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Senator Ademola Adeleke, Executive Governor of Osun

— Directs Security Agencies To Take Charge

Osun state Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has ordered three traditional rulers appointed by his predecessor to vacate their palaces .

The three affected monarchs are: Aree of Iree, Oba Ademola Oluponle Raphel, the Akirun of Ikirun, Oba Yinusa Akadiri and Owa of Igbajoland, Oba Philip Adegboyega Famodun.

This is contained in a six Executive Orders issued on Monday which according him covered chieftaincy matters, appointments issues, setting up of review panel, staff audit and employment matters.

Ademola ordered the review of all appointment of traditional rulers made by his predecessor, Gboyega Oyetola after the 17th of July, 2022.

The Governor in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale said: “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.”

He, however, ordered the immediate freezing of all Government accounts in all banks and other financial institutions

“All Heads of Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Boards and Parastatals of Osun State Government are hereby directed 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 from the date of this Executive order using the attached Oath of Fidelity Template”

“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.

“All 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 be and are hereby reversed.

“In line with the executive orders Nos 2, 3, 4 and 5 already issued by me, I hereby order the set-up of the following Review Committees:

“Staff audit/appointments/promotions review committee. State assets inventory and recovery committee. Contracts/MOUS/agreements review committee. Chieftaincy matters/appointment of traditional rulers review committee.”

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