In line with the promise of the Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, to assign Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government to be supervised by the state’s Deputy Governor, Barr Bayo Lawal, the Ministries of Culture and Tourism, Establishments and Training and Special Duties will now be overseen by the Office of the Deputy Governor.
This decision was taken at the State’s Treasury Board Meeting held on Wednesday.
The Deputy Governor is expected to oversee the Ministry of Establishments and Training with a view to structuring the gratuity payments.
Barr Lawal is also to guide the newly-established Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which was carved out of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism to drive Governor Makinde’s vision of expanding the economy of the state through tourism.
Lawal, who was until his selection as Deputy Governor and running mate to the governor, the chairman of the Oyo State Housing Corporation, is also to bring his wealth of experience to bear on the Corporation, as he will oversee it henceforth.
Chief Press Secretary to Oyo State Governor
November 22, 2023.