The Oyo State House of Assembly has cleared Governor Seyi Makinde’s commissioner Nominees, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola, Chief Bayo Lawal and Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun others as full time commissioners, to set the stage for their swearing in next week as promised by the governor.
Also included in the list of commissioner designates screened by the state’s assembly is Bar. Adeniyi Farinto, Mrs. Funmilayo Orisadeyi, Dr. Bashur Bello, Prof.Oyelowo Oyewo and Mr. Muyiwa Ojekunle.
Others include Prof. Dahud Shangodoyin, Bar. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, Mr. Rahman Abdulraheem, Bar. Seun Asamu, Mr. Akinola Ojo and Adeniyi Adebisi.
In their separate reactions on their plans towards the development of the state when inaugurated, Chief Bayo Lawal who was a three time commissioner and Director General, Seyi Makinde campaign Organization in the last general election, former Speaker of the state assembly, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola and Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, said irrespective of portfolios given to them, they are ready to share their wealth of experiences to develop the state.
Mr. Seun Ashamu identified the need for critical assessment of the condition of the Shooting Stars Football Club and other sporting activities with a view to revamp them.
In his reaction shortly after the screening exercise, Speaker, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin congratulated the commissioner designates and urged them to use their knowledge and experience to justify the confidence reposed in them by the governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde.
He expressed confidence in the calibre of people nominated for the position of commissioner in the state, saying that majority of appointees are technocrats who have distinguished themselves in the chosen careers.
Meanwhile, the Oyo State House of Assembly has also cleared Dr. Nureni Adeniran as the Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.
The House also screened Mr. Akeem Oladeji and Mr. Dayo Ogungbenro as full time members of the board.
The newly confirmed Chairman, Dr. Adeniran promised on behalf of others to use the position to develop education in the state. He added that the state will take advantage of financial assistance from the World Bank to take many children out of the street and return them back to classroom.
He emphasized that education in Oyo State remains free, adding that the state will embark on sensitization campaign to ensure that child education, particularly female take the front burner.
Report by Adekunle Adegboyega