Makinde Fires Media Aide Over Misleading Information




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By Adeola Badru

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Friday, fired his Special Assistant Digital Media, Mr Muritala Olajide Adigun, with immediate effect over what was gathered as feeding the public with misleading .

This was conveyed in the termination of the letter issued by the Secretary to the State (SSG), Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, with a reference number: SP/S.662/2/Vol1/115.

Part of the termination of letter read: “ wish to convey the approval of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, the termination of your as Special Assistant (Digital Media), with immediate effect.”

It was reliably gathered that the sacked media aide carelessly posted unverified his Facebook page, which turned to be false . And this led to a series of backlashes the .

He was alleged to have stolen the picture of of the projects executed by the Lagos State , posting it on his Facebook page, crediting the projects to Governor Makinde’s projects.

Mr Adigun claimed that the in his readiness to combat the escalation of has purchased disinfecting machines to be used across the state.

This development was said to have infuriated the governor, who immediately called for his dismissal.

In his swift to the allegation of plagiarism, Mr Adigun was quoted to have written on his Facebook page that: “ agent of darkness that hacked Facebook account to disseminate this false information about the Oyo State Government yesterday won’t escape the hand of the law.”