- A new chief of staff has been appointed by Governor Seyi Makinde in Oyo state according to the SSG
- Segun Ogunwuyi's appointment by the state governor is with immediate effect, the statement by the SSG read
- The new chief of staff was a former House of Assembly member and also a former House of Reps member
Segun Ogunwuyi has been appointed by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state as the Chief of Staff.
The appointment was announced in a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Olubamiwo Adeosun, Channels TV reports.
According to him, Ogunwuyi’s appointment is with immediate effect.
The new chief of staff who was once a member representing Ogbomoso North/South and Oriire Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has held several positions in the state, Vanguard added.
Governor Makinde dissolves entire cabinet
Legit.ng had reported that Makinde on Tuesday, June 29, sacked members of the state's executive council.
Although some unconfirmed reports stated that all the commissioners of the state were sacked, Adisa noted that the government will give full details of those affected by the decision in due course.
Many feared dead in Oyo
In other news, some people lost their lives while scores were injured on Sunday morning, July 4, in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, when a petrol gas-laden tanker rammed into the popular Bode market.
An eyewitness said the gas tanker coming from the Idi Arere axis lost control due to brake failure, thus crushing many traders, a tricycle and a commercial motorcycle.
78-year-old traditionalist embraces Islam in Oyo
In a surprising turn, a 78-year-old traditional worshipper, Ezekiel Adekunle Eleede, in Okeho area of Oyo state, has dumped the idols for Islam.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Oyo, Imran Khalid, reports that the septuagenarian, who had headed all local hunters and other idol worshipers in the area for 15 years, renounced all his idols shortly after he converted to Islam.
The erstwhile idol worshipper was bathed into Islam and named Abdsalam Adekunle by a renowned Islamic cleric in the state, Alhaji Daud Awayewaserere, after affirming the oneness of Allah.