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OSOGBO – 18/08/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

The attention of the Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has been drawn to a deliberate, mischievous misrepresentation and misinterpretation of the appointments of Senior Special Assistant on Government House Pool and Oranmiyan new town.

We appreciate those who truly need to be educated on the appointments. We also commend those who have personally and collectively explained the role of the two offices to the members of the public. It is true some people are truly ignorant of the offices.

We also note that some people are simply mischievous and deliberately twisting facts for political reasons. Those critics are those seeking to gain political capital out of nothing by making mountains out of molehills.

We therefore seek to clarify that Government House Pool is a term referring to the transport unit of Government House. The section deals with drivers and vehicles within the Government House. The office , a creation of the previous governments of the All Progressive Congress(APC) has been in existence for the past twelve or so years.

Members of the public are aware that there are hundreds of drivers and vehicles (both old and new) in the Government House. In the interest of sustainable management of those assets, an SSA is appointed to coordinate and even oversee activities and operations in that sector.

We also wish to note and clarify another misrepresentation on the appointment of an SSA for Oranmiyan town. Again, the previous APC Government created a diaspora estate programme involving a new settlement named Oranmiyan new town. There is actually a new town development body. The newly appointed SSA is charged with ensuring achievement of government goals in those areas, especially ensuring protection of investment of Diasporans.

The two appointments are therefore necessary and required. They were never frivolous jobs for the boys as some partisan critics have termed it. While those offices were inherited, it is also worthy of note to state that Governor Adeleke has demonstrated strong will to retain what is good and jettison what is bad.

In the two cases under consideration, the two offices are necessary to protect and effectively manage public and private assets.

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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OSOGBO -17/08/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has congratulated former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on his deployment as the Transportation Minister even as he directed the state Commissioner for Transport to prepare a plan of action to rehabilitate railway tracks across Osun state.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Governor Adeleke described Oyetola’s appointment as a positive development for Osun state , urging the former Governor to use his office to support the growth and development of Osun State.

” I congratulate my brother , Mr Oyetola. We rejoice with him.and his family on this new national assignment. As I have always extended hands of fellowship to him, I am doing the same now as we have a people to support and develop.

” Aside from offering our support to Mr Oyetola during the ministerial screening exercise, I am doing the same now by offering our prayers for a successful tenure. I call for developmental partnership between the state and the Federal Government.

” I am also directing the Commissioner for Transport to draw up a plan for the rehabilitation of the railway track from Ibadan end to Osun border with Kwara state. We hope to ensure the track is in good shape as the railway is now under concurrent legislative list.

“We plan for a railroad link to the national track line in the near future. Such a short railroad may originate from Ijeshaland to link the national line. Another from each of the two senatorial districts, serving the agricultural haulage with connection to our oncoming cargo airport.

” My team is also tinkering with the idea of a circular metro railway cycling Osun state. This will be strictly private sector driven. The idea is to transform Osun into a deeply economically connected state.

” I invite the new Transportation minister to join this big dream of mine, especially as the railway is under his portfolio. Osun is ready for partnership”, the state Governor noted.

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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OSOGBO – 17/08/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

The Attention of Osun state Government has been drawn to a malicious statement written by the opposition tagged “Osun APC TO ADELEKE: Stop Hoarding FG Rice Palliatives for Citizenry.”

The release is purely propaganda by mischief makers in the state.

In a release by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi, the state government informed members of the public that the Federal government approved a total of three thousand bags of rice palliatives to Osun state.

Six hundred bags were loaded per each truck and disbursed through four trailers: making two thousand and four hundred received so far. Out of the five trailers of bags of rice palliative to the state, we are waiting for the completion of the palliative supply before the announcement and distribution.

Members of the public are also informed that the Commissioner of Ministry of Special Duties, Dr B.T Salaam has received four out of the five trailers and the state is awaiting the last batch of six hundred bags of rice palliatives, to complete the three thousand bags earmarked for the state.

