The Osun State House of Assembly has repealed the 2012 Osun State Anthem, Crest, and Flag Law.
During the plenary on Tuesday, Speaker Adewale Egbedun stated that this action was taken in accordance with the ruling of a Federal High Court on December 14, 2017.
The Speaker explained, “Recognizing that certain aspects of the law may be appropriate, the House agreed that all amendments made to the Osun State Anthem, Crest, and Flag Law of 2012 would be incorporated into the new bill titled ‘Osun State Anthem, Crest, and Flag Bill 2023,’ which is sponsored by the Majority Leader.”
In essence, the House has repealed a law that had already been invalidated by a competent court, paving the way for a new law that upholds the Nigerian constitution.
Mr. Kanmi Ajibola, currently a member of the House representing Oriade State Constituency, had previously taken legal action against the administration of former governor Rauf Aregbesola regarding the creation of an anthem, flag, and crest for the state.
Furthermore, the change of the state’s name from “Osun State, the State of the Living Spring” to “State of Osun, the State of the Virtuous” has also been repealed.