How I Will Operate As Aare Ona Kakanfo – Gani Adams

Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo-designae who is due to be sworn in soon has revealed at the palace of Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, how he will play his role as the Yoruba generalissimo.

According to a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adepoju, on Saturday, Adams said he would work with traditional rulers and other people to preserve the unity of the Yoruba and the progress of the country.

According to Oba Olugbenle, who welcomed Adams to Ilaro, “Whatever that comes from Oyo is automatically ours in Ilaro because that is where we came from.

“Alaafin (of Oyo) is a peculiar oba to us in Ilaro and I want to use this opportunity to thank him for his choice of Gani Adams as the new Aare Ona Kakanfo.

Oke Denies Plans To Return To PDP

Following emerging rumours of his plan to dump the Alliance for Democracy party after running unsuccessfully on her platform for the Ondo 2016 gubernatorial elections, Chief Olusola Oke has denied entertaining such plans.

Oke, who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye, said he never planned to go back to his former party.

He said, “Recently, he met with his supporters in the state and it was resolved that they remain in AD, so there is nothing like the issue of PDP, it was not even on the table.”

Oke left the PDP in 2015 and defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) shortly after the Presidential election, won by the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.

He also left the APC in 2016 after losing the governorship ticket of the party to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu at the September 3, 2016 primary of the party before contesting the election under the platform of the AD but lost the election to Akeredolu of the APC.

Earlier, a report claimed that Oke had been meeting secretly with the leadership of the party in an effort to return to the party.

I Don’t Need High Chief’s Endorsement To Install Chiefs —Olubadan

The alleged rift between the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji and newly elevated high chiefs appears to be deepening as the Olubsdan has stated that he does not need the endorsement of the high chiefs before he can confer honorary traditional titles on recipients.

The specific traditional title in question is that of Agbaakin Afiwagboye of Ibadanland which the Olubadan is scheduled to bestow on the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu,against the consent if the high chiefs who were recently elevated by the governor of the state.

Speaking through his Director, Media and Public Affairs, Adeola Oloko, on Thursday, the Olubadan said “The title conferment ceremony slated for Saturday, November, 11, 2017 and beyond by him at his palace on distinguished individuals is unstoppable and irreversible as he does not need the involvement and endorsement of any high chief to perform his role.

“The Olubadan is reacting to a statement credited to two high chiefs on the proposed conferment of the honorary chieftaincy titles on deserving individuals. The two high chiefs are contradicting themselves with their statements in the media

“There is no rule and regulation that the king has flouted by prescribing and appointing deserving individuals for title conferment as the law that affirms the Olubadan as the prescribed and appointing authority on chieftaincy matters which predated his ascension to the exalted throne of the Olubadan is still in force and has not been repealed. While the Olubadan is a legal personality, the Olubadan advisory council is not, as it is basically an Advisory Council without any legal instrument whatsoever.

“The king will like to urge those concerned to read the chieftaincy laws guiding the operations of Olubadan and his chiefs thoroughly and properly to discover the truth. The Olubadan also called the law enforcement agents, particularly the police to rise up to the task of providing the needed security to avoid the repeat of the September 25, 2017 incident when some yet-to-be identified gunmen invaded the palace during a chieftaincy installation.”

On the visit of the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, to Ajimobi and his (Oluwo) peace move over the crisis trailing the installation of 21 kings by the governor, the Olubadan said he appreciated the move.

The monarch, however, said he would not compromise the customs of the land and would prefer that the court rule on the case he instituted against the governor and others over the issue.

“The king will not in any way compromise Ibadan customs and traditions, though he acknowledged that the Oluwo visited him in his palace sometime ago. As the custodian of the traditions and customs of Ibadan people, he will not come short of the expectations of the people by legitimising mushroom crowns.

“The king prefers that since the matter is before the court of competent jurisdiction, he will not want to say much other than to thank all the royal fathers and other stakeholders that are initiating peace moves,” the statement added.

MKO Abiola International Airport: When Dream Refuses To Die

Against all odds, the much criticised Osun airport, named after Moshood Kashimaawo Olawale Abiola, MKO International Airport, Ido Osun, will sooner be completed. The saying that dreams never die, even if capacities are limited, aptly applies to this project.

