Hours after she was redeployed as Commissioner from the Ondo State Ministry of Water and Sanitation to the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Yetunde Adeyanju, has resigned her appointment.
The state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, had on Wednesday during the inauguration of two new Commissioners, announced the redeployment of Adeyanju and a few others in a cabinet reshuffle.
In the letter of resignation, obtained by Niger Delta Connect on Thursday morning, Adeyanju said she wanted to explore other endeavours outside politics for now, hence the need for her decision.
The letter reads: “I hereby resign my appointment as a Commissioner in Ondo State with immediate effect. My decision is predicated on a personal conviction to explore other endeavours outside politics for now.
“However, I’m grateful to you for the golden opportunity given to me to contribute to the growth of our dear state, especially with the Kamomi Aketi Rural Water Supply. You gave me the platform and I’m proud that I used it well for the good of humanity. Kamomi Aketi Water Scheme remains the joy of thousands of rural dwellers today.
“Once again, I thank you for the opportunity to serve”, Adeyanju added.
This comes after the governor sworn in Sowore Akinwumi Samson and Ologbese Adeboboye Joseph as new commissioners.
Sowore was assigned to the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs while Prince Ologbese was equally assigned to the Ministry of Regional Integration and Diaspora.
He charged them to shun distractions from members of their families, friends and political associates, saying he was excited to have personalities imbued with the requisite capacity for the advancement of the cause of good governance.
He stressed that his administration will always be bold to demand commitment and loyalty which must be absolute, adding that his administration commenced a political journey on the path of rectitude.
“As we coast towards fulfilling our promise of redemption, we shall not condone any acts which give the faintest hint of disloyalty and dishonesty. We have always placed the people at the centre of all activities. We shall not depart from this path of honour.
“Our resolve to protect the lives and property of those who gave us the mandate to serve was tested in a most horrific manner recently. Some cowards sent a message in acknowledgement of our role as a major catalyst in the renewed and determined quest to deepen the current democratic experiment in the country.
“Our stance has attracted considerable approbation among our countrymen and women, who appreciate the need for reasoned and ceaseless interventions in our bid to situate the current democratic practice within the acceptable norms in the modern world. We are not unaware of the enormous threat which our stance poses against the hegemonic agenda of some elements. Though shaken by the scope of the horrendous crime, we remain unbowed and focused”, Akeredolu said.
The Governor said he’s determined to stamp out the roots of evil, planted by those whose design is to create confusion among the various groups of the people.
“We are encouraged by the ceaseless stream of evocations expressing, not only approval of our modest inputs to protect lives and property in the discharge of our immediate mandate in Ondo State, but also and more importantly, messages delivered by organisations, coupled with the actual visits and donations by prominent and revered patriots in solidarity with the government of Ondo State and, especially, the Olowo-in-Council and the people of Owo Kingdom on the horrendous crime committed in the ancient Kingdom against the people have been soul-lifting.
“We are grateful indeed that all of us shunned partisanship and stood against barbarism. We are determined to stamp out the roots of evil, planted by those whose design is to create confusion among the various groups of our people. The signs are ominous but our collective resolve will defeat perfidy, ultimately”, he said.
Governor Akeredolu, who admonished the new commissioners to discharge their duties creditably, stressed that his administration will discourage, actively, all disgraceful acts which seek to shortchange the people.