BOILING POINT: Oba Matemilola, Olusola-Eleka, Malaolu Share Thoughts on Gov, Deputy relationship

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Frontline traditional ruler, the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Prof Saka Matemilola; former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka and a former Commissioner for Information in Ogun State, Dr Niran Malaolu, will on Sunday share thoughts on how to salvage the statuses of Deputy Governors from their current spare tyre roles.

Over time in Nigeria, frequent deep-seated frictions between Governors and their Deputies have been an unresolved Conundrum, casting a deep slur in Nigeria’s constitutional democracy.

While Oba Matemilola will deliver the keynote address during this 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 trio will, in particular, revisit the Ondo State conundrum which pitched the deceased former Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu against his erstwhile Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa who has now transited to the position of Governor of the state, by an act of nature.

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.

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 and Public Relations Strategist with 34 years multi-varied work career experience spanning the media, banking and education sectors.

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.

According to a statement by the Chairman, Organizing Committee for the programme, Mr Eddy Ademosu, 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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