Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has explained why he picked commissioners for four ministries.
The governor, who spoke yesterday while swearing in the commissioners, said the choice and quick resolve to bring them back soon after the dissolution of the State Executive Council underscored the importance attached to the quality of the services rendered to the state in his first tenure.
The newly sworn in commissioners were immediately deployed in the ministries in which they served in the first term of Governor Akeredolu.
They are Mr. Wale Akinterinwa (Commissioner for Finance), Mr. Ojogo Kimikanboh Donald (Commissioner for Information), Sir Charles Titiloye (Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General) and Mr. Aminu Raimi Olayiwola (Commissioner for Works).
Akeredolu warned his political appointees to display loyalty, as he would not hesitate to sack anybody found to be disloyal.
He said anybody sacked for being disloyal would not be reinstated.
Akeredolu said the state must have a functional, proactive and effective chief law officer, as governmental activities predicated on decisions after the nod to proceed from the Justice Ministry.
He said the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice is the only office mentioned in the 1999 Constitution, as amended, with regard to the power provided for the smooth running of any administration at the state and federal levels.
The governor described the office of the Commissioner for Finance as the main source of sustenance of any government, saying it coordinates and advises on the business of government and its financial implications.
Akeredolu said the people felt the direct impact of governance through the activities of the Ministry of Works.
He said he was determined to complete the projects initiated by his administration in the next four years.
The governor stressed the need for an efficient and confident Commissioner for Information for the people to be informed, in simple terms, the intricate nuances of governmental decisions.