FROM CLEMENT ADEYI, OSOGBO
Ipetumodu, a suburb of Osogbo, the Osun State capital, was yesterday agog when the people of the community hosted their son, Mr Femi Adesina, to a grand reception on his appointment as the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammad Buhari.
Before Adesina, who was the immediate past President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors, NGE, arrived the palace of the Oba of Ipetumodu, HRM James Adegoke, the venue of the event, amidst tight security, in company with his wife, Adenike,government officials, a huge crowd of people, including royal fathers, traditional rulers, eminent people from all walks of life had converged on the palace hall to receive him .When he finally arrived the hall, he was greeted with thunderous ovations by the tumultuous crowd.
He beamed with smiles, acknowledging cheers from them. In attendance were Governor Rauf Aregbesola, the Senator representing Osun West Constituency at the National Assembly, Senator Babajide Omoworare,the Managing Director of The Sun Publishing Ghana, Mr Shola Osunkeye, Deputy Editor of Saturday Sun, Mr Femi Baba Femi, The Sun Assistant Editors Yinka Fabowale, and Tope Adeboboye, among other staff members of The Sun Also honoured with Adesina was, another son of Ipetumodu, A Commissioner in the National Pensions Commission, Barrister Olaoba Efuntayo.
The high point of the event were showers of prayers by Pastor Tunji Abegunde, who said the opening prayers, as well as Oba Adegoke, the Apetumodu of Ipetumodu, who prayed that Adesina would continue to “excel with Buhari throughout his tenure and also remain a great man in his life time and a pride to not only Ipetumodu his homestead, but also Osun State.” “Very soon, you will become a Chief,” he said. Oba Adegoke, in his Read More →
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