Reactions trailed the appointment of Mr Oyetunji Rasaki, as Senior Special Assistant SSA, on government house pool, by Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke.
In a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government SSG, in Osun, dated 7th August, 2023, with a headline, “Appointment As Senior Special Assistant To The Governor On Government House Pool”, which circulated online, generated a perception of swimming pool management.
However, the state governor, through its spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, who reacted to the misconception said that, the word ‘pool’, used in the appointment letter is a term referring to the transport unit of government House.
He said that, the section deals with drivers and vehicles within the Government House.
“The office, a creation of the previous governments of the All Progressive Congress(APC) has been in existence for the past twelve or so years. Members of the public are aware that there are hundreds of drivers and vehicles (both old and new) in the Government House.
“In the interest of sustainable management of those assets, an SSA is appointed to coordinate and even oversee activities and operations in that sector,” Rasheed said.
He also made a clarification on another letter generation controversy, the appointment on Oranmiyan town, he said involved a new settlement for diasporas.
“Again, the previous APC Government created a diaspora estate programme involving a new settlement named Oranmiyan new town. There is actually a new town development body. The newly appointed SSA is charged with ensuring achievement of government goals in those areas, especially ensuring protection of investment of Diasporas.
“The two appointments are therefore necessary and required. They were never frivolous jobs for the boys as some partisan critics have termed it.
“While those offices were inherited, it is also worthy of note to state that Governor Adeleke has demonstrated strong will to retain what is good and jettison what is bad,” He concluded.