Gov. Oyetola padding Osun payroll, diverting treasury - Adeleke


Ademola Adeleke and Oyetola

Osun Governor-elect, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, said members of his team are already compiling a long list of infractions committed by the outgoing government of Gboyega Oyetola.

Adeleke made this known while receiving the report of the Transition Committee on Thursday in Ede town.

He warned that he would not condone such infractions under his administration.

Adeleke said: “From padding state payroll to multiple engagements outside the due process, the collective assets and treasury of Osun are being distorted, diverted and mortgaged for selfish political and private interests.

“The oath of office for all leaders is to serve within the confine of the law and public interest,” he said.

According to the Governor-elect, no leader takes an oath to plunder the state, saying, ”I make a vow to the people of Osun state that none of the ongoing illegalities will stand under my leadership.

“Through appropriate channels and platforms, normalcy will be enforced within the ministries, agencies and parastatals.”

Adeleke also vowed that his administration will be accountable to the people of the state.

The governor-elect, who lauded members of the transition committee for their commitment, said that he would study their report critically and ensure its full implementation once he assumes office.

He said, ”You have worked tirelessly in the last few months. You have laboured hard to produce a detailed governance blueprint for our dear state.

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“I am at a glance impressed that your committee built on my five-point agenda.

“From workers’ welfare to infrastructure, education, health, agriculture, women, youth, security, information technology, the environment and state economy, we are set to deliver on our electoral promises.”

He assured the committee members that their labour would not be in vain, adding that they stood to be counted at a very critical moment in the life of the state.

“Even when the outgoing government refused to cooperate, you forged ahead. You delivered on your mandate as contained in your terms of reference.

“You accomplished the task with elegance to the admiration of all.

“Responsible and responsive leadership is here. Transparency and accountability are knocking at the door. I will be a true people’s governor all the time,” he pledged.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Committee, Dr Muyiwa Oladimeji, said that the report, which was an interim one, would assist the Governor-elect to start governance on a smooth note.

Oladimeji, who said that the committee did not get any official cooperation from the outgoing state government, said such behaviour was myopic and uncivilised.

“If we believe that the state belongs to all of us, there is no need for such behaviour.

“But we still thank some government officials who unofficially provided some information for us to work with,” he said.

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