Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has waded into the crisis rocking the Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun, directing an immediate investigation into the controversy.

The Governor directed that his Chief of Staff should lead a small committee to investigate the matter. The Committee also included the Secretary to the State Government and Commissioner for Education among others to host a crisis resolution meeting between the school management and the Governing Council.

Reacting to accusations and counter-accusations between the Chairman of the Governing Council and the College Provost, Governor Adeleke directed the committee to look into the subject of controversies and ensure amicable resolution of the crisis.

“I have read various statements and allegations emanating from the Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun. I have also been briefed about the conflict between the school management and the college Governing Council. The Committee is hereby directed to call a meeting of both parties.

“The Committee is to review all issues including questions of financial malpractices within the College system and propose a comprehensive accountability and transparency system.

“Let me warn that anybody implicated in any wrongdoing, financial mismanagement or corrupt conduct will face heavy sanction. I announce that I will not shield anybody no matter how highly placed”, the State Governor noted.

The committee is expected to report their findings and recommendations to the Governor within two weeks.

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Governor

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