Governor Sacks Commissioner, SSA On New Media Resigns


From  Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

There seems to be looming cracks in Kogi APC as the commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Victor Adoji  from the Eastern Senatorial District was on  Monday sacked by the Acting Governor of the state, Matthew Kolawole for undisclosed reason.

Also on Wednesday same week, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Joel Odaudu from the Eastern flank of the state resigned his  appointment on personal ground.

In a letter addressed to the Governor and dated 5th December, 2018, which was made available to journalists in Lokoja, Odaudu said that he was resigning his appointment to take care of pressing family issues that demanded his immediate attention.

Recalled that the media aid was earlier suspended from office by the Acting Governor Prince Matthew Kolawole for what was described as act of insubordination.

The Acting Governor, who is also the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, had earlier in the week sacked the commissioner of Culture and Tourism, Mr Victor Adoji without giving any reason for his sack.

Odaudu’s resignation letter which reads in part said “Pursuant to Section 306 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I regret to write and notify you of my decision to resign my position as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media with immediate effect on personal grounds.

“Your Excellency, I am compelled to tender my resignation at this time consequent upon the need to take care of pressing family issues that demand my immediate attention.

He thanked the governor for “granting me the honour of serving under your leadership in the New Direction government” and expressed “appreciation to the Chief of Staff, Hon. Edward Onoja through whom I was given the opportunity to be part of the New Direction team.”