ADEMOLA JACKSON NURUDEEN ADELEKE SWEARS IN AS OSUN STATE GOVERNOR

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…promises that it will be business unusual in the state

…promises good welfare for workers, boost economy and people focus policies 

The new governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke have taken the oath of office as the executive governor of the state.

Senator Adeleke, exited and full of appreciation accepted the mantle of leadership entrusted upon him by the people of Osun State.

He said,” I am conscious of the enormous challenges and responsibilities ahead of me and will beginning from this hour work day and night with deep sense of purpose to be a servant to you all.”

The new governor promised that,”I will boldly correct all past injustice, corrupt acts or policies by any previous administration which are against the collective interest of our people. 

 Let me state here that from the education, health, mining Sector, agriculture, road infrastructure and supply of portable water, let it be known to all that it is no longer going to be business as usual. And I repeat, it is no longer business as usual.

 Our administration will demonstrate a high sense of urgency, transparency, justice and innovation to tackle and solve the problems of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and poor infrastructure.

 Your Governor will be a people’s Governor. I will be accessible, responsive, consultative and proactive in handling small and big matters of State Governance. 

 I know that as a product of the collective will of you my people, there is a heavy weight of history on my shoulders and I accept the urgency of your expectations, the depth of your aspirations and your conviction in me to build a better State.”

Senator Adeleke however lamented the desperation of former Governor, Alh Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola maliciously putting road blocks to make things difficult and almost impossible for the new administration to work. 

He said,”Mass employment were 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. 

Appointments of several Obas were hurriedly done without following due process, just to mention a few. 

All efforts to get the Governor set up a Transition Committee and submit hand-over notes in line with best practices proved abortive.” 

Senator Adeleke called on the people of Osun state state for “patience and understanding to give my administration a few weeks to review and sort out all the actions and malicious confusions which the immediate past administration has created since July 17th 2022. Those actions were indeed vindictive measures against the people of Osun State for voting them out of office.”

He announced that , “I hereby issue the following directives which will be backed up with appropriate Executive orders: 

a. Immediate freezing of all government accounts in banks and other financial institutions

b. Immediate establishment of a panel to carry out an inventory and recover all government assets 

c. An immediate establishment of a panel to review all appointments and major decisions of the immediate past administration taken after the 17th July, 2022

d. An immediate reversal to the constitutionally recognized 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.”

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