The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has sacked the Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure, and Transport, Prof. Raphael Afonja, from his position.

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Governor Makinde, in a letter dated August 10, signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, said the termination of appointment takes immediate effect.

The letter titled, ‘Termination of appointment’, read in parts, “I wish to convey the approval of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, on the termination of your appointment as Honourable Commissioner, with immediate effect.

“Consequent upon the above development, you are hereby directed to hand over all the government items in your possession to the Permanent Secretary (Ministry of Works, Infrastructure and Transport).

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“I am to add that your contribution within the time of your sojourn is appreciated and commendable, and therefore, wish you success in your future endeavours. I thank you.”

The Oyo State Governor also approved the redeployment of two commissioners, who were asked to swap portfolios.

An internal memo, signed by the SSG, titled, ‘Redeployment of EXCO members,’ indicated that the Commissioner for Special Duties, Chief Bayo Lawal, has been moved to the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, while his counterpart who was the Ministry, Funmilayo Orisadeyi, was moved to the Ministry of Special Duties.

According to the memo, the redeployment takes immediate effect.