By Oyinade Olufemilade
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has charged the new Chairmen and members of Boards of Government Agencies in the state to make probity and prudent management of resources their watchword, urging them to see their appointment as a call to service.
The Governor who have the charge at the swearing-in ceremony for the new members of Boards and Agencies held on Tuesday at the June 12 Cultural Center, Kuto, Abeokuta, admonished the appointees not to constitute themselves to cost centers that would further eat into the already lean finances of the State government.
“As members of Boards of Governments Agencies, you are all enjoined to make probity your watchword, and be prudent in the management of both human and material resources under your care, you must consider all members of staff as the important catalysts to achieving the greatness of your Boards.
“You should all collectively and individually work hard to add value to your Boards rather than constitute yourselves into cost centres that would further eat into the already lean finances of Government,” he said.
Abiodun expressed the desire of his administration to continue giving responsibilities to visionary leaders, opined that having visionary and purposeful leaders at the helms of affairs in agencies and corporations would further translate and facilitate the present administration’s developmental agenda across all sectors of the States economy.
The State helmsman noted that the selection process for the chairmen and their members was a Herculean task, as the State was blessed with highly qualified men and women who are equally qualified for the job.
Prince Abiodun further disclosed that his administration would continue to adopt the inclusive approach for positive contributions towards the development of the State, assuring that the policies and programmes of government would not be determined by the fancy of one individual or group.
” Our policies and programmes will not be determined by the fancy of one individual or group. Ogun State belongs to all of us, therefore, all the people will have a say in matters relating to the continued development of our dear State,” he assured.
The Governor also charged the new board chairmen and their members to stay clear of needless competitions that could complicate their operations, urging them to imbibe the guiding philosophy of the “building the future together agenda” of the present administration.
Responding on behalf of the newly sworn in chairmen and members of boards and agencies the Chairman, Ogun State Housing Corporation, who is also the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Yemi Sanusi, while promising that they would put in their best, called for support of the government to actualised the mission and vision of the government.
The boards that were inaugurated are those of Ogun State Housing Corporation, Ogun State Health Management Board, Ogun State Agro Services Corporation and Ogun State Bulk Purchasing now Gateway Trading Company.
The rest are those of Ogun State Agric Multi-Purpose Credit Agency (OSAMCA),Ogun State Market Development Board,Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation, Ogun State Alternate Medicine Board,Food Crops Marketing Board and the Ogun State Waste Management Authority (OGWAMA)