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OSOGBO – 25/07/2023 –

Governor Ademola Adeleke has appointed 30 Special Advisers to strengthen state governance even as tommorow Wednesday has been fixed for the inauguration of Advisers, Board Chairmen and Vice Chairmen.

The Governor has also secured approval for five more Special Advisers in addition to the previously approved 25 to make a total of 30. Of the expected 30 advisers, 10 are of cabinet ranks.

The inauguration of the Advisers and Chairmen/Vice Chairmen of boards holds on Wednesday 26th July 2023 by 10AM at the Local Government Service Commission, Government Secretariat, Osogbo.

The newly appointed Special Advisers are as follows:

  1. Azeez Badmus
  2. Hon Mosudi Yakubu
  3. Femi Carena
  4. Hon Stephen Olaniran Akanfe Atidade
  5. Dr Adekunle Akindele
  6. Mr Tunde Balogun
  7. Mr Eniola Odeniyi
  8. Alhaji Muniru Adebayo Raji
  9. Mr Goddey Olijeh
  10. Mr Seyi Babatunde
  11. Hon Kamoru Ajisafe
  12. Sunday Komolafe
  13. Tope Victor Anjorin
  14. Princess Oyebuade Rasheedat Oyewale Afolabi
  15. Odelade Sarafat OLanrewaju
  16. Hon Moji Omisore
  17. Nurudeen Emiloju
  18. Hon Ropo Oyewole
  19. Hon Emiola Fakeye
  20. Hon Yemi Ayodele
  21. Bankole Omisore
  22. Mrs Halid Sekina Temilade
  23. Hashim Abioye Esq
  24. Ajetunmobi Akinwale
  25. Alhaja Hawa Ahmed
  26. Durojaiye Isaac Kolawole
  27. Princess Adebimpe Koyi
  28. Alhaji Abiodun Olaniran
  29. Alhaji Adam Akintunde Akindere
  30. Mallam Olawale Rasheed

Portifolios are to be assigned to the Advisers on Wednesday during the inauguration.

Mallam Olawale Rasheed ,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has approved the appointment of Chairman and vice Chairman of non-statutory boards.

The fresh appointments came a day after the Governor performed the swearing-in ceremony for 25 commissioners and three permanent secretaries.

The appointments take immediate effect.

Below is the full list of 21 Chairman of boards with two of the boards having a vice Chairman:


  10. OSBC

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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The Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has approved almost half a billion naira to 734 pensioners who are retirees under the old pension scheme, who are Local Government Staff and Primary School teachers.

The Governor, according to a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Local Government Staff Pension Bureau, Mr Akibu Ibrahim, said that the retirees who are under the old pension scheme have been captured in the tranche.

Part of the statement reads, “This is to inform the general public that the Governor of Osun State, Sen. Ademola Adeleke has approved almost half a billion naira to 734 pensioners who are retirees under the old pension scheme, that are Local Government Staff and Primary school teachers.

“Sequel to this, the affected pensioners who have less than five hundred thousand naira balance with the state government are to visit the Local Government Staff Pension Bureau for proper documentation and payment.

The affected pensioners who have less than five hundred thousand naira (N500,000) balance with the state government are to visit the Local Government Staff Pension Bureau for proper documentation and payment.

Recall, Governor Adeleke has promised not to take with levity the welfare of the people of Osun, hence his resolve to continue to pay the inherited debt by the previous government and offsetting backlog of workers’ salary and pensioners.

He said his administration is focused and committed to offsetting all outstanding salaries and pensions of workers in the State

Adeleke explained that his major focus is how best to resolve all outstanding workers-related debts saying it is unacceptable for a government to treat its pensioners the way the past government had done saying, “I had decided never to follow that path. Workers, in and out of service, deserve their due emoluments.

Mallam Olawale Rasheed
Spokesperson to the Executive Governor

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Organized Labour under the auspices of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Osun State Council, has justified the ongoing staff audit in the state public service, commending Governor Adeleke for his courage and persistence.

In a press statement issued in Osogbo this morning, the TUC Chairman. Comrade Adekola Adebowale said critics of the exercise are denying the rights of the employer to review personnel structure and placements, arguing that we must cooperate now that necessary reviews ordered by the state Governor have been addressed.

The labor leader who condemned fifth columnists attempting to create distrusts between government and labour said the TUC will not allow those hiding under the guise of staff audit dispute to disrupt the honest progress being made by the Staff Audit Committee representing the Labour Movement in Osun State.

” We reject political interference from whatever quarters. We stand by the pro-labour government of Governor Ademola Adeleke.

“The exercise ( Staff Audit) helps to update records of personnel and removal of ghost workers are immediate benefits, which then creates job opportunities for real people” the Chairman stressed.

The TUC Chairman however encouraged the Government to continue its collaboration with the labour leadership in the implementation of the exercise, adding the joint committee is eager to ensure the success of the staff audit.

Comrade Adebowale Adekola
TUC Osun State Council.