 

The dream project, an International Cargo Airport, a revamp of an old airstrip with significant history behind it, is cited in Ido Osun, Ede North/Egbedore Local Governments. It has the capacity for human and cargo haulage, apart from potential for aircraft maintenance hub in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

The developmental visionary, Ogbeni, even though without the requisite financial muscles, wants the best for his state. He went the entire hug to move contractors to site, with N3.6b, but the sudden glut in resources will put a wedge to the intended smooth project running.

 

Then came the usual criticisms. They said he is too ambitious. That just like the over-ambitious mega-schools, roads, feeding, and other projects, this man continues to “over-do”, which they claim he is known for. But as luck or divine intervention would have it, depending on which side of the divide one finds himself or herself, a private company, All Works Of Life or AWOL, has signed a concession agreement with Osun Government to Build, Operate and Transfer,  as is being done world-wide.

 

Under a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract, an entity – usually a government – grants a concession to a private company to finance, build and operate a project. The company operates the project for a period of time – perhaps 20 or 30 years, or even more – with the goal of recouping its investment, then transfers control of the project to the government. BOT projects are normally large-scale, greenfield infrastructure projects that would otherwise be financed, built and operated solely by the government. Vivid examples internationally are a highway in Pakistan, a wastewater treatment facility in China and a power plant in the Philippines. The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, in Lagos, built a world-class road facility for Lagos State Government under this same arrangement.

 

In general, BOT contractors are special-purpose companies formed specifically for a given project, like the LCC in Lagos. During the project period – when the contractor is operating the project it has built – revenues usually come from a single source, an offtake purchaser. This may be a government or state-owned enterprise. Power Purchase Agreements, in which a government utility acts as offtaker and purchases electricity from a privately owned plant, are an example of this arrangement. Under a traditional concession, the company would sell directly to consumers without a government intermediary. BOT agreements often stipulate minimum prices the offtaker must pay.

 

AWOL International Limited in partnership with a Turkish company, Biray Group, is expected to complete the project within the span of 8 months, with 5 Star Hotels including all amenities like Cultural center, Water Park Recreation Center and Garden, Butterfly Museum and Casinos within the period of 2years.

 

It is clear what nations have achieved by allowing private investors to handle businesses as concession enables long term focus to meet the demands of international competition, maintain a customer-focused plan and also free the government from providing subsidies to an unprofitable enterprise. But this project is clearly profitable.

 

Governor Aregbesola has developed the first policy on airport concession and put in place administrative and legal frameworks in Nigeria that will provide the platform for transparent concession agreement that would be fair to both government and the investor, AWOL. Osun airport concession will allow for better adjustments to market changes and will often provide more innovative solutions to customers, resulting in improved outcomes for all and create a dynamic workforce.

 

According to the airport’s design, it will facilitate the smooth movement of the people and goods from one point to other and serve as a channel way for tourism, hanger and cargo.

 

Key lessons for Osun airport concessioning: Successful Osun airport concessioning will engage customers as key stakeholders from the outset in establishing the master plans, financial plans and the economic regulation process and then involve them in an ongoing and regular basis through agreed processes and full transparency; More efficient management is the key to successful concessioning of Osun airport, since cost of capital is almost always higher in the private sector; good governance is more important than transferring ownership to the private sector, in order for concessioning to be in the public interest. Independent, robust economic regulation will always be necessary to create incentives for efficiency improvements and for sharing these gains with customers, in the private monopolies created by concessioning. The most successful economic regulation has been where the regulator is also overseen by an independent Competition Commission to prevent too comfortable a relationship between the regulator and the regulated entity; Economic regulators have sometimes been good at extracting maximum value from existing assets, but have not been good at ensuring cost-effectiveness from new investment.

 

As usual, the opposition in the state is crying wolf where none exists. The concessioning is an open slate for all to see and contribute. But the governor has called on the citizens to hold opposition party responsible if the project fails, because of its vitriolic comments and threats of litigation. Why won’t he warn, knowing fully what Osun opposition are capable of doing to thwart the wheel of progress in order to gain elusive popularity?

