Fayemi sacks health and environmental commissioners


Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti

Ekiti state governor Dr Kayode Fayemi sacked two commissioners on Monday in a cabinet reshuffle.

While the Education Commissioner, Muyiwa Olumilua, has been transferred to the Ministry of Investment, the Health Commissioners, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade; and Environment, Gbenga Agbeyo; were not renewed.

Five commissioners were reappointed as special advisers while another was appointed a member of the State Local Government Commission.

The new commissioners are Akin Omole (Information); Dr Oyebanji Filani (Health); Mr. Akin Oyebode (Finance); Prince Olabode Adetoyi (Agriculture); Oladiran Adesua (Accommodation); Dr Olabimpe Aderiye (Education); Alhaja Mariam Ogunlade (Women’s Affairs); and Princess Iyabode Fakunle-Okhiemen (Environment).

The new special advisers are Ms. Moji Fafure (Gender Empowerment); Teacher. Francisca Aladejana (Basic, secondary and vocational / technical education); (Mr. Foluso Daramola (Office of the Governor); Chief Olusoga Davies (Political Affairs); Chief Folorunso Olabode (Community and Rural Development); Tope Ogunleye (Special Projects); and Mr. Ayoola Owolabi (Investment).

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Professor Femi Akinwunmi as Chairman of State University Basic Education Council and Mr Febisola Adewale as Member of Local Government Services Commission were also inaugurated.

Fayemi, who instructed those appointees to avoid any form of distraction in the performance of their duties, said the exercise was part of his drive to reposition the administration for efficient service delivery.

The Governor said, “We recently conducted a mid-term review of this administration and made some changes based on our performance and emerging reality to refine our government agenda and strengthen our team.

“This explains the appointment of new people to various positions of authority in the state. It also explains the re-designation of certain ministries and the creation of new offices.

“To those who join us, I encourage you to immerse yourself in our ethics which considers the public service as a privilege and an opportunity of service and not as an opportunity to flourish or to earn money, I hope you will ensure that your conduct and performance justify the trust we place in you and you will be good ambassadors of the administration in your various constituencies, ”said the governor.

New Education Commissioner Aderiye, who responded on behalf of those appointees, thanked Fayemi for finding them worthy of the opportunity and vowed not to betray the trust placed in them.


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