The appointment of 30 new Permanent Secretaries into the Osun State Civil Service has continued to generate heated arguments as it comes few days before the inauguration of a new government in the Southwest state.
The incumbent governor of Osun state, Adegboyega Oyetola on Thursday, approved the appointment of Permanent Secretaries to fill the existing vacancies in the state’s Civil Service.
The Head of Service, Dr. Festus Olowogboyega Oyebade, in a memo announced the appointment of the new Permanent Secretaries on behalf of the state government.
This development comes a few days to the inauguration of the Governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, slated for Sunday, November 27.
In a quick reaction to the appointment, Adeleke, in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, threatened that any of the appointed civil servants that takes the appointment will be sacked by Monday.
The statement reads, “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 record 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 the 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.”