Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday, swore in 10 commissioners and the President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Moshood Abass, charging them to hit the ground running and to remain on the path of engendering justice and sustainable development in the state.
The governor, while speaking at the twin swearing-in ceremonies held at the Executive Council Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, urged the commissioners to play their parts in the realisation of his vision for the good people of the state.
He equally tasked them to synergise efforts for the continued growth and an integrated approach to governance, with a view to attaining economic prosperity in the state.
The governor promised to facilitate a marked improvement in infrastructure across the 33 local governments of the state, noting that the state government will soon engage local government chairmen on how to make that possible.
The newly sworn-in commissioners are: Mr. Seun Fakorede (Ministry of Youth and Sports), Mr. Adeniyi Adebisi (Ministry of Agriculture), Mr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye (Ministry of Trade, Investment and Commerce), Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun (Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism), Mr. Abdulrahman Abdulraheem (Ministry of Education, Science and Technology).
Others are: Mr. Abiodun Oni (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources), Professor Misbau Babatunde (Ministry of Budget and Planning), Mr. Segun Olayiwola (Ministry of Lands and Housing), Dr. Bode Ladipo (Ministry of Health) and Alhaja Kafilat Omolabake Olayiwola (Ministry of Women Affairs).
Speaking further, Governor Makinde used the occasion to assure residents of the state that there will be significant improvements in infrastructural facilities across the state, saying that the government has been pushing investments to the local governments because it knows the importance of grassroots development.
He added that the administration’s integrated approach to governance has begun to yield positive results and is already bringing development
He stated that the implementation of the World Bank-backed Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) will ensure that the rehabilitation of rural roads will soon kick-off.