- Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, says the accountant general of the state did not resign his position
- Aregbesola says the AG, Alaba Kolawole, attained the retirement age of 60 years and retired from the service
- The governor expressed displeasure over the fact that falsehood was built around Kolawole's retirement
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state has dismissed the reports in the media that the accountant general of the state, Alaba Kolawole, resigned his position.
Describing the reports as false, the governor said Kolawole attained the age of 60 on August 11 and retired from the service voluntarily on the account of age, Punch reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Aregbesola made the clarification in a statement issued by his media aide, Sola Fasure.
The statement read in part: “For the avoidance of doubt, Mr Kolawole retired voluntarily from service, having attained the statutory age of 60 on August 11, 2018.
“He duly notified the state government, through the head of service on May 11, 2018. The head of service also notified the governor on June 11, 2018. Governor Aregbesola then approved the retirement on June 16, 2018.
“As statutorily required of him, Mr Kolawole wrote to the banks and financial institutions doing business with the government, to notify them of the invalidity of his signature since he will be stepping out of service and will no longer be competent to act as a signatory to the government’s accounts or transact business on behalf of the government.
“Having served the state meritoriously for 31 years, Mr Kolawole deserves a happy and peaceful retirement, not wild and unfounded allegations that maligned his person and portrayed him as a disloyal and troublesome civil servant.
“It is regrettable that Mr Kolawole’s retirement has been twisted and complete falsehood built around this due process. We are not in doubt that this falsehood was concocted at the PDP secretariat and this tiny section of the media is the willing tools. Mr Kolawole has since set the records straight and debunked the lies."
Recall that report had stated that the accountant general of Osun state, Alaba Kolawole, allegedly resigned, sparking allegation of fraud against the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola-led government in the state.
He was said to have written letters to some commercial banks that they should no longer honour any cheque bearing his signature starting from Monday, September 10.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Moshood Adeoti, the secretary to the Osun state government, resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He announced his resignation in a July 21 letter. The letter read: “I hereby wish to notify you of my decision to resign my membership of the the All Progressives Congress."
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