Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde has sacked the Commissioner For Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Mr. Raphael Afonja.
Afonja’s sack came on the day he resumed duties after spending six weeks in isolation. The Commissioner had earlier tested positive to coronavirus.
In the dismissal letter dated August 10, 2020 and signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Olubamiwo Adeosun, said the termination takes immediate effect even though the reason for the sack was not stated in the letter.
“I wish to convey the approval of Governor Makinde on the termination of your appointment as commissioner, with immediate effect.
“Consequent upon the above development, you are hereby directed to hand over government items in your possession to the permanent secretary (Ministry of Works, Infrastructure and Transport).
“I am to add that, your contribution within the time of your sojourn is appreciated and commendable, and therefore, wish you successes in your future endeavours. I thank you” the letter said.
Makinde also approved the redeployment of the Commissioner for Special Duties, Bayo Lawal, to the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, while his counterpart, who was manning that ministry, Funmilayo Orisadeyi, is to move to the Ministry of Special Duties.