- Governor Seyi Makinde has sacked the Oyo state commissioner of works, infrastructure and transport
- Raphael Afonja's appointment was terminated with immediate effect in a letter dated Monday, August 10
- The commissioner was instructed to hand over all the government items in his possession to the permanent secretary
Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde has sacked the state commissioner of works, infrastructure and transport, Raphael Afonja. This was disclosed by Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary to the governor.
According to The Nation, Afonja's appointment was terminated in a letter dated Monday, August 10, and signed by the secretary to the state government (SSG) Olubamiwo Adeosun.
Though the reason for the commissioner’s sack was not officially stated by the Oyo state governor, he, however, thanked Afonja for his contribution.
Afonja had earlier announced on Monday that he spent 52 days treating COVID-19 in isolation on a radio programme.
The commissioner who recently tested negative for coronavirus had hoped to resume work just before he was sacked.
The redeployment of 2 state commissioners was also approved by Governor Makinde who asked that they swap portfolios.
The commissioner of special duties, Bayo Lawal was moved to the state’s ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs, while Funmilayo Orisadeyi who held the previous position was given Lawal's role.
The letter reads in part: “I wish to convey the approval of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, on the termination of your appointment as Honourable Commissioner, with immediate effect.
“Consequent upon the above development, you are hereby directed to hand over all the government items in your possession to the permanent secretary (ministry of works, infrastructure and transport).
“I am to add that, your contribution within the time of your sojourn is appreciated and commendable, and therefore, wish you successes in your future endeavours. I thank you.”
PAY ATTENTION: Download our mobile app to enjoy the latest news update
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Darius Ihaku, governor of Taraba state, has sacked his chief press secretary Hassan Mijinyawa and replaced him with his (Mjinyawa's) deputy, Iliya Beckyu.
Mijinyawa was relieved of his position as the governor's CPS in a shocking event that came hours after his daughter's wedding ceremony.
The former CPS, it was gathered, allegedly abused protocol as he was said to have delayed the reception ceremony of the wedding, leaving top dignitaries including the governor who was represented by his deputy in rage.
In other news, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state sacked the state's commissioner for works and infrastructure, Engineer Mu’azu Magaji.
The commissioner was fired over his unguarded utterances against the late chief of staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, a statement signed by the commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, disclosed.
Abaribe asks President Buhari to resign, Nigerians react | Legit TV