The Osun State governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has vowed to sack the 30 permanent secretaries appointed on Thursday by the state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, by Monday, Adeleke’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, has said.
Adeleke said he would sack Oyetola’s newly appointed permanent secretaries on Monday, after his inauguration as governor of the state on Sunday.
Oyetola had, on Thursday, November 24, approved the appointment of 30 senior civil servants as permanent secretaries, while Adeleke’s inauguration as governor was due on Sunday, November 27.
Reacting to the appointment, Adeleke, in a statement by his spokesperson, Rasheed, vowed that the appointed civil servants would be sacked by Monday.
The statement read, “Any coordinating director who accepts a permanent secretary appointment from outgoing Governor Gboyega Oyetola will exit the service from November 28th, Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke has warned.
“The governor-elect affirmed that taking such appointments at this last minute indicated the readiness of those directors to exit the state service.
“We want to put on records that those who accept the appointments should be ready to leave the service whether or not their service tenure has reached statutory age. The occupants will be treated as political appointees who will automatically follow the outgoing Governor out of public service from November 28.
“At the same time, those who still want to remain in service of Osun State government should decline the Greek gift from the outgoing Governor.
“We affirm that no waiver will be entertained in sacking from office any kangaroo permanent secretary.”