Governor Biodun Oyebanji has approved the appointment of an eight-member committee to coordinate the process of appointing political aides.
Rant HQ reports that this was made known in a statement on Sunday by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode.
According to the statement, the constitution of the committee is in fulfilment of Oyebanji’s pre-election promise to the people of Ekiti State to get them involved in the appointment of political office holders in his government.
He said: “The committee has the mandate of the Governor to consult with relevant stakeholders across the 16 local government areas of the state, screen and recommend names of suitable candidates for political appointment.
“Some of the key requirements the committee will consider, aside paper qualifications, include track record, character, competence, compassion, integrity, diligence and contribution to community development, among others.
“The committee’s task, however, does not cover appointment into the governing councils of state-owned tertiary institutions, as there are laid down procedures guiding such appointment.”
Rant HQ reports that the inaugural meeting of the committee is scheduled for Monday, April 3, 2023.
Members of the committee are:
1. Chief George Akosile – – Chairman
2. Prof Modupe Adelabu – Member
3. Barrister Paul Omotoso – Member
4. Chief Alaba Bejide – Member
5. Chief Olajide Awe – Member
6. Chief (Mrs) Ronke Okusanya- Member
7. Mr Bayo Aina – Member
8. Mr Lekan Ijidale – Member
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