The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has sworn in all the 14 newly appointed commissioners who were recently confirmed by the State House of Assembly.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State Richard Olatunde, Akeredolu also inaugurated seven Special Advisers and the Director-General of the Performance and Project Implementation Monitoring Unit at the event held at the International Culture and Events Centre (The Dome), Igbatoro road, Akure the state capital.
The new commissioners are Mrs. Bamidele Ademola Olateju – Akoko southeast; Otunba Adefarati Adegboyega – Akoko South West; Rt. Hon. Fatai Olotu- Akoko North-East; Dr. Julianah Oshadahun – Akoko North West; Otunba Dele Ologun -Akure North; Mr. Sunday Adekunle – Idanre and Engr. Razak Obe -Ifedore.
Others include; Dr. Banji Awolowo Ajaka- Ilaje;. Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan – Irele; Mrs Yetunde Adeyanju- Odigbo; Mr. Femi Agagu – Okitipupa; Hon. Akinlosotu Adewale- Ondo East; Deaconess. Lola Fagbemi- Ondo West and Chief Olayato Aribo- Ose.
The Special Advisers include Chief (Dr) Victor Ategbole; Dr. (Mrs) Wunmi Ilawole; Barr Tobi Ogunleye; Dr. Jibayo Adeyeye; Mrs. Olamide Falana; Dr . Francis Adedayo Faduyile and Mr. Niyi Oseni. The DG PPIMU is Mr. Babajide Akeredolu.
The statement read, “The Governor while charging the newly sworn-in cabinet members to show leadership in whatever positions they find themselves, asked them to shun acts which stand at variance with the expectations of the people.
“Governor Akeredolu who congratulated the appointees for being found worthy of the appointment reassured the people of his administration’s commitment and focus to fulfill its pledges.
“The Governor also assured civil servants in the state that they would smile home this Christmas as the government would pay a substantial amount of salaries.
“He stressed that as his administration is determined to remain focused and resolute on the chosen path, even as it proceeds on the political journey towards the fulfillment of its pledges to the people of the state.
“Arakunrin Akeredolu revealed that his administration has been engaging members of the young generation on whose tender shoulders the future of this great country rests.
“He promised to continue to engage worthy youths regardless of the degree of affinity or otherwise, adding that his second term would be devoted towards pursuing a totally repackaged programmed christened REDEEMED.
“He said that the people of the state expect quality service from the newly sworn-in members of the State Executive Council, stressing that his administration would not hesitate to sanction, with speed, any aberrant attitudes which may likely portray it as reckless and insensitive,’’ the statement added.