The Ondo State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr

Igbasan gave the advice on Tuesday, while addressing the workers at a meeting on his assumption of duty in Akure, saying, “it is a new dawn in Ondo State’’.

According to him, Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administration is determined to turn the state around positively by ensuring that quality and robust economic initiatives was put in place to the betterment of the people.

He called on the workers to cooperate with him toward achieving the set goals in the ministry and the state in general.

Igbasan said that the state government would rely more on their advice and guidance in the area of economic and budget matters.

Earlier, Mr Chris Kolawole, the Permanent Secretary, said that the ministry was the umbrella body of all other ministries and agencies of government in the area of budget preparation and planning for the government.

Kolawole assured the commissioner that the workers would support him in achieving the desire goals for the betterment of the state, saying that workers in the ministry were hardworking.

Also, the state Statistician-General, Mr Dayo Aregbesola, said that Bureau of Statistics was saddled with the responsibility of generating data for the government to plan.