The release added that, since receiving the initial bags of rice palliatives, the government through special duties has fashioned out modalities and templates on the distribution of the palliatives.

According to him, “Governor Ademola Adeleke is a passionate and accountable governor who will never hurt or deprive the citizenry of its palliative. The governor is concerned about the welfare of the populace, and will not fail in its delivery.”

“Cushioning the effect of the subsidy is a necessity, our government will not withhold what belongs to the citizenry from them.

“The rice palliatives will be distributed as soon as the last tranche comes into the state by today or tomorrow.

“We assure the good people of Osun that the government of Ademola Adeleke will not deny them of the rice palliatives, and we urge all to disregard the propaganda of the APC.

“This government is a responsible one, we are not hoarding the rice palliatives but waiting for the supply to be completed by the agency of the federal government before we commence distribution.

“Osun people know that the Adeleke family even before being elected into office has always shared thousands of bags of rice to the populace during an emergency. Now in Government, this administration can never and will never divert 2hat belongs to the people”, Hon Alimi stated.

Signed:
Oluomo Kolapo Alimi,
Commissioner for Information
And Public Enlightenment.

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OSOGBO – 16/08/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng Governor Ademola Adeleke has flagged off the second round of Imole Medical Outreach with an estimated 30, 000 citizens expected to benefit from all forms of surgeries.Conducting the exercise at Ilesa General Hospital on Wednesday, the Governor affirmed his belief in the philosophy that it takes a healthy nation to build a wealthy nation, assuring the populace that he will continue to invest the State resources to improve the health status of our people. “Today, we have come again, as a government that understand the needs of its people to reach out to our citizens in order to alleviate their medical challenges.We have again made provisions to take care of various medical cases. The Government has provided adequate medications for this exercise and shall provide reading glasses for those that may require them.”The current outreach program will take place in six centers with two (2) from each Senatorial district. We believe this will in no small measure reduce the current economic burden our people have had to bear”, he said.Governor Adeleke however directed the Commissioner for Health to work out a plan to make this outreach a regular feature of his administration.”The Ministry should create a holistic agenda in this respect. The programme should be mainstreamed across State health institutions. “The implementation of the above directive will make the outreach more sustainable, more inclusive and expand the scope of benefit. “I urge the Commissioner, the special advisers, the boards and the management of the state health institutions to integrate the private sector in the expanded programmes. This will expand funding capacity and eventually deepen the delivery capacity of stakeholders”, the Governor noted.Speaking at the occassion , the Chairman of the Board of Osun State Teaching Hospital, Hon Niyi Owolade commended Governor Adeleke for his passion for caring for the people of Osun State.”Osun people rejoice that a leader who truly love them is in charge. The Governor personally took deep interest in the free surgery programme. Here we are with another round of life saving outreach”, Owolade said.Prof Peter Babatunde Olaitan, the Chairman of the planning committee and Chief Medical Director of the Osun State University Teaching Hospital explained that the committee followed up the instruction of the Governor at the conclusion of the first phase of the exercise where 23,000 citizens benefitted.”We want to assure the state leadership that all logistics are in place to ensure successful surgeries in all the six slated zones”, Prof Olaitan assured.The event was attended by the Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi; the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Teslim Igbalaye; the Chief of Staff, Hon Kazeem Akinleye; the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Hon Sunday Bisi among others .SignedMallam Olawale Rasheed,Spokesperson to the State Governor

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OSOGBO – 16/08/2023 – Osunstate.gov.ng

Governor Ademola Adeleke has issued five point admonitions to newly inaugurated local government Caretaker Chairmen, directing them to compete through developmental initiatives for their various areas.

Inaugurating the Caretaker Chairpersons in Osogbo on Wednesday, Governor Adeleke who justified his action on the need to fill an existing vacuum at the Local level said his government has kickstarted a process that will produce a democratically elected local government system in the nearest future.

