Gov Ademola Adeleke
Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has warned the local government caretaker committee members to be disciplined with their finances.
The governor sent the warning on Wednesday while swearing-in of local government caretaker committee members at the state government Secretariat, Abere.
He told them that it was not a time to marry a second wife.
Adeleke stated that those caught engaging in corrupt practices would face heavy sanctions.
He urged the committee to hit the ground running by developing their respective local government.
According to him, “Very important is the issue of financial discipline. This is not the time to marry a second or third wife. This is a time of financial prudence. Anyone found engaging in corrupt practices will be severely sanctioned.
“Your appointment is part of the process by my administration to kickstart a process that will produce a democratically elected local government system.
“I am directing you to hit the ground running by developing your respective local government areas through developmental initiatives.”
While recalling that his administration came on board at a time of constitutional crisis at the local government level, the Governor lamented that the previous government grossly violated the constitution and the law by conducting local government elections after its defeat.
Insisting that the election was a sham and a waste of billions of taxpayers’ money, Adeleke held that the Oyetola administration did not comply with the specific provisions of the law.