Ogun suspends 75 Monarchs, as Oyo governor demotes 15 Perm Sec, takes over Motor Parks


Oyo state government has banned operations of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state indefinitely.

Subsequently, the state government has taken over all motor parks in the state with immediate effect.

The state Chief of Staff, Bisi Ilaka announced this in Ibadan while speaking with newsmen on behalf of the governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde.

Members of the Union had been engaging in free for all since the change of administration in the state.

Makinde expressed the commitment of this administration to maintain Peace in the state to engender commercial and human development.

On the dissolution of the local governments activities, the governor said the new government was trying to put things right, adding that the last administration allegedly engaged in many unconstitutional behaviours.

He explained that the election which brought the dissolved local government in was illegal.

Makinde said “We want to rewrite all the things that have gone wrong in the state. We intend to obey court order that are valid.so,we are waiting for them to challenge the decision of this administration. We have nothing to hide”

“We are aware that some of the local government officials have been looting the offices and even sensitive documents”, he said.

It would be recalled that the state government dissolved activities of the 33 local governments and the 35 LCDAs on the 29th of this month.

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

The immediate past governor, Abiola Ajimobi had last week promoted 12 civil servants to the office of permanent secretaries in the twilight of his eight-year administration.

Announcing the reversal at a meeting, the governor said such promotion was carried out in bad faith.


The Ogun State House of Assembly has passed a bill and three resolutions nullifying all appointments, employment and financial agreements undertaken by former Governor Ibikunle Amosun in the twilight of his administration.

The House presided by Speaker Suraju Ishola Adekunbi suspended about 75 traditional rulers who were appointed and promoted from February, this year till this week.

The lawmakers’ resolution also sacked all appointees and employment of 1000 people into the state workforce which were carried out by Amosun on the eve of his departure.

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