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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji has given the newly inaugurated Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Home Affairs, Mr Olaiya Atibioke, two weeks suspension.

Oyebanji and Atibioke

The suspension follows Mr Atibioke’s unauthorised departure from the venue of the three-day retreat for members of the State Executive Council and Permanent Secretaries held at Bishop Adetiloye Hall, Trade Fair Complex, Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.

The suspension takes immediate effect.

According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode, the Commissioner had left the venue of the retreat without permission.

He was nowhere to be found when commissioners were called upon to sign the performance charter.

Governor Oyebanji had sat through all the sessions of the three-day retreat which commenced on Thursday.

He had, in the course of his presentation, reiterated the administration’s zero tolerance for indiscipline and poor performance.

Recall that Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, on August 9 inaugurated a new set of commissioners and special advisers to have a full complement of members of the state executive council .

A total 19 commissioners and 14 special advisers were inaugurated at the event witnessed by current and past office holders, traditional rulers, community leaders and the general public.

The governor used the forum to debunk allegations in some quarters that he had been running government without cabinet members since coming to power on October 16 last year.

Oyebanji also disclosed that it took him time to form a full cabinet because of his resolve to keep to the promise he made that the people in the grassroots would be involved in the formation of the State Executive Council.


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