The Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has approved extension of tenure, for the state Accountant General , Mr ‘Laolu Akindolire.
The gesture is for 3 months as it lapses on the 12th of April, 2021, when a new Accountant General of the State shall be appointed.
A statement by Donald Ojogo
Commissioner for Information and Orientation on Tuesday says. “ Specifically, Mr Governor’s move is in the overall interest of the smooth running of government, and to stave off unnecessary hitches as Government inches towards a period of transition within the 3 months period in question. ”
Governor Akeredolu wishes Mr Akindolire well just as he charges him to discharge his duties with renewed vigour, as always.
Meanwhile, a source within the government circle told ROVING REPORTERS that the decision of Akeredolu to extend the tenure of the AG was to block unnecessary loophole that could arise in between now and when he will be appointing new cabinet for his second term.
The source said “The Permanent Secretary of the ministry of Finance will retire in February and the Cabinet will be dissolved in the same February.
So I think the governor wants the man to be there for a new cabinet to be formed for proper handing over.
Appointing a new AG now to change signatories with PS Finance and Commissioner for Finance twice in three months is unhealthy. ” the source said.