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Adeleke reverses Oyetola appointments, installations of traditional rulers



Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state during his inauguration

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state on Monday issued six executive orders reversing appointments made by former governor Gboyega Oyetola, including appointments of workers and installation of traditional rulers.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, the governor signed the executive orders on Monday, including an order freezing all the state government accounts in all banks and other financial institutions.

“The six executive orders to take immediate effect,” the statement said.

Adding that, “The orders cover chieftaincy matters, appointments issues, setting up of review panel, staff audit and employment matters.” he said.


Others he said are for the immediate freezing of all the state government accounts in all banks and other financial institutions, order on Staff Audit – All Heads of Ministries, Departments, Agencies.

Adeleke said it included Commissions, Boards and Parastatals of Osun State Government are directed to carry out immediate staff audit of the actual number of workers in their establishments as at July 17, 2022.

The governor said all heads of agencies and parastatals are to 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 seven working days from the date of the Executive order, using the Oath of Fidelity Template.

Adeleke also nullified 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 17.

The governor also said all appointments in the service of the state made into any capacity in all the ministries, departments, agencies, commissions, boards and parastatals after July 17, were reversed.


He said all appointments of traditional rulers made by the state government after July 17 are to be reviewed to ensure there is strict compliance with due process of chieftaincy declarations and native law, custom and tradition relating to such.

“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,” Adeleke said.

“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 said.

Adeleke said in line with the executive orders two, three, four and five, the state government had ordered the setting-up of review committees.


He said the committees would be on staff audit/appointments/promotions, State assets inventory and recovery, contractors/MoUs/agreements and chieftaincy matters/appointments of traditional rulers.

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