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Governor Adeleke Orders Probe of College of Education Provost’s Suspension

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has given an order to investigate the suspension of Professor Jimoh Afolabi, the Provost of the Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun.
Recall that the Governing Council of the institution, chaired by Peter Babalola, suspended Afolabi over allegations of misappropriation.
In a statement to that effect, the suspension is to allow proper investigation into the infractions levelled against the Provost as he was also accused of concealing documents to frustrate the effort of the Governing Council.
“Please refer to the letter with Reference NO. OSSCE/LR/GCIP/001/1, dated 3rd January 2024, inviting you to appear before the Governing Council’s Investigative Panel on account of the various infractions levelled against you at the Council’s meeting held on Tuesday, 21st November 2023, following which a vote of no confidence was passed on you.
“Consequent on the above developments, Council, at its meeting of Monday, 8th January 2023 considered the need to suspend you from exercising the functions of your office to allow for proper investigations intobthe infractions levelled against you.

“Hinged on the above, and in accordance with Section 32.3 (a&b) of thebCollege Edict, you are hereby suspended from exercising the functions of your office pending the final determination of your case,” the letter read.
The statement directed Afolabi to hand over all college properties in his custody to the Deputy Provost and vacate the college premises with immediate effect.
It also prohibited him from entering into the college or any of its facilities except by invitation from the Governing Council.
However on Tuesday, in a statement signed by Adeleke’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, the governor’s Chief of Staff was directed to lead a small committee to investigate the matter.
“The Committee also included the Secretary to the State Government and Commissioner for Education among others to host a crisis resolution meeting between the school management and the Governing Council,” he said.
Reacting to accusations and counter-accusations between the Chairman of the Governing Council and the College Provost, Adeleke directed the committee to look into the subject of controversies and ensure amicable resolution of the crisis.
“I have read various statements and allegations emanating from Ila Orangun College of Education. I have also been briefed about the conflict between the school management and the college Governing Council. The Committee is hereby directed to call a meeting of both parties.
“The Committee is to review all issues including questions of financial malpractices within the College system and propose a comprehensive accountability and transparency system.
“Let me warn that anybody implicated in any wrongdoing, financial mismanagement or corrupt conduct will face heavy sanction. I announce that I will not shield anybody no matter how highly placed.
“The committee is expected to report their findings and recommendations to the Governor within two weeks,” the statement concluded.
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Be Prepared For A Detailed Budget Defence – Gov Adeleke Tells Cabinet

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has asked members of his cabinet to be prepared for a thorough budget defence at the State House of Assembly.

Adeleke said this in a statement on Wednesday through his spokesperson, Mr. Olawale Rasheed.

In order to expedite the budget processing in accordance with the Assembly’s schedule, he stated that complete cooperation with the legislature was essential.

“We have a state to govern. We have a five-point agenda to deliver. There is no room for distractions. All cabinet members must get their work together by ensuring successful budget hearings at the Assembly.

“Also, let the relevant house committees have all the required information to vet and approve your proposals.

“I have full confidence that the legislature will understand the fiscal and economic considerations behind the 2024 budgetary proposals,” he said.

According to him, his administration was aware of innovative ideas being introduced that may necessitate new laws or amendments to existing ones.

“Let me on this note direct our MDAs with planned executive bills to speed up the internal processes.

“Three of such bills are very dear to the goodness of our state. The bill to domesticate the Nigerian Startup Act should be forwarded to the Assembly without further delay. That bill holds the key to boosting and diversifying our state’s economy,” he added.

He equally highlighted the significance of the Osun electricity market bill.


Do Not Marry More Wives After Your Appointment – Adeleke Warns LG Committee Members

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has warned the local government caretaker committee members to be disciplined with their finances.

The governor sent the warning on Wednesday while swearing-in of local government caretaker committee members at the state government Secretariat, Abere.

He told them that it was not a time to marry a second wife.

Adeleke stated that those caught engaging in corrupt practices would face heavy sanctions.

He urged the committee to hit the ground running by developing their respective local government.

According to him, “Very important is the issue of financial discipline. This is not the time to marry a second or third wife. This is a time of financial prudence. Anyone found engaging in corrupt practices will be severely sanctioned.

“Your appointment is part of the process by my administration to kickstart a process that will produce a democratically elected local government system.

“I am directing you to hit the ground running by developing your respective local government areas through developmental initiatives.”

While recalling that his administration came on board at a time of constitutional crisis at the local government level, the Governor lamented that the previous government grossly violated the constitution and the law by conducting local government elections after its defeat.

Insisting that the election was a sham and a waste of billions of taxpayers’ money, Adeleke held that the Oyetola administration did not comply with the specific provisions of the law.


