Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has sacked media aides attached to the deputy governor with immediate effect.
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde said the affected aides should submit all government properties in their possession to the acting Permanent Secretary, Office of the deputy Governor.
An insider source explained that the aides were sacked as a result of insubordination and flagrance disregard to the appropriate authority.
“The deputy Governor’s Media Aide openly abused the governor on his WhatsApp status and the screenshot is with the governor’s people.
“Another one was investigated and findings has it that he had engaged in planting some stories against the governor.” The source said.
The affected aides include: Press Secretary to the Governor, Kenneth Odusola; Special Assistant to Governor (New Media) Okunniga Oladipupo; and Special Assistant to the Governor (Photography) Abayomi Samson Adefolalu.
The statement reads:”All media aides appointed by the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, and seconded to the office of the deputy Governor, have been relieved of their appointments.
“They are to submit all government properties in their possession to the Permanent Secretary, Office of the deputy Governor.
“Similarly, the Press Crew attached to the office of the deputy governor has been disbanded.
“Consequently, all members of the Press Crew are to report back to their various ministries and stations.
“Equally, the ministry of Information and Orientation is directed to provide adequate coverage for the activities of the deputy governor office henceforth.”