The Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has announced the sacking of the Vice Chancellor of the Ekiti State University, Professor Sam Oye-Bandele. Fayemi is the visitor to the state-owned institution.
The sack was made known through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, which was made known to newsmen in the state capital, Ado-Ekiti.
Oyebode stated that the sack was sequel to the consideration and the adoption of the White Papers on the reports of the Visitation and Fact-Finding Panels by the State Executive Council.
He said the Chief Medical Director of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Dr Kolawole Ogundipe, and the Provost of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Prof. Mojisola Oyarekua were also to vacate their positions.
The statement further stated that the most senior officials are to take over the running of the institutions pending the appointment of substantive heads.
In the case of EKSU, the Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Academics), Prof (Mrs) Olubunmi Ajayi, will step in as the acting VC till new appointment is made by institution’s Governing Council.
The CPS said the governor had also approved the appointment of Mrs Folakemi Falore as the Sole Administrator for the College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti.
“As approved by the State Executive Council, the Governing Councils’ immediate task is the implementation of the approved recommendations of the White Paper.
“In the case of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero, the Sole Administrator is responsible for implementing the White Paper.
Oyebode added that the governor had also approved the immediate constitution of new governing councils for the affected state institutions.
He said that they would be sworn-in on Monday.
It’s expected that the APC governor would change some of the previous appointments made by the previous government of Mr. Ayodele Fayose of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).