Oyo info commissioner, Toye Arulogun, loses dad

Toye Arulogun

Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, early morning on Wednesday lost his dad, Adegboyega Arulogun at the age of 84.

Alhaji Arulogun, a three-time former commissioner in the state, died at a private hospital in Ibadan at 7.04am after a brief illness.

According to a statement by his son, Alhaji Arulogun, until his death was a devoted Muslim, a community leader, defender of justice, and an exemplary man who believed in the cause of a common man.

Born October 1, 1934, Alhaji Arulogun, who attended St Peters Primary School, Aremo, Olivet High School, Oyo and the University of Lagos, Lagos, was a prominent and very active member of Ibadan Elders’ Council, Oluyole Club Lagos. He was a labour union leader in his active days in the media industry.

He was a pioneer broadcaster, a former British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) consultant, former general manager, Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Channel 7 and 10 and former marketing director, NTA among other exploits in the media industry.

He was the editor of Nigeria’s first celluloid movie, Kongi’s Harvest, and had many successful productions on the NTA Network among which are Ogunde: Man of the Theatre, 5 Days in Badagry, Dance for Harvest, Festac 77 and Born to Live.

He will be buried later on Thursday according to Islamic rites.