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Adeleke announces Osun logo design competition after criticism of ‘specimen’

Ademola Adeleke, governor of Osun, has announced a state logo design competition following the criticism of the quality of the initial design.

On Wednesday, the governor assented to a bill adopting a new logo for the state.

Subsequently, the logo was released with Olawale Rasheed, the governor’s spokesperson, describing it as “a signal of rebirth” for the state.

But some Nigerians, including indigenes of the state, faulted the quality of the logo claiming it was poorly designed and unfit to serve as the state’s symbol.

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In response, the state government said the logo is a specimen and a three-dimensional version of it will be unveiled during ‘Ipade Imole’, a stakeholders meeting, on April 30.

In another statement on Thursday, Rasheed said the governor has announced the organisation of a logo design competition to be held between April 19 and 26.

He said participants are required to “take into account the prototype logo in terms of its contents and style.”

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The content of the initial logo included peculiar symbols like the Oranmiyan bust, the Erin-Ijesha waterfall, fish and cocoa pods.

The governor’s spokesperson said the winner will be announced on April 28, while the best three designers will be invited and compensated.

“The submission can be made in person both soft and printed copy to the Office of the Commissioner, Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment,” the statement reads.

“Entries can also be submitted online via [email protected] or [email protected], with bio data and contact details of the designer. The subject should be with the subject “OSUN STATE LOGO”.

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“The best design will be announced on April 28 and will be unveiled on April 30th during the new edition of Ipade Imole.”

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