Osun governor-elect inaugurates transition committee, sets terms of reference


The Osun State Governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke has mandated his transition committee to be innovative and creative as it goes about its assignment.

The committee was also tasked to be practical and down-to-earth to ensure a seamless transition in partnership with the team from the outgoing state government.

This formed part of the speech delivered by the governor-elect at the inauguration of the transition committee on Thursday in Osogbo.

Recall that the governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke had earlier in the week constituted a 37-member transition committee to oversee the smooth transition of power from Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on November 27, 2022.

Adeleke also gave the transition committee a collection of terms of reference to work with.

The terms of reference according to the governor-elect are, “To ascertain facts and figures about the general state of affairs of Osun State, to ascertain the state of finance of the state, including funds from the federation allocation account, internally generated revenue, grants and other sources of income, to interface with individuals and groups with valuable information on the governance of Osun State.

The committee is also to ascertain the level of indebtedness of the state and local governments and the terms of repayment of such debt, to examine the present structure of government, (numbers of commissioners, special advisers, special assistants, boards etc.) in Osun State and make appropriate recommendations to the Governor-elect.

”To obtain/collate information on movable and immovable assets of the state government, to critically examine and review all agreements, MOUs and other legal instruments entered into by the outgoing administration with contractors, consultants, banks, etc. And make appropriate recommendations.”

Others are, “To examine the present structure, finance, effectiveness of local government in Osun State and make appropriate recommendations, to examine present policies on education, agriculture and health and give appropriate recommendations, to propose actionable agenda for the new administration in the first 100 days, 1 year and subsequent years, to examine matters relating to the state labour force, welfare, payment of salaries, pensions and gratuity, to interface with the transition committee expected to be set up by the outgoing administration, to examine capital projects awarded by the outgoing administration with a view to ascertaining the stage of completion vis-a-vis amount paid, to provide a robust media projection and response for the governor-elect and the incoming administration and to review the current security architecture of the state and interface with relevant security agencies to ensure a seamless transition.”

While assuring that his administration will be by the people and for the people, he added that the best interest of the Osun people at all times will be his ultimate guide.

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