The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has reiterated his commitment to the welfare of the people of the state, as he charged members of the State Cabinet to brace up to the challenges ahead. “The people expect more from us”, he said.
Governor Akerdolu spoke yesterday at the meeting of the State Executive Council, the first since the inuaguration of a new Head of Service, Oluwadare Aragbaiye as well as a minor cabinet reshuffle arising from the appointment of five Commissioners and two Special Advisers.
The Governor said: In spite of the dwindling finances everywhere in the country, we have no excuse to fail the people of the state who have invested their confidence in the government. Ours is to continue to discharge our responsibility as effectively as we can.
The primary responsibility of government is to provide for the people, their basic needs some of which are statutory obligations which are more often, described as dividends of democracy.
The modest achievements so far recorded notwithstanding, there is still much to be done and the people are more expectant by the day. We therefore have no reason to fail the good people of the state, that is not an option.
By this charge, cabinet members have an obligation to be closer to the people at the grassroots as good ambassadors of government. Therefore, the more effective way to endear the government to the people lies in the conscious efforts of cabinet members to visit their local governments regularly, at least one a week.
The new commissioners are: Rt. Hon Fatai Olotu(Lands and Housing), Hon. Temitayo Oluwarotimi(Natural Resources), Mrs Titilayo Adeyemi(Women Affairs and Social Development), Adedotun Owanikin, Esq and Mrs Yetunde Adeyanju (Water Resources, Public Sanitation and Hygiene).
The advisers include: Hon. Babatunde Kolawole(Community and Rural Development) and Hon. Oyebo Aladetan(Niger Delta Matters).
Hon. Commissioner for Information and Orientation
July 11, 2019