The Newly inaugurated Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has frozen all government accounts in banks and other financial institutions in the state. The governor, who gave the instruction as his first executive order during his inauguration address at the Osogbo township stadium said all appointments made by the past administration in the state would be reviewed. “I hereby issue the directive which will be backed up with appropriate Executive orders: Immediate freezing of all government accounts in banks and other financial institutions,” Adeleke said.
The new governor directed immediate reversal to the constitutionally recognized name of Osun State. He instructed that all insignia, correspondences and signages should henceforth reflect Osun state rather than ‘state of Osun’ which is unknown to the Nigerian constitution.
He said a panel would be set up to conduct an inventory of government assets and recover those in the wrong hands.
“Under my watch as the governor of Osun, I will boldly correct all past injustices, corrupt acts or policies by any previous administration, which are against the collective interest of our people.”
He further noted that his administration would also demonstrate a high sense of urgency, transparency, justice and innovation to tackle and solve the problems of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and poor infrastructure in the state.
“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 will not be misplaced.”
“In line with our campaign manifesto, our government will ensure local government autonomy in line with the provisions of the Nigeria constitution. We will restore the lost glory of our local governments in order to make them more responsive to the needs of the people at the grassroots.
“All policies that are not favourable to the growth of effective local government administration will be reviewed in accordance with the law.
Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was sworn in as the sixth executive governor of Osun. He succeeded former Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).