I need creative ideas to run Ondo, Aiyedatiwa tells new commissioners 

Ondo state governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has urged his commissioners and special advisers to give him creative ideas and policies geared towards alleviating the sufferings of the people, saying his administration could not afford to fail in that regard.

Aiyedatiwa stated that the present situation required political leaders to lead by example and be prepared to make necessary sacrifices by shunning ostentatious lifestyle.

The Ondo governor spoke after inaugurating the new commissioners, special advisers and the Head of Service.

Those sworn in as commissioners were Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan, Engr. Razaq Obe, Mrs Omowunmi Isaac, Dr. Olukayode Abraham Ajulo, Mr. Akinwunmi Sowore and Mr. Oyeniyi Oseni.

The new special advisers are Hon. Olugbenga Omole, Mrs. Olamide Falana, Hon. Alabi Johnson, Dr. (Mrs) Olawunmi Ilawole, Summy Smart Francis, Mr Bablola Joseph Ayoade, Comrade Abdulganiy Muhammed and Prof. Simidele Odimayo

Governor Aiyedatiwa said he dissolved the last executive council was dissolved in the overall interest of the state and geared towards enhancing the state’s development trajectory.

Aiyedatiwa said his administration has taken decisive steps towards placing the state on a pedestal of economic development as well as reducing the hardship of the people.

He disclosed the  approval of the release of N550 million for the payment of year 2024 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) registration fee for all suitably qualified public secondary school candidates in the state.

The Ondo state governor expressed optimism that the release of about 102,000 metric tonnes of various grains from the Strategic Reserve and the Rice Millers Association of Nigeria would have positive effects across the country within the shortest time possible.

He tasked the new Head of Service to provide the required leadership for the entire public service, urging him to continue to ensure optimal generation of revenue.

He said: “The oath of allegiance which you have taken is very significant in many ways; one of which is higher commitment to ideals of service. You are, therefore, implored to put the interest of the State first in all that you do.

“Having worked and garnered varied experiences in different capacities across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), it is hoped that you will adroitly bring your wealth of experience to bear on your new appointment to further add value to our Administration, not only in terms of accountability but also in transparency. You are to ensure that the resources of the state are not misappropriated, while ensuring the continued optimal generation of revenue by the public service.”