Gov. Fayose sacks Ekiti permanent secretary

It was gathered that a Permanent Secretary in the Ekiti State Civil Service, Mr. Tunde Alokan, has been sacked by Governor Ayodele Fayose, it was learnt on Monday. Alokan, until his removal, was the Permanent Secretary in charge of the Office of Establishment. Although there was no official statement from the government confirming the sacking on Monday, a source said Alokan was relieved of his job because of his alleged closeness to former governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

It was learnt that Fayemi attended the burial of his late father held in Efon Alaaye in February, which the source said did not go down well with the powers that be in the state. Fayemi appointed Alokan as permanent secretary in January 2012. Another Government House source explained that Alokan’s elder brother, Tokunbo, who is a Director (Level 16) is also on his way out of the civil service. His predicament was also linked to Fayemi’s appearance at their father’s burial. A source said, “After the burial, the following week, his elder brother, who is also a civil servant, was asked to report at the Office of Establishment.

“A panel was set up to investigate Mr. Tokunbo with the younger brother (Mr. Tunde) mandated to chair the panel an offer, which he turned down. “Although the two of them were pencilled down for sacking, that of the elder brother was put on hold to pave the way for his investigation and interrogation by the panel.

“Since his younger brother turned down the offer to chair a panel raised to try Tokunbo, another person will be appointed to perform the task and your guess is as good as mine on the result that would come out of the panel.”

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