Makinde to swear in 14 commissioners today


Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde will on Thursday swear in 14 commissioners to serve in his cabinet.

Makinde made the disclosure while receiving stakeholders of the Ibadan based state-owned football club, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), in his Agodi, Secretariat Office, Ibadan.

The commissioners-designate who had earlier been screened and confirmed by the House of Assembly during a session that lasted about eight hours last week, will take their oath of office and allegiance at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, Agodi, Ibadan by 10 am.

The 14 commissioners comprise representatives and members of parties from the coalition that teamed up with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to secure victory from the then ruling All Progressive Congress during the last governorship election.

The new commissioners to be sworn-in are a combination of politicians and technocrats with years of private practice.

They are four former lawmakers in Oyo Assembly including Mr Kehinde Ayoola (Former Speaker); Mr Adeniyi Farinto; Mrs. Funmilayo Orisadeyi (the only female nominee) and Mr Ojemuyiwa Ojekunle.

Others are a former Director-General Seyi Makinde Campaign Organisation Chief Bayo Lawal; Dr Bashir Bello; Prof Oyelowo Oyewo; Prof Dawud Sangodoyin, Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye and Mr Adeniyi Adebisi.

There are also Mr Raheem Abdulraheem, Mr Seun Ashamu, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun and Mr Akinola Ojo.

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