The recently impeached deputy governor of Oyo state, Rauf Olaniyan has been replaced by the a former Attorney-General of the state, Bayo Lawal
At the swearing in ceremony, administered by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Mumtar Abimbola, the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, charged the new deputy governor to see his position as a responsibility to deliver good governance to the people of Oyo State.
Makinde further urged his new deputy to put the interest of the state first and serve the diligently in his new capacity.
The governor said, ”I want to start by welcoming our new Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Barrister Bayo Lawal, to the Oyo State Executive Council.
“I know you operated from this Exco chamber from 1999 to 2003 and I am sure a lot of things have changed between then and now.
“As we all know, you are already a part of this administration as the chairman of the Oyo State Housing Corporation.
“Your new position is evidence that you excelled in your role. But for us, as the saying goes, the reward for hard work is more work, and that is why we are giving you more work.
“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.”
Lawmakers in the Oyo Assembly okayed him for the role shortly after impeaching Raul Olaniyan from the post on allegation of misconduct and abuse of office.