Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has dismissed all media aides assigned to the Deputy Governor’s office, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, of their duties.
After roughly two months of medical leave in Germany, Governor Akeredolu returned to work last week.
Governor Akeredolu’s chief press secretary, Richard Olatunde, made this announcement in a statement on Tuesday.
The deputy governor’s press secretary, Kenneth Odusola, the special assistant for new media, Okunniga Oladipupo, and the special assistant for photography, Abayomi Samson Adefolalu, were among the list of affected aides.
He said the affected aides are to submit all government properties in their possession to the Acting Permanent Secretary, Office of the deputy Governor.
The governor also disbanded all press crews attached to the deputy governor, consequently directing them to report back to their various ministries and stations.
“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 with immediate effect.
“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’s governor office henceforth.”