 

Ejigbo South Distributes Eye Glasses, Begins Construction Of Secretariat

The Executive Secretary, Ejigbo South Local Council Development Area, Ilawo, State of Osun, Prince ‘Boyede Jaiyeola has re-affirmed his commitment to dignity of service and overall development of the council area. He stated this at the sod turning ceremony of the council’s Permanent Secretariat in Ilawo and distribution of free eye glasses to impaired people in the council area.

 

According to a statement jointly signed by the council Information Officers, Stephen Gbenro Remi Ayinde, said Prince Jaiyeola, noted that infrastructural development had been of paramount importance to his administration since assumption of office, adding that the plight of the council workers, faced with poor facilities and insufficient office accommodation was quite worrisome, hence, there is the need for conducive environment to ensure workers’ productivity.

 

Jaiyeola, the State ALGON Chairman also observed that good human vision was priceless, commending a prominent son of the community, Prince Paul Ayoade for facilitating a partnership with the I-Care Clinic in Ibadan for the provision and supply of free eye glasses to deserving people in the LCDA.

 

He noted further that very many people were in dire need of glasses to aid their vision, adding that more of such people-oriented programs, including massive grading of community roads, awaited the people as dividends of democracy in due course. The council boss who decried the present economic challenges facing the nation, however promised to put in his best in the service of his people for the growth and development of the newly-created council within the limits of available resources.

 

According to him, the LCDA must become a model worthy of being emulated by other councils in the state, assuring that his administration would always have the people at heart in the scheme of things in the LCDA. Prince Jaiyeola, while stressing the need for the people of the council area to discharge their responsibilities to the government by paying taxes and rates accordingly said it is an efficient way of complementing government’s efforts at bringing development to their doorsteps.

 

He then enjoined them to perform their civic duties peacefully and live within the confines of the law as elections draw near in the state. He urged them to continue to support the present administration in the state under Governor Rauf Aregbesola whose desire for overall development of the state he described as unrivalled. The Executive Secretary also called on the council staff to demonstrate great commitment to service and show unalloyed loyalty to authority, noting that the success of any administration hinged on the cooperation of workers with the management.

 

Speaking at the ceremony, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Honourable Najeem Salam commended Prince Jaiyeola for his giant strides in the new LCDA, just as he announced the donation of N500, 000 to support the secretariat projects. He also called on all well-meaning indigenes of the council area to rally round the present administration and synergize with the government at all times to ensure rapid development of their area.

 

Giving their royal blessings at the occasion, the Orangun of Ila, Oba Zakariyau Owolabi; Olu of Songbe, Oba Kamilu Ojelabi, Alawo of Ilawo, Oba Azeez Faronbi as well as Onisaraa of Inisha I, Oba Job Atilola who took turns to pray for the growth and development of the LCDA, called for concerted efforts of all indigenes of the council area, home and abroad, at building a virile local government.

Security: Gains Of Osun Govt’s Investment

Osun has been known to be one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria, owing to the commitment of the government under Governor Rauf Aregbesola to the security of lives and properties of her people. OSUN DEFENDER reviews the measures that had been taken by the government and its trickledown effect on the people of the state.

 

Section 14 (2b) of the Nigeria 1999 Constitution as amended in 2010 stipulates that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government”. Meaning that security of lives and properties is a major fundamental objective of government at any level, be it federal, state or local. It is in line with this tenet as stipulated in the constitution that government must do everything possible to ensure that people in its territory are safe.

 

Osun is one of the states in the country known to be peaceful, owing to the security measures that have been put in place by the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola to support security agencies to carry out their responsibilities effectively. Before the advent of the administration in 2010, Osun was one of the volatile states in the country, as bank robbery cases, extra-judicial killings, political violence and such other crimes were rampant and to a large extent, the residents of the state, particularly in some major towns like Ilesa, Osogbo, Ile-Ife and so many others could not sleep with their two eyes closed because of fear.