Gov Adeleke Approves N2.1 Billion Bond Certificates For Pensioners

Gov Ademola Adeleke of Osun state has approved the release of bond certificates worth N2.1 billion to pensioners.

The approved bond certificates cover retirees under the contributory pension scheme at the state and local government levels.

The Osun State Head of Service, Samuel Ayanleye Aina, in a statement on Wednesday, made this revelation.

Aina said beneficiaries should be presented with the bond certificates at the LG service commission hall on Thursday.

Aina explained that the beneficiaries of bond certificates are retired Staff of Local Government Areas, Local Council Development Areas, Area Councils, Ministries, Departments & Agencies (MDAs), Secondary Schools, Tertiary Institutions and Parastatals.

He noted that “The Governor of Osun State, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, has graciously approved the release of bond certificates worth N2.1bn for the payment of accrued right benefits of another batch of Retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme at the State and Local Government levels.”

Aina said the governor’s move aligned with one of the campaign promises, adding that Adeleke wants to guarantee that the welfare of pensioners and active workers in the state is given adequate attention during his tenure.

“Accordingly, His Excellency, the Governor, will preside over the presentation of the Bond Certificates to the beneficiaries tomorrow, Thursday, 10th August, 023,t the Local Government Service Commission Hall, Abere at 10.00 a.m,” Aina added.


Gov Adeleke Dissolves Osun Assembly

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has announced the dissolution of the 7th State House of Assembly.

This is contained in a statement by Malam Olawale Rasheed, the spokesperson to the governor.

According to the statement, Adeleke exercised the authority vested in him by Section 105(3) of the Nigerian constitution by announcing the dissolution of the 7th assembly and proclamation for the 8th assembly.

The governor conveyed the dissolution of the 7th assembly and the proclamation of the 8th assembly to the Clerk of the state assembly.

The 8th assembly will be inaugurated on June 6.

Adeleke said: ” I write to convey my proclamation for the holding of the 8th Assembly. In exercise of powers bestowed upon me by Section 105 (3) aforesaid, and of all powers enabling me in that behalf, hereby proclaim that the First Session of the Eighth (8th) Assembly of Osun State House of Assembly shall hold on Tuesday, 6th June, 2019 at 10am in Osun State House of Assembly.”


Governor Adeleke Visits Osun House In Lagos, Vows To Reclaim State Properties

Ademola Adeleke, the Osun State Governor, has made a new vow.

The governor vowed that his administration will reclaim the state property located in Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Governor Adeleke gave the assurance on Monday during an on-the-spot assessment of the Osun House located at No 18, Femi Okunnu Road, former Cooper Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Adeleke who recalled that the gigantic 18 suit apartment was purchased by the first executive governor of the state, the late Isiaka Adeleke for the purpose of serving as a liaison office decried the lackadaisical attitude of the management towards the proper maintenance of the property.

While noting that the building has no functional generating set, running pipe born water and other utilities, he promised to set up a committee to look into it and carry out a proper investigation with a view to resuscitating the dilapidated property.

“This property was purchased by my late brother, the first Executive Governor of Osun State as a liaison office. When I became the Governor, I made it a point of duty to have an on-the-spot assessment of all the state property located in different places. I visited the one in Abuja and work is ongoing on it.

“I must be sincere with you, I am not happy with the deplorable condition of this facility which has no functional generating set or running pipe-borne water and other necessary utilities, it is rather unfortunate that the management is still collecting service charges from the occupants.

“I am so passionate about this building, this is why I’m going to set up a committee to investigate everything about this place and after that, we are going to work out a modality to reclaim it for the benefit of the state.

“I learnt that the building has been leased out. We want to know where the proceeds are being remitted.

“I want to promise you that I’m going to visit other places where Osun State Government has assets and ensure those converted to personal gains by some people are reclaimed,” the Governor concluded.

DAILY POST recalled that in 2022, the governor also paid an unscheduled visit to the Osun House in Abuja where he complained in the same manner.

The Osun State House in Abuja had been left dilapidated and the Governor Adeleke had blamed previous administrations for their attitude towards the state property.

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Davido’s Uncle, Governor Ademola Adeleke Attends His Concert In Lagos

Superstar singer, Davido held his much anticipated Timeless Concert on Sunday, April 24 in Lagos state.

Among those who attended the event was his uncle, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state.

Adeleke was spotted waving at the huge crowd which turned up for concert.


