Ogun @45: Governor Abiodun To Address State-wide Broadcast Wednesday - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Sunday, January 31, 2021

Ogun @45: Governor Abiodun To Address State-wide Broadcast Wednesday

ABEOKUTA - As parts of activities marking the 45years creation of Ogun State, the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun will on Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 address the state in a live broadcast.

According to a statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile, the state broadcast will be followed by a virtual colloquium themed “Ogun State: The Legacy of a Great Future”.

The lead paper at the event will be presented by the renowned scholar of public administration and retired federal permanent secretary, Professor Tunji Olaopa.
“Other programmes including various school competitions and the commissioning of landmark projects of the Governor Abiodun administration will take place at different times in the course of the year especially as we move towards the second anniversary of this people centred administration”.

Odusile added that, the year-long celebration will be low key due to the precarious public health situation in the country following the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in line with government-declared protocols on how to combat the dreaded disease.

It would be recalled that on February 3, 1976, the then Head of State, General Murtala Muhammed announced in a nationwide broadcast, the creation of seven new states to increase the number of states in Nigeria from 12 to 19.  
Ogun State, one of three states created from the old Western State, comprising all the six States in the present day south west Nigeria, is a fusion of the old Abeokuta/Egbado and Ijebu/Remo divisions of the defunct Egba and Ijebu provinces.

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