The Permanent Secretary at the State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Oludare Abegunde in Ekiti State was suspended by Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Mr Abegunde was suspended alongside three other high-ranking officers in the ministry for alleged incompetence and mismanagement of government farmlands.
The suspension follows Governor Fayose’s inspection tour of some government-owned farmlands situated at Emerin and Erifun communities along Federal Polytechnic road in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, where he expressed shock at the poor management of the facility.
He also ordered the immediate constitution of a panel of inquiry to investigate the activities being carried out on the farmlands.
Channel’s Television reports that the governor, who was accompanied by his Chief of Staff, Dipo Anisulowo and some top government officials, had a stopover at Emirin community where the state’s broiler processing centre and piggery pen is situated.
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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