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‘Fayose pre-empted commissioners’ mass resignation’

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday sacked all his commissioners, two years after he appointed most of them.

The governor did not give reasons for his action, which has been attributed to an alleged indicting security report he got on the commissioners.

In a statement yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, Fayose ordered the sacked commissioners to hand over to the permanent secretaries in their ministries.

Fayose approved the appointment of the former commissioners on December 03, 2014 and sent their names to the House of Assembly for confirmation.

The Nation learnt from a government source that the governor got a security report that many Exco members had wanted to resign their appointments.

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.”

Nation, July 3, 2017


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