The Ondo State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan has charged staff of the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget to be more dedicated and proactive to their duties.

Speaking at a meeting held on his first day in office in Akure, the Commissioner said ” it is a new dawn in Ondo state, as the government of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is determined to turn the state around positively by ensuing quality and robust economic initiatives was put in place to the betterment of the people ,all hands must be on deck to ensure that the vision and mission of the present administration is achieved” he said.

Pastor Igbasan therefore called on the entire staff of the ministry to cooperate with him in achieving the set goals which he was posted to achieve in the ministry and the state in general,adding that the government be depending on them on guidance economic and Budget matters.

He added that he will do his best to make sure he left the office better than he met it.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Chris Kolawole welcomed the new commissioner to the ministry,he said that the ministry is the umbrella body of all other ministries and agencies of government by preparing budget and planning for the government.

The Permanent Secretary therefore promised that the entire staff of the ministry are ready to support the Commissioner in achieving the desire goals for the betterment of the state, noting that the workers in the ministry are hard working staff.

Also speaking, the Statistician General of the state Mr Dayo Aregbsola, said the bureau of statistics is saddled with the responsibility of generating data for planning for the government, which he said will help the government to make adequate planning.

Hand over notes left by Mr Akin Adaramola, former commissioner was presented to the new commissioner by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Chris Kolawole

The Commissioner was later move around to familiarized with the workers in each departments.