Chief Yinka Olatunbosun is a frontline politician, management and financial expert and philanthropist. He is passionate about the rapid transformation of his alma mater – the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree. In this exclusive interview, he bares his mind on why he wants to lead this prestigious Alumni Association.

Question:
What is OSPAA and when was it established?

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OSPAA is an acronym for Osun State Polytechnic Alumni Association and it was formally inaugurated in 1999.

Question:
Why do you want to be the National President of OSPAA?

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I want to be the National President of OSPAA because as one of the Pioneer students of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, it is my wish and desire to see my Alma Mater progress and develop in all ramifications. As the National President of OSPAA, I will be able to coordinate and mobilise all the old students of OSPOLY to give back to their Alma Mater including those in diaspora. We will also work closely with the Management of the Institution to ensure that the Alumni gives the needed support and assistance to the Institution from time to time. As the National President, I will have the database of all our old students for effective networking among Alumni members. We will also render assistance to needy members or organise empowerment programmes for our members who might be in need of such.

Question:
OSPAA unlike other alumni associations is not well known beyond Osun State, what will you do different if given the opportunity to lead OSPAA?

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Being a trained journalist myself, we will ensure that we work closely with the media to give maximum coverage and publicity to all our programmes and events. We will also ensure that we have chapters in all the states of the Federation and even outside the country.

Question:
How do you intend to raise funds to finance the activities of OSPAA?

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As a financial expert, to raise funds to finance the activities of the Alumni won’t be a challenge. Apart from the Annual dues paid by Alumni members, we will use our goodwill to solicit donations and financial support from our members. We will also embark on some fund generating projects and so on.

Question:
Public affairs analysts have posited that one of the major challenges facing us as a nation is inconsistencies in government policies. For instance, the Osun state governor on assumption of office reversed some educational policies of the last administration, what is your take on this, are you going to continue with the programmes of your predecessor if elected President of OSPAA?

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I believe strongly in continuity of good and viable programmes. I will build on the good legacies of my predecessors if elected as the next National President.

Question:
Is there any other information you want us to know?

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My antecedents and predigree as an undergraduate student of OSPOLY is known to all. My over 15 years experience in the corporate world and my voluntary service as a Pastor in RCCG for over 20 years including my humanitarian work as a founder of an NGO will all be brought to bear in the discharge of my duties if elected as the next National President of OSPAA.

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