The governor-elect of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has on Thursday vowed to remove the 30 permanent secretaries appointed by the state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, Olawale Rasheed Adeleke’s spokesman has said.
Adeleke said he would on Monday sack Oyetola’s newly appointed permanent secretaries after he assumed office as the state governor on Sunday.
Oyetola, on Thursday, November 24, approved the appointment of 30 senior officials as permanent secretaries, while the appointment of Adeleke as governor was on Sunday, November 27.
Reacting to the appointment, Adeleke’s spokesman, Rasheed, vowed to sack the appointed officials by Monday.
The statement read: “Any Coordinating Director who accepts the permanent secretary appointment of outgoing Governor Gboyega Oyetola will resign from service with effect from November 28, Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke has warned.
“The governor-elect confirmed that the making of these appointments at this last moment indicated that these directors are ready to retire from the service of the state.
“We want to put on record that those who accept nominations must be ready to leave the service whether their service activities have reached the legal age or not. The occupants will be considered as political appointees, and will automatically follow the governor who will leave the public service from next November 28.
“At the same time, those who still want to continue in the service of Osun State government should refuse the Greek gift of the outgoing governor.
“We reaffirm that no kangaroo permanent secretary will be relinquished from office.”