Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has denied making executive orders to sack traditional rulers and workers in the state, explaining that all he did was set up a review panel which is yet to make recommendations to government as to sack or not sack.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Olawale Rasheed, who spoke on a private radio station in Osogbo, Rave FM, explained that Executive Order one to five shows the intentions of the administration to review, nullify, and set aside while the instrumentality to effect the orders was order six which is the composition of the panel.
He said: “There was never sack of any worker or traditional ruler. We only set up a review panel. It is impossible to sack and put a review panel in place.
“The review panel is to look at the number of people that were employed, due processes of the employment, and qualifications, among other things.
“Before our taking over, there were issues of backdating of employment, even till last year. So order 1-5 will be operationalised by order 6 which are the panels.
“Those that were employed from July 17 till our takeover are still at work presently; they have not been sacked. The staff audit will review the employment.”
However, a statement signed by Rasheed said that the Governor has approved the dissolution of all non-statutory boards in the state with immediate effect.
“As a follow-up to the pronouncement of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, on Sunday, 27th November 2022, all non-statutory Boards, Commissions and Parastatals including those of Tertiary Institutions (with exception of UNIOSUN) are hereby dissolved in the State forthwith”
“Consequently, all Accounting Officers of such Boards, Parastatals and Commissions are to take charge with immediate effect,” the statement added.