The Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun early morning on Wednesday lost his dad, Alhaji 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 Toye Arulogun, 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.
Alhaji Arulogun, born October 1, 1934 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’ Counci, 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 among several others.
The remains of Alhaji Arulogun will be buried later today.