Akerelodu sacks special assistant on youths for abandoning duty

Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has sacked his Special Assistant on Youths and Students’ Affairs, Banji Adewumi, for dereliction of duty.

The governor’s chief press secretary Olusegun Ajiboye, in a statement on Friday, said Mr Adewumi was relieved of his appointment because he abandoned his responsibilities.

“It was recently discovered that Adewumi has abandoned the office and his responsibilities for some months now, and that he is no longer resident in the country.

“Expectedly, his absence has made the office suffer serious neglect, which if left unattended to, may lead to incalculable damage in the relationship between the government and the students’ population,” he said.

Ajiboye added that the governor has appointed Ogunyemi Ojo to replace Adewumi.

“The governor wishes the new appointee success in his job and urged him to see his assignment as a challenge to create a platform for robust relationship between the government and youths in the state,” the statement said.