Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has reacted to the controversy surrounding the appointment of Oyetunji Rasaki as the Senior Special Assistant to Government House Pool.
This is coming after a memo dated August 9, 2023, and signed by the Secretary of the state government, Teslim Igbalaye, stated that Oyetunji Rasaki Abafe was appointed as the SSA to the Governor on Government House pool.
However the Governor has said that the said position has been in existence for the past twelve -year and it was created by the past All Progressive Congress government.
This was contained in a Statement made by the State governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, on Friday, 18th August.
Rasheed said the “Government House Pool is a term referring to the transport unit of Government House.
“The section deals with drivers and vehicles within the Government House. The office, a creation of the previous governments of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been in existence for the past twelve or so years.
“The two appointments are therefore necessary and required. They were never frivolous jobs for the boys as some partisan critics have termed it. While those offices were inherited, it is also worthy of note to state that Governor Adeleke has demonstrated a strong will to retain what is good and jettison what is bad.
“In the two cases under consideration, the two offices are necessary to protect and effectively manage public and private assets,” the statement added.