In a recent administrative shakeup, Ondo State’s acting governor, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has suspended the Chief of Protocol to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Bola Alabi. The move, announced through a circular titled ‘Preparation of the acting governor’s engagements,’ appoints the Deputy Chief of Staff, Olusegun Omojuwa, as the replacement.
The circular, disseminated to relevant state government departments by Omojuwa, outlines the transition of responsibilities during the acting governor’s tenure. According to the communication, Alabi is expected to resume his duties when Governor Akeredolu returns from his medical vacation in Germany.
“The acting Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has directed me to inform all members of the State Executive Council and top government functionaries that the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor will be responsible for the preparation and signing of his official engagements for the time being,” the circular stated. “The Chief of Protocol (Mr Bola Alabi) will take charge of this responsibility as soon as Mr Governor resumes his medical vacation.”
The circular concludes with a call for cooperation and guidance from all concerned parties.
Since assuming office two days ago, Aiyedatiwa has actively engaged in his role as the acting governor, attending to administrative matters and participating in various stakeholder meetings. However, official meetings with all members of the State Executive Council have yet to be convened, indicating a gradual acclimation to the responsibilities of his new position.