The Oyo State House of Assembly has, on Tuesday, confirmed the appointment of five individuals to make up the State Local Government Service Commission, as requested by Governor Seyi Makinde.
The confirmation followed a motion moved by Deputy Speaker, Abiodun Fadeyi and Mrs Wumi Oladeji (Ogbomoso North Constituency) that consequent upon the “robust credentials and experience” of the nominees, they should be asked to take a bow.
Confirmed for subsequent inauguration by Makinde are: Mr Remi Ayodele, as Chairman; Mr Oyesina Oyedeji, Mr John Abisoye Adisa-Oke, Mr Oke Taiwo and Mrs Nike Arewa, as members.
Speaking afterwards, Ayodele said the Commission has resolved to “turn things around at the Local Government level and ensure that constituents enjoy the dividends of democracy”.
He further gave assurance of supervision of activities of the workforce of the Local Government for transparency, efficiency and diligence.
Ayodele declared, “Some of us appointed as Chairman and commissioners are veterans of the Local Government system for decades. We are familiar with the dynamics of the Local Government administration and we assure that in line with Governor Seyi Makinde’s desire to turn things around for the good of the people of Oyo State, we will turn things around at the third tier of government.”
The Chairman stated that the Commission would see to operations at the third tier of government, ensure that things work very well and that the people enjoy the dividends of democracy at that level of government.
“We will ensure that the workforce do their work diligently and transparently and key into the action agenda of our action governor in Oyo state,” Ayodele said.
In a motion presented by Mr Dele Adeola (Iseyin/Itesiwaju Constituency), the Assembly urged the Executive arm to fully exploit the potentials of the Oyo State Agricultural Development Programme (OYSADEP) to increase food production and bring about an agricultural revolution.
For OYSADEP to live up to its potential to improve the agriculture sector in the State, the Assembly tasked the Makinde-led government to address the issue of shortage of staff, provide utility vehicles to enable extension workers carry out field operations and resuscitate all existing storage facilities.
The Assembly further pointed out that making OYSADEP perform to its optimum will improve the State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), engender food security and create employment opportunities for residents of the State.