Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke has inaugurated his 37-man transition committee in preparation for the official handing over on November 27, 2022.
The committee, led by a renowned Doctor of Nuclear Medicine and a Fellow of the Euro Institute of Reticulo-endothelial Biology & Medicare, Dr Muyiwa Oladimeji was inaugurated on Thursday July 28, 2022 at the Imole House, Ogo-Oluwa area of Osogbo.
The committee, which consist of 37 members, has the Director-General of Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Hon. Sunday Bisi as Deputy Chairman, while serving member of the House of Representatives, Hon Bamidele Salam as its secretary and will be assisted by a Project management expert, Sir Adekunle Adepoju.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Caretaker Chairman PDP in Osun State, Dr Akindele Adekunle appealed to members of the committee to see their appointments as call to service and a rare privilege, which must be justified by their record of contributions to the success of the Committee.
In his speech, Governor-elect, Senator Adeleke welcome all to the event. He congratulated the people of Osun state on the successful conduct of the governorship election stating that they “are now at the critical point of demonstrating readiness to translate our electoral promises into visible reality in form of good governance across all sectors of our society”.
Adeleke also read out the terms of reference for the committee, calling in members to adhere strictly by the terms. He therefore charge the committee members to start work in earnest as their tasks are “sensitive and time – bound”.
The Committee is made up of seasoned technocrats, present and former public office holders and experts from a diverse field of endeavour including the Academics, Finance, Law, Engineering, Labour, Local Government administration and the Media.
Read the terms of reference as read by Adeleke
-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
-To interface with individuals and groups with valuable information on the governance of Osun State
-To ascertain the level of indebtedness of the state and Local Governments and the terms of repayment of such debt
-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.
-To obtain/collate information on movable and immovable assets of the state government.
– To 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
-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, 1 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
-To provide a robust media projection and response for the governor elect and the incoming administration
-To review the current security architecture of the state and interface with relevant security agencies in order to ensure a seamless transition.