- Babajide Akeredolu has been appointed as the Director-General of a prominent government agency in Ondo state
- The son of the Ondo governor, will head the Performance and Project Implementation Monitoring Unit (PPIMU) in the state
- Governor Akeredolu had last year said he can appoint his son as the Ondo state chief of staff so far he is competent
Akure - Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo has appointed his son, Babajide, as the Director-General of the Performance and Project Implementation Monitoring Unit (PPIMU) in the state.
Daily Trust newspaper reports that the appointment of the governor’s son was announced alongside that of 14 commissioners.
According to the report, the commissioner for information and orientation in the state, Donald Ojogo announced all the names in a statement on Tuesday, November 16.
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Part of the statement read:
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“All nominated/appointed persons will be sworn in at a date to be announced later after the necessary legislative processes.”
This followed claims that the governor had plans to hand over the management of Ondo Forest Reserve to a firm purportedly linked to Babajide.
Makinde Warns Youths to Stop Fighting Over Politicians
Meanwhile, Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has advised young Nigerians not to be caught up in politicians' battles.
Makinde gave the advice on Saturday, October 23 during the weeding of Oluwanigba, son of the former governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose in Lagos.
Makinde and Fayose recently had open political differences over the control of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the southwest region.
Group Begins Nationwide Town Hall Meetings for Re-orientation of Nigerians
In another development, a newly formed group on the platform of the National Interest Forum (NIF) has disclosed plans to embark on town hall meetings in all the states of the federation in order to sensitise Nigerians on the need for everyone to put the nation first in all dealings.
The forum made up of professional bodies, artisans, trade unions, students, farmers, and religious bodies across the country, said Nigeria as a great nation has the potential and capacity to sustain the rest of Africa and beyond.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, October 25 in Abuja, the national chairman of the forum, Alhaji Gambo Lawan, called on all political parties and leaders, religious and traditional rulers, professional bodies to join the movement.