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Prof Sidi Osho saga: We'll make our position public soon says Ogun Govt

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...'I Was Not Aware Of My Dismissal From OOU' - Professor Sidi Osho

Following series of reactions that trailed the appointment of Prof Sidi Osho by the Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun and her purported clearance by the Ogun State House of Assembly,  as a commissioner, the State government has said it will soon make public its stands on her eligibility.

Speaking to Our Correspondent, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, said Prof Osho is still a Commissioner-designate, saying that she was not sworn-in alongside other Commissioners and Special Advisers to the governor.

It would be recalled that Prof. Sidi Osho was alleged to have hid some of her working experiences from the profile she presented to the state government, especially as it related to Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.

It was gathered that Osho was allegedly dismissed from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, that was the reason she did not include her working experience in the institution in her profile.

It was gathered that Osho was at the College of Agriculture, OOU Ayetoro campus before her dismissal.

Findings revealed that the failure to include her experience at OOU might not be unconnected to a letter by the University dated 11th April, 2015 disclosing the dismissal of Osho after a recommendation of a panel set up against her.

She was in the letter accused and found guilty of gross misconduct and was dismissed accordingly.

But in a telephone interview with Our Correspondent, Somorin said the government is looking into the issues raised.

He said, she had not been sworn-
in, she is still a Commissioner designate".

"Government will soon communicate with the public on the matter of Prof. Osho".

Meanwhile, the embattled commissioner of Education, Science And Technology in Ogun State, Professor Sidi Osho has said she had no idea of any dismissal from her former working place, Olabisi Onabanjo University OOU during her years in service. 

According to a voice note circulated by Ambassador  Folake Marcus Bello, while speaking with  Professor Sidi Osho on phone,  she said she has been thrown into state of confusion following the letter in circulation on social media concerning her dismissal, she denied knowledge of the acclaimed letter of dismissal from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Aiyetoro campus. 

Professor Sidi Osho was among the 19 commissioners inaugurated on 10th of January by Prince Dapo Abiodun to paddle the canoe of Ogun State for the period of five year.

Folake Marcus Bello advised journalist and concerned citizens of Ogun State to ensure the embark on investigative journalism to know the truth of the matter instead of peddling rumour that lack no facts and figures. 

Also, she charged the women to protect the interest of their fellow women as she said Professor Sidi Osho might be going through lots of victimization while in active service which might lead to condemnation of highly intellectual persons.