BY FUNMI ADEKOYA

 

The new Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke has ordered the review of all appointments and major decisions of the immediate past administration taken after 17th July, 2022.

The Governor also directed the immediate freezing of all bank accounts belonging to Osun State government.

He gave the directive in Osogbo during his swearing-in ceremony as the sixth democratically elected Governor of the State.

Presenting the over 15 minutes acceptance speech, the Governor pledged that the expectations of workers, traders, artisans, farmers, business owners, students, pensioners, traditional rulers, religious leaders and all residents of Osun State would be met.

Governor Adeleke said he would correct all past injustices, corrupt acts and policies by previous administrations against the collective interest of the people.

He affirmed that his administration would demonstrate high sense of urgency, transparency, justice and innovation to tackle and solve the problems of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and poor infrastructure.

He promised that the Peoples Democratic Party led administration would keep to the five points agenda with which he campaigned to the people including Welfare of workers and pensioners, Boosting the state’s economy, Home-grown infrastructure policy, People-focused policy on education, affordable Health Care, Security and Social Welfare.

The new Osun State Governor emphasised the importance of Agric as a major focus of his administration, using it to develop template for agro based industrialization

He ordered immediate freezing of all government accounts in banks and other financial institutions, establishment of a panel to carry out an inventory and recover all government assets as well of a panel to review all appointments and major decisions of the immediate past administration taken after the 17th July, 2022.

Earlier, the oath of office was administered on the Governor and his deputy by Osun state Chief Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo at exactly 11:35 a.m before a jubilant crowd at the Osogbo city stadium.

Shortly after the address, the governor witnessed a beautiful parade mounted by officers and men of the Nigeria police and he was driven through a motorcade round the stadium.

The ceremony was attended by political, religious and traditional leaders including former Nigeria Vice President and the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Governors of Sokoto State Aminu Tambuwal, that of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Lagos State PDP Governorship Candidate, Jide Adediran, Jandor.

Others include the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi and the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi.

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