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Oyetola Appoints Osun NUJ chairman, Seven Others Senior Special Assistants


By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

The Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has appointed the incumbent Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Chairman, Osun State Council, Comrade Kehinde Ayantunji, as Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Students’ Affairs and Social Mobilisation.

He also announced the following as Senior Special Assistants: Okunade Akeem, Commerce (Market Development); Wahab Oyeniyi (Mineral Resources); Bisi Ogunkale (Planning); and Aderoju Akano  (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs).

Others are: Bello Lukman, (Social Intervention Programmes); Adegboro Ilori (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs); and Fasilat Bola Jimoh (Women and Children Affairs).

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Ismail Omipidan, who announced these and other appointments in a statement on Thursday, said all appointments take effect immediately, adding that the appointments are in line with the commitment of Oyetola led government to good governance and all-inclusive government.

Similarly, the governor announced a foremost Banker, Marketing Executive and Brand Specialist, Mr. Femi Adeniran, as his Special Adviser, Osun Investment Promotion Agency (OSIPA).

Adeniran, 44, a member of the ICT policy commission of Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Fellow of the Institute of Brand Management of Nigeria, an Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and a certified Project Management Professional, is expected to bring his experience and expertise to bear as he pilots the Osun investment drive, using the OSIPA vehicle.

Oyetola also named Mr. Niyi Idowu, a seasoned Public Administrator, as Special Adviser, General Administration (Governor’s Office).

Others named as Special Advisers are: Hon. Kameel Oyedele, three-term State lawmaker (Legislative Matters); Hon. Oyintiloye Olatunbosun, another former State lawmaker (Civic Engagement) and  Aremo Adelabu (Youths and Sports).

In a related development, the governor has named a foremost Pharmacist and former House Committee Chairman on Health Services for eight years, Hon. Leke Ogunsola, as the Chairman, Osun Primary Healthcare Development Board and Barrister Salman Adebayo Waliu as Commissioner, Osun Judicial Service Commission.

The governor also named Adegboyega Basheer Bello as the General Manager, Public Procurement Agency (PPA).

Bello, a Fellow Chartered Accountant, a Chattered Tax Practitioner and a Fellow, Chartered Credit Administrator, trained with one of the global Big 4 in the Accounting and Business Advisory world, KPMG, joining the firm straight from school.

Before joining politics, he worked in the Banking sector. He later left for the Oil and Gas industry, joining the Oando Group as Finance Manager and was later promoted to the position of Chief Finance Officer Oando Downstream/Coordinating Executive West and Southern Africa Operations. He is expected to bring all the experiences garnered over the years to bear on his new assignment.

The governor charged all the new appointees to bring their various wealth of experiences garnered over the decades to bear on the discharge of their new responsibilities with absolute loyalty and dedication.


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