While addressing the guests and members of the caretaker committee, at the inauguration of transition committee today in Imole House Osogbo, the Osun State Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke started by congratulating the people of Osun state on the successful conduct of the governorship election in the state.
Adeleke stated: “We are now at the critical point of demonstrating our readiness to translate our electoral promises into visible reality in form of good governance across all sectors of our society.”
He charges the transition committee by saying: ” This composition of this committee stems from my desire to ensure a proper mix of various citizens with first hand knowledge of the state of affairs in the state. You are selected because I know you have deep knowledge of our state and the aspirations of our people. You are also all fully aware of our five point agenda. Its making and the ideals that underlie our governance philosophy.”
“You are therefore expected to be creative and innovative as you carry out this assignment. Our approach must be Practical and down to earth. Be aware as you have been that Osun is special case demanding unique solutions. Your task is bigger than ensuring a seamless transition in partnership with the team from the side of the outgoing state government; I expect robust innovations and out of the box ideas on how best to hit the ground running by November.”
The Governor-Elect said the people of Osun state expect so much from the incoming administration as they are passing through very difficult moments. He highlighted by saying, they have entrusted the incoming administration with the enormous task of reviving the state to genuinely serve their needs.
“We are ready to meet the desires of our people. We are equipped with requisite skills and determination to meet the challenges ahead. Our administration will be by the people and for the people. Our ultimate guide will be the best interest of Osun People at all times.” He said.
Fifteen terms of reference were given to the committee which are stated below:
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.
The governor elect urges the transition committee that their tasks are very sensitive and time-bound. He beseech them to start work immediately and give periodic reports for consideration.
He congratulated them on being found worthy of serving as Transition Committee, praying that the Almighty God guides them in serving the good people of the state.