Osun: Newly Sworn-in Governor, Adeleke freezes State Accounts


Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was sworn-in on Sunday as the sixth Executive Governor of Osun, along with his Deputy, Kola Adewusi has announced the immediate freezing of all the state government accounts in the banks and other financial institutions.

Adeleke directed an immediate return to the status quo of all fresh appointments, placements and other major decisions taken by the immediate past administration with effect from July 17.

He stated that there would be establishment of a panel to carry out an inventory and recovery of all the government assets.

The governor ordered an immediate reversal to the constitutionally recognised name of the state as Osun State from its former “State of Osun”.

According to him, all government insignia, correspondences and signages should henceforth reflect Osun State, rather than State of Osun, which is unknown to the Nigerian Constitution.

“Under my watch as the Governor of Osun State, I will boldly correct all past injustice, corrupt acts or policies by any previous administration, which are against the collective interest of our people,” he said.

Adeleke promised that all the expectations of the people would be met.

In his words:

“I know that as a product of the collective will of my people, there is a heavy weight of history on my shoulders.

“And, I accept the urgency of your expectations, the depth of your aspirations and your conviction in me to build a better state.”

Dignitaries in attendance included Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo; Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom; Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta; Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Douye Diri of Bayelsa.