The alleged resignation of the Accountant General of Osun State, Mr. Alaba Kolawole, has sparked controversies in the state.
There are claims that the Accountant General, who celebrated his 60 birthday in July, was granted an extension of service by the governor until October but Kolawole reportedly tendered his resignation on Friday.
He was said to have written letters to some commercial banks that they should no longer honour any cheque bearing his signature starting from Monday, September 10.
But the Commissioner for Information in the state, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa, when contacted told our correspondent that the accountant general did not resign but that he retired on the account of clocking the mandatory age of 60.
The commissioner later issued a statement on Kolawole’s retirement and said Aregbesola had accepted the resignation and wished him well in his future endeavours.
The statement read, “The Accountant General of the State of Osun, Mr. Alaba Kolawole, has retired from the service.
“Mr. Kolawole retired from service, having gotten to the threshold age of 60 years a few weeks back, in line with the civil service rules and practice.
“He had served the state meritoriously in various capacities since he joined the service some decades ago and he was appointed the Accountant General of the state by Governor Rauf Aregbesola in 2012 when he reached the pinnacle of his career.
“Mr. Kolawole was known to be diligent and hard-working in his duties while in office and the service will miss him and his contributions.”