SWITZERLAND, JUNE 18 – Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has fired three commissioners in a bid to reposition his cabinet for optimum performance.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Segun Ajiboye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, on Monday. The affected individuals are Solagbade Amodeni, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development; Taofiq Abdusalam, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure; and Ismaila Olurimisi., Commissioner for Culture.
Governor Akeredolu announced the dismissal of the three cabinet members at the end of the state Executive Council Meeting held at Government House, Akure, on Monday, the statement noted.
The statement partly read: “As part of the efforts being made to reposition his cabinet for optimum performance, aimed at ensuring that the administration delivers on its mandate to the people, the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has rejigged his cabinet.
Three commissioners were relieved of their duties. They are: Solagbade Amodeni of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Taofiq Abdusalam of the Ministry of Works and Infrastructures and Alhaji Ismaila Olurimisi of the Ministry of Culture.”
The governor thanked the trio for the service to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours. He also directed them to hand over all government properties in their possession to the permanent secretaries of their ministries.
The statement also announced that Governor Akeredolu has nominated five persons to serve as commissioners. “The governor has therefore nominated the following for the position of commissioners Yetunde Adeyanju, Titilayo Adeyemi, Temitayo Oluwatuyi, Fatai Olotu and Akindotun Olubunmi Owanikin “The names of the nominees will be forwarded to the state house of assembly for confirmation”.
The governor also named Babatunde Kolawole and Oyebo Aladetan as special advisers. The dismissal comes amidst reports that some members of the cabinet are purportedly angry with the governor over his failure to provide extra benefits to cabinet members, and are allegedly against a potential second term for him.