Why Fayose Sacked Commissioners

There are indications that Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, sacked all his commissioners following a security report that they were planning to resign from his government over unpaid salaries and allowances.
Those in the know said the commissioners were not happy and had planned to resign en-mass due to what sources said the inability of the state government to pay salaries running into months.
However, the Governor did not give reasons for the sack of the Commissioners. But many sources in Ekiti attributed the dissolution to an alleged indicting security report he got on them.
Some of the Commissioners were said to have stopped coming to their various offices for about six months, even as they are also being owed about six months salary arrears.
The sacked Commissioners allegedly claimed they only attended about three State Executive Council Meetings since they were appointed three years ago. Meetings are expected to hold every week.
The source said: “The Governor had no option than to dissolve the Exco when he got wind of plans by many of them (Commissioners) to resign because of the hard times they are going through.
“Many of the commissioners came with high hopes, but what they met on the ground was nothing to write home about. They found themselves in a situation where they could not approve more than N100,000, could not award contracts and other patronages.”
Fayose had approved the appointment of the former Commissioners on December 3, 2014 and sent their names to the House of Assembly for confirmation.
Majority of the commissioners were sworn in on July 2, 2015.
Affected by the sack are: Owoseni Ajayi (Justice), Toyin Ojo (Finance) and Mrs Oso (Works).
Others include: Bisi Kolawole (Environment), Lanre Ogunsuyi (Information), Kehinde Odebunmi (Agriculture), Kolapo Kolade (Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters) and Olurotimi Ojo (Health), Deji Adesua (Public Utilities), Jide Egunjobi (Education), Mrs. Olayinka Ogundayomi (Women Affairs), Tayelolu Otitoju (Lands) and Gbenga Olajide (Budget and Planning).

Author: News Editor

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