New Commissioners in Ondo resume work, strategize for governance

All the newly sworn in commissioners in Ondo state yesterday resumed work with a pledge to reposition their respective ministries.

The new Commissioner for Information, Yemi Olowolabi who had his maiden meeting with workers in the ministry at the NUJ Press Center in Akure advised them to display professionalism at its best. 

He said strategic plans will soon be rolled out to positively project the image of the Akeredolu led government to the people both within and outside ondo state.

He sought the workers' support  to give the Akeredolu led government the right image and symbiotic relationship with the people.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Taiwo kolawole said the workers are ready to put in their best to help government realise its set objectives.

The ministry's Director of Electronics and New Media, Williams Olufunmi led prayers for the success in office of the new commissioner. 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Hon. Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye has expressed the determination of the present administration to develop sporting activities at the grassroots. 

He lamented the decaying infrastructure at the Akure Township Stadium, stressing that the present administration will do its best in emplacing better infrastructure for sporting events.

The Commissioner,  who went round to inspect facilities at the Akure Township Stadium, the abandoned new stadium at Araromi, the Ondo State Football Agency (OSFA) and the NYSC orientation camp, Ikare expressed displeasure over the abandoned new stadium.

He wondered why over N2billion of tax payers money would be allowed to waste at the abandoned stadium.

The Commissioner however expressed the readiness of the present administration to look into the abandoned stadium.

Yusuf Ogunleye also promised to adequately engage the Youths in the state.

He said the present administration under the leadership of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has a zero tolerance for thuggery and will not allow youths to be used as thugs.

Meanwhile, The commissioner for culture and tourism, Alhaji Ismailia Olurimisi has charged workers in the ministry to be more creative and dedicated to duty.

Alhaji Olurimisi threw the challenge after he resumed duty at the ministry in company of his wife, and APC leaders in Odigbo council promised that his tenure would bring about transformation of culture and tourism in the state.

Earlier, the Director of Finance and Administration in the ministry, Dele Akinmoye promised the new commissioner the support of all workers.