The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has suspended foreign trips for top officials of his administration for the rest of the year, with exceptions for emergencies.
Dailypost gathered that the governor has also directed the Head of Service, Mr. Leye Aina, to prepare a memo that would state the relationship between the Commissioners and the Special Advisers to ensure efficiency in the governance process.
“While memos by Special Advisers must pass through the Permanent Secretary to the Commissioners, the Commissioners must ensure fair play and accommodating spirit,”
Speaking during a meeting held with members of the State Executive Council which deliberated on 2024 budget proposals from the ministries, departments, and agencies as a prelude to the submission of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework to the State House of Assembly, Adeleke declared that excessive spending on recurrent and overhead expenses must be avoided.
“We must sustain the momentum of our service delivery by avoiding excessive spending on recurrent and overheads,” the statement said.
While urging cabinet members to make personal sacrifices, the governor explained that all members of the administration must demonstrate readiness to sacrifice in the face of the state’s harsh financial situation.
“Our needs from office to accommodation are much but our resources are limited. So we have to devise a coping mechanism pending the time our funding situation will improve,” he stated.