(Photos) Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde swears in new deputy governor

The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has sworn in Barrister Adebayo Adeleke Lawal as the new Deputy Governor of the State.

While performing the swearing-in, Makinde charged the new deputy governor to serve the state diligently in his new capacity, stating that the new position was a shred of evidence that he excelled in his duty as the Chairman of the Housing Corporation of the state.

Makinde said: “The position is that of trust. Our masters are the people of Oyo State and our responsibility is to continue to serve them to the best of our abilities and deliver good governance to them.”

Bayo Lawal, according to the governor, will continue to supervise the Housing Corporation, the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency, OYSTROMA, and the Ministry of Justice.

“Let me encourage you to put the interest of the people of Oyo State first. You will continue to supervise the Housing Corporation even from this position. Also, the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency, OYSTROMA, will be under your direct supervision,” Makinde stated.

The former Oyo State deputy governor, Rauf Olaniyan, was removed by members of the State House of Assembly, following misconduct and a series of allegations levelled against him on Monday.