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Gov Makinde swears in new commissioners

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has sworn-in seven commissioners in the state

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Recall that Gov Makinde had, a few days ago, forwarded the names of the commissioner-nominees to the State House of Assembly.

The Assembly confirmed the appointment of the new commissioners.

Gov Makinde, while inaugurating the commissioners, also assigned them their portfolios.

The ceremony was held at the Governor’s office in Ibadan, the state capital, on Friday.

Gov Makinde, while speaking, stated 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.

Our correspondent learnt that six of the reappointed 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 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).

Makinde, who spoke at the ceremony, charged the new commissioners to discharge their duties effectively.

He urged them to do all they can to make the state a better place within the next two years.

“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,” he said.

“You have just under two years left to make even greater marks in your various Ministries.”

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