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Aiyedatiwa Warns Ondo Citizens Against Putting Commissioners Under Pressure

Families and friends of the recently appointed commissioners in Ondo State have been advised by Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa not to place undue pressure on them as this he said could compromise their effectiveness as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

This is as Aiyedatiwa encouraged the newly appointed cabinet members to avoid actions that could negatively affect the state operations, while also cautioning them against corrupt tendencies.

This was said by the governor during the weekend’s swearing-in ceremony for no less than twelve commissioners to the SEC.

Aiyedatiwa emphasised that his administration would expedite development and good governance, and he challenged the new cabinet members to demonstrate their merit for their positions via devoted service.


Segun Ayerin, Olaolu Akindolire, Alhaji Amidu Takuro, Banji Ajaka, Boye Ologbese, and Sunday Akinwalire are the new commissioners.

Deaconess Lola Fagbemi, Mr. Saka Ogunleye, Olayato Aribo, Adewale Akinlosotu, Rasheed Badmus, and Barr Gbenga Olaniyi are among the others.

Aiyedatiwa said: “You must excuse corruption or any act that is not conducive 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 pressure on them so that they can concentrate and discharge their duties in the overall best interest of the state.

“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 for 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.”

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