Governor Adeleke Appoints Nephew, Aregbesola’s Ally As Board Chairmen

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state has made some new appointments on Thursday. The governor appointed Mr. Tunji Adeleke (Jnr), the son to the late Osun State governor, Isiaka Adeleke, an elder brother to the incumbent governor, and the chairman of the defunct Rauf Aregbesola’s faction of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Rasaq Salinsile as board chairmen. Adeleke (Jnr) was named chairman, Local Government Service Commission, while Salinsile, was named chairman of the Teaching Service Commission. A statement by the spokesperson to the governor, Olawale Rasheed, also listed ex-National Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, Prof. Wale Oladipo, as the chairman, Osun State University Governing Council, while ex-PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Diran Odeyemi, was named the chairman, Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke. Others listed as chairmen of state statutory boards are; Mr. Gbenga Onigbogi, University of Ilesa, Mr. Diran Ayanbeku, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Mr Peter Babalola, Osun State College of Education, Ila, Senator Kola Ogunwale, Osun State College of Health Technology, Ilesa. Also listed are; Dr Kingsley Akinroye, chairman, State Hospital Management Board, Mr. Ibukun Fadipe, chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. Muyiwa Oloso, chairman, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, Mr. Taju Adisa, Primary Healthcare Board, Alhaji Maruf Ishola, chairman, Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing), Mr. Funso Ishola, chairman, Pilgrims Welfare Board (Christian Wing). Dr Muyiwa Oladimeji was listed as the chairman, Osun Health Insurance Agency, Mr. Niyi Owolade, as chairman, Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Mr. Ebenezer Ebenco, was named chairman, Council for Arts and Culture, Mr. Akanfe Atidade, chairman, Housing Loans Board, Mr. Kolade Adeleke, chairman, Osun Tourism Board, and Mr. Sola Adewumi, as chairman, Osun Internal Revenue Service. Rasheed’s statement announcing the appointments further read, “Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has approved the appointment of Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of non-statutory boards in the state. “The fresh appointments came a day after the Governor performed the swearing-in ceremony for 25 commissioners and three permanent secretaries. The appointments take immediate effect.”