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Ogun State House of Assembly on Monday, screened a former President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists , Waheed Odusile and the Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu as Commissioner- nominees for Information and Education, Science and Technology respectively .
The Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, during the screening of the two nominees , commended their choice by the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.
The Speaker however, challenged them to justify the confidence reposed in them by the governor by deploying their relevant skills and wealth of experience in their respective fields in turning around the fortunes of their sectors for better.
According to Oluomo , the nominees, if confirmed and sworn in by the governor should put in place within the limit of time, strategies towards adding values to the developmental efforts of the present administration in their spheres.
He urged them to lay emphasis on sustained and mutually beneficial two-way communication system as well as qualitative education at all levels.
Responding, Odusile emphasised the essence of effective information management to build and sustain symbiotic relationships among the three arms of government and between the government and the governed,.
He pointed out the need to further propagate all the laudable developmental programmes and projects of the government to the people.
He assured that the experience he had in journalism over the years would be put to use in managing the information and communication sector, especially having served at the apex of his profession in the nation and Africa.
He stressed the need to allow presentation of fact as against propaganda to aid good governance.
He said ,the people deserved the right information on government policies and programmes.
In his respose, Arigbabu assured that the sector under his purview would be restructured to ensure increased students’ enrolment in public schools.
He pledged that technology would be deployed to achieve seamless teaching and learning in schools, with the introduction of Education Management Information System to improve data gathering and assessment.
He stated that the Education curriculum under him would include the teaching and learning of technical and vocational education to equip the students on how to be job- creators rather than job seekers.
He noted that he had recorded a lot of successes on the implementation of vocational studies in TASUED.