Political aides who served during the first term administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu were on Wednesday sacked by the governor.
The aides whose appointments were terminated included Personal Assistants, Special Assistants and Senior Special Assistants to the governor.
In a statement issued and signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Olabode Richard Olatunde, new appointments were also approved with some among those who were sacked reappointed.
While stating that the sack of the affected political appointees takes immediate effect, Akeredolu lauded them for their selfless service during his first term.
With the governor retaining most of his media aides, the appointment of Bola Alabi who served as the Deputy Chief Protocol in the first term of the governor was approved as the new Chief of Protocol while Mrs. Olufunke Bisi Aruna was appointed as the Deputy Chief of Protocol.
The statement read, “Mr. Governor has also approved that Mr. Kunle Adebayo and his two other committee members should continue to superintend over the affairs of the OSRC Media Group as Chairman and members of the committee.
“Mr. Bayo Olafusi has equally been nominated as a member of the Ondo State Judicial Service Commission. His name is being forwarded to the Ondo State House of Assembly for confirmation.
“Other appointments approved by the Governor are Prince Olusegun Omojuwa – Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor; Dr. Doyin Odebowale – Senior Special Assistant ( Special Duties and Strategy); Pastor Akin Olotu – Senior Special Assistant (Agriculture); Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo – Senior Special Assistant (Security); Mr. Lincoln Afolabi Ojo – Senior Special Assistant (Youth Empowerment), and Felix Kolawole Alonge, Esq – Senior Special Assistant (Social Investment Programme)
Akeredolu also appointed Dapo Aruwajoye as Senior Special Assistant (Broadcast Communications); Ojo Oyewamide – Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity); Mrs. Gilda Amata – Senior Special Assistant (Domestic); Leke Akeredolu – Special Assistant (Media Relations); Mary Agidi – Special Assistant (Media) and Olugbenga Asade as Special Assistant (Multi Media) among others.
Meanwhile, members of the Ondo State House Assembly at a parliamentary meeting unanimously approved the request of the governor to appoint 13 Special Advisers.