A former finance commissioner in the immediate past Ibikunle Amosun government, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, has dispelled a story making the rounds that he has been appointed by the newly elected government of Prince Dapo Abiodun as Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
A statement signed by his director of communication, Adedapo David Adedapo described the story as ‘linkless’ saying Ashiru was forced to react because ‘it degenerated from earlier being taken as guesswork.’
Below is the press statement;
“My attention has been drawn to a link-less news circulating on social media that Otunba Bimbo Ashiru has been appointed as the new Secretary to Ogun State Government, Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun.
Initially it was taken as a guess work until it degenerated to the level where we were drawn to it. Upon careful thought, we felt it is necessary that the fake report is thrown away.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has not till date appointed any one not even our principal, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru. Hence, the news flying round should be discarded as a mere beer parlour gist.
On this note, we caution non professional journalists, to vet every information
from the portal of Government agency before erroneous publication so as not to cause any unwarranted embarrassment.”