Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has been blasted for appointing himself as Commissioner of Works.
AN24 reported that Governor Adeleke on Wednesday swore-in 25 commissioners and three permanent secretaries, charging them to see real service to the people as their goal.
The governor also assigned the Ministry of Works to the Office of the Governor while the Ministry of Sport and Special Needs was assigned to the Office of the Deputy Governor, Kola Adewusi
But his appointment was faulted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State in a statement by the Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, on Thursday.
Lawal, while reacting to Adeleke’s appointment, said it would result in an imminent monumental catastrophe.
The APC State Chairman said it was greed and unwillingness for accountability and probity in the office that made Adeleke to appoint himself.
He said, “We all know who the real unveiled Commissioner for Works is. It is the fear of what would be the reactions of the members of the public that prevented him from mentioning her name.
“Is it not on record that the unnamed commissioner for works has been treating the government files in the company of the governor’s chaperon in her Ede country home since the inception of this administration while the governor is only invited and shown where he would append his signature without having the knowledge of the contents of the files?
“The reason for Adeleke for appointing the deputy governor to also be in charge of the Ministry of Sports and Social Needs is also not fathomable when it is not that there is dearth of qualified persons who worked for the success of the party at the polls regardless of whatever means adopted for the questionable victory.
“The prerogative of the governor to put lawyers in charge of the Ministry of Education and Health is fraught with admissible reasons to any right-thinking members of the society.”
Lawal, while wishing the new commissioners well, said people deserve the type of governor and state executive members they have.
He, however, added that “It will, however, not be proper if it is not registered here that there are few of the commissioners on the list who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields while it is an impossibility for about three commissioners to write down correctly the name of their assigned ministries.”