BY DAYO JOHNSON
AKURE — AHEAD of the October 20 governorship election in Ondo State, the state governor Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has sacked three of his Special Assistants namely Messrs. Adesoji Ojomo, Chris Anota and Kayode Agunloye.
A statement by the Information Commissioner Kayode Akinmade said their sack followed reports of dereliction of duty by the sacked aides and their negative acts as they affect activities of government.
Akinmade in the statement said; “There have been various reports concerning the activities of the sacked aides which negate the principle of the Dr. Olusegun Mimiko’s administration.
“There have been reports of the activities of the aides which cast aspersions on the government and portray it in bad light, hence their dismissals.
Akinmade continuing on the sacked government officials said “The sacked aides who operated in their capacities as Special Assistants to Mr. Governor were dismissed for dereliction of duty, absconding and engaging in acts that cast aspersions on the government as well as portray it in bad light.”
The Commissioner added that their dismissal takes immediate effect.
But findings by Vanguard showed that the sacked Special Assistants have been leaking government information to the opposition parties.
Sources added that the government has been on the trail of the sacked government officials for months before using the axe on them.
Also, they were alleged to have held series of meetings with the opposition political parties and were paid as moles in the ruling government.
Meantime, at least, N10 billion is to be expended on 33 Mega Primary Schools to be constructed across the 18 council areas of the state.
The state government equally denied allegation by the opposition parties in the state that it charges fees for admission into the Mega Schools which number will rise to 33 by October this year.
Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Chief Femi Akinmoladun told newsmen in Akure that five of these schools will be commissioned next month while 28 others have reached 80 percent completion.
The new schools which is meant to provide world-class child-friendly school environment with the latest technology that is connected to many resource centres around the globe cost between N200 million and N450 million per one.
Akinmoladun who challenged the parties to substantiate their claims however insisted that the state government is committed to making the schools completely tuition-free while uniforms will also be made available for the pupils free of charge.