By Emmanuel Adeleke
Osun State Governor, Sen Ademola Adeleke, has named Tunji Adeleke (Jnr), son of the late first civilian governor of the state and an elder brother to the incumbent governor, Sen Isiaka Adeleke, and the chairman of the defunct Rauf Aregbesola’s faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Rasaq Salinsile, as board chairmen.
A statement issued on Thursday by the governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed listed Adeleke (Jnr) as Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, while Salinsile, was named Chairman of the Teaching Service Commission.
He also listed ex-National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), 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 of th Governing Board of Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke.
Others listed as chairmen of statutory boards include 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 Chairman, Osun Health Insurance Agency; Mr. Niyi Owolade, Chairman, Osun State University Teaching Hospital; Mr. Ebenezer Ebenco, Chairman, Council for Arts and Culture; Mr. Akanfe Atidade, Chairman, Housing Loans Board; Mr. Kolade Adeleke, Chairman, Osun Tourism Board; and Mr. Sola Adewumi, Chairman, Internal Revenue Service.
According to the statement, Adeleke also 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.