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Akeredolu Begins Probe; State TV, Radio, Football Agency As First Port Of Call!!

The much anticipated questioning period in Ondo state may be dawning gradually. After the dissolution of Departments and Agencies some weeks ago by Governor Olurotimi Akeredolu, concerned people have been on the look out for possible check into the books of their various agencies. But hanging on the earlier words of the governor that he will not probe the past administration, some of his aides interviewed then was of the opinion that the governor may not probe truly, but questions will be asked where necessary in order to set the record straight.

It seems the time for questioning is now here as the governor's port of call is the Ondo State Radiovision Corporation comprising the state Television and Fm Radio. Facing OSRC and 96.5fm and Orange FM first may not be unconnected with the conduct of the stations in the last administration.

Another agency recieving prompt attention of the governor  is the Ondo States Football agency. It will be recalled that the Sunshine stars, the state football team were into series of protests at the tail end of ex-governor Mimiko's administration and early days of Akeredolu as governor.

It is on the above that the governor raised a five man panel to look into the activities of the Ondo state media and another three man panel to look into activities of the sports commision.

in a press statement made available to journalists by the Chief Press Secretary Segun Ajiboye, it states that

"In view of the glaring ineffectiveness of the Ondo State Radiovision Corporation and the Orange FM Radio, and the complaints of the generality of the people of Ondo State, the state government has approved the setting up of a five-man panel to look into the activities of these two agencies in the last four years.
 Members of the panel are: 
1. Mr. Kunle Adebayo (Chairman)
2. Mr. Soji Alakuro
3. Mrs. Iretiola Ojekhoa
4. Mr. Steve Alabi
5.   Mr. Tubosun Isijola (Secretary).



The terms of the reference of the panel are to: immediately take-over the day-to-day running of the Corporation and the Radio Station; re-organise and reposition the two agencies for greater efficiency to enable them to deliver on their mandate; to examine the various transactions carried out by the Ondo State Radiovision Corporation and the Orange FM Radio in the last four years; to take inventory of all assets and liabilities of the two agencies; to look into the possibility of merging the Orange FM Radio Station with the corporation’s 96.5 FM Radio Station; and to make recommendations to government on the foregoing and on such other matters as may be found necessary. The committee  has two months to submit its report.  

In the same vein, the governor raised a three man panel to look into the activities of the state football agency.The statement read thus "Following reports of alleged ineffectiveness and inefficiencies of the Ondo State Football Agency, the state government has approved the setting up of a three-man panel to look into the activities of the agency." members of the panel are:

1. Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye – Chairman
2. Mr. Tunde Ogunja – member
3. Elder Mike Adeyeye – member/secretary
The terms and reference of the panel are to: immediately take over the day-to-day running of the agency; reorganize and re-position the Agency for greater efficiency to enable it deliver on its stated mandate; review the over-bloated staff population of the Agency to a manageable size; ensure that Sunshine Football Club and the Sunshine Queens are not relegated; examine the various transactions carried out by the Agency in the last four years; take inventory of all assets and liabilities of the Agency; make recommendations to government on the foregoing and on such other matters as may be found necessary.
The Committee however has one month to submit its report.

 

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