By Odeh Henry
The Oyo State House of Assembly has approved the establishment of four additional Ministries to further enhance the activities of the Oyo Stare Government.
The approval followed the passing of four bills establishing the ministries at the Wednesday plenary of the house presided over by the Speaker, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin.
The four ministries are Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Ministry of Information, Culture And Tourism, and Ministry of Special Duties.
This brings the total number of ministries created by the 9th Oyo assembly to twelve.
Recall that the house had earlier created eight Ministries which include Ministry of Budget and Planning, Ministry of Public Works,Infrastructure and Transport, Ministry of Investment,Trade and Industries and Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion.
Others are Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Establishment and Training as well as Ministry of Finance.
The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin said, the twelve ministries are in tandem with the resolve of Governor Seyi Makinde to ensure effective service delivery that will improve productivity in all Government ministries.
Hon Ogundoyin added that the exercise will also bring Government nearer to the people and equally ensure the provision of basic infrastructures to the people at the grassroot.
The Speaker maintained that the bills were thoroughly scrutinized by the lawmakers to ensure there are no overlapping of functions or duplications of duties.
Out of all the twelve ministries, it is only the Ministry of Energy that was newly created while others were reconstituted from already existing ones.