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Adeleke names SSG, chief press secretary, others

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Osun State governor Ademola Adeleke has appointed Rasheed Olawale as his Chief Press Secretary.

Adeleke also approved the appointment of Kazeem Akinleye as his Chief of Staff and Teslim Igbalaye as the Secretary to the State Government.

The governor said the appointments take immediate effect.

Adeleke, who was sworn in on Sunday, froze all government accounts and also reversed the state’s name from the State of Osun to Osun State.

He accused his predecessor Gboyega Oyetola of taking some malicious actions against him including the appointment of permanent secretaries.

“Immediate establishment of a panel to carry out an inventory and recover all government assets. An immediate establishment of a panel to review all appointments and major decisions of the immediate past administration taken after the 17th of July 2022,” Adeleke said during his speech on Sunday.

“An immediate reversal to the constitutionally recognised name of our state, Osun State. All government insignia, correspondences, and signages should henceforth reflect Osun State rather than State of Osun which is unknown to the Nigerian constitution.”

Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the governorship election in July defeated his predecessor Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winning 17 of the 30 local government and was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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