2024 Guber Poll: Odigbo Is Lucky Says Takuro As Governor Aiyedatiwa Inaugurates 12 Commissioners

By Dupson Collins, 12th April, 2024

Alhaji Amidu Takuro has stated that the entire Odigbo Local Government Area Council of Ondo State is for Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) primary on the 20th of April, 2024.

He stated this while speaking with the PATH NEWS Correspondent at the Inauguration ceremony of the 12 newly appointed Commissioners into the State Cabinet Council. The swearing ceremony was held today, Friday at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office.

Alhaji Amidu Takuro was the former Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs under the administration of the Late Akeredolu before his reappointment by Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa into the state cabinet.

While thanking the governor for the appointment, Alhaji Takuro promised to key into the transformational agenda of the governor in any ministry he’s assign.

He added that, as a grassroot politician who is well grounded with the people of Odigbo Local Government, he assured the governor of victory not only in the party’s primary but also in the November 16 Governorship Election.

” Odigbo is Lucky. Our party members have seen the good work of the governor within the few months in office and how he prioritize the welfare of party’s members, elders and executives. If given the mandate for another four years, both the party’s members and residents of Ondo State will enjoy dividend of democracy under Gov Aiyedatiwa”.

Speaking, the Governor Aiyedatiwa urged them to justify their appointments through dedicated service, emphasizing the administration’s commitment to accelerated development and good governance.

The governor 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 have a duty to justify your appointment or reappointment as the case may be. I must inform you that this administration is in a hurry 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 to good governance and overriding public interest. Thus, I like to implore all friends, families and well-wishers of the new appointees to refrain from putting undue pressures on them so that they can concentrate and discharge their duties in the overall best interest of the State.”

Highlighting the administration’s accomplishments in various sectors, Governor Aiyedatiwa emphasized the strides made in addressing salary arrears, gratuity payments, employment opportunities, infrastructure development, and security enhancement.

He stressed the administration’s focus on collaboration with federal and corporate entities to stimulate economic growth and ensure food security in the state.

The Governor called for peaceful conduct during the upcoming gubernatorial primary elections, stressing the importance of upholding democratic principles and avoiding divisive actions.

The newly inaugurated Commissioners 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.

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