Osun House of Assembly validates state anthem
Summons firm over Iwo-Ibadan Road project
Osun State House of Assembly, yesterday, said the state’s anthem remains valid and acceptable for use at public functions.
The Speaker, Adewale Egbedun, who spoke, yesterday, said henceforth, Osun State shall no longer be regarded as the ‘State of Osun’, just like the ‘State of the Virtuous’ slogan of the state has been replaced with the ‘State of the Living Spring.’
Egbedun said the amended law also adopted the national flag in place of the state flag, a feat he said aims to uphold national unity.
The Speaker said the law recognises the state’s anthem and hence, it is mandatory for people by law to render the anthem alongside the national anthem in public and official functions.
Earlier, Majority Leader of the House, Kofoworola Adewunmi, had moved for passage of the bill. It was seconded by Abiola Awoyeye, representing Ife Central State Constituency.
Meanwhile, the Speaker has asked the Managing Director/CEO of Peculiar Concerns Ltd, Mr. Olarenwaju Adeleke, to appear before the House today in connection with ongoing construction/re-construction of Iwo-Ibadan Road.
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