Adeleke warns cabinet members to perform or face termination

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has instructed cabinet members to complete their respective responsibilities or face termination.

Adeleke, in his inaugural address to the State Executive Council of 2024 on Wednesday, urged council members to intensify their endeavors in providing services to the populace.

Adeleke, who stated that a covert Monitoring and Evaluation Team had been established to assess the performance of cabinet members and generate quarterly reports on ministries, also demanded that his subordinates maintain a unified front.

In addition, the state commissioner for information and public enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, issued the following statement on Wednesday, citing Adeleke: “It is crucial to emphasize that 2024 will be a pivotal year for this administration.”

"By December 2024, the midterm examination will have occurred. We must expedite the execution of our sectoral strategies. You must all exert considerable effort in your respective ministries to reach predetermined objectives.

"Kindly be advised that I have established a covert Monitoring and Evaluation Team tasked with assessing the performance of cabinet members and preparing quarterly reports on ministries. Notwithstanding the absence of a performance bond at the time of assuming office, your service delivery will presently serve as the basis for evaluation.

“If an appointee fails to meet expectations as determined by monitoring and evaluation reports, we shall promptly remove them from office.”

"As the governance activities for 2024 commence, I urge cabinet members to maintain a unified front. Members of the cabinet enjoy equal rights and privileges, constituting a unified family. Respecting best practices is a resolved issue. Rivalry and segregation within the cabinet must cease immediately.

In the interim, the State Executive Council has approved the promotion of several individuals within the state and the appointment of six additional traditional monarchs.

Alimi, while extending his felicitations and best wishes to the recently designated traditional rulers for prosperous and harmonious reigns in their respective realms, exhorted the subjects within their respective communities to bestow upon them the utmost cooperation and support.

Haastrup Ojo, represented by Mark Ajewole as Onise of Iloro-Ijesha in Atakunmosa East Local Government, Haastrup Ojo as Aloro of Iloro-Ijesha in Atakunmosa East Local Government, Adekunle Babatunde as Elende of Eko Ende in Ifelodun North Local Council Development Area, and several others are among the council-approved traditional rulers.