BY DAYO JOHNSON
AKURE — GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, yesterday warned the 18 newly sworn-in Commissioners to shun corruption and pressures from family members and politicians.
He told them: “Continue to abide by the principle of transparency with accountability which was our hallmark in the first four years of our administration.
“You must not allow social pressure to derail you. You are to ensure that the resources of the state are optimised.
He pointed out that the present administration’s penchant for transparency and accountability will not be compromised.
The new Commissioners include Kayode Akinmade, Information.; Gboye Adegbenro, Works; Sola Ebiseni, Environment and Deji Falae, Culture and Tourism.
Others include Dayo Adeyanju, Health; Nicholas Tofowomo, Transport; the only woman among the nominees, Yemi Mammud, women Affairs
The Commissioners also include Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Eyitayo Jegede; Clement Faboyede, Community Development; Yele Ogundipe, Finance and Olu Adejuyigbe, Education.
Bamiduro Dada, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Tunde Atere, Natural Resources; Akin Adaramola, Budget and Planning; Lasisi Oluboyo, Agriculture; Bekekhimi Idhiarin, Sports, Remi Olatubora, Adult Education, also made the list.
Meantime, Governor Mimiko, has commended the efforts of the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Professor Adebiyi Daramola, and his management team for adding value to the environment through its annual Greening programme.
Mimiko, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mr. Olufemi Bosede, made the remark during the FUTA Greening 2013 programme organized recently by the Advancement Centre at the CCE Hilltop Auditorium. The Governor said, ‘tree planting improves the quality of air in the environment and reduces pollution’. Evaluating the greening programme from the health angle,
Governor Mimiko said “greening programme is a desirable health-promoting programme. It is therefore not a surprise that FUTA’s environment is beautiful, enticing, attractive, conducive and habitable through its greening features”.
Professor Daramola, in his address, reiterated the importance of protecting the environment so as to reduce the effect of global warming. He spoke through the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Professor Adedayo Fasakin.