Commissioner makes case for Adeleke’s action over statutory commissions

Osun State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi has clarified that Governor Ademola Adeleke’s dissolution of the statutory commissions almost a year after he assumed office was in order.

In a reaction to news publications in respect of the dissolution, Alimi said the Governor received the best legal advice before taking the decision, positing that the dissolved commissions suffered legal deficiencies in their making.

According to the Commissioner, the Commissions were set up under “the state of Osun”, a platform already declared illegal by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Against this backdrop, Alimi reiterated and also affirmed that the appointments were made under a law that had been nullified by a competent Court of law, which, by implication made those beneficiaries lacked the expected claim to immunity from dissolution by a Governor who is upholding only legal actions of the previous government.

“It must also be added that the former Governor violated the stipulations of the law in the composition of some of the boards.

“The law stipulated the types and manners of persons to be appointed into the commissions. By violating those requirements, the appointments were rendered null and void.

“We can therefore assure all and sundry that the state government does not need tutoring from those who hope to benefit from obvious non-compliance perpetrated by the previous government.

“We call on members of the dissolved commissions to accept the best wishes and commendation of the State Governor for their meritorious service to the state,” he said.

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