Fourteen newly appointed commissioners, seven Special Advisers and the Director-General of the Performance and Project Implementation Monitoring Unit have been sworn in by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.
The commissioners were confirmed by the State House of Assembly last week while other appointments were made by the governor.
In a statement on Monday released by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, the governor advised the newly sworn-in cabinet members to show leadership in whatever positions they find themselves.
The governor also tasked the new appointees to work for the development and growth of the state, adding that he won’t tolerate laziness.
Akeredolu congratulated the appointees for being found worthy of the appointment and urged them to give their best to the state.
The governor, however, reassured the people of his administration’s commitment and focus to fulfill its pledges.
The statement read in part: “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 fulfilment 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 new commissioners are Mrs Bamidele Ademola Olateju – Akoko South East; 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.