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OSOGBO: 10/07/2023 –

The Osun state government is already rehabilitating water works in major towns of the state while the 332 boreholes are emergency intervention projects to address acute water shortage in the State.

Responding to several issues raised by some stakeholders, the government through a statement by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, noted that rehabilitation of water works at Ede, Iwo, Osogbo, Ekende and others are already ongoing.

Governor Adeleke adopted two approaches namely the short term interventions which are the boreholes and the medium, and long term interventions which include the rehabilitation of water works. Both are ongoing simultaneously.

Across the 332 political wards in Osun, our people are accessing water supplies which according to global standards is expected to serve two million people.

On commissioners’ nominees, Governor Adeleke is deeply pro- women and quite gender-sensitive. It is too early to judge the administration on gender and affirmative action as less than 10 percent of statutory appointments have been made.

On Ipade Imole, the public is reassured that the public accountability platform will hold. Preparation has reached an advanced stage. Representatives of all critical stakeholders will be invited. Very soon, invitations will go out for this quarterly event.

On recent developments at Osogbo, the Government appreciates his Royal Majesty, the Ataoja of Osogbo; the Grand Chief Imam of Osogbo Land; the leadership of Osogbo Progressive Union and eminent sons and daughters of the capital city who visited and tendered apologies for what happened at the Osogbo Eid prayer ground.

Governor Adeleke reaffirms his resolve to continue to address developmental questions affecting the capital city and other towns and villages in the state.

The government also emphasizes its open door policy and its receptiveness to ideas and Innovations to take the state to greater heights.

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor.

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OSOGBO: 10/07/2023 :

Following the renewed outbreak of Diphtheria infections in some parts of Osun State , Governor Ademola Adeleke has ordered the immediate activation of the State Emergency Response Centre to curb any further spread, launch contact tracing and treat the infected residents.

The Governor’s directive was issued after a situation report from the state Ministry of Health on the outbreak which has claimed one life at Osogbo with other suspected cases under testing.

” I have directed that the state emergency response be reactivated. As a matter of urgency, the confirmed case at Osogbo is to be immediately followed up with contact tracing to ascertain status of those who had been in contact with the victim.

” Additionally, emergency treatment must be made available to the infected. We are in touch with the National Centre for Disease Control for exchange of information and technical support. I want to assure our people that proactive steps are being taken to nip in the bud any widespread escalation of the outbreak.

“Our people must be vigilant and observe precautions the Ministry of Health will soon be issuing. We must never forget to immunize our children and wards. Your government is on top of this medical development”, Governor Adeleke assures.

The Ministry had earlier briefed the Governor on the recent resurgence of diphtheria in the state, informing the state Governor that a suspected Diphtheria patient aged 6 years was said to have developed the sign and symptoms on the 25th of June, 2023 and died of the infection on July 7th.

According to the Ministry , detailed case investigation, contact tracing, linelisting, follow up and Active Case Search in the community of the index case and retroactive case search at the Health facilities within the community are ongoing.

Close contact (including health workers) of the index case were linelisted, monitored and placed on medication.

Knowledge Attitude and Perception form was administered to the household within the community, so as to access their knowledge about the disease.

More sensitization was done at both community and the health facilities, as people were not conversant with the disease.

As a follow up to the Governor’s directive, the Ministry has embarked on a number of action namely production and Distribution of handbills, posters and billboards;. training of health workers on case definitions and Infection Prevention and Control of diphtheria; production and airing of jingle on Prevention of Diphtheria; training and retraining of health workers on sample collection of diphtheria; increase the awareness of immunization acceptability; building capacity of LGA Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers on case detection, sample collection, transportation and management ; and risk communication of the disease should be intensified in the state and its environs for easy detection.

The Ministry has further advised members of the public to ensure the children and wards are fully vaccinated, avoid crowded environments, consult doctors in case of symptoms and eat fruits and vegetables.

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor.

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OSOGBO – 10/07/

The Government of Osun State under the leadership of Governor Ademola Adeleke has Sympathized with the entire staff and management of Gold 95.5 FM Ilesha, on the recent fire outbreak affecting part of the radio station’s building and some critical equipments which has forced the station off air.

Reacting to the news of the Inferno that occurred in the early hours of Sunday, 9th July 2023, Governor Adeleke sympathized with those that were reported to have sustained minor injuries and remain grateful to God that no life was lost to the unfortunate incident.

“On behalf of the people and Government of osun state, I condole with the entire staff and management of Gold FM Ilesha, on the fire outbreak, which according to preliminary report at my disposal, razed some parts of the station’s transmitter room as well as some newly procured transmission equipments.

“While thanking God that no life was lost to the Inferno, we empathize with those that sustained varying degree of injuries and pray to God for continued sustenance of their health”

“Gold FM as one of the critical arm of information hub to the people of the state, we note the significance of your contributions to the dissemination of information to our people across the state. We stand by you in this difficult time and pray for required fortitude to navigate this period, with a view to coming back stronger and better”. He concluded.

