By Toba Adedeji
State Government of Osun on Tuesday announced voluntary retirement of Mr. Sunday Owoeye.
Mr. Owoeye had earlier been reported by some section of media that he was forced out the service, a situation that has been faulted by the state government.
The announcement was conveyed in a release made available to OSUN DEFENDER by the media adviser to the governor, Mr. Sola Fasure.
He said, “The State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, accepted his retirement, congratulates him on his retirement from service, wishes him a blissful and glorious post-service life and prays that he will be successful in all his endeavours.
Fasure said, the State Government of Osun thereby announce the voluntary retirement of the Head of Service, Mr. Sunday Olayinka Owoeye.
He explained that Mr. Owoeye notified the government of his retirement on Monday, October 16 and has proceeded immediately on terminal leave, which will last for 90 days.
He noted that “Mr. Owoeye joined the Civil Service in the old Oyo State on March 3, 1983, and transferred his services to Osun at the creation of the state in 1991.
He was appointed Permanent Secretary in September 2012 and elected Head of Service by his peers immediately”.
Mr Owoeye served meritoriously with integrity and fear of God. His services to the state are invaluable and his departure will be hard to fill, Fasure concluded.