Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday sacked the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Mudathir Abdulganiyu, sparking fears of a shake-up in the State Executive Council (Exco).
A source told The Nation that the commissioner got his sack letter after resuming for the day’s business.
He quickly packed his belongings and left the office.
Announcing the sack on his Facebook page, Abdulganiyu thanked his friends for their prayers and support during his short stint as commissioner.
The post reads: “Alhamdulilah! Alhamdulilah!! Alhamdulilah Rabil-Alameen. Dear friends, I wish to let you know that I have finished my tour of duty as Oyo State Commissioner for Special Duties. I thank you all for your prayers and support while it lasted. God bless you all!”
Abdulganiyu was appointed in June, last year.
A source close to the ministry, who pleaded anonymity, said the former editor with Nigerian Tribune did not disclose the reason for his sack to anyone before leaving the ministry.
Contacted on phone for comment, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, told The Nation he was not aware of the development.
As at press time, the government had not made an official statement on the commissioner’s sack.
Another source said Abdulganiyu was sacked for alleged lack of performance in Ajimobi’s estimation.
Following the commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the Ajimobi administration, fear had gripped many commissioners and other aides over possible Exco shake-up.