By Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Monday, told his cabinet members to brace up to the challenges of their new offices warning that they should know that that their activities like never before are now under public watch.
According to the Governor, a lot of burden would be on them to be above board and morally upright.
Abiodun charged members of the newly constituted cabinet of the state to be role models, manage expectations and join him in advancing the goals of even development across the state, as they are now public servants and not mere representatives of their towns or local governments.
He said they should not be found wanting in character, as they will come under intense public scrutiny and people would want to probe every of their actions and inaction.
Prince Dapo Abiodun made these remarks in his office, at an orientation programme organised for commissioners and special advisers.
The governor reminded his appointees that their conduct and utterances would now be thoroughly looked at differently from when they were not commissioners and special advisers.
He urged the cabinet members to join him as partners in progress like the civil servants who are the engine room of governance.
Abiodun stressed that as worthy partners and anchors of the bureaucratic structures upon which the programmes and policies of his administration would be built upon, cabinet members should forge a cordial seamless working relationship with the civil servants which he described as dedicated, efficient and committed professionals.
The governor while describing the newly assembled executive council members as the most star-studded council in the country, said that he would provide the right leadership as the captain of the team.
The helmsman added that each of the cabinet members was chosen based on their track records and on the basis that they would contribute immensely to building the future of the state.
He added that the new cabinet members must all come on board with a mindset of team work that would “generate a new and higher momentum”.
The orientation program for the new cabinet members had retired Head of Service, Chief Dipo Odulate, Mrs. Modupe Adekunle and the Director, Code of Conduct Bureau in the state, Mr. Segun Rabiu as resource persons