By: Olajide Toriola
Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has inaugurated new boards for the state’s Civil Service Commission, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) and Hospitals Management Board (HMB).
The inauguration ceremony took place at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Ibadan, on Wednesday.
The Governor implored the new appointees to ensure fairness to all in the discharge of their duties, while he also advised them to embrace godliness in their service to humanity.
Ajimobi reminded them that they were chosen among other eminently qualified people in strict recognition of their track records, past contributions to the state, competence and personal integrity.
He said, “The expectations of our people from this government are huge and rightly so. They expect that we must be willing and able to put in place policies, strategies and programmes that can ensure that our state regains its pioneering and pacesetter status.
“I expect you to bring forth new innovations capable of improving the lot of our people in different areas. For those of you saddled with education and health responsibilities, you have to do more because you have critical assignments ahead of you.
“Those of you who are to work in the education sector must work conscientiously with the schools governing boards system to ensure that we lift the morale of the school authorities and students.
“Similarly, those of you in the health sector must work with your colleagues across the board to ensure that all critical stakeholders are encouraged to key in into the state’s Health Insurance Scheme.”
Speaking on behalf of her colleagues, Mrs. Aderonke Makanjuola, pledged to deliver on the mandate entrusted to them, while she assured the governor that it would be a new dawn for primary education in the state.
Apart from part-time and full-time members, the civil service commission would be chaired by Mr. Doja Oladele; while the SUBEB will be chaired by Mrs. Aderonke Makanjuola on a full-time basis.
The teaching service commission is to be chaired by Alhaji Bashiru Ajibade; while the HMB is headed by Dr. Adegoke Adeyemo, on a full-time basis.