Epochal book on Osun State, Courage & Character,
out

As Osun State clocks 32 years on 27 August, a publishing outfit, The
Erudio Alphabet Company, is set to release an epochal book on its
evolution formally.
Titled Courage & Character: The Definitive History of Osun State, the
460-page coffee table book recounts the history of the struggle of the
people for their State till military president Gen Ibrahim Babangida,
acceded in 1991. The book covers the activities of the various
administrations, concluding with that of Rauf Aregbesola.
There are sections on the governments of Col Leo Ajiborisha, Senator
Isiaka Adeleke, and the military interregnum featuring Colonel Abel
Akale, Navy Captain Anthony Udofia, Lt Col Anthony Obi, Col
Theophilus Olufemi Bamigboye. The administration of Chief Bisi Akande
brought back the civilians. The book Courage and Character extensively
documents the government of Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Rauf
Aregbesola.
The book is dedicated to “The Omoluabi of Osun” described as “brave
hearts, unrelentingly optimistic, and flinty in their determination” and “to
the abiding memory of the first executive governor of Osun State,
Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke”.
Courage & Character is Volume One of the Osun Trilogy. It offers a rich
narrative in four parts. President Muhammadu Buhari wrote the
foreword, and immediate past governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola
authored the preface. Sections include the story of Abdulsalami Agbaje,
an Ibadan high chief, described as “the unlikely catalyst” for creating the
Oshun Division following a gang-up by the Ibadan nobility in the 1940s.
There are accounts of the struggle, the creation of the state, and the
highlights of each state administrator or governor from 1991 to 2018.
According to The CEO of Erudio Alphabet, Temitope Lakisokun, “the
Osun story is essentially about a people’s rejection of subjugation and

oppression; their quest for independence and sovereignty, and the
struggle for survival and relevance.”

Bayo Idowu
For: The Erudio Alphabet Company

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