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Akeredolu relieves political appointees of duties, dissolves boards, parastatals

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•Governor Akeredolu

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has relieved some of his political appointees including personal assistants, special assistants and senior special assistants of their duties with immediate effect.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akeredolu was sworn-in on Feb.24 for his second term of office.

Mr Olabode Richards, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, in a press statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Akure, said that Akeredolu thanked them for their selfless services and dedication to duty during his first tenure.

According to him, the governor, subsequently, approved the appointment of Mr Bola Alabi as the new Chief of Protocol (COP).

Alabi, a legal practitioner, served as the Deputy Chief of Protocol (DCOP) in the first term of the governor. Mrs. Olufunke Bisi Aruna has been appointed as the new DCOP.

The statement also stated that the governor had approved that Mr. Kunle Adebayo and his two other committee members should continue to superintend the OSRC media group as chairman and members of the committee.

Also that Mr Bayo Olafusi had equally been nominated as a member of the Ondo State Judicial Service Commission.

The statement stated that his name would be forwarded to the Ondo State House of Assembly for confirmation.

“The governor urges them to discharge their duties effectively, with utmost responsibility deserving of their offices,” Richard said in the statement.

He also said that 37 other appointments had been approved by the governor and wished them the best of luck in their proposed duties. (NAN)

In a related development, Akeredolu has approved the dissolution of all boards and parastatals, except the statutory ones in the state, with immediate effect.

NAN reports that Akeredolu was sworn in for a second term in office on Feb. 24.

This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Akure by Mr Olabode Richards, Chief Press Secretary to the governor.

The statement directed all chairmen and political appointees in the boards and parastatals to hand over all government property in their possession to the accounting officers in the establishments.

The governor appreciated the services and contributions of the affected officers to the development of the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.

Meanwhile, Akeredolu has approved the appointment of Alhaji Adam Chandy as Chairman, Muslim Welfare Board in the state.

Similarly, Opara Chizomam has been appointed Special Assistant to the Governor (Domestic) while Nonyalim Okafor has been appointed as Personal Assistant to the governor. (NAN)

Source: News Express


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