Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State, has sacked two commissioners, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade and Gbenga Agbeyo.
Yaya-Kolade was the commissioner for Health, while Agbeyo was the commissioner for Environment.
Governor Fayemi also reappointed five commissioners as Special Advisers and appointed eight new commissioners in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday.
The new commissioners are Akin Omole (Information); Dr Oyebanji Filani (Health); Akin Oyebode (Finance); Prince Olabode Adetoyi (Agriculture); Oladiran Adesua (Housing); Dr Olabimpe Aderiye (Education); Mariam Ogunlade (Women Affairs); and Iyabode Fakunle-Okhiemen (Environment).
The new Special Advisers are Moji Fafure (Gender Empowerment); Prof. Francisca Aladejana (Basic, Secondary and Vocational/Technical Education); Foluso Daramola (Governor’s Office); Olusoga Davies (Political Matters); Folorunso Olabode (Community and Rural Development); Tope Ogunleye (Special Projects); and Ayoola Owolabi (Investment).
Governor Fayemi charged the appointees to avoid any form of distraction in the discharge of their duties.
He said: “We have recently carried out a midterm assessment of this administration and made a few changes in line with our performance and emerging reality towards refining our government agenda and strengthen our team.
“This account for the appointment of new people into various positions of authority in the state. It also accounts for the re-designation of some ministries and the creation of new bureaus.
“To those coming on board, I encourage you to imbibe our ethos which sees public office as a privilege and an opportunity for service and not an occasion for self-aggrandizement or pecuniary gain, I trust you will ensure that your conduct and performance justify the confidence we have placed in you and you will be good ambassadors of the administration in your various constituencies.”
The new Commissioner for Education, Aderiye, who responded on behalf of the appointees, expressed appreciation to Governor Fayemi for finding them worthy of the opportunity and promised not to betray the confidence reposed in them.