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor.

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Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has again pledged the resolve of administration to give all necessary support to the NYSC.scheme .

In the same vein Governor Adeleke reiterated his commitment to make corps members posted to the state for their one year mandatory service scheme enjoy the best of their service year while in Osun state .

The Osun helmsman stated these in his office during a courtesy call paid on him by the State Coodinator of NYSC, Mr Agbor Ndoma and his management team.

Senator Adeleke promised also that his administration will not undermine any scheme that has the potential of giving a solid footing for the growth and development of the youths in Osun state .

He noted with satisfaction that the office complex of the NYSC in Osun state is nearing completion ,just as approved the augumentation of food stuffs for the Corps members as one of the ways to assist them to meet up with the economic challenges of the Country.

Speaking earlier, the Osun State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr Agbor Ndoma appreciated the Governor for honoring their invitation during the last orientation and trainings held at the permanent orientation camp,Ede .
The state NYSC coordinator noted with gladness of heart that Osun state governor,Senator Ademola Adeleke
turned out to be the only governor among his peers nationwide that presided over the orientation programme personally in person at the time it held recently.

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The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has admonished the residents of Erin-Osun and Ilobu to live peacefully among themselves, saying they are both kindreds.

Governor Adeleke stated this at Erin-Osun while attending the burial ceremony of late Madam Rhoda Otitolola Adeniji held at St. Peter’s African Church, Erin-Osun.

Alluding to the biblical fact that the entire earth belongs to God, the Governor advised the two warring towns to sheath their swords over land ownership and stop wasting precious lives.

The State Helmsman equally promised the residents of the two ancient towns that his administration will not relent his efforts in developing their communities.

He spoke further, ” I want to beseach you people of Erin-Osun and Ilobu to stop fighting over land because, you are kindreds.

Lands belong to God alone and I want you to settle every land dispute between you amicably. I will not renege in my commitment to the development of the nooks and crannies of the State, including these two communities,” the Governor concluded.

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Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has enjoined workers in the State to join hands together to lift the State to an enviable hight.

The Governor made the call today at the celebration of the year 2023 Workers Day held at Osogbo Township Stadium in the State Capital.

The event saw the workers,from all sectors, trooped out en-mass wearing different attire to grace the day. The Governor noted that workers are the bedrock of development of the State who should be accorded a pride of place in the society.

Senator Adeleke, who was full of appreciation to God and the workforce for the opportunity given him to deliver his first address at the workers day celebration since assumption, as the 6th Executive Governor of the State ,said what he met on ground after he was sworn -in in November, 2023 has strengthened his decision to prioritize workers welfare through his 5-point agenda which necessitated his commitment to prompt payment of salaries and pensions, addressing matters of promotion areas and payment of backlog of half salaries owned by the past administration.

Governor Adeleke stressed that the era of appointment of Coordinating Directors will soon be over, pledging to work with the state Head of Service to appoint those who are qualified to the post of Permanent Secretaries.

He added that his administration has embarked on provision of infrastructural facilities across the State which included provision of water, construction and rehabilitation of roads among others, stressing that all these will boost the economy of the State.

Governor Adeleke therefore said his door is ever opened to receive positive advices from the labour leaders.

While speaking, the Director, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Osun State, Alhaja Sidikat Ayinla noted that workers are so important to the progress of the State.

She urged workers to be committed, dutiful and diligent to their callings to enhance productivity and growth of Osun State.

She thanked the Governor for being workers’ friendly, praying for a successful tenure in Office for the State Helmsman.

In their separate address, the State Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, Comrade Adekola Adebowale and his counterpart in the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Modupeola Oyedele congratulated Governor Adeleke on his election as the 6th Executive Governor of the State.

They eulogized the Governor for prioritizing workers’ welfare in the State through prompt payment of salaries and pensions as well as implementation of promotion for workers and others.

The duo used the occasion to make some requests, including declaration of State of emergency on pension issue, pointing out that many workers now see retirement as death sentence due to non payment of gratuities and pensions.

The labour leaders also urged the Governor to put an end to contract staff which,he observed is affecting the workers productivity in the State, while charging him to stop the idea of extension of service of some highly influential workers, advancing that it is preventing other qualified workers from rising to the pick of their careers.

They however urged the Governor to appoint Permanent Secretaries to fill the existing vacancies as there are a lots of qualified Directors that can be appointed, appealing to the Governor to eradicate the appointment of Coordinating Directors in the State.

Highlights of the event were: March past by workers of different categories, pensioners, and informal workers, Cultural entertainment by the Osun Cultural Troupe, salutation of workers by the Governor and his entourage, among others.

Present at the occasion were: Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi, Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye, members Osun House of Assembly, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Teslim Igbalaye, Chief of staff to the Governor, Alhaji Kazeem Akinleye, Head of Service, Mr Ayanleye Aina, Traditional Rulers, political functionaries to mention but a few.

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