THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – A recent report reveals that Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has sacked his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Idowu Adelusi.
A statement issued by the governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, explained that Adelusi was fired from office over ‘dereliction of duty’.
According to report, this statement was announced yesterday on the state-owned radio station, but it did not give the specific offence committed by the Chief Press Secretary.
A source in the Governor’s Office claimed that the CPS was fired because he failed to organise adequate media coverage for the Eid prayer which the governor attended on Friday in Ado Ekiti.
‘The governor was livid that there were no journalists in his entourage and that they were not on the ground to cover his entry into the prayer ground.
‘The governor felt he had taken more than enough from the gentleman and ordered his sacking.
‘The CPS, however, said he was not aware of the event because it was not officially communicated to him.
‘He said there was no way he could have arranged for a media coverage for an event he was not aware of. But we hope the matter can be resolved because the governor has a large heart.’
When contacted by journalists, Olayinka confirmed the development. He said that he issued the statement based on the directive of the governor. But he failed to give further details on the incident.
Efforts by journalists to speak with the CPS on the matter was unsuccessful. They say he did not respond to calls made to his mobile phone and also to the text message sent to him yet.