Adeleke Issues Six Executive Orders, Suspends OSIEC Chairman

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state, Senator has issued six executive orders to take immediate effect. 

The Orders signed by the Governor covered chieftaincy matters, appointment issues, setting up of a review panel, staff audit and employment matters. 

A statement by the Spokesperson to Governor Mallam Olawale Rasheed indicates that the Executive Orders include State bank accounts where he ordered the freezing of all Government accounts in all banks and other financial institutions.

He ordered all Heads of Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Boards and Parastatals of Osun State Government to carry out an immediate staff audit of the actual number of government workers in their various Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Boards and Parastatals, as at 17th July 2022, and should file a report to the Office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor stating the full details and position/designation of each of the staff on the forwarded list, within 7 working days.

The Governor ordered nullification of all employments in the service of Osun State Government made in any capacity in all the Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Boards and Parastatals after July 17th, 2022. 

Governor Adeleke also reversed appointments 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 17th July 2022. 

The statement reads “Executive Order number five “All appointments of traditional rulers made by the 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 Chieftaincy.

“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.”

The statement adds that the Governor ordered the set-up of Review Committees, Staff Audit, Promotion review committees, State assets inventory and recovery committees.

Others are the Contract and agreement review committee, Chieftaincy matters and the appointment of the Traditional rulers’ review committee.

Meanwhile, Governor Adeleke has directed the immediate suspension of the Chairman of the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission, OSIEC, Mr. Segun Oladitan and other members of the Commission

The suspension is a sequel to several petitions bothering on financial impropriety, dereliction of duty, absenteeism and abuse of office against the said Chairman and members of the Commission. 

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Tesleem Igbalaye says pending the outcome of the investigation into the allegations against the suspended chairman and members of the Commission, the Secretary to the Commission will hold forth in running the affairs of the Commission.

Funmi Adekoya

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