The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has debunked reversing the appointment of 12,000 workers and dethroning three monarchs in the state.
Naija News earlier reported that the Spokesperson for the governor, Olawale Rasheed, in a statement released on Monday in Osogbo, the state capital, disclosed that Adeleke sacked 12, 000 workers.
The governor’s spokesman said all appointments made in any capacity in all the ministries, departments, agencies, commissions, boards, and parastatals after July 17 are reversed.
Rasheed also said the governor has ordered the dethronement of three monarchs which includes the Owa of Igbajo, Aree of Iree, and Akinrun of Ikirun.
He said the governor also directed security agents to take over the palaces of the three traditional rulers to avoid further breakdown of law and order, saying that the directive was contained in the Executive order signed by the governor on Monday.
There Was Never A Sack Of Any Worker
Contrary to his first statement, Olawale Rasheed, speaking during a talk show programme, on Rave FM in Osogbo, said there was never a sack of any worker or dethronement of traditional rulers.
According to Rasheed, the new administration of Adeleke only set up a review panel to look into the number of people employed during the previous administration of Gboyega, Oyetola.
According to him: “There was never sack of any worker or traditional ruler. We only set up a review panel. It is impossible to sack and put a review panel in place.
“The review panel is to look at the numbers of the people that were employed, due processes of the employment, and qualification among other things.
‘’Before our taking over, there were issues of backdating of employment, even till last year. So order 1-5 will be operationalized by order 6 which are the panels.
“Those that were employed from July 17 till our takeover are still at work presently, they have not been sacked. The staff audit will review the employment. Within 4 hours, Adeleke has dismantled the illegality of 4 months, all the bobby traps he has dismantled them.“