 

The story began to change shortly after the ‘power-shift’ to the hands of Governor Aregbesola, who, as part of his security measures declared that none of his supporters should attack any member of the opposition, who attacked them when they were in power.

 

Not too many residents of the state knew what was in the offing until the administration, within its 100 days in office engaged 20,000, youths under Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES). The scheme was one of the major factors that drastically reduced the crime rates in state, as majority of the youths that were engaging in criminal activities due to joblessness were taken off the streets for productive engagement. Some of the youths were engaged in community service works; traffic marshal, paramedics, neighborhood security watch, and environmental marshal amongst others. What followed were commendations from all and sundry, as analysts projected that as long as the scheme continues, the state would continue to remain peaceful.

 

Since then, the government has been engaging in similar other preventive measures, by engaging youths in other programmes like agriculture, Information Communication Technology (ICT), skill acquisition programmes amongst others and these have immensely contributed to the appellation given to Osun as one of the most peaceful state in Nigeria.

 

What then followed was the procurement of five sophisticated Armoured Personnel Carriers and 125 Patrol vans and some other security equipment to combat crimes that already had an established ground in the state. The impact of this was the reduction in crime rate, particularly in the state capital and some other major towns in the state. This was a feat that had never been recorded by any government in the state. The vans were distributed among all the security agencies, including the Army, Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Immigration and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) amongst others.

 

The state government also subsequently inaugurated a combined quick emergency response team, Swift Action Response Squad (SARS) which comprises security forces like the Army, Police, and NSCDC officials whose activities reduced crime rate significantly to the barest minimum in Osun.

 

Capping it all was the procurement of a Helicopter for Aerial Security Surveillance and presentation of another set of more sophisticated 20 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) to the Nigerian Police Force, a feat that has never been achieved by any government in the state. The procurement of the helicopter and the APC’s has particularly driven away many undesirable elements from the state.

 

It was during the presentation of the 20 APC’s in 2014 that the then Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, who was represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone X1, Mr. David Omojola saluted the courage of the Governor in fighting crime in the state, saying, the Aregbesola administration has demonstrated high sense of responsibility in keeping the state safe in line with the dictate of his office.

 

Also, the then Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Ibrahim Maishanu described the gesture from the Governor as the first in the history of the state, assuring that the equipments would be properly put to use and Osun state would be one of the most peaceful states in the country henceforth.

 

However, in order to make communication easier for security purposes, the state government as part of his commitment procured Modern Communication Gadget for security agencies in the state and ensured installation of various communication equipments at various security commands for easy communication. Also, the government established Osun Emergency and Citizens’ Inquiry/Contact Centre in Oke-Fia, Osogbo, which has since been serving as the easiest way of reporting any emergency situation to the security agencies.

 

It is also on record that the state has from time to time provided logistic supports to security agencies in spite the paucity of fund, as the government was reported to have prioritised meeting the demands of the security agencies.

 

The government could be said to have done significantly well interms of security of lives and properties, regardless of some security breaches like cult clashes among others of recent, which the security operatives were able to quickly respond to, with the aid of the equipment purchased by the government.

 

This was evident in successes recorded toward tackling rampant kidnapping for ritual purposes in the state recently.

 

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Tope Adejumo in a chat said, the government of Osun has decided to give security of lives and property a priority in line with the dictate of the Nigeria constitution, saying, the government has invested a huge human and material resources to ensure that the state remain peaceful.

 

According to him, in spite of the economic situation of the country, the Aregbesola administration has never at any point in time deviated from its commitment to support security agencies saddled with the responsibilities of maintaining laws and order in the society. He recalled that before the Aregbesola administration, Osun was an abode of criminals, especially armed robbers who have gained ground, saying, the story has change since the state government began to pay adequate attention to security matters in the state.

 

 

Adejumo further noted that the administration would not relent in giving supports to all the relevant security agencies, with a view to permanently making the state the most peaceful state. He said, “If you observe, as some people still perpetrate these acts, they are being caught and arrested and that is to tell you that adequate attentions is being paid to it. The government will not stop collaborating with the security agencies until these people are wiped off the state”.

