Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ogun State, Hon. Jide Ojuko has tendered his resignation letter as a commissioner in the Ogun State cabinet.
The commissioner resigned on Wednesday in a letter addressed to the state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun through the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa.
The Commissioner’s resignation is coming barely 14 days to the end of the incumbent Governor’s administration.
We gathered the Commissioner in his resignation letter, disclosed that his conscience was pricking him over recent developments in the state in relation to installation and imposition of traditional rulers.
The letter from Jide Ojuko who hails from Awori Ota land reads in part, “It pained me from the bottom of my heart to give a notice of my resignation to a boss I love so much.
“By my appointment, I represent my people from Awori stock, my local government, and the entire state. After service, I will have no choice than to go back home and settled down with my family and my people with total peace of mind.
“Recent events are making me believe that this plan may not be feasible if I have to continue serving in my capacity as the Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. The ultimate, therefore, is that I shall become an outcast among my people. At my age this is avoidable.
“By my background as a Civil and public servant is to be obedient and loyal to my boss, but your recent directives on the issue of Obaship in some areas in Ota state constituency runs against my conscience, the wish and yearnings of my people that I represent”.
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