The Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has sacked his entire cabinet in an unforeseen reshuffle Monday morning.
A statement signed by the director of cabinet in the state’s civil service, Dotun Omokemi, confirmed that the sack was total as it includes the secretary to the state government, Akin Olajide; chief of staff, Adeolu Akande; all the commissioners as well as special advisers.
No reason was given for the move except that the governor wants to create space for the fresh blood which he intends to inject into governance in other further serve the people.
All the sacked commissioners have been directed to hand over to the permanent secretaries in their various ministries.
Governor Ajimobi in the statement, thanked all members of his dissolved cabinet for the service rendered and wished them well in their future endeavours.
As it stands the governor, the governor is left alone with his deputy, Moses Alake Adeyemo.
An aide of the governor who spoke to our reporter this evening on the condition of anonymity said that the shake up came as a surprise to many of those affected as there had been no indication of such a sweeping action.
Those involved in the shake up include:
Hon. Taiwo Otegbeye Hon. Commissioner for Information & Orientation
Hon. Dapo Lam-Adesina Hon. Commissioner for Youth & Sports
Hon. Adetokunbo Fayokun Hon. Commissioner for Education
Mrs. Atinuke Osunkoya Hon. Commissioner for Women Affairs, Community Development & Social Welfare
Alhaja Adetutu Adeyemi Hon. Commissioner for Culture & Tourism
Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin Hon. Commissioner for Health
Mr. Zacch Adelabu Adedeji Hon. Commissioner for Finance
Hon. Ajiboye Omodewu Hon. Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Matters
Miss Kafayat Adebisi Adeojo Hon. Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development
Barr. Sunmbo Owolabi Hon. Commissioner for Water Resources
Hon. Peter O. Odetomi Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture, Natural Resources & Rural Development
Barr. Lowo Obisesan Hon. Commissioner for Environment & Habitat
Hon. Adebayo Olagbenro Hon. Commissioner for Trade, Investment & Cooperatives
Hon. Abimbola Kolade Hon. Commissioner for Lands, Housing & Survey
Dr. Olaniyi Nurudeen Olarinde Hon. Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budgeting
Alhaji Wasiu Dauda Hon. Commissioner for Establishments and Training
Barr. Bayo Ojo Hon. Commissioner for Justice
Hon. Commissioner for Works & Transport
Hon. Commissioner for Special Duties
Hon. Commissioner for Applied Science and Technology
Mr. Razaq Olubodun Special Adviser (Parastatals)
Dr. Adeyemi Fajingbesi Special Adviser (Development & Intervention Funds)
Alhaji W. A. Gbadamosi Special Adviser (Physical Planning & Urban Development)
Mr. Tayo Koleosho Special Adviser (ICT)
Oyefunke I. Oworu Special Adviser (Trade, Investment & Cooperatives)
Engr. Kayode Adepoju Special Adviser (Infrastructure)
Hon. Yemi Aderibigbe Special Adviser (Transport)
Mr. Gbolagade Busari Special Adviser (Information & Orientation)
Mr. Abayomi Oke Special Adviser (Environment)
Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle Special Adviser (Political Matters)
Tunde Aderounmu Special Adviser (Agriculture)
Hon. Olu Akintola Special Adviser (Culture & Tourism)
Ms. Oluwabunmi Amao Special Adviser (Establishments & Training)
Mrs. Aderonke Adedayo Special Adviser (Due Process)
Mr. Segun Abolarinwa Special Adviser (Special Duties
Dr. Festus Adedayo Special Adviser (Media)
Mr. Tope Fajana Special Adviser (MDGs)
Mr. Akinbiyi Oloko Special Adviser (Budget & Planning)
Hon. Matthew Oyedokun Special Adviser (Solid Minerals)
Engr. Ganiyu Taiwo Fawole Special Adviser (Project Monitoring)
Mr. Yanju Adegbite Special Adviser (BCOS)
Hon. Nurudeen Akinyo Special Adviser (Local Govt.)
Hon. Fatai Buhari Special Adviser (Water Resources)
Mr. Toye Arulogun Special Adviser (Public Affairs)