Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, has assigned portfolios to his newly sworn in commissioners.
The commissioners and their portfolios are as follows:
- Hon Barrister Adeniyi John Farinto – Commissioner for Budget & Planning
- Mr Adeniyi Adebisi – Commissioner for Commerce
- Hon Muyiwa Jacob Ojekunle – Commissioner for Agriculture
- Prof Oyelowo Oyewo – Commissioner for Justice
- Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye – Commissioner for Establishment
- Barrister Seun Asamu – Commissioner for Energy
- Mr Rahman Abiodun AbdulRaheem – Commissioner for Land
- Chief Bayo Lawal – Commissioner for Special Duties
- Hon Funmilayo Orisadeyi – Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftancy Matters
- Dr Bashir Bello – Commissioner for Health
- Hon Wasiu Olatunbosun – Commissioner for Information
- Prof Daud kehinde Sangodoyin – Commissioner for Education
- Mr Akinola Ojo – Commissioner for Finance
- Rt Hon Kehinde Ayoola – Commissioner for Environment.
In his speech during the inauguration of the commissioners, Makinde said he expects them to “come up with innovative and creative policies that will accelerate Oyo State’s journey to greatness.”
“I imagine you sponsoring bills from your various departments that the Executive can escalate,” he said. “But most importantly, I desire to see you make focused, intentional and mindful decisions that show that you put Oyo State and our people above personal interests.”
“With the formidable track record and CVs you all possess, I am happy that you are not working against me,” he added.
The governor also stated that in the next few weeks, he would announce a new security architecture to tackle the spate of insecurity in the state.”
It is expected that the Makinde adminstration would have up to 17 ministries as he has submitted the names of three additional commissioner-nominees to the House of Assembly for screening.
His Special Adviser on Legislative Matters, Hon, Samuel Adejumobi, hinted two weeks ago that three new ministries would be created in the state. One of them is the Ministry of Energy which Barrister Seun Asamu would be in charge off.