Oba Matemilola, Olusola-Eleka, Malaolu share thoughts on gov, deputy relationship

By John Odunjo

“Boiling Point Arena will hold via Zoom on Sunday and will be transmitted live by an Abeokuta-based radio station, Sweet 107.1FM, for two hour duration from 8pm to 10pm”

Frontline traditional ruler, the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Prof Saka Matemilola, will on Sunday, join Boiling Point Arena Discourse on how to reverse deputy governors’ spare tyre roles.

The traditional ruler; a former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka; and a former Commissioner for Information in Ogun State, Dr Niran Malaolu, will on the programme, share thoughts on the frequent skirmishes between Governors and Deputy Governors in Nigeria.

While Oba Matemilola will deliver the keynote address during the month’s edition of BOILING POINT ARENA, an interview discourse on governance and nation building, Prof Olusola-Eleka and Dr Malaolu, are also expected to dissect the gradual decline of constitutional democracy in Nigeria.

The former deputy governor and ex-commissioner will, in particular, revisit the Ondo State Conundrum which pitched the deceased former Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu against his erstwhile Deputy who has now transited to the position of Governor of the state.

The duo are also expected to offer insightful perspectives on what the spirit behind the constitution envisages as the proper relationship between Governors and their Deputies and what obtains in other climes.

This particular edition is titled: “The Relationship Between Roles of Governor and Deputy Governor in Nigeria’s Constitution -Rethinking The Conundrum in The States”.

The online interview discourse which commands large global audience is slated for Sunday January 14, 2024. It is the 15th in the series since the current affairs programme started in November, 2022.

Prof Olusola-Eleka who served as Deputy Governor between 2014 and 2018 later contested the governorship election as the Peoples Democratic Party candidate and has had a brilliant career as a university lecturer spanning three decades.

For his part, Dr Malaolu, a veteran journalist, was a newspaper Editor in the hey days of the Military during the Abacha Era. He presently oversees the Rockcity 101.9FM, Abeokuta, which he established and became the first to own a radio station in Ogun State.

Boiling Point Arena will hold via Zoom on Sunday and will be transmitted live by an Abeokuta-based radio station, Sweet 107.1FM, for the two hour duration from 8pm to 10pm.

The once-in-a-month current affairs programme is the brainchild of the Initiator and Convener, Dr Ayo Arowojolu, a Media Professional with 34 years multi-varied work career experience spanning the media, banking and education sectors.

The Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Matemilola, will deliver the keynote address in his capacity as Chairman, Boiling Point Council of Royals and Elders.

According to a statement by the Chairman, Organizing Committee for the programme, Mr Eddy Ademosu, one of Nigeria’s notable Public Relations Icon, the interview discourse will in particular point the way forward for the country in furtherance of constitutional democracy.

Mr Ademosu commended the Board and Management of Sweet FM, chaired by the Promoter, Senator Olugbenga Obadara for identifying with worthy causes through partnering with the Boiling Point platform to widen the audience reach through its terrestrial and online channels

BOILING POINT, a news and general interest platform, comprises an array of eminent personalities including over 300 Professors, technocrats, industry leaders, High Court Justices, traditional rulers, security top shots, media professionals and several others.

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