The governor of Oyo State, southwest Nigeria, Seyi Makinde, says he appointed Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG) because her exposure and wealth of experience will enhance service delivery and performance of government.
Naija News reports that the Oyo state governor said this during the swearing-in ceremony of the SSG at the Governor’s Office in Ibadan on Monday, July 1.
Makinde said Adeosun had a world view that would easily enable her to make the difference on the new job.
His words: “I have no doubt that the new SSG will propel this government to the expected cruising level.
“I am certain that her inclusion as a key factor in our service agenda is one decision that would bring great returns on investment,” the governor stated.
The Oyo state governor revealed that he searched wide before finally settling for Adeosun, a technocrat.
“Some people would argue that the best person for the job is a politician who understands the terrain as they put it,
“Others would say the engine room of government must be manned by a technocrat who knows his or her onions.
“But I know that we need a focussed government which will deliver on its terms, we need capacity and lot of efficiency.
“And we need a packed personality who in a way encapsulates all of that,” Governor Makinde opined.
In her remarks, Adeosun promised not to disappoint the governor and the entire people of Oyo State on her appointment.
The new Oyo SSG promised to perform beyond expectations for the progress and development of the state.