Akure - Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State on Monday in Akure swore-in 18 new commissioners three months after dissolving the State Executive Council.
The new commissioners comprise of 14 from the immediate past cabinet and four new ones.
Speaking at the occasion, the governor warned the commissioners not to allow social and political pressure to derail them from the crucial assignment given to them.
He advised them to be resolute in their decision, saying, ``at the end of the day, you will bear your name because those who did not allow you to perform will be the first to call you failures.”
Mimiko said that those that served in the former cabinet were recalled to bring their wealth of experience into the service of the state.
He said the new ones were those that had been consistent in the service to the state.
The governor urged them to rededicate themselves to the service of the state, declaring that the ongoing transformation in the state would continue unabated.
"With this inauguration, ladies and gentlemen, the ongoing transformation of Ondo State shall proceed unabated. I must charge the new cabinet members to rededicate themselves to the ideals of good governance.
"You must be loyal and serve without fear and favour. I encourage you to embrace the new global development paradigm that places premium on not just working hard, but working smart.
"Collectively, we must gear our efforts towards achieving positive outcomes. In the final analysis, your success or otherwise will be judged by the actual results on the ground,” he said.
According to him, this is why his administration will be performance-focused.
"As you resume your duties, each commissioner will have to focus on agreed key result areas and draw up specific action plans for his respective ministries,” he added.
The governor also charged the commissioners to give priority to the completion of ongoing projects in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Mimiko also directed the commissioners to optimise the resources of the state and work toward increasing Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
"You are to ensure that the resources of the state are optimised while ensuring that the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) projected for your MDAs in the 2013 budget is fully achieved.
"This is the major performance indicator for all MDAs,'' he said.