The Ondo State Commissioner, Mrs. Yetunde Adeyanju, who resigned her appointment after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu reshuffled his cabinet, has said her action was based on a personal conviction to explore other endeavours outside politics.
Akeredolu on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet, reassigning portfolios to his commissioners.
The affected officials were two new commissioners – Prince Jacob Adeboboye Ologbese and Akinwumi Samson Sowore – who took their oath of office earlier on Wednesday after they were screened and cleared by the Ondo State House of Assembly.
While Ologbese was assigned to the Ministry of Regional Integration and Diaspora, Sowore will be overseeing the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Governor Akeredolu also reassigned three other Commissioners to various ministries.
According to the governor, the redeployment was aimed at improving governance and deploying talents to reinvigorate certain sectors.
Mrs. Bamidele Ademola Olateju, the former Commissioner for Regional Integration and Diaspora, was transferred to the Ministry of Information and Orientation, while. Fatai Olotu Aburumaku, the former Commissioner for Physical and Urban Development, was moved to the Ministry of Water and Sanitation.
Also, the former Commissioner for Water and Sanitation, Mrs. Yetunde Adeyanju was transferred to the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.
However, shortly after the development, Adeyanju who was redeployed from the Ministry of Water and sanitation to the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development tendered her resignation letter.
In the letter, she appreciated Gov Akeredolu for the opportunity to serve the people of Ondo state.
The letter she forwarded to the governor read:
“I hereby resign my appointment as a Commissioner in Ondo State with immediate effect.
My decision is predicated on a personal conviction to explore other endeavours outside politics for now.
However, I’m grateful to you for the golden opportunity given to me to contribute to the growth of our dear state, especially with the Kamomi Aketi Rural Water Supply.
You gave me the platform and I’m proud that I used it well for the good of humanity. Kamomi AKETI water scheme remains the joy of thousands of rural dwellers today.
Once again, I thank you for the opportunity to serve.”