Vanguard (Lagos)

30 November 2012

Nigeria: Why Osun Removed Oyinlola As Chairman of Cultural Centre

Osogbo — Osun State government yesterday explained why it removed immediate past governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the life chairman of the state owned Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding and replaced him with the renowned Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.

The centre located in Osogbo was established by the Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola administration who was sacked from office by the court of appeal sitting in Ibadan on November 26,2010.

Fielding questions from newsmen in Osogbo yesterday at the ministerial press conference, the state Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, Alhaji Ajibola Bashiru stated that the former governor flouted every known norm by naming himself as the chairman of the board while still in office.

His words: "The former governor, Prince Oyinlola did not follow the path of honour, did not follow the path of integrity and did not follow the path of moral, transparency and probity by appointing himself while still in office as the chairman of the board of the centre which was established wholly with the funds of the state government.

"And that is the reason why this administration upon coming into the office looked at all the issues about board members and found a lot of errors which were corrected by the bill from the state House of Assembly.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.