He reminded the public that his administration came on board at a time of constitutional crisis at the Local Government level, noting that “The previous government had grossly violated the constitution and the law by holding Kangaroo local government elections after its defeat.

“Rather than complying with the specific provisions of the law, my predecessor ordered a sham election , creating legal conflict and wastage of billions of taxpayers money.

“Our administration adopted legal routes to dismantle the inherited illegality. And as a government committed to upholding the constitution, we have mapped out a sustainable process that will fully restore normalcy to the local government system”, he affirmed.

The Governor who proceeded to charge the new Chairmen on five areas said the mandate they have is to compete in the arena of grassroots programmes and projects that positively affect our people.

“As you are taking office today, you are to take note of the following :

“You and your team must fashion out a local copy of the five point agenda for implementation in your local government. This will help to deepen the reach and touch of our administration across the state;

“You can also make a difference by developing local development plans for your local areas. This will help to take care of your local peculiarities;

“Your leadership must remain closely in touch with the people. You must ensure inclusive government that carry along people from voting units to ward and local government areas;

“Intergovernmental Relations is also critical. You are not an island on your own, so you must be attentive to demands of coordination with the state and national bodies;

“Very important is the issue of financial discipline. This is not the time to marry a second or third wife. This is a time of financial prudence. Anyone found engaging in corrupt practices will be severely sanctioned”, the Governor noted.

Responding, Hon Sarafa Awotunde (Spain), Chairman for Ifelodun Local Government who responded on behalf of the Chairmen promised to focus on grassroots development in line with the five point agenda of the Governor.

Awotunde who conveyed gratitude to the Governor and other leaders said the Chairmen will ensure that the admonitions of the Governor are reflected and manifested.

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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OSOGBO– 12-08-2023– Osunstate.gov.ng

The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has reiterated his commitment to the upliftment of youth in the state, saying that his administration is already putting in place mechanism for young people to make good use of their potentials.

The Governor stated this in a message signed by his Spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, to commemorate this year’s International Youth Day, describing youth as the future that must be nurtured and supported.

Governor Adeleke who acknowledged the creativity, resourcefulness, and potential of young people in the state, said the theme of this year’s event: “Youth: Shaping Our Future”, underscores the interest of his administration in youth development.

He said his administration is revising existing policy on youth development and will create implementation plan that will make it possible for young people to achieve the needed growth as well as prepare them for the future.

Aside from the policy review, Governor Adeleke noted that his administration has developed a climate agenda which has the youth at the center of its implementation.

According to the Governor, the Governor’s Climate Advisory Council is developing a state climate policy whose implementation will be driven by youth and women, adding that he has instructed the council members to integrate youth and women in the policy design process.

“On this International Youth Day, I celebrate the incredible potentials of our young people and reaffirm my commitment to their developments,” the statement noted.

“As a government, we have demonstrated interest in promoting young people as can be seen in the numbers we have given opportunities to serve in one capacity or the other. Beyond this, we are working on a broader approach to ensure that youth can play their role in shaping our present and future.

“Soon, we will begin the implementation of the many recommendations by the Youth Advisory Council put up shortly after last year’s election, and it promises to be a masterstroke in our desire to drive progress and transformation for youth in Osun state.”

Governor Adeleke called on young people to embrace their strength, especially in innovative thinking, to contribute significantly to the growth and sustainable development in the society, urging them to shun any act of criminality that would hurt people around them

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

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OSOGBO- 11/08/2023- Osunstate.gov.ng Governor Ademola Adeleke has extended heartfelt condolences to the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Reverend Bunmi Jenyo, over the exit of his beloved mother, Mama Comfort Olalonpe Jenyo.According to the State Governor, “The pain of losing a loved one, especially a mother, is always excruciating, and I hope Rev. Jenyo and everyone touched by the demise of Mama finds comfort in the legacy of good deeds she left behind.”My thoughts and prayers are with Rev. Jenyo and everyone left behind by Mama while urging them to take solace in the fact that she lived a fulfilled life.”In this moment of grief and pains, I offer you my prayers and hope that God gives everyone left behind the strength to accept the weight of the irreplaceable void that her exit has created.”Please, accept my condolences and it is my prayer that God in His infinite grace reposes her soul and grant Mama eternal rest”, the state governor posited.Signed: H.E Senator Ademola Adeleke,Governor of Osun State.

