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I ’ll be loyal, Ondo D-Gov assures

By Adedotun Ajayi


A former Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, Dr. Olayide Adelami was yesterday sworn-in as the Deputy Governor of Ondo State.

At the well attended ceremony held at the International Culture and Events Centre (The DOME), Akure, the Ondo State capital, Adelami, a former governorship aspirant pledged hundred per cent loyalty to his boss, Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

The Oath of Office was administered on the new Deputy Governor by the State Chief Judge, Justice Olusegun Odusola at the colourful event.

Inaugurating the Deputy, Governor Aiyedatiwa extolled his exemplary record of service and leadership, adding that Adelami has all it takes to contribute meaningfully to the progress of the state.

He praised his sterling credentials as a seasoned technocrat, administrator, and philanthropist, just as he expressed confidence in Adelami’s ability to bring fresh ideas and new energy to the administration, urging him to uphold integrity, accountability, and humility in his new role.

Speaking on the recent dissolution of the State Executive Council, Governor Aiyedatiwa reiterated that the decision was made in the best interest of the people, aiming to rejuvenate and reinvigorate the administration for maximum delivery on its mandate.

He expressed gratitude to the State House of Assembly for their swift confirmation of Dr. Adelami’s appointment, emphasizing the importance of mutual trust and cooperation between the executive and legislative arms of government.

The governor declared that some of the commissioners who were recently dissolved as members of the State Executive Council, would soon be reappointed.

“Some of you will soon return as Commissioners,” he hinted.

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Dr. Adelami in his inaugural address appealed to the people of the state to rally behind Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa led administration, just as he pledged hundred per cent loyalty to his principal to collectively develop the state and the people.

Highlighting the achievements of the governor within a month, the new Deputy Governor praised the renewed vigour across the state.

He commended the return of contractors to project sites and reiterated the administration’s commitment to continuing the laudable projects initiated by late Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve the people of the State and pledged unwavering dedication to his duties.

With a background deeply rooted in public service and a track record of excellence, he said his appointment has been met with widespread acclaim and high expectations.

Top government officials, traditional rulers, religious bodies, dignitaries, community leaders, and well-wishers gathered to witness the historic moment, underscoring the significance of the transition in leadership.

I ’ll be loyal, Ondo D-Gov assures

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