The Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, on Monday swore in newly appointed caretaker committees of local governments in the state and urged them to continue with the projects started by their predecessors.
The Caretaker Chairperson of Akure South and Akoko Southwest local governments, however, had their tenures extended.
Mr. Mimiko said the new appointments became inevitable following the recent dissolution of the former Local Government Caretaker Committees, noting that it was the fourth set of Caretaker Committees to be appointed since the inception of his administration.
While praising the achievements recorded by the chairpersons and members of the out-gone Local Government Caretaker Committees, he said the state government had complemented the efforts of the local governments by providing people-oriented projects across the state.
“Your role as Chairmen of Caretaker Committees is to coordinate the activities in your Local Governments, preside over all Council meetings and ensure proper maintenance of the facilities we have established in your Local Government Areas,” Mr. Mimiko charged the appointees.
“Accordingly, I hereby charge you, to consolidate on the various achievements already recorded by your predecessors in office. You have to ensure that none of the people-oriented projects you are now inheriting is abandoned as government is a continuum.”
While charging them to be prudent with limited funds available, the governor said the councils should seek better ways to generate revenue to execute their respective programs.
They were also asked to adhere to the policies of the Peoples Democratic Party to justify their appointments.
“To enjoy a peaceful tenure, you must cultivate good relationship with the political leaders and traditional rulers in your Local Governments while also ensuring a harmonious relationship between your Committees and career officers,” Mr. Mimiko said.