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Regional News of Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Why Ogun state Attorney-General resigned

Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice in Ogun State, Akingbolaghan Adeniran Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice in Ogun State, Akingbolaghan Adeniran

The Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice in Ogun State, Akingbolaghan Adeniran has resigned.

It remains unclear why Adeniran would resign from Governor Dapo Abiodun's cabinet, however, there are rumors that he did so due to massive corruption in the government.

Adeniran who resigned on November 8 said he did so “purely on personal” grounds.

The legal practitioner said in a statement titled “My Reasons For Resigning As Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ogun State”;

“My attention has been drawn to some online news publications purporting to provide reasons for my resignation from the Ogun State Government as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

“While it is true that on 8 November 2021, I formally notified His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR, the Governor of the State, of my decision to resign from the cabinet, I must state that contrary to the online news publications, my reasons for resigning are purely personal. I am not aware of any “massive corruption” in the Administration and I am indeed very proud of what we have been able to achieve in the administration of justice over the past two years.

“I want to assure His Excellency, the Governor and all my colleagues in the Executive Council of the State of my continued support. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with such an amazing group of administrators, technocrats and experts in various fields of endeavour. I have learnt a lot from you all and pray that God will continue to use you to improve on the lives of the good people of Ogun State.”