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It Is Ondo Anthem Not Oodua Anthem–Ondo Govt

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu

The Ondo State Government has clarified that what the State Executive Council approved Is Anthem for Ondo State not Oodua Anthem.

In a press statement on Monday signed by Olabode Richard Olatunde, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State, the government stated that the recently dissolved Ondo State Executive Council (SEC) on February 18, 2021 approved an indigenous anthem for the state.

“But it has come to the notice of the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, that the anthem is being referred to as Oodua Anthem.

“Governor Akeredolu wishes to state that what was approved for the state is Ondo State Anthem but not Oodua Anthem.

“The intention of adopting the Ondo State Anthem is to promote the tradition and culture of the Yoruba race, the government said.

“This clarification is necessary in order to avoid misinterpretation, misconception and outright misunderstanding of the aim of the state government”, it added.

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Joseph Chukwuma Oputa

Joseph Chukwuma Oputa is the Managing Editor of Maslow Businessnews and Physicians News publications published by Maslow Business News Publications, Lagos, Nigeria.

Joseph Oputa is a proud Alumnus of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State.

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