Governor Abiodun appoints six new permanent secretaries, redeploys others

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The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has approved the appointment of six new permanent secretaries in the state civil service.

The beneficiaries are Kehinde Onasanya, Johnson Odeyemi, Olukayode Ogunleye, Moses Adebayo; Engr. Lateef Yusuf and Mrs Olusola Osasona.

Before their appointment, they were all senior directors in their respective ministries, agencies and parastatals.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Kunle Somorin, said the appointments were made in line with the desire of the government to fill the existing vacancies among the rank of permanent secretaries in the State Public Service.

It indicated that “Seniority, merit, professionalism and diversity are considered in their appointments and done in the exercise of the provision of Section 208 (c) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).”

Also in the exercise of his powers, the Governor deployed the new permanent secretaries to the following ministries and agencies:

i. Kehinde Onasanya – Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs;
ii. Engr Lateef Yusuf, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure;
iii. Mrs Olusola Osasona, Ministry of Transportation;
iv. Mr Johnson Odeyemi, Teaching Service Commission;
v. Mr Moses Adebayo, Bureau of Protocols and Ceremonials and
vi. Mr Olukayode Ogunleye, Bureau of Service Matters.

Also redeployed to new ministries, agencies and commissions are the following permanent secretaries –
i. Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun, from the Bureau of Service Matters to Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs;
ii. Mrs Titilayo Dosunmu moves from Teaching Service Commission to Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission;
iii. Engr Jonathan Onajobi goes to Ministry if Culture and Tourism from the House of Assembly;
iv. Dr (Mrs) Oluranti Oladeinde has been redeployed from the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to the Bureau of Government House and General Services.

Also affected are
v. Mrs Melutia Ogunremi who was moved from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and
vi. Mr Olurotimi Sotubo from the Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs to the Bureau if Political Affairs and Administration.

While congratulating the new appointees, Governor Abiodun urged them to brace for the challenges of their positions and apply themselves to the “Building Our Future Together Agenda” of the administration.

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