke directed the immediate reversal to the constitutionally recognized name of Osun State during his inaugural speech on Sunday.

He also directed that all government insignia, correspondences, and signages should reflect Osun Staterather than the ‘State of Osun.’


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