Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has fired his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, over “dereliction of duty, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
Adelusi was sacked because he failed to organise adequate media coverage for the Eid prayer in Ado Ekiti, which the governor attended on Friday.
“The governor was livid that there were no journalists in his entourage and that they were not on the ground to cover his entry into the prayer ground, said the statement.
“The governor felt he had taken more than enough from the gentleman and ordered his sacking.
The CPS, however, said he was not aware of the event because it was not officially communicated to him, according to a source.
“He said there was no way he could have arranged for a media coverage for an event he was not aware of. But we hope the matter can be resolved because the governor has a large heart.”