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OYO: Makinde reverses Ajimobi’s promotion of Perm Secs, bans NURTW

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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has reversed the promotion of all the new permanent secretaries in the state civil service.

The governor also on Friday banned the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the state over the recurrent violent clashes between factions of the union.

It would be recalled that the immediate past governor, Abiola Ajimobi, promoted eight civil servants to the office of permanent secretary towards the end of his administration.

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The governor, who announced the reversal at a meeting he had with all permanent secretaries in the state, insisted that the promotions were carried out in bad faith.

Dotun Oyelade, Makinde’s media aide, said in a statement: “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.”

While proscribing the NURTW, Governor Makinde said the state government would be taking over all parks and garages in the state.

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