Ex-lawmaker in Ogun State, Mrs Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo, has been sworn-in as one of the seven new commissioners in the state.
She takes over as the new Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, while the former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr Oluwatoyin Taiwo is the new Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor.
Other commissioners who were sworn-in on Tuesday by the governor were Oludotun Taiwo ( Forestry); Ganiyu Hamzat (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs); Mr. Oladimeji Oresanya ( Environment); Mrs. Olufemi Ilori Oduntan (Special Duties and Inter -Governmental Affairs); Hon. Abayomi Hunye ( Community Development and Cooperatives) and Mr. Jamiu Odetoogun (Rural Development).
Governor Dapo Abiodun charged the new appointees to efficiently utilize resources in their care towards ensuring the realization of the ISEYA mantra of the present administration in the state.
At the swearing in held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, the new appointees were told to always be conscious of the fact that the responsibility of taking the state to an unprecedented height now rest on their shoulders.
The governor further admonished them to be accountable to the people, and ensure that they remain connected to them as worthy ambassadors of the present administration’s policy of inclusiveness.
The governor noted that the new appointees should also efficiently integrate their visions into the present administration’s approaches to governance and focus on the pillars of ISEYA, adding that their various actions should help the state to blossom.
“Both the old and the new members of the state executive council should ensure that the resources of the state put in their care are efficiently utilized, you should always be conscious of the fact that the responsibility of taking our dear state to an unprecedented height now rests squarely on your shoulder.
“You must understand the fact that you are henceforth accountable to the people, you must remain connected to them as a worthy ambassadors of our administration’s policy of inclusiveness, fairness, accountability, transparency, equity, Justice and obedience to the rule of law.
“Your action and performance should sternly help our state to blossom, grow well and make our people thrive, these appointments are therefore a call to service,” the governor stated.
He, however, thanked the Ogun State House of Assembly for the comprehensive background check and timely approval of the nominees.
Responding on behalf of the new appointees, Mrs Adeyinka Ilori-Oduntan, while acknowledging the governor for the opportunity to serve the people of the state, affirmed their commitment towards the success of the present administration in the state