Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has advised families, friends and associates on newly appointed commissioners, special advisers and Director General in the state not to put undue pressures on them.
According to the governor, the appointees will be unable to meet all their expectations.
The governor gave the advice while swearing in the new appointees in Akure, the state capital on Monday, warning them to resist acting disgracefully in the discharge of their duties.
Akeredolu daid: ”As career public officers, it is expected that you will continue to be in charge as administrative heads.
“You are to advise the political heads of your respective establishments as appropriate.
“On no account must you bend the regulations and rules to satisfy whimsies.
“Resist attempts which will make you act disgracefully. There will be no excuse for dereliction.
”Let me also use this occasion to advise members of the families, friends and associates of the new and returning public officers to support them to succeed.
“Desist from mounting undue pressures on them as they will be most unable to meet all expectations.
“Do not request for assistance that will make them compromise their oath of office. They will shut the doors on you, if they are wise.
Akeredolu also admonished the new appointees ”to show quality leadership. Extending due courtesies and deserved recognition to those, whose duty it is to advise us, simply confirms good upbringing. Reciprocity oils mutuality. Cooperation actuates potentialities.
“Resounding success ensues. Any acts of infractions, which catch our attention will be sanctioned swiftly, firmly and fairly.
The new appointees include Rt. Honourable Fatai Olotu, Dr Julianah Osadahun, Mrs Bamidele Ademola Olateju, Otunba Adefarati Adegboyega, Otunba Dele Ologun, Mrs Lola Fagbemi and Mr Sunday Adekunle Akinwalere.
Others are: Engineer Razak Obe, Dr Banji Ajaka, Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan, Mrs Yetunde Adeyanju, Pastor Femi Agagu and Honourable Wale Akinlosotu
It will be recalled that Akeredolu had in March 2021 appointed four commissioners including that of the information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, Finance, Wale Akinterinwa, Justice and Attorney General, Titiloye Charles and Works and infrastructure, Aminu Raimi.