The Gateway Professionals (GATPROs), a pot pouri of skilled indigenes of Ogun State, have lauded the decision of the President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in designating ministerial appointees from the state as they are.
The group, in a statement signed by its Convener, O’Segun Adeleye, Babatunde Atobatele and Lola Desalu, for Ogun Central and East, respectively, said the commendation was borne out of the fact that “round pegs have been put in round holes.”
President Tinubu had nominated the trio of Olawale Edun, Kunle Salako and Bosun Tijani as Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and assigned portfolio to them where their very best will manifest.
“Having painstakingly gone through Mr. President’s nomination and allotment of portfolios, especially as it concerns Ogun State, we can safely say that Nigeria and indeed Nigerians are in for better times ahead. The President has deliberately put his best eleven first after what looks like head-hunting the nominees from the Gateway State.
“Recall that Messrs. Wale Edun, Kunle Salako and Bosun Tijani have been assigned to function as Ministers of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy; Minister of State, Environment and Ecological Management and Minister of Communications, Innovative and Digital Economy, respectively.
“With their rich resume and previous hands-on experience in different assignments, especially with Salako, the three-portfolio Commissioner in Ogun State, we are of the considered assurances that Mr. President will not regret the nomination of these Gateway Exports to Nigeria,” a statement by the Convener, said on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), Dr. Yemisi Bamgbose has thumbed the Governor of Ogun State, Omooba Dapo Abiodun for facilitating the candidature of Salako, whom he has described as “a thoroughbred bred professional and a humanist”
Bamgbose, who is a Coordinator óf the Ogun West Stakeholders’ Forum, said the best of the nominees would be better appreciated at the national level.
His words came as Dr. Morakinyo Oloyede, a member of the Majo Club, Ayetoro, recalled the progress of the club under the pioneering Presidency of Dr. Salako.
“Yes, he had the best crop of Executive members when he was the pioneer President of MANCA as we are fondly called. He made the assemblage possible; his work rate and Leadership skills shone. KS as we call him, showed the indefatigable spirit of Abeokuta Grammar School, Ogun State Polytechnic (as it then was) and ultimately, the University of Lagos, while paddling the ship of our impact-making Club,” Oloyede enthused.