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Adeleke appoints nephew, Aregbesola’s ally, others as board chairmen

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
21 July 2023   |   3:18 am
Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has approved the appointment of chairmen and vice chairmen of non-statutory boards.

You’ve put square pegs in round holes, Osun APC slams gov
Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has approved the appointment of chairmen and vice chairmen of non-statutory boards.

One of them is Rasak Salinsile, a close ally to former governor of the state and immediate past Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.

Salinsile was a factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

The governor also appointed his nephew, Tunji Adeleke (Jnr) as Chairman of Local Government Service Commission Board.

The fresh appointments came a day after the governor swore in 25 commissioners and three permanent secretaries.  

A statement, yesterday, by the governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, noted that the appointments take immediate effect.

The governor appointed 21 chairmen of boards with two of the boards having vice chairmen.

MEANWHILE, Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, lashed out at Adeleke over his allotment of commissioners to ministries, saying the governor embarrassed himself by putting square pegs in round holes.

The APC chairman in the state, Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Kola Olabisi, in Osogbo, said: “The assignment of the commissioners to different ministries was disastrous, which would result to an imminent monumental catastrophe.

“What could have informed Governor Adeleke to have appointed himself works commissioner if not greed and unwillingness for accountability and probity in the office?

“We all know who the real unveiled commissioner for works is. It is the fear of what would be the reactions of the public that prevented him from mentioning her name.

“The reason for appointing the deputy governor to be in charge of Ministry of Sports and Social Needs is also not fathomable when it is not that there is dearth of qualified persons who worked for the success of the party at the polls.

“The prerogative of the governor to put lawyers in charge of the ministries of education and health is fraught with admissible reasons to any right-thinking members of the society.”

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