Makinde swears in seven re-appointed commissioners, assigns portfolios

August 7, 2021
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OYO State governor, Seyi Makinde, on Friday, swore-in the seven commissioners who were reappointed, charging them to keep raising the bar of governance. The governor, while speaking at the swearing-in ceremony held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan, pointed out that names of the remaining commissioners would soon be made public. He charged the reappointed commissioners to explore more innovative ways to deliver on their mandate and positively touch the lives of the good people of the state. 

Makinde added that six of these commissioners retained their former ministries, while the immediate past Commissioner for Women Affairs, Alhaja Faosat Ajoke Sanni was deployed to the Ministry of Special Duties. 

The newly sworn-in commissioners include Mr. Akinola Ojo (Finance); Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo, SAN (Justice); Chief Bayo Lawal (Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters) and Prof. Dahud Sangodoyin (Public Works). Others are Mr. Ayansiju Lawal (Establishment and Training); Mr. Temilolu Ashamu (Energy and Mineral Resources) and Mrs. Faosat Sanni (Special Duties). 

Speaking at the event, Makinde said: “Two years ago, I inaugurated the first State Executive Council with 14 members initially and the number eventually grew to 17. The cabinet was dissolved about a month ago. All of you here who have been reappointed honourable commissioners were members of that cabinet. 

“Well, as they say, ‘you don’t change a winning team.’ Yes, that is true. But they didn’t say that we should not reassess our team. In fact, regular assessment and reassessment are important to keep teams working optimally. So, to all seven of you here today, I will say welcome back. 

“I hope you have used the time to get enough rest and you are fully reinvigorated now for the task ahead. You have just under two years left to make even greater marks in your various Ministries.” 

Governor Makinde, who maintained that his administration will continue to take development to all the nooks and crannies of the state, said his government has done massive works along the four pillars upon which the roadmap to Accelerated Development in Oyo State 2019-2023 is built. 

“Our administration has become known for sustainable development in all sectors, with no communities left behind. We want to continue to do even more than what we have done before,” he stated.

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