Aiyedatiwa Inaugurates 12 Commissioners, Issues Stern Warning Against Corruption


On Friday, the Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, administered the oath of office to twelve newly appointed commissioners.

During the swearing-in ceremony, he charged the commissioners to be diligent in carrying out their respective duties and responsibilities.

The twelve commissioners who took the oath of office are: Pastor Segun Ayerin, Mr. Olaolu Akindolire, Alhaji Amidu Takuro, Dr. Banji Ajaka, Mr. Boye Ologbese, Mr. Sunday Akinwalire, Deaconess Lola Fagbemi, Mr. Saka Yusuf Ogunleye, Mr. Rasheed Badmus, Mr. Olayato Aribo, Mr. Adewale Akinlosotu, and Barr. Gbenga Olaniyi.

Prior to the swearing-in ceremony, the governor had submitted the names of the commissioners to the state House of Assembly for screening and approval.

During the ceremony held at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office, Governor Aiyedatiwa urged the commissioners to justify their appointments through dedicated service to the people of Ondo State.

He said, “Let me congratulate the newly inaugurated appointees for being worthy of consideration as Honourable Commissioners in Ondo State. Some of you are returning, while others are new Commissioners. In the main, you must justify your appointment or reappointment as the case may be. I must inform you that this administration is in a rush to deliver on its mandate and make life more meaningful to the people”

“The torch of accelerated development that we hold aloft in trust for the people is irreversible. You must guard your loins and hit the ground running in your various offices. You must foster a good working relationship with the workers, especially the permanent secretaries and other accounting officers.

“Let us bear in mind that the government and people of Ondo State are united in their thirst for credible performance, development, and good governance. You must excuse corruption or any act that is not nurturing good governance and overriding public interest.

The governor urged all acquaintances, relatives, and supporters of the newly appointed individuals to avoid exerting undue influence on them, allowing them to focus solely on fulfilling their responsibilities for the betterment of the state.

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He said, “Apart from our homegrown initiatives in setting up an Agriculture and Food Security Committee that is working round the clock, we are also into an effective collaboration with the Federal Government and other corporate entities to stimulate food production, availability, and affordability in the State.

“And in keeping with the dynamics of security, we are rejigging and fortifying our security architectures such that the security of lives and welfare of the people remain on the front burner of policy implementation. We must not compromise our enviable frontline place among the league of the safest states in the nation.”

On behalf of the recently sworn-in commissioners, Dr. Banji Ajaka expressed gratitude to the governor for entrusting them with their roles and pledged to fulfill their duties to the government of Ondo State without fail.

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