The Osun State House of Assembly on Monday, passed a Bill that reversed the name of the state to “Osun State” from the “State of Osun”, adopted in 2012 by former governor, Rauf Aregbesola.
The Assembly, through a Bill titled ‘Osun State Anthem, Crest and Flag Amendment Bill 2023’, reverted the name, flag, and crest of the state from what they were.
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Following the passage of the Bill during plenary, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr Adewale Egbedun, said the Bill would be forwarded to the governor for assent.
He said the new Bill is to replace the “Osun Anthem, Crest and Flag Bill 2012” after the governor’s assent.
Aside from reverting the name of the state, the Bill also changes the flag and crest of the state to the Nigerian flag and the Nigerian Coat of Arms.
The new Bill, however, retained the state anthem established by the old Bill.
The Assembly, thereafter, screened 13 of the 25 commissioner nominees who appeared before it, after the report of the ad-hoc screening committee was adopted.
While presenting the committee’s recommendations, Mr Akinyode Oyewusi, the chairman of the ad-hoc screening committee, said all the nominees are competent and qualified to be commissioners.
He said the nominees met the requirements of the law and that they should be confirmed in line with section 192 (2) of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 (amended).
However, the Speaker noted that the nominees would all be considered for confirmation after the House is done with screening.