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Ogun crisis: Daniel redeploys Special Adviser on Legislative Matters

By Kolade Larewaju

ABEOKUTA –  THE face-off between Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State and members of the House of Assembly yesterday claimed its first casualty as the Governor today  ordered the redeployment of his Special Adviser on Legislative matters, Mr. Sesan Lawal.

He was immediately replaced with another former member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr. Sina Aroyeun who was until yesterday Special Adviser in the Bureau of Employment Generation.

A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Samuel announcing the redeployment said that Mr. Lawal would now resume at the Bureau of Employment Generation to take over from Aroyeun.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner for Finance; Mr. Kehinde Sogunle, the Accountant General; Mr. Babatunde Salawu and the Auditor General;Mr. Raji Samsudeen are expected to appear before the house tomorrow to give details of the state’s financial indebtedness.

The three top government functionaries were summoned at the last sitting of the House on Thursday when the Accountant General; Mr. Salawu could not give the details of the debt profile of the state when asked.

Mr Salawu had stunned members of the State House of Assembly when he told them that he did not have the figures for the debt profile of the state.

Rather, he said that the House should summon the State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Kehinde Sogunle and the Auditor General; Mr. Raji Samsudeen to ascertain the actual debt profile.


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