Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State, is scheduled to proceed on a month vacation and in preparation, he has transmitted power to deputy, Bayo Lawal to act in position till his return.
Beginning from today, the lawyer cum politician, who recently replaced Raufu Olaniyan, will be acting governor till the governor returns from a one month vacation, which starts today and will run till September 2, 2022.
This was not the case in the more than three years Olaniyan served with Makinde.
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Lawal unlike Olaniyan, has been saddled as overseer of the justice ministry as well as the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency, OYSTROMA and the Oyo State Housing Corporation, where he was chairman before his new position.
According to CoreNewsNG, Makinde informed the House of Assembly via a letter to intimate them of the development.
A source in the Assembly confirmed the development, adding however that the letter was delivered to the office of the Speaker and Clerk around 4:30PM.
The claim on the time of delivery of the letter could not be confirmed.
Another source who is also privy to the activities of the Governor but would not want his name in print also confirmed the story.