Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State ordered for the termination of the appointment of his commissioner of works, Infrastructure and Transport Mr Raphael Afonja after he announced on a radio programme that he spent 55 days treating Covid 19 immediately after testing positive for the virus.
though the reason why he was relieved of his duties was not officially stated in the later dated and sign 10, August 2020, by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Olubamiwo Adeosun, but it was said that the termination of Mr Afonja appointment was with immediate effect.
The letter which was titled
” Termination of Appointment”, reads:
“I wish to convey the approval of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, on the termination of your appointment as Honourable Commissioner, with immediate effect.
“Consequent upon the above development, you are hereby directed to hand over all the government items in your possession to the Permanent Secretary (Ministry of Works, Infrastructure and Transport).
“I am to add that, your contribution within the time of your sojourn is appreciated and commendable, and therefore, wish you successes in your future endeavours. I thank you.”
Mr Afonja is the first commissioner to be sacked since Mr Makinde assumed office in May last year.