By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, on Monday swore in chairmen and members of non-statutory boards and agencies of government.
Among those inaugurated are: former Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole (UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Board); former Osun Deputy Speaker, Akintunde Adegboye (College of Science and Technology, Esa Oke), foremost lawyer and former governorship aspirant in the state, Saka Layonu, SAN (Osun Polytechnic, Iree) and another former Deputy Speaker, Taiwo Sunmonu (Teaching Service Board).
Addressing the people at the swearing-in ceremony in Osogbo, Oyetola said the appointments would go a long way to effect drastic changes in the various institutions and organisations to which they have been appointed to serve.
The governor charged the new appointees to serve with the fear of God, put in their best service possible anchored on the values of truth, honesty, transparency, incorruptibility and inclusiveness.
Oyetola, who described the appointment as a necessity to further impact positively the lives of the citizenry, noted that the institutions and organisations that the new appointees were expected to head remain the critical engine rooms through which government delivers important social services available to the people.
He said his administration has laboured stridently in building an economy that works for all, hence, the need to continuously and meticulously nurture a resilient economy, vibrant in its diversification, and sustainable in its approach to development, so as not to only enhance the quality of lives of the people, but to also place it on a firm footing of irreversible prosperity.
“Despite our widely- acknowledged lean resources, we have consistently demonstrated prudence and we have done much with so little.
“This is because we believe that scarce resources cannot be an excuse for non-performance and that governance without impact is a monumental waste of the people’s mandates and time.
“Therefore, this call to duty is an opportunity to write your names in gold, by giving, in the tradition of this administration, your best service possible, anchored on the values of truth, honesty, transparency, incorruptibility and inclusiveness.
“By this appointment, you are expected to discharge your responsibilities with the fear of God, putting our people first and putting the interest of our state above any other gain, in a manner that makes you and the institution in which you serve unblemished,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of the appointees, Board Chairman, Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, Elder Kunle Odeyemi, who commended the governor for finding them worthy of service in various capacities pledged on behalf of his fellow appointees, that they would not disappoint the state as they were resolute to justify the purpose for which they were appointed.