Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has reversed the appointment of 15 new permanent secretaries made by his predecessor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, three weeks ago.
Newspeakonline understands that Makinde announced the reversal at a meeting he had with all permanent secretaries in the state on Friday.
Recall that Makinde had vowed to review all new contracts and appointments made by Ajimobi in the twilight of his administration.
Spokesman of the Seyi Makinde Campaign Organization, Prince Dotun Oyelade, confirmed the development.
His words: “Governor Makinde will be very consistent and finicky with all his campaign promises and this is not an exception. The governor said that all transactions either contractually or in terms of appointments and promotions that were done especially between Monday March 11 and May 28 would be given closer scrutiny particularly because of the obvious mischief that has been introduced into the whole governance within this period. So, it’s true that during the campaign period, the governor promised that the people of the state would not have him in the Governor’s Office to embark on distractive traditional probe but the brazen attitude that bothers on attempt to block the success of the current administration has made the governor to decide the latest course of action which is to reverse many of the policies and actions of the Ajimobi administration at the eve of his exit because they were borne out of malice.
“So, just like he made good the promise to cancel the N3,000 paid by parents on their public secondary school children and open the Governor’s Office flyover for every citizen of Oyo State, in the same manner he is dealing with the issue of the appointment of the permanent secretaries and civil servants.”