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Gov Makinde swears in 33 LGA bosses in Oyo

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State swore in the newly elected chairmen and vice chairmen for the 33 local government areas of the state.

The elected council chairmen were sworn in on Friday, at a ceremony held at the House of Chiefs, Parliament Building, Secretariat, Ibadan.

The oath of office was administered by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Iyabo Yerima.

Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Makinde, represented by his deputy, Bayo Lawal, charged the new council boss to replicate the vision of his administration at their various local government areas.

He tasked them to focus on people-oriented programmes and policies aiming towards the betterment of the lives of the people.

The Governor also urged them to firmly uphold democratic values and the rule of law in their various councils such that their tenures would be marked by unprecedented grassroots development.

The governor advised the newly inaugurated council chairmen to work assiduously in building their respective councils.

Earlier in his welcome address, the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Segun Olayiwola, stated that the just concluded local government election affirmed the commitment of the present administration in Oyo state to fairness, transparency, and accountability.

The Commissioner appreciated Governor Makinde for his unwavering commitment and vision to make the state stand out among the comity of nations.

He urged the newly sworn-in Chairmen and their Vice to work hand in hand with their executives, utilizing their expertise and fostering collaboration to ensure that the dividends of democracy reach every nook and cranny of their respective local governments.

“The just concluded local government election marked a significant point in our democratic journey, thus affirming our commitment to fairness, transparency, and above all accountability. It is also a testimonial to this administration’s commitment to good governance and adherence to the Rule of 3.

“It is the dawn of a new chapter, you are urged to work assiduously with unwavering commitment to building a more virile local government devoid of acrimony or rancor towards building a better future for all citizens of the Pacesetter’s State,” Olayiwola said.

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