Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has appointed Mrs Olubunmi Oni as the state’s new Head of Service.
Oni takes over from Mrs Ololade Agboola, recently retired from the state’s civil service.
Commissioner for Special Duties, Mrs Fausat Sanni, made the announcement while briefing newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council meeting, on Friday.
Until her appointment, Oni was the Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office.
During the briefing, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, also announced that the governor has constituted a 15-man Inauguration/Transition Committee to ensure a seamless transition on May 29.
The 15-man committee is headed by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Segun Ogunwuyi, while the Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties, Ms Ololade Ajibola, will serve as the secretary.
Speaking, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Oyelowo Oyewo, said the state executive council has granted approval for the presentation of four bills and one amendment to the House of Assembly
He explained that the amendment bill would seek to grant autonomy to the governor on section 28, subsection 1 of the Oyo State Chiefs Law to present beaded crowns and coronets without recourse to the traditional council, while the other bills were harmonised environment bill, real property protection bill, public schools protection bill and Oyo rural access road agency bill to complement rural access and mobile project.
Also speaking on the decision of the executive council, Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Prof Daud Sangodoyin, noted that the council re-awarded the contract for the remodelling of the Agbowo shopping complex for a duration of 18 months, with an estimate of N10.8 billion through a project specific bond approach
In his same vein, the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Professor Babatunde Musibaudeen, disclosed that the state government has completed the reconstruction of the New Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, adding that it would be commissioned by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on May 23, 2023.