By Adekola Afolabi
The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, will today Monday, swear-in all the 14 new Commissioners who were recently confirmed by the State House of Assembly.
Also to be sworn-in are seven Special Advisers as well as the Director-General of the Project Implementation Monitoring Unit (PIMU).
The Commissioners-designate are: Mrs Bamidele Ademola Olateju – Akoko South East; Otunba Adefarati Adegboyega – Akoko South West; Rt. Hon. Fatai Olotu- Akoko North East; Dr. Julianah Oshadahun – Akoko North West; Otunba Dele Ologun -Akure North; Mr. Sunday Adekunle – Idanre and Engr. Razak Obe -Ifedore
Other include; Dr. Banji Awolowo Ajaka- Ilaje;. Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan – Irele; Mrs Yetunde Adeyanju- Odigbo; Mr. Femi Agagu – Okitipupa; Hon. Akinlosotu- Ondo East; Hon. Lola Fagbemi- Ondo West and Chief Olayato Aribo- Ose.
The Special Advisers include: Chief (Dr) Victor Ategbole; Dr. (Mrs) Wunmi Ilawole; Barr Tobi Ogunleye; Dr. Jibayo Adeyeye; Mrs Olamide Falana; Dr . Francis Adedayo Faduyile and Mr Niyi Oseni.
Some of the appointees had served in various capacities during the first tenure of Governor Akeredolu.
For instance, Deaconess Lola Fagbemi served as Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, while Gboyega Adefarati served as Commissioner for Agriculture, just as Emmanuel Igbasan was Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning.
Equally, Femi Agagu served as Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, even as Fatai Olotu served as Commissioner for Lands and Housing, while Yetunde Adeyanju was Commissioner in charge of Water Sanitation and Hygiene.
Dele Ologun who will now be sworn in as Commissioner had served as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Political Matters.
Also, Dr. Wunmi Ilawole who is re-appointed Special Adviser had served as Special Adviser on Education, just as Dr. Jibayo Adeyeye served as Adviser on Health. Tobi Ogunleye was Special Adviser on Transport.
The swearing-in ceremony slated to hold at the International Culture and Events Centre (The Dome), Akure, the Ondo State capital, by 11am will be in strict compliance with all COVID-19 protocols.