Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun, has ordered that the palaces of the Akinrun of Ikirun, Aree of Iree and Owa of Igbajo, should remain unoccupied while security agencies should takeover with immediate effect.
This was contained in the Executive Orders, signed by Governor Adeleke, and announced by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, on Monday, November 28, 2022.
The governor noted in Executive Order 5, that appointments into the three and other traditional ruler positions, made after July 17, 2022 have been put on hold pending review.
Adeleke also approved the constitution of review committees for the state of government affairs in the state.
He also reversed all appointments made in Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Boards, and Parastatals after July 17, 2022.
The statement titled ‘Governor Ademola Adeleke Issues Six Executive Orders Covering Chieftaincy Matters, Appointments, Others’ reads;
“The Orders signed this morning (Monday) by His Excellency covered chieftaincy matters, appointments issues, setting up of review panel, staff audit and employment matters. Each of the Executive orders are reproduced below:
1. Executive Order on State bank accounts
“I hereby order the immediate freezing of all Government accounts in all banks and other financial institutions”
2. Executive Order Number 2 on Staff Audit
“All Heads of Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Boards and Parastatals of Osun State Government are hereby directed to carry out an immediate staff audit of the actual number of government workers in their various Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Boards and Parastatals, as at 17th July, 2022, and should 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 7 working days from the date of this Executive order using the attached Oath of Fidelity Template”
3. Executive Order number 3 on Employment
“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 17th, 2022 be and are hereby nullified.
4. Executive Order 4 on Appointments
“All appointments 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 17th July, 2022 be and are hereby reversed.
5. Executive Order number five on Chieftaincy Affairs and appointment of traditional rulers
“All appointments of traditional rulers made by Osun State Government after 17th July, 2022, are hereby ordered to be reviewed to ensure there was strict compliance with due process of chieftaincy declarations and native law, custom and tradition relating to such chieftaincies. 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. 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.
6. Executive Order number 6 Setting up Review Committees
“In line with the executive orders Nos 2, 3, 4 and 5 already issued by me, I hereby order the set-up of the following Review Committees
1. STAFF AUDIT/APPOINTMENTS/PROMOTIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
2. STATE ASSETS INVENTORY AND RECOVERY COMMITTEE
3. CONTRACTS/MOUS/AGREEMENTS REVIEW COMMITTEE
4. CHIEFTAINCY MATTERS/APPOINTMENT OF TRADITIONAL RULERS REVIEW COMMITTEE.