Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Friday, assured that his government would reward loyalty and competence in public service in the state.
Akeredolu gave the assurance while swearing in the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Ifedayo Abegunde and the Chief of Staff (COS), Chief Joel Ale, in Akure.
He said that more people would be appointed to hold other key positions at different levels of government in due course.
“As more of the opportunities come, we urge our people to understand that this state needs help and that as patriots, their sacrifice and service to common good remain the only purpose of their involvement in government.
“While waiting for such opportunities to come, we appeal for patience with government, renewal of faith in our party and a complete dedication to our promises to the people of our state,” he said.
The governor lauded the appointees for their virtues and urged them to dedicate themselves to excellence and to the oath of allegiance they had subscribed.
“With the critical appointments of these gentlemen being sworn in today and that of the five Senior Special Assistants alongside, the business of governance has begun.
“Our understanding of the mandate freely given to us by the good people of Ondo state is a constant reminder of the huge challenges before us.
“We know the people of Ondo state want results which bring progress and prosperity, banish poverty and pains, return hope and confidence to all and sundry.
“Our people expect total redemption from inertia to opportunities and demand Change,” he said.
Responding on behalf of the appointees, the SSG assured that they would strive to enhance the performance of the governor. (NAN)