- Governor Fayose sacked his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi
- Adelusi was allegedly sacked for failing to provide journalists to join the governor's entourage to the Eid prayer ground on Sallah day
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has terminated the appointment of his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, over the long Sallah holiday.
Although the press release announcing Adelusi's job termination did not state the reason for it, but sources in the governor's camp claim it wasn't unconnected to an incident that occurred on Eid el-Kabir day.
Punch reports that a source in the governor's office claims that Adelusi was sacked because he failed to provide enough media coverage when the governor visited the Eid prayer, on Friday.
The source said: “The governor was livid that there were no journalists in his entourage and that they were not on the ground to cover his entry into the prayer ground.
“The governor felt he had taken more than enough from the gentleman and ordered his sacking.
“The CPS, however, said he was not aware of the event because it was not officially communicated to him.
“He said there was no way he could have arranged for a media coverage for an event he was not aware of. But we hope the matter can be resolved because the governor has a large heart.”
When asked, the governor's special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, failed to explain the reason Adelusi was sacked.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier report that Hon. Fajana Ojo-Ade, the legislator representing Ekiti-East Constituency 1, in the Ekiti state House of Assembly, has been suspended by the House for 101 days without pay.
During the suspension period, the lawmaker is also barred from going within 1 kilometre radius of the Assembly complex 'except he shows signs of genuine remorse'.
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