The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has approved appointments of Secretaries, Special Assistants, Chief of Staffs (CoSs), and Supervisory Councilors for all 33 Local Government Areas of Oyo state.
Source gathered that appointment letters of the new local government officials were released to the new appointees yesterday Thursday 11 via the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters.
It was gathered that government activities at the grassroots level was moving at a slow pace due to the absence of local government cabinet members comprising of Secretaries to Local Governments, Special Assistants, CoSs, and Supervisory Councilors.
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The Oyo State Secretary, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Wasiu Adeleke who made this known on Tuesday in a message forwarded to a WhatsApp congratulated all the new appointees and urged them to be good ambassadors of the party at their various local government areas.
“This is to inform us all that the Leader of our party and the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has graciously approved the list submitted by the leaders of various local government concerning the appointment of Secretaries, Supervisory Councilors and Special Assistants for all our 33 Local Government and 35 Local Council Development Areas.
“We implore all our Executive Chairmen and Chairpersons to inaugurate and swear in the list as approved by His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde with immediate effect.
“The Party will also make public the list of Secretaries, Supervisory Councilors and Special Assistants very soon
“Oyo State PDP appreciates His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde for always carrying along our party members in his developmental strides and ensuring that benefits gets to the grassroot party members.
“We congratulate those who are privileged to make the list and we admonish them to be selfless, sincere and humane in carrying out their duties.” Adeleke said.
Confirming the development, a member of Lagelu local government chapter of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mr Lukman said inauguration of the new appointees is currently ongoing at the Iyana-offa LG Secretariat Headquarters.
Asked about why other Local Governments are not conducting the inauguration on the same day Lukman said no uniform date was adopted for the inauguration by any local government saying any local government can decide on a convenient date for its inauguration ceremony.