Ibadan - Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State said on Thursday in Ibadan that he was under pressure while appointing members of the new State Executive Council.
Ajimobi stated this while swearing-in new commissioners and special advisers at the Executive Council Chambers of his office.
"Everybody is eager to serve in my administration and that was why there was pressure from all sections of the public," the governor said.
The governor charged the appointees to be mindful of the fact that they were selected out of the several other people who were equally qualified, able and willing to serve.
He advised them to put in their best to justify their appointment and to do justice to all without any fear or favour.
"The appointment of a special adviser, who is of cabinet rank, is a position of trust and responsibility.
"You are expected to know more than the commissioners and, even me, in order to be able to advise me.
"Therefore, you must see your appointment as a rare opportunity and discharge your duties to the best of your ability."
He commended some of the special advisers and commissioners who were re-appointed, saying their contributions during their first term were tremendous.
Ajimobi urged them to be loyal to the state and to conduct themselves in line with the constitution and the laws of the land.