 

 

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye said, “the APCs and patrol vans procured by the government are still serviceable and effectively deployed as a means of fighting criminal occurrences in the state, saying the peace that is reigning in the state is a testimony that the gesture of the government has actually assisted the command to discharge its duties effectively”.

 

“We are also intensifying our intelligence gathering activities as a way of nipping criminal activities in the bud. We are effectively collaborating with members of the public in order to get them involved in the policing of their communities. We are also embarking on advocating to and for the residents so that they can raise the status of personal safety and security so that we can forestall criminal cases”.

 

 

Urging the people to be conscious of their safety and security, he said the era of leaving the security to the government, the police and other security agencies alone should be jettisoned by providing credible information that would assist in curbing such crimes and other related ones in their environment. “Everybody should be conscious of his or her personal safety and security. If they have useful information, they should not hesitate to pass it to the police, as the identity of such informant would be strictly protected, but in the case of volunteering information, they should also be conscious of security of information by sharing with the people who need to know and be able to provide solution to it”, he said.

 

Oyo Govt, Olubadan Row To End Soon – Oluwo

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, has said that the ongoing face-off between the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and the state government would soon be resolved.

The monarch spoke after a close-door meeting with Gov. Abiola Ajimobi at the Government House, Ibadan on Wednesday.

Judging from his earlier meeting with the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on the matter, the first class monarch said that he was confident that a rapprochement would soon be established over the chieftaincy review row.

The governor had, on August 27, presented certificates and staff of office to eight former Ibadan high chiefs and 13 Baales, a development that triggered a face-off between him and the Olubadan, who was opposed to the crowning of new Obas.

The Oluwo said that his visit to Ajimobi was aimed at finding an amicable solution to the dispute between the governor and Oba Adetunji.

Oba Akanbi, who did not disclose the details of his discussions with Ajimobi and the Olubadan, however, expressed optimism that the end to the crisis was in sight.

He commended the governor for what he called his peaceful disposition to the saga and his continuous expression of deep respect for the Olubadan and the traditional institution.

The Oluwo said, “I have met with Baba, the Olubadan, and we even spoke last night. I am here to speak with the governor because Iwo is the closest town to Ibadan. Being the closest first class monarch to the Olubadan, anything that happens to Ibadan is of interest to Iwo.

“We are here in continuation of our efforts at finding solution to the crisis. I am not going tell you the details of our discussions, but I can assure you that the traditional stool has been highly respected by the governor. He has shown so much respect to the Olubadan.

“I can see the government’s side that must also be respected. We must not rubbish that office. You can see that even with the power at his disposal, Ajimobi has toed the path of modesty and a quintessential trueborn Yoruba man.

“He has kept saying ‘Olubadan is my father; he is my king; I am the Aare of Ibadanland courtesy of Baba Olubadan.’ So he has shown so much humility that must be appreciated. I believe Baba Olubadan will soon come to terms with the governor on the installation of Obas in Ibadan.”

The royal father commended the governor for embracing all efforts towards finding amicable resolution to the impasse.

Our Achievement Would Have Been Impossible Without Civil Servants – Ambode

The Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday commended the State Public Service for contributing immensely to the achievements recorded by his administration in the last two and a half years in office, saying the feats would have been impossible without the support of civil servants.

Ambode made the statement while speaking at the State Executive Chambers in Alausa, Ikeja, while swearing-in five newly appointed Permanent Secretaries, Governor Ambode said since assumption of office on May 29, 2015, efforts have been made to fulfil the promises made to Lagosians, and that it was indeed gratifying that civil servants in the State not only keyed into his vision of a vibrant Lagos but have also been working hard and committed to making the plan a reality.

“In the last two and a half years, our administration has worked relentlessly to fulfil our promises to Lagosians. Our modest achievements in these past months would not have been possible without the support of the public service, most especially our Permanent Secretaries who have not only keyed into our vision of a vibrant Lagos but have also ensured that it becomes a reality through commitment and hard work,” Governor Ambode said.

He said aside the fact that Permanent Secretaries have been working hard to ensure the progress of the State, other officers from directors down the ladder of the civil service have equally been performing creditably well, adding that he was indeed appreciative of their dedication to duty, commitment and service to the State.

