Governor, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has challenged his political aides to be committed to the efforts of his administration.
The Governor made the demand in Ibadan, on Sunday in his closing remarks at the end of a two-day executive retreat organised for members of his cabinet and senior aides.
Governor Makinde was quoted in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, saying: “For our permanent secretaries and political office holders, it still remains ‘soldier go, soldier come’ but the barrack remains.
“How many governors have you seen their backs? You will see the back of this government too. But your commitment to the success of this administration must not waiver.”
Governor Makinde further stressed the need for political appointees and top officials of the state civil service to work in harmony, to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
He also added that collective responsibility must be the watchword for success to be achieved.
He gave the assurance that the civil servants would be empowered to do their jobs but not without accountability.
The governor said, “We are making a pact with you that the current administration will empower you. We will give you those responsibilities. We will give you the authority to carry them out but we demand from you accountability.
He therefore appealed to everyone to work with him in order to create a new prosperous Oyo State together.
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