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ODHA confirms Adelami D-Gov designate

By Josephine Oguntoyinbo

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The Ondo State Deputy Governor designate, Dr Olayide Adelami, has pledged not to disappoint the people but will justify the confidence reposed in him by the state Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa and the people of the state.

Adelami who spoke yesterday shortly after his screening and confirmation by the State House of Assembly, promised to do everything at his disposal to function effectively in the interest of the state.

He particularly appreciated the lawmakers for the efforts put in place during the screening and confirmation, assuring that promoting understanding among arms of government will be his priority.

The Deputy Governor designate took his time to appreciate Governor Aiyedatiwa for nominating him, promising not to betray his emotion and confidence reposed in him.

Adelami’s confirmation followed his screening by the lawmakers at the plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House, Olamide Oladiji.

This is sequel to the submission and consideration of a report by the House Selection Committee chaired by the Speaker.

Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa had on Wednesday forwarded Adelami’s name to the Assembly for screening.

The Clerk of the House, Jaiyeola Benjamin read the letter sent to the House by the Governor for the consideration of the nominee for the vacant position of a Deputy Governor.

While submitting the report, the Deputy Speaker of the House, Prince Abayomi Akinruntan recommended the confirmation of the appointment of the nominee whom he affirmed has been properly screened.

Akinruntan said the nominee responded to all questions raised by the Committee in a very eloquent and explicit order, noting that he has a clear understanding of the position.

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According to him, the nominee possesses the required academic qualifications, and he is physically, mentally and emotionally stable and fit to accomplish the task.

The report also stated that Adelami possesses the required experience, charisma and the much needed exposure to function effectively.

The Majority Leader of the House, Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi moved a motion for the report to be considered and the nominee be confirmed. The motion was seconded by Felix Afe representing Akoko North West 2.

The Speaker, Oladiji who ruled for the confirmation, congratulated the Deputy Governor designate, urging him to put in his best, and pledged the House support to the Executive for the people to enjoy more dividends of democracy.

Dr Olayide Owolabi Adelami, mni, a retired Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly hails from Owo, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State

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