Members of Oyo State chapter of Scout Council of Nigeria have requested the state authorities and the nationwide physique of the council to cease the Acting State Commissioner of the council (SSC), Adetunji Adepeju from partaking in any council exercise to stop a disaster within the state.
They alleged that the Commisioner was suspended by the nationwide physique, led by B. O. A. Oyetayo for allegedly embezzling N2 million which had been fastened within the council account since 2000.
They mentioned Adepeju was additionally accused of sacking many productive employees within the Secretariat.
SaharaReporters studies that Nigeria Scout Council is a voluntary organisation concerned in citizenship coaching and group service tasks, companies at nationwide, state and group occasions, and offering first support in case of catastrophe.
In a swift response, the Commisioner in an interview with Daily Trust described the allegations as a mere distraction, including that his colleagues had been in opposition to him as a result of he blocked some loopholes to generate income for the council.
He famous that the nationwide physique of the council lacks the ability to sack him as a result of he was not obliged to conform by their directives.
Speaking in a petition issued after a protest organised by members of the Association and signed by a former state Commisioner of the council, Dr. Moses Adekunle Tella and his former counterpart, Mr. Segun Fatope, the group in opposition to Adepeju mentioned the state authorities ought to ignore his request to coach pupils within the state.
The petition reads, “Our members have resolved to cease inhuman actions of the performing Commisioner of the Scout Association of Nigeria in Oyo state.
“As honour to our heroes previous, Mr. Tunji Adepeju was elected for one 12 months, contemplating the big contributions of his father, the late Pa. Adepeju however sadly, the respect and honour accorded him have been insulted. He just isn’t a educated scout.
“On his assumption of workplace, Adepeju suprisingly broke (sic) the N2 million fastened deposit of the council and refused to offer account of the cash spent. When we requested questions, he requested us to go to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“He has sent away all our technical and experienced scouts.”