Why We’re Separating Ministry of Information From Culture & Tourism – Makinde Reveals

Why We’re Separating Ministry of Information From Culture & Tourism – Makinde Reveals

Why We're Separating Ministry of Information From Culture & Tourism - Makinde Reveals
Why We’re Separating Ministry of Information From Culture & Tourism – Makinde Reveals

Why We’re Separating Ministry of Information From Culture & Tourism – Makinde Reveals

“I know I now have just about two weeks to send the names of the rest of the nominees and have my cabinet in place. This promise will be kept just as all…”

Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has revealed the intention of his administration to allow the Ministry of Information , culture and tourism stand separately.

This is contained in the 66th newsletter of the Governor, a copy forwarded to Eaglessightnews.

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While using the avenue to felicitate the Muslims over the festive of Eld-El-Kabir, Makinde emphasized on the reason to continue the usage of diesel for the street light, he writes:

“You may have noticed that the street lights are coming back on as promised. We will continue to use the diesel generators to power the street lights for now so that our people can get the benefits of this infrastructure while we work on finally moving them to the tribrid power system – the 11MW Independent Power Project (IPP, which is ongoing) as the main source of power with gas generators and inverters as a backup.”

On separation of Ministry of Information from Culture and Tourism, he writes:

“One of the other things we are going to do is to ensure that all our ministries function optimally. As you already know, Tourism is one of the sectors that we will be focusing on during this tenure to drive our economy. And so, we will be decoupling the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. So, we will have the Ministry of Information headed by one commissioner, while another will head the Ministry of Culture and Tourism

“This means that under Omituntun 2.0, Oyo State will have eighteen and not seventeen commissioners. Some may think that we should be reducing rather than increasing the number of ministries, departments and agencies at this time in order to reduce the cost of governance. But, after due consideration, we believe that the benefits of these adjustments far outweigh the costs, and Oyo State will be the better for it.

“With this, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism will be better able to oversee the Tourism Board and extract the value trapped in that agency, while the Commissioner for Information will focus on communicating the activities of government to the people through the various channels we have made available.

“I must say that the next few weeks are going to be exciting for governance in Oyo State. By the time I write you again, we should have some commissioners sworn in and most of the Executive Advisers, Assistants and Special Advisers and Assistants in place.

“Do not forget to keep praying for us and for the entire country. These are trying times, but I believe that with our Nigerian can-do spirit and trust in God, we shall overcome.

“Talk to you again soon.”

Eaglessightnews reports

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