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Ex-Oyo Info Commissioner, Arulogun, Dies, To Be Buried According To Islamic Rites

Adegboyega Arulogun

Chief Adegboyega Arulogun former Information Commissioner in the Old Oyo State is dead. Aged 84.

He died early this morning at exactly 7:04 a.m.

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The 3-time Commissioner in the old Oyo State was born on October 1, 1934 in Ibadan. Educated at Baptist Boy’s High School, Oyo, School of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Overseas Film and TV Center, London, Sender Freis Berlin (West Germany) and the University of Lagos.

His son, Toye Arulogun, is currently the commissioner for information, orientation and culture.

Alhaji Arulogun possesses adequate professional and management training that has stood him in good stead in his public and professional career. He attended the Management Appreciation Course of the Nigerian Institute of Management in 1978, Industrial Relations Course for Collective Bargaining in 1971 at the University of Ibadan, the Advanced Management Course by the Royal Institute of Public Administrators (RIPA), London, and the Advanced Management Course for Public Enterprise by the Administrative Staff Collage of Nigeria (ASCON) Badagry, in 1983. He also attended a Special Management Course on Civil Service Reforms for Commissioners, Directors General in 1990.

In his Television career, started with the famous WNTV-WNBS Ibadan. He managed the Production Services of the Nigerian Television Authority between 1977 and 1987 till he was appointed the General Manager of NTA Channels 5 and 10 in Lagos in 1987. Later that year, he moved to NTA Ikeja, Channel 7.

In 1988, he was appointed Commissioner for Information and Culture of Oyo State. He served there till January 1992, having headed the Ministries of Information, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Works and Transport. While in Oyo State as Commissioner, he was Chairman of the State Merit Award Committee for two years, Chairman of the Public Enlightenment Committee on the Transition to Civil Rule, the 1991 Population Census, The Infrastructural Appeal Fund and the Publicity and Speech Writing Committee of the Presidential and Vice Presidential and Vice Presidents’.

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