One year in office, Governor Abiodun still in search of Information Commissioner
The Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun is still in search for Commissioner of Information and Strategy, one year in office, as investigation revealed that, the Governor is said to be confronted with various interest from some chieftains of the party which has put him in tight corner
Penpushing reports that, the Governor who was sworn-in May 29, 2019 had same challenge before he could appointed other commissioners to various offices and later inaugurated them in January, which was a period of nine months after he resumed work.
The investigation also revealed that, in similar development, the appointment of Commissioner for Education and Technology, Prof Sidi Osho has remained controversial, due to alleged dismissal from Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye.
Penpushing further reports that, as at the time of this report, the commissioner was yet to be sworn-in, while unconfirmed report has it that, Osho might have started work as the Education Ministry Commissioner secretly
The Governor had earlier swore in 18 of its 19 commissioners, as well as 15 special advisers who took the oath of allegiance and office in the presence of chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Penpushing also reports that, the swearing-in was held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, the state capital, with loyalists of the new commissioners and special advisers in their hundreds to give support to them.
The commissioners include: Abudu Balogun,Ade Akinsanya, Adeola Odedina, Afolabi Afuape,Dapo Okubadejo, Femi Ogunbanwo, Ganiyu Hamzat, Gbolahan Adeniran, Funmi Efuwape, Jamiu Omoniyi, Kehinde Oluwadare, Kikelomo Longe, Olaolu Olabimtan, Oludotun Taiwo, Tomi Coker, Toyin Taiwo, Tunji Akinosi and Tunji Odunlami.
Penpushing reports that, similarly, 15 special advisers were sworn in at the venue which include: Adebiyi Adeleye, Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo, Aina Salami, Babatunde Adesina, Babatunde Olaotan, Dayo Abiodun, Joseph Odemuyiwa, Kunle Otun, Lekan Olude, Ola Oresanya,Olushola Subair, Peju Shote, Remmy Hazan, Ronke Soyombo and Tajudeen Egunjobi.
Meanwhile, the political appointees later signed their oath of office, which was supervised by the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.