Abiodun swears in commissioners, assigns portfolios

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Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, swore in 20 Commissioners and 22 Special Advisers on Friday, charging them with working together to accelerate the state’s development.

Speaking at the Obas’ Complex, Oke-Mosan Abeokuta, swearing-in event, he exhorted them not to use their new positions to persecute their opponents, but rather to act as unifying agents in their various communities.

Explaining that the state has seen several milestone achievements, he emphasised the need of the new Executive Council members working together to further deepen growth in all areas.

“You must be conscious of the fact that our people expect so much from us and we cannot afford to disappoint them in any way, as we must always have it at the back of our mind that your appointments are opportunities to prove your mettle as we jointly forge ahead in this new journey of hope’’.

“For all of us, whether we are returning or newly coming on board as Commissioners or Special Advisers, you must always be guided by our philosophy of action and determination predicated on conviction to serve the good people of Ogun State without blemish.

“Our ISEYA mantra must henceforth become your guiding principle in whatever you do and wherever you find yourself at any point in time, as we are committed to Building Our Future Together”, the governor added.

He warned the newly appointed to be prepared to put in more effort and carry out their tasks in accordance with best practises, stressing how important it is for them to conduct themselves professionally in administrative dealings, exercise financial restraint, and abstain from any dubious behaviour that could bring shame to both their names and the administration.

Abiodun enjoined the new Commissioners and Special Advisers to show a high level of cohesiveness and indivisibility with the new team and to strive to relate with their colleagues and subordinates with consideration and decorum while urging them to see their appointments as a clarion call to continue providing selfless service to the people.

 The commissioners includes Olusina Ogungbade (Justice),  Oludotun Taiwo (Forestry), Adebola Sofela (Industry, Trade and Investment),  Dr. Tomi Coker (Health), Olufemi Ilori-Oduntan (Rural), Ganiyu o. Hamzat (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs), Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo (Women Affairs), Oladapo Okubadejo (Finance), Dairo Olugbenga (Transport).

Others are, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu (Education), Olatunji Odunlami (Planning and Urban Development), Bolu Owotomo (Agriculture), Adebowale Akinsanya (Works), Olufunmilayo Efuwape (Special Duties), Oladimeji Oresanya (Environment), Ademola Balogun (Community Development), Jagunmolu Omoniyi (Housing), Wasiu Isiaka (Sports), Olaolu Olabimtan (Budget), Sesan Fagbayi (Culture and Tourism).

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