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NEW SALARY STRUCTURE IN CIRCULATION IS FAKE.

The attention of the Osun State Government has been drawn to a viral post on a new salary scale for civil servants in the state. The post is not only false, but also misleading as every content in it does not emanate from the State Government.

Since coming to office, Governor Ademola Adeleke has demonstrated committed to the welfare of workers, and at the appropriate time, will unveil measures to cushion the effect of subsidy removal on civil servants and the larger public.

It is therefore advised that civil servants discountenance the purported new salary structure being conveyed in the viral post. It is the work of mischief makers trying to unnecessary arose expectations of workers and trigger disaffection.

The civil servants are assured of the commitment of Governor Ademola Adeleke to their welfare in line with the economic reality of the state. Civil servants and the general public should know that the Adeleke administration is already working on palliatives measures and will soon be put into effect to support them in this trying period.

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor.

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Our attention has been drawn to a planted fake news about a purported private meeting between Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state. The concorted lies in the said story have no basis in truth as at no point did Governor Adeleke had any private talk with his Oyo state counterpart.

Governor Adeleke had visited the Oyo state Governor’s lodge to see the newly renovated Oyo State Government House as Osun state government is embarking on similar renovation of Osun Government House located within Asokoro. It was also an opportunity for both leaders to review state of relationship and chart a path to strengthen the Peoples Democractic Party within the South West zone including the issue of filling the vacancy existing within the party zonal leadership.

The interactions were in the open and at no point did the question of begging and prostration arose as there was nothing to plead and beg about. The venue was in the living room with photo opportunity. In the presence of everybody, the two leaders resolved to unite for the party in the zone, hence the need to call an emergency zonal meeting to hold later this week.

All insinuations about infighting either among Osun Government functionaries or otherwise are the handiwork of those profiting from the lack of substantive leadership for the party in the zone. There is no infighting within Governor Adeleke’s cabinet over the planned meeting nor any disagreement as to when and how to hold the zonal meeting.

The two Governors will surely feel embarrassed by the fake news as it was targeted at truncating genuine efforts to relaunch the party with a new leadership after recent happenings.

We therefore urge members of the PDP across the South West to ignore the fake news and focus on making a success of the forthcoming zonal meeting in the best interest of the party.

Signed
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to Osun State Governor.

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OSOGBO– 03-08-2023– Osunstate.gov.ng

The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has extolled the Osun State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Hon Sunday Bisi for his courage, dedication and honesty, describing his birthday as celebration of his tenacity and purposeful leadership.

The Governor who hailed the PDP chief as an exceptional politician with untainted integrity, noted in a congratulatory message signed by his Spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, that Hon. Bisi unflinching commitment to set objective contributed to the ruling status of the party in Osun state today.

“On this day, I join friends, family and well-wishers to celebrate a responsible and committed politician, Hon. Sunday Bisi. Your birthday is a reminder of the incredible sacrifice you offered and how much your firm commitment to the cause of the people played a huge role in the emancipation of Osun state from ruinous elements,” the statement noted.

“Through your actions and words, you have proved to be a worthy leader whose contributions to the current status of our dear Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state cannot be wished away.

“Even before your eventual emergence as our leader, I had closely observed your genuine commitment to our collective aspiration to rescue our state from the claws of those destructive elements who, for four years, masqueraded as politicians.

“I can go on and on to tell you what you probably didn’t know I appreciate in what you symbolise. I hope all your wishes come true today and forever. Happy birthday to you, my Chairman.”

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

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