Oyo cabinet for reconstitution Oct. end – Ajimobi

By The Citizen

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has assured the people of the state that the state executive council recently dissolved will be reconstituted by the end of this month.

The governor, who gave the assurance while briefing newsmen shortly after observing the two rakat Eid prayer commemorating the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations at the Agodi Praying Ground, Ibadan on Tuesday, said consultations were already going on with party leaders in the state preparatory to the reconstitution of the cabinet.

He explained that the executive council was dissolved in order to give room for integration and reconciliation and to allow other members of the party to contribute their own quotas to the progress of the state.

Governor Ajimobi added that the dissolution was also to ensure the usual systemic requirements, adding that he had duly informed the party to submit the names of nominees to be considered for appointment.

He assured the people of the state that the positions would be spread across all the geo-political zones of the state to ensure fair representation.

The governor called for the continued support of the people of the state to ensure the success of his administration in its efforts to better their lots.

While calling on politicians and those in positions of authority to always ensure that they fulfilled their promises to the people, he said that he would not renege in his promise of fulfilling all his electioneering promises to the people of the state.

Governor Ajimobi called on Muslim faithful to imbibe the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir which, according to him, was faithfulness and service to humanity as demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim.

“My message therefore is that all of us should ensure that we fulfill our promises, whatever they may be. A gentleman's word is his bound. Once you say this thing is going to be done, you must endeavour to do it. That is what we are doing presently in Oyo State.

“We must have faith in God. We must all serve humanity to the best of our ability. If we do, Nigeria and Oyo State will be better places to live in,'' he said.

The governor was also at the Ikolaba residence of the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Arisekola Alao to celebrate the occasion with him.

In his remarks, Alhaji Arisekola Alao said that Eid-el Kabir was upholding one of the tenets of Islam to strengthen the faith of Muslims in the Almighty Allah as was done by Prophet Ibrahim.

In his sermon, the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh Suara Haruba admonished Muslims to use the occasion of the celebration to embrace peace and work towards the progress of the nation.

He also advised Muslims and politicians to learn from Prophet Ibrahim who obeyed Allah by offering his only son as sacrifice to Him, which, according to him, showed total obedience to the Almighty Allah.