Osun State Government has given order that official vehicles took away by political appointees during the administration of Adegboyega Oyetola be returned to the state government.
This was made in a statement signed by Olawale Rasheed, the spokesperson to Governor Ademola Adeleke, noting that this directive was contained in a White Paper by the state government on Thursday.
Rasheed explained the white paper also directed the setting up of a task force for the recovery of government vehicles carted away by officials of the Oyetola administration.
The statement read “Osun State government has today released six white papers, five on various committees which investigated issues raised by the executive orders issued by His Excellency, Senator (Dr.) Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke at the inception of the administration in November 2022, as well as White paper on Education Summit.
“The White Papers earlier approved by the State Executive Council were finally ratified after further review by a special committee chaired by Governor Adeleke in line with the Governor’s promise to ensure due process, consultation and compliance with the rule of law.
“Among the white papers approved include those of Committees on Chieftaincy Matters, Contracts/MOU/Agreements review Committee, Solid Minerals Committee, Assets Inventory and Recovery Committee, Staff Audit /Appointments/ Promotions review Committee, as well as white paper on Education Summit.
“The Government has directed the setting up of a task force for the recovery of government vehicles carted away by officials of the Adegboyega Oyetola administration.”
Adeleke administration on assumption of office in November, 2022, alleged the political appointees of the Oyetola administration of mass looting of public buildings, including the governor’s and deputy governor’s official residences.
It equally claimed that political appointees went away with official vehicles attached to their offices.
Reacting to the development in his bid to retrieve the properties, Adeleke withheld their November salary and severance packages.