Oyo State governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, has inaugurated a 10-man transition committee to interface with the government’s team ahead of May 29 swearing in.
This was made known in a statement issued and signed by the committee’s deputy chairman, the PDP Oyo Central senatorial candidate, Chief Luqman Bisi Ilaka.
The chairman of the committee is a former deputy chief whip of the Senate, Senator Hosea Ayoola Agboola.
Other members include: Hon Debo Ogundoyin, Mrs Oyedijo Bosede Ayo-Famola, secretary, Miss Ololade Ajibola, Mr Adeniyi Afees Babatunde, Barrister Seun Ashamu, Dr B.V. Bello, and Mr Wale Adepoju.
Ilaka disclosed that names of about 20 sub-committees who will work with the main committee and the transition committee to be inaugurated by the current administration will be published soon.
Meanwhile, the committee has advised Makinde to request that the outgoing administration should “refrain from the following actions which might be injurious to the financial health of the state.”
According to the committee, areas that need not be abused include “award of new contracts, recruitment of new staff, sale of vehicles in the custody of public and political office holders, approval to disburse funds held in the stabilisation account of local authorities in the state as these monies are to be applied only in the case of emergencies such as natural disasters and any other action(s) that might be deemed inimical to the financial health of the state.”