The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has suspended the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Oludare Abegunde, and three others over alleged misuse and vandalism of some government facilities under their care.
The governor has also directed the Head of Service, Dr Gbenga Faseluka, to constitute a panel to probe the activities of the officials.
Fayose, who decried the misuse of public utilities by the public and government officials, lamented that such had become a drain of public resources.
The governor according to a statement on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary. Mr Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti, gave the directive while paying an inspection visit to the state-owned Broiler Processing Facility in Erifun, Ado-Ekiti and the livestock pens.
The governor expressed disgust that barely three years after the inauguration of the facility, the cooling system and the power generator had been vandalised by some unknown persons.
Fayose also condemned the poor attitude of the officers in charge of the place and ordered their suspension.
The governor was also angry that the livestock pens were given out to private individuals to use without them paying appropriate money to the coffers of the government.
“This is a poor and bad attitude we must stop. Public facilities are provided through the use of public funds and must, therefore, be used judiciously.