Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has approved the appointment of Dr. Gbade Ojo and Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin as his Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff respectively.

This is contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, in Ibadan. Ojo, an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Ilorin, was Ajimobi’s Special Adviser on Political Matters during the governor’s first tenure, while Gbadegesin, a Neuroscientist, served as Commissioner for Health during the last dispensation.

The statement also announced the appointment of Mr. Seyi Adisa as Principal Private Secretary to the Governor and Mr. Segun Abolarinwa as Special Adviser on Security. They held the same positions during the governor’s first term.

Other Special Advisers appointed by the governor are: Mr. Niyi Ajao, Information Communication Technology (ICT); Mr. Biyi Oloko, Bureau of Internal Revenue; and Hon. Matthew Oyedokun, Solid Minerals.

The list also included Ms. Folakemi Akinleye, Special Adviser, Public-Private Partnership; Mrs. Rose Oyedele, Due Process; Mrs. Tolu Sadipe, Projects; and Mr. Tope Fajana, who is yet to be assigned a portfolio. Layinka said other appointments will follow in due course.

The appointments were the first major ones since Ajimobi was sworn-in for a second term last May. The state is among the 27  Nigerian states finding it difficult to pay the salaries of workers.



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