Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun today charges the newly sworn-in state commissioners to be accoutable to the people in their discharge of responsibility in the state appointment and disengage godfatherism.
Abiodun charged them against allegiance to individual or group of people regarded as ‘godfathers’ as people in the state are expecting a high sense of responsibility and accountability from them.
” The appointment comes at a very important period of dear State. I must also say that, no individual or group of people is responsible for your emergence. You’re therefore, not answerable to any individual or in the group of godfathers.”
Prince Dapo gave the charges on Friday during the swearing-in ceremony for the newly appointed commissioners at the Cultural Centre, Kuto Abeokuta.
Newsflaship learnt that the governor sworn-in 19 Commissioners and 16 Special Advisers to take up positions at government ministries and provide the much needed leadership for effective service delivery in the state.
The Governor stressed that effective performance are expected from the new appointed commissioners by the people of the state as it is a necessity to the progress of the state. He added that they should be good ambassadors and serve as good examples to his administration help maintain the status quo.
“Today, I want to challenge you with new leadership and the responsibility to improve the lives and tranformation who need you the most. This is the ideal that motivates our administration and why we have employed the service of professionals, experienced individual who shared the vision and passion and development of our dear State”
The governor finally congratulates the commissioners and advisers and request for dedication, strength and hardworking in their respective discharge of responsibilities for transformation in the state.
“Congratulations, Honourable commissioners and Special Advisers in Ogun State on your appointment. Your appointment is a call to service through your dedication, strength and energy.
The names of the Commissioners with the new portfolios are as follows;
Hon. Afolabi Afuape (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs), Hon Tunji Akinosi (Forestry), Prof. Sidi Osho (Education, Science and Technology ), Dr Adeola Odedina (Agriculture), Mr Olaolu Olabimtan (Budget and Planning) and Barr. Gbolahan Adeniran (Justice).
Others are; Dr Tomi Coker (Health), Barr. Femi Ogunbanwo (Special Duties), Tpl. Tunji Odunlami (Urban and Physical Planning), Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun (Environment), Mrs Kikelomo Longe (Commerce and Industry), Mr Dapo Okubadejo (Finance), Hon. Oludotun Taiwo (Rural Development), Hon. Ganiyu Hamzat (Community Development and Cooperatives), Mrs Funmi Efuwape (Women Affairs), Mr Kehinde Oluwadare (Youth and Sports) l, Mr Jamiu Omoniyi (Housing), Mr Toyin Taiwo (Tourism) and Mr Ade Akinsanya (Works and Infrastructure).