The Ondo State Governor-elect, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has appointed a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Funsho Kupolokun, as the chairman of his transition committee.
Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, who would be sworn in as the governor of the state on February 24, 2017, explained that the committee would ensure smooth transition from the outgoing government of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko to the incoming administration.
Inaugurating the transition committee in Akure, the state capital, on Thursday, the governor-elect said the panel had up to February 20, 2017, to present its report.
He added that the committee must meet all relevant stakeholders before the inauguration of his government.
Aside the transition committee, Akeredolu also inaugurated two other committees – the strategic development committee and the policy implementation committee, with a membership of 158 persons.
Akeredolu stated that the vision and mission of his administration was to lead a patriotic, highly inspired and competent team to rescue the ship of the state.
He said, “It is certainly not an understatement to say that these are difficult times for our state.”
While no single large scale industry exists today in our state, business ventures, both small and medium scales, have collapsed, thereby displacing the chances of productive employment for able-bodied citizens.
“Government workers are being owed several months salaries while pensioners and senior citizens are lamenting the avoidable punishment being meted out to them by the realities of times.
“Our young people are unemployed and traumatised and are fast losing confidence in themselves and established institutions while families wallow in arrested hope and forlorn aspirations.