March 1, 2024

After oath of office, Adeleke shuts Akirun, Aree, Owa palaces

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has shut down the palaces of the Akirun of Ikirun, Aree of Iree and Owa of Igbajo.

The governor directed that the palaces should remain unoccupied while security agencies takeover with immediate effect.

This is contained in the Executive Orders, signed by Governor Adeleke and announced by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, on Monday September 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.

“I hereby order the immediate freezing of all Government accounts in all banks and other financial institutions”

“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,” the governor said.

He added, “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.

“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.

“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.”

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