The Osun State Government on Monday announced the voluntary retirement of the Head of Service, Mr Sunday Owoeye
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Media Adviser to the Governor of Osun State, Mr Sola Fasure, a copy which was made available to us in Osogbo.
The statement has it that the former Hos turned in his notice of retirement on Monday October 16, after which he embarked on 90-day terminal leave in line with civil service rule of engagement.
Meanwhile, investigation by out reporter confirmed the rationale behind the voluntary retirement of Owoeye, and the details of the power game that bolted the high ranking technocrat out of service.
We authoritatively gathered that a senior female official from the Ministry of Health, Mrs Fabian Abioye had petitioned the state government over what she termed as sexual harassment and victimization by the Head of Service.
She alleged that her refusal to agree to sexual advances from Owoeye made the former number one civil servant in the state to transfer her to Teaching Service, and several other punishments for the purpose of forcing her to submission.
The petition was said to have infuriated Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who seriously frowned at such indecent act, and publicly scolded the HoS at the Executive meeting of October 11.
Owoeye, who could not contain the embarrassment and odium, is believed to have as a result excused himself from the service through voluntary retirement.
The former Osun Head of Service 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 on September 2012, and became the Head of Service almost immediately.