Former Oyo state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Seun Fakorede, has said that the sack of members of the state executive council came as a ‘shock to him’.
Fakorede and sixteen other Commissioners were relieved of their appointments two years after the historic victory of Governor Seyi Making the March 9, 2019, election. The remaining Council members who were not affected include the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Head of Service (HOS) and the Director General of Due Process office.
“Governor Makinde, after a prolonged meeting of the Council, told members it was time to retool after two years.He therefore wished the ex-Commissioners the best in their future endeavours,” said Taiwo Adisa, the
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
However, in his reaction, Fakorede, the youngest of the seventeen commissioners, said he’s most grateful to have been considered for the job in the first place.
“Though, I understand the fact that the news of our dissolution would have come as a shock to many a people (myself inclusive) but; I make bold to say that the Governor acted in the best interest of the good people of the State.”
“My one year and few months in active service of the State, with the Governor as the Captain has exposed me to meaningful leadership orientation, and, I’ll forever be grateful to the Governor for granting me an opportunity to serve and contribute my quota to the development of Oyo State.”
“As I handover to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Pastor Dele Oyadeyi, I express my sincere appreciation to my amazing team and every member of Staff of the Ministry — I immensely acknowledge the unfettered cooperation — It was exemplary!”.