Ogun Attorney General Gbolahan Adeniran resigns for “massive corruption” in Governor Abiodun’s government
Akingbolahan Adeniran resigned as Ogun State Attorney General as of the end of this month, Peoples Gazette was told, after spending weeks simmering over the corrupt practices, incompetence and general mismanagement of Governor Dapo Abiodun. .
Adeniran, a liberal arts scholar and expert in commercial law, resigned because he no longer felt comfortable serving Abiodun in the government. Adeniran’s resignation is effective as of November 30, 2021, The Gazette learned, and it was not immediately clear what he intends to do next.
Two sources who spoke separately to The Gazette on development said Adeniran expressed concern over rampant corruption and incompetence in government and took unsuccessful steps to curb such vices in public services.
“He has tried to introduce reforms that will make it difficult for corruption and mismanagement to grow,” a source with information on the development told The Gazette. “I am sure he will soon find a more suitable position to take because he is a very diligent lawyer with a promising future.”
Adeniran declined comments to The Gazette about his resignation.
“Whatever you post, I have no comment,” said the attorney general. Ogun Information Commissioner Waheed Odusile said there was no resignation from the government and did not elaborate on when and why Adeniran would leave.
Critics said Ogun state has had more lows than highs since Abiodun took office on May 29, 2019. At first, he was criticized for taking longer than necessary to form a cabinet. He also faced allegations of abandonment of key infrastructure projects that were underway prior to taking office, with residents in satellite communities like Akute and Sango reporting neglect of road networks.
Mr. Abiodun was accused of hijacking state funds to pay off personal debts and support his private affairs. He vehemently denied such allegations and said he should be hailed for starting energy and road projects in the geopolitical zones of the state, considering the state’s insufficient coffers.
The governor also claimed credits to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on Ogun residents, which the World Health Organization and other independent groups had praised.
But Mr. Adeniran was not convinced by the government measures that critics dismissed as cosmetics and decided to step down to preserve his reputation.
Adeniran has also pushed for judicial reform that will include widespread use of the technology throughout the state justice system, but was unable to obtain the governor’s consent within a reasonable time frame.
“Since then, the governor has made himself unreachable and it seems the governor is looking for a” dirtier “, more sympathetic guy as his attorney general,” said one of our sources under anonymity to avoid victimization in his work as a lawyer. public service.
Source: – Gazzetta Ngr