Governor elect in Osun, Ademola Adeleke has warned civil servants especially those newly named as Permanent Secretaries by Governor Gboyega Oyetola on Thursday against being sworn in for the new positions.
Adeleke said whoever accepts such appointments few days to the end of the governor’s tenure will be sacked next Monday.
A swift statement by Adeleke’s spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, reads, ” Any Coordinating Director who accept a permanent Secretary appointment from outgoing Governor Gboyega Oyetola will exit the service from November 28th, Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke has warned.
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“The Governor-elect affirmed that taking such appointments at this last minute indicated the readiness of those directors to exit the state service.
We want to put on records that those who accept the appointments should be ready to leave the service whether or not their service tenure has reached statutory age. The occupants will be treated as political appointees who will automatically follow the outgoing Governor out of public service from November 28.
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At the same time, those who still want to remain in service of Osun government should decline the Greek gift from the outgoing Governor. We affirm that no waiver will be entertained in sacking from office any kangaroo permanent secretary”, he stated.
Head of Service, Festus Olowogboyega had announced that 30 new permanent secretaries would be sworn in at 4pm on Thursday.