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By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan


Governor Seyi Makinde has set for a month vacation.

Naijanewshub.com.ng gathered that the Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde will be going on a month vacation, which begins today (August 11) will run till September 2, 2022.

While he is away, for the first time in three years of this present administration, the deputy, Bayo Lawal will be serving in Acting Governor capacity.

During those period of former governor, Rauf Olaniyan before his impeachment, he was not made Acting Governor all the period when Governor were not around.

It was gathered that the Governor on Wednesday wrote to the House of Assembly 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 in the evening.

Another source who is also privy to the activities of the Governor but craved anonymity also confirmed the story.

According to the source,“The governor is going on vacation from August 11 to 2nd September.

“By a declaration transmitted under section 190 (1) of the Constitution to the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly (OYHA) today 10th August 2022.

“The Deputy Governor, Chief Bayo Lawal will be Acting Governor during the period.”

When contacted for information, the House Committee Chairman on Information, Kazeem Olayanju said he could not confirm the development.

However, a source who confirmed the letter in the House said the letter will be presented during the next plenary.

The source could neither confirm if the House would call an emergency plenary to present the letter nor wait till next week when plenary is expected to hold.

However, it was gathered that with the notification of the lawmakers through the letter, the Governor has fulfilled the requirements to make Lawal serve as Acting Governor pending his return.

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