The Task Before Transition Committee Inaugurated By Osun Governor-Elect, Sen. Adeleke

Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Thursday inaugurated a 37- Member Transition Committee who were expected to ensure smooth transfer of power from the present administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to the winner of July 16 Guber poll.
The inauguration of the committee, headed by a foremost Politician and Medical Doctor, Muyiwa Oladimeji was held in Osogbo, capital of the state where Chieftains and leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) all converged.
Speaking at the programme, Governor-Elect, Adeleke said he was prepared to ensure that his administration gives room for true democracy which allows people’s participation, contribution and involvement in the decision making, saying the ultimate guide of his administration will be interest of the people at all time.
The former senator said the Committee was expected to be creative and innovative in their assignment, noting that their approach must be practical and down to earth. He also advised the committee to make a thorough findings in every activity of the government urged them not to leave a stone unturned in the report they would submit.
Reeling out what is expected of the committee, Adeleke said, “Your terms of reference as a committee include 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, interface with individuals and groups with valuable information on the governance of Osun State and ascertain the level of indebtedness of the state and Local Governments and the terms of repayment of such debt.
Adeleke also stated that all legal transactions and relationship Osun has with various national and international agencies should be vividly elucidated in the report
“You are also expected 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, obtain/collate information on movable and immovable assets of the state government, 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.
Other responsibilities given to the committee include:
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, one year and subsequent years, to examine matters relating to 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. And to review the current security architecture of the state and interface with relevant security agencies in order to ensure a seamless transition.”
The Chairman of the committee, Dr Muyiwa Oladimeji while promising to carry out the committee’s assignment diligently said he expected a smooth interface between the transition committee and the government.
He said, “We expected maximum corporation from the outgoing government. Transition is a normal thing in a democratic setting. Every democratic organisation will appreciate that and corporate.”

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