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Oyetola appoints Oyebamiji SSG, Akinola CoS

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[FILES]Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola yesterday appointed Oluwole Oyebamiji as Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Dr. Charles Akinola as Chief of Staff (CoS), with Adeyanju Binuyo as deputy CoS.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Adeniyi Adesina, the governor said the appointments take immediate effect.

Oyebamiji, a 1987 graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan, was permanent secretary, general manager of Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC), and commissioner in the state’s civil service.

Dr. Akinola is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Fellow of the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University. He is experienced in international development, public policy and cross-sector partnerships.

For many years, he was Country Director, TechnoServe, an international development organisation reputed for agribusinesses, and later executive director, Enterprise for Development International.

The CoS was the director-general, Office of Economic Development and Partnerships, which is responsible for cross-sector partnerships between the state, national and international investors and partners.

Binuyo obtained a B.Sc. and MSc. from the University of Lagos, and attended several trainings at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, Tias University in the Netherlands and the National University of Ireland.

He has a deep experience in development finance, project and human management in the public and private sectors.

The former Senior Special Assistant on MDGs to the immediate past Administration had been a consultant to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs. Until recently, he was CoS to the Minister of Communications.

The state government has also restated its commitment to the joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) with its Oyo counterpart, adding that it would continue to fulfil its financial obligation for the survival of the university.

During a visit by LAUTECH management led by the vice chancellor, Prof. Michael Ologunde to Government House, the governor said the state was committed to the joint ownership of the tertiary institution, which had witnessed crisis in recent time.

He said his administration would not relent in its efforts to promote things that would strengthen the joint ownership of the university by Osun and Oyo states.

Oyetola promised more support to the university to maintain its standard.

The VC commended the governor for prioritising education, and applauded him for supporting the university’s development.


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