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Just in: Fayemi sack two commissioners, demotes five others


Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has relieved the Commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade and its counterpart in Environment, Gbenga Agbeyo of their appointments.

Fayemi appointed eight new members screened by the Funminiyi Afuye led-House of Assembly in a major cabinet reshuffle on Monday.

The eight new commissioners were Barr. Akin Omole (Information); Dr Oyebanji Filani (Health); Mr Akin Oyebode (Finance and Economic Development); Prince Olabode Adetoyi (Agriculture and Food Security); Otunba Oladiran Adesua (Housing and Urban Development).

Others included; Dr Olabimpe Aderiye (Education,); Alhaja Mariam Ogunlade (Women Affairs and Social Development); and Mrs. Iyabode Fakunle-Okhiemen (Environment and Natural Resources).

Fayemi also approved the demotion of four commissioners and reassigned them new portfolios as Special Advisers.

They are ex-commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Moji Fafure, (SA Gender Empowerment), former commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Olabode Folorunsho (SA Community Development), and ex-commissioner for Trade and Investment, Mr Olusoga Davies (SA Political Matters).

Others include ex-commissioner for Finance, Mr Ayoola Owolabi (Investment and Trade) and ex-commissioner for Education, Folusho Daramola (SA Governor’s Office).