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Adeleke sacks 12,000 workers, three monarchs over predecessor’s irregularities

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Osun Governor Senator Ademola Adeleke has terminated the employment of 12,000 workers including teachers, recruited by the former governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, over alleged irregularities in the processes leading to the employment in the state.

Also, the governor nullified the appointment of 30 Permanent Secretaries and three monarchs whose appointments were approved by his predecessor and ordered that their Palaces be taken over by security operatives in the state, to avoid any breakdown of law and order.

These affected monarchs include Akinrun of Ikinrun Oba Yinusa Akadiri; Aree of Ire Oba Ademola Oluponle and Owa of Igbajo, Oba Gboyega Famodun, who was chairman, Osun chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Adeleke, who gave the directives in Osogbo, the state capital, barely 24 hours after his inauguration as the sixth governor of the state on Monday, has set up four committees to review the activities of the previous government.

The four committees include Staff audit/appointment/promotion review committee, State assets inventory and recovery committee, Contracts/MoUs, agreements review committee, and Chieftaincy matters/appointment of traditional rulers review committee.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Olawale Rasheed, confirmed the development through a statement made available to newsmen on Adeleke’s first day in office activities.

Rasheed noted that the governor’s directives were contained in six Executives orders which covered chieftaincy matters, appointment issues, setting up of review panels, staff audits, and employment matters.

The release reads: “All employments in the service of Osun State Government made in any capacity into any capacity in all the Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Boards and Parastatals after July 17th, 2022 be and are hereby nullified.

“Executive Order number five on Chieftaincy Affairs and appointment of traditional rulers. All appointments of traditional rulers made by Osun State Government after 17th July, 2022, are hereby ordered to be reviewed to ensure there was strict compliance with due process of chieftaincy declarations and native law, custom, and tradition relating to such chieftaincies. In the case of Ikirun, Iree, and Igbajo, to avoid further breakdown of law and order, the appointments of Akinrun of Ikinrun, Aree of Ire, and Owa of Igbajo are hereby put on hold pending review. Subsequently, the palaces of Akinrun of Ikirun, Aree of Iree, and Owa of Igbajo should remain unoccupied, while security agencies are hereby ordered to take charge.”

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