Gov. Oyebanji appoints 8 Special Advisers

Oyebanji and his wife

Oyebanji and his wife

By Yinusa Ishola

The newly inaugurated governor of Ekiti state, Biodun Oyebanji, has approved the appointment of eight Special Advisers.

Mr Yinka Oyebode, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor announced this in a statement in Ado-Ekiti.

According to him, the appointments were made to give the new administration the desired solid foundation, and move the state forward.

He explained that the new Special Advisers were of cabinet rank.

The new appointees include Mr Niyi Adebayo, (Budget, Economic Planning and Performance Management), Mrs Tayo Adeola (Investment, Trade and Industry), Ebenezer Boluwade (Agriculture and Food Security) and Dr Kofoworola Aderiye ( Education, Science and Technology).

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Others are Chief Jide Awe (Political and Inter Party Affairs), Mr Tope Ogunleye (Bureau of Special Project), Mr Seun Fakuade (Governance, Reforms and Innovation) and Mr Yinka Oyebode (Media and Strategy/ Chief Press Secretary).

Speaking with the appointees, Oyebanji urged them to see their appointments as an opportunity to contribute their time, talent and expertise to the overall development of the state.

As scheduled, they would be sworn-in on Friday.

Meanwhile, Oyebode disclosed that Gen Ebenezer Ogundana had been re-appointed as Security Adviser to the Governor, with immediate effect.


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