Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has explained why he sacked his commissioners.
Recall that the commissioners were handed quit notice by the governor on Tuesday
Affected by the sack order, according to CompassNG findings, were all the commissioners, in what appeared a total cabinet overhaul.
Explaining the rationale behind the sack order, Makinde noted that the dissolution of the cabinet became necessary in order to retool the cabinet.
He explained that 17 commisioners and the Chief of Staff, CoS, were affected.
Those not affected by the sack order are the
Secretary to the State Government, SSG, the Head of Service, HoS, and the Director-General of the Due Process Office.
In a statement, the Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, noted that Makinde full of the gratitude of the government and the people of the state to the commissioners, while wishing them well in their future endeavours.
Adisa added in the statement that Makinde praised the dedication to duty and the commitment of the former commisioners.
The statement by Adisa on the dissolution of the cabinet stated, “His Excellency, the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, announced the dissolution of the State Executive Council, SEC, with effect from Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
“Governor Makinde, after a prolonged meeting of the council, told members that it was time to retool after two years.
“He, therefore, wished the former commissioners the best in their future endeavours.”