FRANK TALK WITH FEMI OLANIPEKU
Franktalk took a historical dimension as the Chief Press Secretaries that served in Osun State since its creation today featured on the Rave FM News and Current Affairs interview programme.
The pioneer chief press secretary in Osun State who served with both military and civilian governments, Mr Kola Akanji, while recounting his experience as regards governance and politics, maintained that the state would have been more developed if subsequent government followed suit on his Principal’s vision to develop Osun.
The chief press secretaries that served the state who include: Femi Adelegan, Sanya Fadipe, Lani Baderinwa, Lasisi Olagunju and the present Director – Bureau of Communication and Strategy, office of the Governor, Semiu Okanlawon argued that peculiar challenges faced during their tenure determined their Principals’ approach to manage governance and political ambitions.
While commenting on Ife/Modakeke crisis that lasted for a while, the press secretaries that served during that era, noted that the period was tough being a mixture of military and civillian ruling but explained that proper use of the media curbed the crisis.
Mr Lani Baderinwa and Sanya Fadipe that served as the chief press secretaries during Chief Bisi Akande and Olagusoye Oyinlola tenures, stated that workers’ retrenchment process was challenging coupled with expression of political ambition from individuals.
They, unanimously, agreed on Governor Aregbesola’s decision not to set up cabinet due to paucity of funds except for the chief press secretary that served with Olagusoye Oyinlola, Mr Lasisi Olagunju who was of the opinion that the government’s approval of some monies is far more expensive than yearly payment of commissioners.
The Director – Bureau of Communication and Strategy, while noting that Governor Aregbesola remains popular as against rumours, pointed out that the present administration has recorded more successes through the use of social media to interact with people of Osun.
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