Osun Governorship: Supreme Court Will Still Favour Me – Adeleke Tells Oyetola

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has told former Governor Gboyega Oyetola that he will lose at the Supreme Court.
This is as Oyetola prepares to challenge the election at the Supreme Court.
According to Adeleke, he will still be favoured by the Supreme Court if Oyetola decides to approach the court.
Adeleke was reacting to the appeal court that upheld his victory at the last year’s governorship election in Osun State.
The Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in January held that Oyetola was able to prove that there was over-voting in some of the polling units.
But in its judgment on Friday, the Appeal Court overturned the ruling of the petition tribunal.
Speaking during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today, Adeleke said, “The Appeal Court has cleared everything and affirmed me as the authentic governor of Osun State. I have to thank the people of Osun State for their massive support. I dedicate this victory to God and the people.
“Democracy is at play here. If they feel like they should go to the Supreme Court, so be it. We shall meet at the Supreme Court. What gives the confidence is that my people love me and they voted for me massively. And the Appeal Court has vindicated that. There was no over voting. Our party, the PDP won all the three senate seats. We won everything.
“The Appeal Court is a high court. The judgment is a water-tight judgment. No any reasonable judge would go otherwise. Even if they go to the Supreme Court, it will still favour me.”

You Don’t Deserve Oyetola’s Congratulatory Message – Osun APC Tells Adeleke

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied Senator Ademola Adeleke after he lamented that he’s yet to get congratulatory message his predecessor, Gboyega Oyetola.
APC on Tuesday said there is nothing justifiable to warrant such over a subsisting election matter which will soon be challenged at the Supreme Court.
It will be recalled that Adeleke in an interview with Arise Television on Monday had stated that he was expecting a congratulatory message from Oyetola, the APC governorship candidate, in the July 16, 2023 election who was adjudged the winner of the election by the Justice Tertsea Kumeh-led governorship election petition tribunal but reversed by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, last Friday.
But, the party in a statement by its spokesperson, Chief Adekola Olabisi on behalf of the state Chairman, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal maintained, “I don’t understand the thinking of Adeleke. Is he saying that Oyetola should congratulate him for killing APC members?
“If Adeleke has conscience, does he want to pretend that he wasn’t aware that his party, the PDP, turned Osun State to a killing field before, during and after the elections, the results of which he is dubiously flaunting to feign non-existing popularity and acceptability?
“Adeleke will have to wait till eternity for a congratulatory message from Oyetola whom he robbed in the daylight during the elections that were won for him by the militia wing of his administration.”
“If congratulatory messages are being sold in an open market, it is not an hyperbolic expression to state that our candidate, Oyetola, cannot extend one to you for one Kobo.”
“Why would a potential respondent in the Supreme Court in an extant matter demand for a congratulatory message from an appelant if not for an ulterior motive or lack of knowledge of the workings of the judicial endeavours?
“Adeleke does not merit Oyetola’s congratulatory message as it is being forcefully demanded by the governor as it is not for frivolous ventures.
“Such a request for a congratulatory message by Adeleke from Oyetola sounds funny and bizarre when it was the PDP hoodlums who invaded some of the polling units and collation centres to rig the flaunted elections which could better be described as charades, for Adeleke.
“If the demand for a congratulatory message from Oyetola is another stratagem being hatched by the PDP’s tacticians in the state, it has missed its target as there’s no way that it can fly.
“This is a follow-up to the subtle pressure being put on Oyetola not to access the Supreme Court since about three days ago which was kick-started by the Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA); one charge-and-bail activist lawyer Olajengbesi; Diran Odeyemi and the expired state caretaker committee chairman of the PDP, Dr Akindele Adekunle, among other apologists of the PDP”, the state APC acting chairman said.
He however posited that, there is no need for them to be developing a cold feet about or phobia for the Supreme Court on the subsisting Osun governorship logjam if truly there’s no skeleton in their cupboards.
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I Will Not Stop Dancing – Governor Adeleke Warns Critics

The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has warned his critics that he will not stop dancing despite criticisms.
This is as he revealed his childhood dream of becoming an entertain.
In an interview with News Central Africa, Governor Adeleke said he couldn’t achieve his dream because his father forced him to pursue an academic career.
He said: “Music makes me feel so good. I love music. I love dancing. In fact, I was supposed to be in the entertainment business. During the time we were growing up, our father believed that you had to be a doctor or lawyer; you had to go to school.”
He said while schooling in the United States, he went to dancing competitions and won dollars as prize money.
Adeleke said: “I still have it [dancing] in me. I do not believe that because I am a governor or when I was a senator it should stop. When we have get-togethers, everyone would be stuck up.”
He warned critics to desist from trying to control his life, adding that there is time for everything, including dancing.
He, however, clarified that dancing will not stop him from performing his duties as governor.
Fondly called ‘dancing governor’, Adeleke is the father of popular Nigerian musicians B-Red and Shina Rambo, and uncle to famous singer, Davido.