Relocation: Oyo Dep Governor complies with Makinde’s directive




The Oyo State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Rauf Olaniyan, on Tuesday resumed work at his new office, situated at the State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

Olaniyan, addressing newsmen at the new office on Tuesday vowed to remain committed to the growth and development of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Gov. Seyi Makinde, had recently ordered the relocation of his deputy’s office from the building complex housing both of them within the State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.

The directive came few days after Olaniyan defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Party (APC).

NAN reports that the state lawmakers had last week issued impeachment notice of seven days to the Deputy Governor.

Olaniyan said he wasn’t border about the relocation of his office, adding that the relocation did not change him, nor affect his performance as the state deputy governor.

While calling on his supporters to remain calm, he said the issue of relocation of office was not beyond the administrative arrangement, adding that and that he did not see it as a witch-hunt.

Olaniyan said that he could work anywhere, pointing out that the relocation would not affect his capacity as the number two citizen of the state.

According to him, my position as the Chairman of the State Boundary Committee still remains intact, saying he has attended to two or three official files since he resumed on Tuesday.

“I was a civil servant for 28 years and I didn’t receive any query for one day, so why should I got a letter that the governor directed me to relocate and I would not comply ?, ” he said.

When asked about his impeachment process before the State House of Assembly, Olaniyan said he wouldn’t comment on it.

NAN reports that all his security personnel, aides and other staff attached to his office were seen with him in the new office.(NAN)

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