REVEALED: Why Ekiti Works Commissioner Resigned

Contrary to the official reason given by the state government as responsible for the resignation of Fayose’s Works Commissioner, Kayode Oso, facts have emerged about his main reason for quitting the government of Ayodele Fayose.
The State government gave health reasons for the resignation of Fayose but this is far from the truth.
Kayode Oso fell apart from Fayose over money matters.
Our reporters can authoritatively reveal that the two close friends parted ways when all efforts to pacify Kayode Oso to settle with Fayose and reconsider his stance to dump the government proved abortive.
The quarrel started about a month ago when Kayode Oso refused to oblige Fayose on the contractor handling the flyover project in the state.
It was also gathered that it was the same contractor who handled the flyover project that was appointed as the consultant against extant procurement rules.
Fayose and Oso were said to have bickered over the failed airport project in the sate which cost N250 million for clearing alone.
Oso was said to have travelled out of the country which caused the shifting of the flag off of the flyover bridge. When Oso didn’t come and the ceremony could not be shifted again, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of works had to represent Oso at the flag off held last week.
It was also gathered that Oso refused to address a press conference as directed by Fayose to condemn the DSS for allegedly invading the House of Assembly and inviting some members of Fayose’s government for questioning including Oso.
He refused and told Fayose it was the duty of the Commissioner for Information and not that of Commissioner for Works.
It was the Secretary to the State government who made a Press Release that Oso resigned on health grounds.
The Ekiti state government had on Wednesday announced the resignation of the state commissioner for Works and Transportation, Kayode Oso.
The announcement was contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado Ekiti by the Secretary to the State Government, Modupe Alade.
According to the statement, Mr. Oso, known to be one of the closest political associates of Governor Ayo Fayose, resigned on health grounds.
“Mr Kayode Oso has worked assiduously to add value to this administration going by his effort towards the development of our state.
“His letter of resignation has been fully accepted‎ by His Excellency, Mr Ayo Fayose.
“Oso, in his notice to the governor, stated that he decided to resign to attend to his health challenges.
“We wish him quick recovery, the Government of Ekiti State will stand by him while he overcomes his health challenges,” Ms. Alade said.
Oso, during the first term in office of Fayose between 2003 and 2006, served as Chief of Staff to the governor and was later appointed works commissioner.

 

Source: UpShootReporters

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