Accused of withholding salaries despite ‘sudden and extremely outrageous opulence’, Shittu fires aides
The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, Thursday fired two of his aides at the centre of a scandal surrounding allegations of breach of labour trust against the background of suspicious accumulation of wealth.
The sacked aides are, Victor Oluwadamilare, Special Assistant (Media,) and Sheik Imam Tajudeen, Special Assistant (Special Duties).
In a report earlier on Thursday, Oluwadamire had made the damning allegations against Shittu.
In an apparent reaction, Shittu, through a statement by Henshaw Ogubike, the Deputy Director of Press in the ministry, announced the sack of the officials.
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The statement read, “The Honourable Minister of Communications, (Dr) Adebayo Shittu, has approved the disengagement of two of his aides; namely Mr. Victor Oluwadamilare, Special Assistant (Media) and Sheik Imam Tajudeen, Special Assistant (Special Duties).
“Consequently, anybody dealing with them on behalf of the Honourable Minister and the Ministry of Communications is doing so at his or her own risk.
“They have been directed to hand over all Ministry’s properties in their possession.
“The Hon. Minister, however, thanked them for their services and wished them well in their future endeavours.”
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