From April 1st, 2018, Mr. Victor Oluwadamilare will stop working as special assistant on media to to communications minister, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu.
According to a letter obtained by insideoyo.con, the former chairman of the Oyo State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, has been disengaged by Shittu.
This, according to Oluwadamilare, was after working with the Saki-born governorship hopeful for ‘28-month without salary’.
Not long ago, Shittu’s personal assistant and kinsman, Rasak Olubodun resigned. This was due to salary issue. Another media aide, Tajudeen Kareem, was said to have left the minister due to an alleged non-payment of salary. Abiodun Oyaremi, who was one of those who stood by him during the struggles, insideoyo.com learnt, had parted ways with Shittu long before now.
Checks by insideoyo.com revealed that almost all those who were initially appointed by Shittu had either left or asked for redeployment.
Shittu, in the ‘notice of disengagement’ personally signed by him, however informed Oluwadamilare that he has issued a draft of N1,300,000 in respect of his outstanding emoluments as at 31st March, 2018.
Trouble, according to a source who preferred anonymity, started when Oluwadamilare met Shittu and demanded his salary. Sources told insideoyo.com that the argument degenerated to a level that staff of the ministry had to wade in, on the corridor of the ministry, when he wouldn’t allow the minister leave without his salary. One of the sources added that the timely intervention of a former commissioner in the state who is eyeing the governorship seat saved the day for both of them.
Though insideoyo.com couldn’t ascertain how much Oluwadamilare was offered as monthly salary from the beginning, a ministry official confirmed that there was no talk about the exact amount to be paid as salary before he got the job.