The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday granted approval to the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde to appoint 20 Special Advisers.
The approval was sequel to a letter of request forwarded to the House of Assembly by Governor Seyi Makinde.
The letter read in part ”I wish to bring to the attention of the House that since the assumption of this administration, I have made only few appointments. However, there is a need to get other appointees on board to assist the Executive Arm in the implementation of its policies.
”It is as a result of this that I seek the legislatures kind approval to appoint twenty Special Advisers to occupy strategic portfolios. It is pertinent to inform your Honor that my request is in line with Section 196 Subsection 1 and 2 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.”
In their contributions, the Lawmakers unanimously lauded the decision of the Governor to appoint the Special Advisers.
The Majority Leader, Hon Sanjo Adedoyin and Hon Olusola Owolabi , Ibadan North East 2 said it was imperative to grant the request to enable more able hands to join Governor Seyi Makinde in his quest to deliver on his election campaign promises.
The Speaker, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin said the approval was granted to give Omituntun 2.0 a stronger footing.