Governor Yahaya Bello

The Special Assistant to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on New Media, Odaudu Joel Minister on Wednesday resigned his appointment.

In a letter addressed to the Governor and dated December 5, 2018, Odaudu said he was resigning his appointment to take care of pressing family issues which required his urgent attention.

Recall that Odaudu was earlier suspended from office by the Acting Governor of the state, Prince Matthew Kolawole over alleged acts of insubordination.

Kolawole, who is also the Speaker of the state House of Assembly had earlier in week also sacked the state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Victor Adoji without giving any reason.

“Pursuant to Section 306 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I regret to write and notify you of my decision to resign my position as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media with immediate effect on personal grounds.

“Your Excellency, I am compelled to tender my resignation at this time consequent upon the need to take care of pressing family issues that demand my immediate attention,” Odaudu’s resignation letter said.

It added: “I am one of the very few that worked with this administration from infancy with a very stable mien, utmost sense of sincerity, commitment and consistency and have always carried out my job description with professional efficiency and tact, with no attempt at compromising or derailing the manifesto of your government to bring it to public ignominy and opprobrium.

“I feel profoundly elated quitting with this fair record. I fulsomely thank you, His Excellency for granting me the honour of serving under your leadership in the New Direction government, a rare privilege which I do not take for granted.

“I also profusely appreciate the Chief of Staff, Hon. Edward Onoja through whom I was given the opportunity to be part of the New Direction team. I wish you and the good people of Kogi State well,” it added.