Nigeria: I’ve received strange messages over cabinet dissolution –Fayemi

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Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi claims he has been   receiving strange  messages since  he announced the dissolution of his cabinet on Wednesday.

Fayemi, during the inauguration of new permanent secretaries in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, said those calling him were seeking to know the reason behind the sacking of his  commissioners and special advisers.

The governor said, “I have been receiving strange messages from those seeking to know why I dissolved the cabinet.

“Since we took that action, I have been receiving strange text messages from concerned  citizens, who want to know why I had  to sack my cabinet midway into our tenure.  There is no problem with the government at all.”

Fayemi said he sent  the commissioners and special advisers  packing to enable him  to reassess his performance and chart a new course for the state.

He said, “In a football match, when you get to half time, it is the responsibility of the coach and team managers to review the team.

“There are some players who are full strikers and who can score goals. But there are also strikers who cannot score goals.

“Others  score brilliant goals but lack the stamina to stay till the end of the match, while some cannot score goals but they have the stamina to play full time and they are team players. There are those who are put in the wrong positions, so all these must be reviewed to be able to have a government that is connected to the people.”

He said  the appointment of the new permanent secretaries  was based on  merit, adding that it  was decided  through examinations and interviews they were subjected to.

The permanent secretaries are  Mr. Kola Ajumobi,  Dr. Joseph Adeyemo, Mr. Bamidele Agbede,  Dr. Olufolakemi Olomojobi, Mr. Olusesan Alabi,  Mr. Abegunde Ebenezer, Mr. Owoseeni Adeyemi, and Mrs. Olufunke Falodun.

Fayemi urged them to be fair in the  discharge of their duties  and to be ready for the challenges of implementing government policies.



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