Aiyedatiwa Promises to Re-appoint Competent Sacked Commissioners into Cabinet

By Dupson Collins, 1st February, 2024

Ondo State Governor, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa has promised to reappoint some of the sacked Commissioners into his cabinet saying dissolution of the cabinet was done in goodfaith.

The Governor stated this during the swearing-in ceremony of the Deputy Governor, Dr Olayide Adelami held at the Dome in Akure on Thursday, 1st February, 2024.

It could be recalled that the governor dissolved the State Cabinet on the 24th January leavig the affairs of the state Ministries in the hands of the Permanent Secretaries.

Speaking, Governor Aiyedatiwa said the dissolution of the state cabinet was done in goodfaith and minimize unnecessary distraction by some of the cabinet members that have political ambition.

Gov Ayedatiwa stated further that his government is ready to reabsorbed competent and loyal sacked excos back to his government saying he needs their expertise to deliver good governance to the people of Ondo State.

He expressed confidence in the ability of Dr Olayide Adelami to contribute meaningfully to the state’s progress.

The governor praised the sterling credentials of the new deputy governor, described him as a seasoned technocrat, administrator, and philanthropist.

According to him, “The Deputy Governor, Dr Olayide Owolabi Adelami, mni, is a seasoned technocrat, administrator, philanthropist, and politician who had served the nation creditably at various levels, including serving as Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, before his eventual retirement.

He is an urbane gentleman who had paid his dues in the service and development of Ondo State, and the nation at large. I have no doubt that finding himself again in a familiar terrain he will serve with integrity, devotion, loyalty, and accountability.

“We expect that you will provide fresh ideas and new drive to support this administration in consolidating our legacy projects, building a sustainable socio-economic base as encapsulated in our redeemed agenda; and pilot the politics of the state to a higher level of humility, justice and harmony as you serve the citizens.”

While urging him to bear in mind that the administration has zero tolerance for corruption, Governor Aiyedatiwa said, “We expect you to demonstrate transparent, open, and accountable leadership in your new office.

“You must also avoid discrimination as you have the entire State as your constituency, rather than serving sectional interests,” he stated.

The new deputy governor, Dr. Olayide Adelami In his acceptance speech, appreciated the state governor for allowing him to serve the state, promising to be loyal to him 100%.

“Mr Governor, I hereby wholeheartedly accept to be your Deputy and my loyalty to you will be total.

“To the good people of Ondo State, I’m here to join hands with Governor Lucky Orimisan Ayedatiwa to serve you and ensure that lives are made more meaningful for you in all facets.

“To our good people of Ondo State, by the Grace of God Almighty who in His Will, arranged this day to come, we will not let you down.

“I want to therefore appeal to all our good people of Ondo State at home and abroad to kindly support Mr Governor and myself, in our sincere desire to entrench good governance in our Sunshine State

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