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Makinde dissolves cabinet 6-days to Inauguration

Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has announced the dissolution of his cabinet in advance of his inauguration on May 29.

The governor terminated the appointments of all political office-holders in a letter dated May 23, 2023, urging them to turn up whatever government assets they were holding.

Segun Ogunwuyi, the Governor’s Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Transition and Inauguration Committee, signed the statement.

It reads: “I have the directive of the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde to inform you of the dissolution of the Oyo State Executive Council and the termination of the appointment of all political officeholders with effect from today, Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

“All political officeholders are required to officially hand over and submit all government properties in their possession to the most senior civil servant in their respective Ministries, Departments and Agencies.”

All political officeholders in statutory commissions are excluded from this directive.

Governor Makinde will be sworn in for a second term in office on May 29, having won the March 11 governorship poll.

Writing by Adeniyi Bakare; Editing by Tony Okerafor