Dissolution of Statutory Commissions: Gov. Adeleke acted legally – Commissioner

Senator Ademola Adeleke,

THE Osun State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi has said that Governor Ademola Adeleke acted within the requirements of the law in dissolving all statutory commissions almost a year after he assumed office.

Reacting to news publications in respect of the dissolution, Alimi said that the governor received the best legal advice before taking the decision, positing that the dissolved commissions had legal deficiencies.

According to him, the Commissions were set up under “the state of Osun”, a platform already declared illegal by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Against this backdrop, Alimi reiterated and affirmed that the appointments were made under a law that has been nullified by a competent Court of law and that by implication the beneficiaries lacked the expected claim to immunity from dissolution by a governor who is upholding only legal actions of the previous government.

He added that the former governor violated the stipulations of the law in the composition of some of the boards.

“The law stipulated the types and manners of persons to be appointed into the commissions. By violating those requirements, the appointments were rendered null and void.

“We can therefore assure all and sundry that the state government does not need tutoring from those who hope to benefit from obvious non-compliance perpetrated by the previous government.

“We call on members of the dissolved commissions to accept the best wishes and commendation of the State Governor for their meritorious service to the state,” he said.