Ekiti state government relives the heads of governing councils of various state institutions in the state of their duties – The government orders the most senior officials to take over the running of the institutions pending the appointment of substantive heads Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has ordered the sack of those heading the governing councils of various institutions in the state following a probe which reportedly found them wanting for alleged misconduct.
The Sun reports that the governor in a statement on Tuesday, January 22, by his chief press secretary, Yinka Oyebode, asked the most senior officials are to take over the running of the institutions pending the appointment of substantive heads.
“Sequel to the consideration and adoption of the White Papers on the reports of the visitation and fact-finding panels by the state executive council, Fayemi, in his capacity as Visitor, has approved the removal of the Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti; the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), and Provost of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti,” the statement read in part.
The governor asked the deputy vice chancellor (academics) of Ekiti state University, Prof Olubunmi Ajayi, to take charge in an acting capacity pending the appointment of a substantive vice chancellor by the governing council. Meanwhile, Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti, has reinstated three permanent secretaries whose appointments were reversed by the Fayose-led government in 2014, Punch reports. Fayemi’s chief press secretary, Yinka Oyebode, in a statement revealed that the names of the affected permanent secretaries are Grace Iyabo Fadipe, Emmanuel Olajide Owolabi and James Babalola Folorunso. Added to their reinstatement, the governor also directed that their entitlements beginning from when their appointments were reversed be added up and paid to them.