Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola has sworn in a total of 35 new Commissioners and Special Advisers to help him pilot the affairs of the state.
This comes barely a week after he went into a four day Executive Council Retreat with the cabinet members to fashion out strategic plans on how to deliver the Osun Development Agenda.
Oyetola, while inaugurating the team admonished them to stay committed to their brief and shun acts capable of undermining the corporate integrity of the administration and the state.
The Governor said his administration has zero tolerance for corruption and opacity, warning that the government would not hesitate to wield the big stick where necessary on any official found culpable of public misconduct.
“Our Administration is a product of God’s Promise, the benevolence of the people and our Mandate. The Almighty God and the people have delivered their own part. The ball is now in our court to deliver on our promise. As heads of Ministries, you are our delivery channel. I charge you to harness the available human and material resources to fulfill our bond to the people.
“This administration has zero tolerance for corruption and opacity. We shall therefore not hesitate to wield the big stick where necessary.
“Ensure that you discharge every duty with utmost probity, accountability and transparency as these are the elements that will deliver stellar service in the face of extant limited resources and earn the trust of the people.”
The governor, who called on the newly inaugurated cabinet members to see their appointments as a clarion call to serve the state, also said cabinet members would be assessed from time to time for optimum performance.
Speaking on behalf of the newly-inaugurated cabinet members, Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, lauded the governor for the confidence reposed in them to serve the state.
She assured the governor and the people of the state of diligent service in their respective ministries.
“We will not disappoint you. We will put in our very best to support the administration and uplift the standard of living of the people of the state.
“We shall take to the lessons garnered at the retreat to effect positive change across sectors” she added.
The newly-inaugurated Deputy Chief of Staff in-charge of General Administration, Barrister Mikhail Adejare Adebisi, also implored all members of the cabinet to see their appointments as a privilege to impact meaningfully on the lives of the people of the state.
The inauguration held at the White House Parking Lot, Bola Ige House, State Secretariat, Osogbo.