Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has dismissed his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi for failing to provide adequate media coverage when the governor attended Eid prayers on Friday.
His Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, who made this known in a statement, disclosed that Adelusi was relieved of his duty over “dereliction of duty.”
Adelusi’s dismissal was announced on the state-owned radio station.
Governor Ayodele Fayose addressing muslim faithful at Yidi, Zumuratu li Mumini, Ekiti State Chapter on 1st September, 2017. pic.twitter.com/XYiwSj3q0P
— Lere Olayinka (@OlayinkaLere) September 2, 2017
While he did not explain the specific offence committed by Adelusi, a source in the Governor’s Office told The Punch that Adelusi was sacked because he failed to organise adequate media coverage for the Eid prayer in Ado Ekiti, which the governor attended on Friday.
The source: “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.”