Makinde Sacks Special Adviser for Spreading Fake News.

One Mr. Muritala Adigun, the Special Assistant on Digital Media to the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has been sacked for spreading misleading information.

In a letter signed by the Secretary to the State, the Special Assistant was dismissed on Friday, March 28.

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

He was accused of posting on social media that the Oyo State Government had procured some kits, with a picture of kits procured by the Lagos State Government on display. This didn’t sit well with Governor Makinde who then ordered his dismissal.

“Adigun had initially apologised for publicising falsehood on his Facebook page.

“But, he later claimed that his page was hacked by some elements belonging to the opposition party in order to discredit him,” a State Government official said.

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