Governor Adeleke starts administration with probe of predecessor

The newly sworn-in 6th Governor of Osun State, Prince Ademola Adeleke has declared to probe the immediate past administration accusing it of looting some of the assets of the state.

Penpushing reports that, Adeleke made the pronouncement in his inaugural speech when he was sworn in on Sunday, at the Osogbo township stadium and equally directed that all bank accounts belonging to the state government should be frozen with immediate effect.

“I hereby issue the following directives which will be backed up with appropriate Executive orders: Immediate freezing of all government accounts in banks and other financial institutions,” he emphasized

The Governor who took oath office alongside his  Deputy, administered by the Chief Justice of Osun State, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo vowed that he will set up a panel that will probe the alleged looting, carry out an inventory and recover all government assets.

Penpushing further reports that, Adeleke  accused his predecessor, Gboyega Oyetola administration of making things difficult for him,pointing out that all the last-minute appointments carried out by him(Oyetola) were done so as to make things difficult for him.

“My Good People of Osun, since you elected me as your Governor on the 16th of July 2022, which the INEC announced on July 17th 2022, the former Governor, Alh Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola maliciously started putting roadblocks to make things difficult and almost impossible for the new administration to serve you,” he said.

“Mass employment was carried out without budgetary provisions for salary payments for the new employees; even when the state was struggling to pay salaries and deliver other services. Various hurried and criminally backdated contracts were awarded and again without budgetary provisions’, he added.

Penpushing also reports that,Adeleke said he will constitute a panel that will review all the last-minute appointments made by the immediate past administration, and will constitute immediate panel to review all appointments and major decisions of taken after the 17th July, 2022.

The Governor, at the ceremony directed that the state’s name should be reversed to Osun State, stressing that all correspondence should henceforth reflect Osun State

“An immediate reversal to the constitutionally recognised name of our state, Osun State. All government insignia, correspondences and signages should henceforth reflect Osun State rather than State of Osun which is unknown to the Nigerian constitution”, Adeleke ordered.

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