In line with the effort to reduce the cost of governance nationwide, Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi on Tuesday requested for an approval of the state House of Assembly for the reduction of number of ministries in the state.
The governor made the request through a letter sent to the House read by the speaker, Honourable Michael Adeyemo, at yesterday’s plenary.
While reading the letter, Hon. Adeyemo said the governor was seeking the approval of the to establish of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology law 2015, Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Co-operatives law 2015, and Ministry of Finance and Economic Development law 2015.
Others are a law to repeal some existing laws in Oyo State and other matters therein, and the Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Urban Development law 2015.
The governor’s request, when acceded to by the House, would give legal backing to the governor to reduce the existing 23 ministries in the state to 13 to suit the economic reality in the state and the country in general.
In another development, the House has adopted a motion urging Governor Ajimobi to urgently constitute the governing councils of the Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa, and Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, already granted autonomy by the state government.
The motion jointly moved by Speaker Adeyemo and the deputy speaker, Honourable Abdul-Wasii Musa, said the governing council would thereafter appoint the rectors and principal officers of the two institutions.

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