The Ogun State Government says, it has put necessary machinery in motion, to ensure a smooth and hitch-free handover to the next administration in the State.
Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, stated this at a Joint Transition Interface Committee meeting between the State government and members of the Transition Committee of the Governor-Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun, led by the Deputy Governor-Elect, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, at the Governor’s Office, Abeokuta.
According to the State Scribe, who is also the leader of the government team, a Transition Committee, saddled with the responsibility of preparing a ‘’comprehensive, truthful, adequate and meaningful hand over notes’’, that would serve as a guide to the incoming administration, had since last December, at the instance of the Governor, been set up.
The SSG disclosed that present administration had been working round the clock to ensure a smooth hand over process and has been exchanging correspondences with the incoming administration after the elections, dispelling insinuations in some quarters, that government was not interested in forming the Committee.
‘’It is not true that government was not willing to set a transition committee. In fact, the Governor had set up a Committee, which had been working since December, 2018. As I speak, the Government House, Oke-Igbein and the Presidential Lodge are ready, while the Government Quarters would be ready a week before May 29’’, Adeoluwa said.
Corroborating, the Deputy Governor-Elect, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, said there had been a cordial relationship between her team and government after the elections, expressing optimism that there would be a seamless transition.
She revealed that she was very satisfied with the level that the incumbent government had gone with the handover process, and her team had provided a list of things they would need information on, with timeline for each, saying, ‘’we had a very robust discussion and we’re very happy that the incumbent government is very prepared and ready for the transition”.
Speaking earlier, the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, represented by the Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga, while welcoming the team from Prince Dapo Abiodun, said the meeting was necessary to ensure a seamless and peaceful transmission of governance, urging all members of the committee to be dedicated and committed to the assignment, as the interest of the State should be paramount to all.
The 26-member Committee comprised 11 and 15 members from the government side and the incoming administration respectively.