Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, might have concluded plans to drop no fewer than three commissioners-designate.
The State House of Assembly has so far screened 23 nominees, while the state has only 20 ministries.
The governor, who had earlier sent 15 names for screening and approval on September 30, forwarded another list of three nominees on October 6 and finally five names on October 22.
All the nominees were screened and approved by the Assembly which raised questions as to the intention of the governor to either drop some of those that have been cleared or expand the number of ministries.
Findings by Nigerian Pilot indicated that Amosun might have chosen the former as four names were said to have been penciled down to be dropped.
It was gathered that while anxiety has gripped the awaiting commissioners, the governor might have finalised the list of those to be dropped.
A source close to the government who confided in our correspondent said those on the list to be dropped include the Ogun State organising Secretary of the All Progressives Congress; Gbenga Adenmosun, and a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Yewande Amusan.
Others, according to the source, are a former Editor of Daily Independent newspaper, Rotimi Durojaiye, and one Ms Adenike Osoba.
It was also gathered that the governor is yet to make his choice between Durojaiye who is the only information expert on the list and is believed to be the Information Commissioner in waiting and Adenmosun, who is the choice of the governor’s elder brother, Alhaji Abidoye Amosun.
Nigerian Pilot also gathered that the governor has conveyed his intention to some of the nominees, while others are curious as to the next ‘victim’.
When contacted, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Adejuwon Soyinka, explained that the intention of the governor has raised curiosity even amongst his close aides.
Soyinka, who told our correspondent that there is no serious issue about the development, said matters like that remain exclusively within the purview of the governor.
The governor’s spokesperson assured that the issue will be resolved very soon and everybody will know the direction ‘we are heading to’.
“There is no issue about that, what you are asking for is a matter that is within the exclusive preserve of His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to determine and I will therefore implore us not to speculate as his decision on this matter will be unveiled very soon.”


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