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Oyo Govt. pays condolence visit to Alagba Faleti’s residence



The Oyo State Government, through the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, on Monday paid a condolence visit to the family of late broadcaster and elder statesman, Alagba Adebayo Faleti, describing him as a repository of Yoruba culture and rich library of Yoruba language.

The government stated that the late Yoruba rare executant was a role model, and ace broadcaster whose giant strides in Broadcasting have inspired many people in the society, promising that the government would support and ensure a befitting burial for the late actor.

The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, who led the government delegation comprising of the management team of the Ministry , said that the State government was not mourning the late sage but celebrating his life and legacy as a cultural icon, stating that his works would continue to live after him.

He said “Alagba Faleti was a repository of the Yoruba culture, a rich library of the Yoruba language, an ace broadcaster, a fine actor and above all, a perfect gentleman. His exit is a glorious one after a very much impactful and fulfilled life. We are therefore here on behalf of the Governor, Government and people of Oyo State to celebrate a grandmaster of the arts and culture.”

In his response, Elder Adegoke Faleti, the immediate younger brother to the late poet, thanked the State Government for its sympathy over the demise of their patriarch.
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Oyo, Osun States Constitue LAUTECH Governing Council


The Oyo and Osun governments have announced the immediate constitution of a 7-man Governing Council for Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), saying that the council will be headed by a retired Head of Service of the Federation, Professor Oladapo Afolabi.

The Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Mr. Olalekan Allli said this in a statement issued and signed on Monday, listing Professor Lai Olurode, Prof. (Mrs) Olaide Adedokun, Mr. Abiodun AbdulJelil Owonikoko SAN, Mr. Isiaka Olagoke, Mr. Tise Adenipekun and Bade Adesina as members of the Governing council.

Alli explained that Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and his Counterpart form Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola acted on the powers conferred on them by the laws establishing the institution as Visitors, met and approved the immediate constitution of the Governing Council of LAUTECH with Professor Oladapo Afolabi as the Chairman and Pro-Chancellor.

The SSG noted that the tenure of the Governing Council, as mandated by the University Law, shall be for four years from the date of its inauguration, unless determined by the Visitors.

Alli stressed that the Visitors have also directed the immediate inauguration of the Governing Council, whose mandate shall also be guided by the provisions of the relevant laws establishing the University.

He added that the Visitors are confident that with this development, the ongoing crisis in the institution will be resolved soonest and consequently enjoined all stakeholders to cooperate with the newly constituted Council in its determination to realize its mandate.
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