Osun State House of Assembly on Thursday, 28th July, 2022 at its plenary exonerated the Bursar, Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun, Mr Rasheed Olarewaju Oyedeji of alleged financial misappropriation levelled against him by the state Auditor General, Mr Folorunsho Adesina.
Recalled that the Governing Council of the institution had earlier exonerated the Bursar of financial misappropriation as alleged by the Auditor General, having engaged the services of forensic auditors.
The House Committee on Public Accounts, Hon Abidemi Gbenga Ogunkanmi in its reports signed by chairman and other members recommended that “the office of the Auditor General for the state should remain professional in the discharge of its duties in the college and all auditing activities should be devoid of personal or premodial sentiments.”
The House also adopted the report of the external auditors nominated by the Auditor General himself, which had earlier exonerated the Bursar of any wrong doing.
This was sequel to the fact that the Auditor General, Mr Folorunsho Adesina had earlier requested the Governing Council of the institution through a memo referenced GP/OSCE/6/Vol 111/16 dated 5th April, 2022 to look into the allegation.
The Governing Council in its submission advised the office of the Auditor General to be careful at blowing unnecessary information until it might have explored issues to the lasting stage, stressing that “the Auditor General should be aware that he is a civil servant and should not arrogate powers to himself and his office to the detriment of the state.”
Also, the Governing Council noted that the office of the Auditor General needs total overhauling to avoid giving the state government any unnecessary embarrassment.
The State House of Assembly resolved that the office of the Auditor General for the state should work on other institutions in the state and report back to the House committee on Public Accounts.
With the outcome of the House of Assembly on the lingering crisis between the office of the Auditor General and the College, the matter has been finally laid to rest.