- The attorney-general of Ondo state has been replaced
- According to the state government, Sir Charles Titiloye is the new law officer in the state
- However, no reason was given for the sack of the former AG
Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday, November 23, rejigged his cabinet.
In doing so, the governor has sacked Adekola Olawoye as the commissioner for justice and attorney-general of the state.
This was disclosed in a statement by Segun Ajiboye, chief press secretary to the governor.
According to him, the new attorney-general and commissioner for justice in the state is Sir Charles Titiloye, The Guardian reports.
The statement added:
“Titiloye is a human right activist and a renowned social critic. He was former secretary of the Nigerian Bar of Association (NBA), Akure Branch.
According to the state government, the name of Olawoye's replacement will be forwarded to the House of Assembly for confirmation.
No reason was given for Olawoye’s sack.
In another development, Akeredolu backed the regulation of social media saying the government "must find a way to control it" in order to curb the spread of dangerous fake news.
The governor made this disclosure while speaking on Channels TV's Sunrise Daily from Akure, Ondo state capital on Wednesday, November 11.
Legit.ng noted that Akeredolu's position is coming on the heels of the last meeting held between the southwest governors' forum and traditional and political leaders in the region.
Meanwhile, Akeredolu reacted to the resolve of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to freeze the accounts of some EndSARS protest promoters.
Akeredolu who is the chairman of the southwest governors' forum on Wednesday, November 11, advised the affected persons to take the issue to a competent court, adding that he does not see anything wrong in the freezing of the bank accounts, Channels TV reports.
The Ondo governor urged the campaigners to explain the source and use of the funds sent to them during the protest, adding that this is not the first time accounts are frozen by the apex bank.
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