Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, swore in a new Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Barrister Lateef Idowu Oyeleke.
The appointee was confirmed by the House of Assembly as a replacement for Hon. Kehinde Ayoola, who died in May 2020, after a brief illness.
Makinde, at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, said that Oyeleke was chosen on merit.
He noted that Oyeleke, like other members of the Oyo State Executive Council, will be called to account.
“It seems to me that the Executive Council of Oyo State is dominated by lawyers. We have another legal mind coming on board. What that means, to me, is that our EXCO meetings would even get more heated. Your appointment is based on merit.
“We want you to see your assignment as covering the entire state. It is not an assignment that should benefit only the geopolitical zone where you come from.”
Makinde charged him to give a good account of himself in the new assignment.
In his remarks, Oyeleke assured that he will not betray the confidence reposed in him.
In attendance were Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan; Chief of Staff, Bisi Ilaka; Secretary to the State Government, Olubamiwo Adeosun; and other cabinet members.