Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has approved a minor cabinet reshuffle in the state executive council.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Kayode Akinmade, disclosed this on Wednesday during a press briefing, held at the Governor’s Office, Akure.
Mr Akinmade was flanked by the commissioners for Works, Mr Gboye Adegbenro; Agriculture, Pastor Segun Ayerin; Justice, Remi Olatubora and the chairman of OSOPADEC, Pastor Johnson Ogunyemi.
Mr Akinmade noted that the erstwhile Commissioner for Adult, Technical and Vocational Education, Mr Remi Olatubura, had been appointed as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, while Jide Adejuyigbe, Commissioner for Education will oversee the ministry of adult, technical and vocational education.
According to him, the Commissioner for Natural Resources, Mr Tunde Atere, will oversee the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs while the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Chief Ayo Abiola, will take charge of the ministry for environment.
The development followed the resignations of Mr Eyitayo Jegede, Honourable Bamiduro Dada and Chief Sola Ebiseni, all former commissioners for justice, local government and chieftaincy affairs and the environment respectively, in pursuance of their governorship ambitions.
Meanwhile, Ondo State executive council has approved the completion of the Okitipupa-Ayeka-Araromi-Irele Road in the southern senatorial district of the state.
According to Akinmade, the state executive council approved over N1.2billion for the completion of the road, comprising 1.4km swampy failed portion and road pavement, which will be completed within six months.
While explaining further on the road contract, Mr Adegbenro said that the Mimiko-led administration inherited the road project from the administration of late Dr Olusegun Agagu.
Adegbenro noted that government awarded the road contract to CRCC and will be executed through OSOPADEC fund.