Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State inaugurated his cabinet on Thursday, 11 months after he was sworn-in as the governor.
Oyetola, who became governor on November 27, 2018, appointed president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Funke Egbemode, as commissioner for information.
The governor, in his remarks at the inauguration held in Oshogbo, urged the cabinet members to shun acts capable of undermining the corporate integrity of his administration and the state.
Oyetola, who said his administration has zero-tolerance for corruption, warned that the government would not hesitate to wield the big stick where necessary on any official found wanting of public misconduct.
He warned them to do away with frivolities but work as one formidable and impenetrable team for development of the state.
The governor also urged them to see their appointments as clarion call to serve humanity and support the administration to uplift the state.
Ensure that you discharge every duty with utmost probity, accountability and transparency as these are the elements that will deliver stellar service; in the face of extant limited resources and earn the trust of the people.
“Our administration is a product of God’s promise, the benevolence of the people and our mandate.
“The Almighty God and the people have delivered their own part. The ball is now in our court to deliver on our promises.
“As heads of Ministries, you are our delivery channel. I charge you to harness the available human and material resources to fulfil our bond to the people,” the governor said.
Speaking on behalf of the newly inaugurated cabinet members, Mrs Egbemode thanked the governor for the confidence reposed in them to serve the state.
She assured the governor and the entire people of the state of diligent service in their respective ministries.
“We will not disappoint you. We will put in our very best to support the administration and uplift the standard of living of the people of the state,” she said.