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.