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July 24, 2024

New Osun logo waste of taxpayers’ money – APM

The Allied Peoples Movement, APM, in Osun State has described the design of the new state logo by the state government as a waste of taxpayers’ money.

In a message signed by Wale Adebayo, the chairman of the party, he said that the whole idea about the new logo project was misplaced, as it amounted to climbing a tree from the top.

DAILY POST had reported that the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, on Wednesday, signed a bill adopting a new logo for the state.

The governor, in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed on Wednesday, said he signed the bill at a ceremony witnessed by the Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Adewale Egbedun.

DAILY POST also recalls that the Osun State House of Assembly had in July 2023 repealed the state Anthem, Crest and Flag Law 2012 and replaced it with a new law which enabled the executive to come up with a new logo for the state.

Speaking after assenting to the bill, Governor Adeleke said signing the new logo into law was a signal of the rebirth of Osun State.

He added that the new state symbol was significant as it aligned with its history, anthem, values and tradition of the state.

“The new logo is also an educational resource material for our younger generation as it contains symbols of our landmarks, strengths, resources and history.

“The logo is also a tool to market the state at home and abroad.

“It is my honour and privilege to introduce the new logo as the symbol of our state.

“This announcement will herald a new life of prosperity, abundance and sustainability for our people and admirers,” Adeleke said.

However, while describing the development as unimpressive, Adebayo said, “We at the APM align with the critical mass of the state to say we are not impressed with the new logo project. It’s simply a waste of taxpayers’ money

“The people need leadership that can transform their lives and concerns, provide employment opportunities for them and not logo. What has the administration given to the masses since it was sworn in? Absolutely nothing.

“People need the leadership of the state to solve their problems. The quality of leadership, the contentment of your citizens and the level of security in your state is what should matter.”

Adebayo opined that quality leadership mattered as it took precedence over cosmetic changes such as the new logo.

“The party emphasises the need for tangible actions and policies that can positively impact the lives of the people, rather than superficial initiatives that do not address the core issues they face.

“When people are struggling with everyday issues like poverty, unemployment, and poor infrastructure, they may find little value in a flashy new logo or branding exercise.

“This kind of disconnect between government priorities and the needs of ordinary people in this clime is a major source of frustration and discontent for the citizenry,” the statement reads.

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