The new Permanent Secretaries, who have since been assigned portfolios, are Mrs. Ibirogba Clara Omotilewa (Office of Establishment and Training); Ogunnubi Timothy Olukayode (Ministry of Science and Technology); Dr. (Mrs.) Are Suwebat Iyabo (Primary Healthcare Board); Dr. Salaam Taiwo Olufemi (Ministry of Transportation); and Mrs. Awobamise Kofoworola Omotayo (Ministry of Information and Strategy).

While congratulating the appointees, Governor Ambode said their elevation was not just about filling the vacancies created by those who have retired, but a way of rewarding hard work and diligence, as well as a reaffirmation that any member of any discipline could raise to the peak in the civil service.

He said according to available facts, the new Permanent Secretaries as directors, demonstrated loyalty and commitment through active involvement in the implementation of some of the policies of the present administration, just as he expressed optimism that their appointment would be a source of encouragement to all officers who are diligent in the discharge of their duties as civil servants.

Besides, Governor Ambode charged the new appointees to contribute their quota to the development of the State and add value to governance.

“To the new appointees, it is my belief that you will continue to contribute your quota to the development of the State. This is no time to relent on your hard work but rather a time for you to come up with new ideas and innovation that will add value to our State in the way and manner government policies are implemented for the greater benefit and service of our people.

“I charge all of you to rededicate yourselves to the tenets of the public service reforms we have embarked on and prove to the rest of the service your justification for the new elevation,” the Governor said.

Responding on behalf of the appointees, Ibirogba thanked Governor Ambode for the opportunity given to them to serve the State, assuring that they would hit the ground running to uphold the vision and mission statements of their respective MDAs and also ensure that result-oriented policies are delivered.

Court Orders Fayose To Pay N234m To Fayemi’s Appointees

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) has ordered the Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose to pay over N234 million to the chairmen for allegedly disengaging them without following due process and also members of statutory commissions appointed by former Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Members of fayemi’s  appointees that were sacked by the Ekiti State government are… State Independent National ElectoralCommission (SIEC), Civil Service Commission (CSC), House of AssemblyService Commission (HASC) and the Local Government Service Commission (LGSC) on assumption of office in October 2014 when their tenures were still subsisting.

Sequel to this, the officials through their lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), had approached the court to reverse their unlawful sack and reinstate them into the commissions.

The claimants said they had not served out their tenures by the time the governor sacked them.

The court gave the verdict while delivering judgment in separate suits filed by the sacked members of the commissions against the governor of Ekiti State and the Attorney General of Ekiti State.

 

 

Source: This Day

Police Arrest Herdsmen For Killing Colleague In Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command have arrested two herdsmen suspected to be kidnappers and cattle rustlers for allegedly kidnapping and killing another herdsman identified as Taye Amodu.

Abimbola Oyeyemi the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, in a statement, said Amodu and Abdullah kidnapped Taye Amodu two weeks ago at Obada-Oko area of Abeokuta and made away with the victims’ eight cows. Oyeyemi said:

“On receiving the information, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, directed the officer in charge of FSARS, DSP Uba Adam, to fish out the hoodlums within the shortest possible time.

“FSARS operatives swung into action and at about 5:30p.m. Of the same day, the hideout of the culprit was located in Imeko area through technical intelligence.

It was stormed by the operatives, where the two suspects were arrested.”

Salinsile Condoles With Tinubu Over Son’s Death

The State Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun, Hon. Rasaq Salinsile has described as shocking and sad the sudden death of Jide Tinubu, the son of our National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Salinsile, in a press release personally signed in Osogbo said the death of Jide Tinubu at this critical time of national development when his wealth of experience most needed is a great loss.

“On behalf of our great party, members and State of Osun, I express my heartfelt condolence to our leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the immediate family and Lagos state over this irreparable loss.

”We shared in your moment of grief because Jide is also our son and prayed the Almighty Allah to be with the family at this difficult moment.

“We pray Almighty Allah (SWT) grant the family the fortitude to bear this loss and grant him Aljana firdaus.