It was with pomp and pageantry that Mr Olufemi Odumosu, Managing Director/CEO of the Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority bows out of office Monday, 4th January, 2021 on successful completion of his 4-year tenure, and a formal hand over to Engineer Babalola Olatunji,FNSE the Executive Director, Engineering Services as Acting MD at the Authority’s Headquarters in Abeokuta.
All the staff of the Authority, were full of joy and sang praises of the outgoing MD and openly jubilated at the emergence of Engineer Olatunji as the Authority’s helmsman.
In his address at the ceremony, Odumosu thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, and the Hon. Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, FNSE, FAEng, the opportunity to serve his father land.
He thanked God for how much he had touched and impacted on the lives of the staff and helped develop the Authority as a
He said Engr. Olatunji was chosen as the Acting MD/CEO in line with the directives of the Honourable Minister for him to hand over to the most senior officer in the Authority.
He urged Engr Olatunji to see his new position as a sacred call to duty and enjoined him to improve upon the work performance he had put in place and ensure that he works in harmony with Management and Staff of the Authority.
He also implored the Management and Staff of the Authority to support Engr Olatunji in his new assignment.
In his response, Engr Olatunji said the appointment came to him as a surprise and gave glory to God who has been his pillar.
He thanked the Hon. Minister of Water Resources for approving his acting appointment, while promising not to let the Ministry and staff of the Authority down.
He promised to work assiduously to take the Authority to greater heights and solicited for the maximum cooperation of the Management and Staff in making this a reality.
Climax of the event was the joyous mood that pervaded the environs in the Authority following the peaceful hand-over while some jubilating staff lead by the Acting MD, escorted Odumosu to his vehicle to leave the office.
Meanwhile the Chairman National Union of Agriculture Allied Employees,Ogun – Oshun branch, Comrade Owolabi Fakorede has debunked a report credited to the Union that the out going MD/CEO, Olufemi Odumosu has carted away properties belonging to the Authority.
Fakorede said the newspaper reporter did not interview him to know the true situation of things.
He implored the media to always clarify the source of their information before going to the press in order not to fuel the embers of discord in the society.