By KAZEEM MOHAMMED
Governor of Osun, Gboyega Oyetola has assigned portfolios to his commissioners and Special Advisers appointed to serve in his cabinet.
He announced the portfolios during the swearing-in of his cabinet members at the Governor’s office on Thursday.
The portfolios as announced by the governor are, Bola Oyebamiji (Commissioner for Finance), Olalekan Yinusa (Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning), Kolajo Aderemi (SA Budget), Adewole Adedayo (Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security), Ajisefinni Abiodun (SA Agriculture and Food Security), Adeleke Yekinni Adebayo (Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs), Rasak Adeosun (SA LG and Chieftaincy Affairs), and Folorunsho Bamisayemi (Commissioner for Education).
Others are, Rafiu Isamotu (Commissioner for Health), Olamiju Olasiji (SA Public Health), Femi Akande (Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice), Henry Olabode (Commissioner for Commerce, Cooperative and Industry), Christian Ogunfolaju (SA Cooperative), Remi Omowaiye (Commissioner for Works and Transport), Olaniyan Hussein (SA Works), Nathaniel Agunbiade (Commissioner for Land and Physical Development), Funke Egbemode (Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation), Jamiu Olawumi (SA Education).
Also in the cabinet are, Sola Oladepo (Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation), Oyegbile Rufus (SA Sanitation), Olaboopo Olubukola (Commissioner for Children and Women Affairs), Idiat Babalola (Commissioner for Federation Matters), Badmus Olalekan (Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties), Adebisi Obawale (Commissioner for Culture and Tourism), Tajudeen Lawal (Commissioner for Home Affairs), Tadese Raheem (Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy), Ibitoye Adeniran (SA Water Resources), Segun Olanibi (Commissioner for Rural and Community Affairs), Giwa Lateefat (Commissioner for Governor’s Office), Akeju Taiwo (Commissioner for Political Affairs and Inter-Party Relations), Lawal Azeez (Commissioner for Youths and Sports), Olawale Olumide (Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology), Kareem Ismail Akande (SA Innovation, Science and Technology), Mumini Adekunle Rafiu (SA Rural Development and Community Affairs).
Also sworn in was the Deputy Chiefs of Staff on Administration, Barrister Adebisi Adejare.
The governor warned that his administration would not hesitate to wield big stick against any government official who refused to shun acts capable of undermining the corporate integrity of the administration.
He also cautioned the new Commissioners and Special Advisers to do away with frivolities and work as one formidable and impenetrable team, bound together by the sole aim of delivering on the Developmental Agenda of the administration.
According to him, the appointees should see their appointment as a priviledge to serve and do so with commitment in line with his administration agenda.
He said they should not see the positions assigned to them as an opportunity to enrich themselves, saying if they serve diligently, there is always reward for it.
“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 fulfil 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.
“We are aware of the onerous duty to build a truly-diversified economy that creates wealth and makes opportunities available for all classes of our fellow citizens,” the governor added.
He also said cabinet members will be assessed from time to time for optimum performance.
The governor further said, “Knowing that you do not have the luxury of time to spend on the learning curve, I charge you to quickly familiarise yourselves with the content of our Administration’s Development Agenda. You must realise that this is a task that must be accomplished.
Speaking on behalf of the newly-inaugurated cabinet members, the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, assured the governor and the entire 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.
Also speaking, the newly-inaugurated Deputy Chief of Staff in-charge of General Administration, Barrister Adejare Adebisi, 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.