From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Governor Osun State Adegboyega Oyetola, has charged the leadership of the Federal Character Commission on the need to ensure equity and fairness in the discharge of their duties.
The Governor also tasked the Commission on equitable distribution of the nation’s resources ranging from commonwealth, infrastructure and appointments.
This was contained in statement made available to media in kaduna yesterday.
Oyetola said it is incumbent on the leadership of the Commission to instil the culture of equity, fairness and evenness among the governments’ agencies and reflect same in its dispositions.
The Governor who described the Commission as a reflection of Nigeria as a federating unit, said it behoves the Commission to oversee what belongs to each of the federating units and ensure even distribution of commonwealth be it appointments or infrastructure.
He said: “Federal Character Commission is a reflection of the fact that we are a federating unit. It is a Commission that oversees what belongs to all of us. It is a Commission that should ensure even distribution of commonwealth be it appointment or infrastructure.
“So my charge is for you to ensure equitable distribution of the nation’s resources be it appointment or infrastructure. I am glad that you said there is a reasonable level of cooperation between your Commission and our Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
“The observation before was there was no cooperation, but as a government we are determined to ensure that there is cooperation on whatever that can aid the development of our State. There has been a cordial relationship not only between your Commission and the State but also with all the agencies working in our State. Our state is very peaceful”.
Congratulating the new Commissioner of the Commission from the State, Adeoye Rasak, Oyetola urged him to ensure that Osun gets a fair share of whatever belongs to the State.