Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, on Thursday appointed Tunji Adeleke (Jnr), the son of is late elder brother and Osun State governor, Isiaka Adeleke, as the chairman, Local Government Service Commission.
Earlier, AN24 reported that the governor appointed the widow of Isiaka, Folashade Adeleke as the Commissioner of Youth Affairs.
The appointed of Folashade had raised eyebrows from opposition members in the state, who claimed that the governor is running the leadership of the state as though it was a family affair.
The governor on Thursday also appointed the chairman of the defunct Rauf Aregbesola’s faction of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Rasaq Salinsile, as the chairman of the Teaching Service Commission.
A statement by the spokesperson to the governor, Olawale Rasheed, also listed ex-National Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, Prof. Wale Oladipo, as the chairman, Osun State University Governing Council, while ex-PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Diran Odeyemi, was named the chairman, Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke.
Others listed as chairmen of state statutory boards are; Mr. Gbenga Onigbogi, University of Ilesa, Mr. Diran Ayanbeku, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Mr Peter Babalola, Osun State College of Education, Ila, Senator Kola Ogunwale, Osun State College of Health Technology, Ilesa.
Also listed are; Dr Kingsley Akinroye, chairman, State Hospital Management Board, Mr. Ibukun Fadipe, chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. Muyiwa Oloso, chairman, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, Mr. Taju Adisa, Primary Healthcare Board, Alhaji Maruf Ishola, chairman, Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing), Mr. Funso Ishola, chairman, Pilgrims Welfare Board (Christian Wing).
Dr Muyiwa Oladimeji was listed as the chairman, Osun Health Insurance Agency, Mr. Niyi Owolade, as chairman, Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Mr. Ebenezer Ebenco, was named chairman, Council for Arts and Culture, Mr. Akanfe Atidade, chairman, Housing Loans Board, Mr. Kolade Adeleke, chairman, Osun Tourism Board, and Mr. Sola Adewumi, as chairman, Osun Internal Revenue Service.
Rasheed’s statement announcing the appointments further read, “Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has approved the appointment of Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of non-statutory boards in the state.