Akeredolu appoints first female SSG, advisers in Ondo

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, appointed a former Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in the state, Princess Oladunni Odu, as the new Secretary to the state government.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Richard Olatunde, who said the appointment should take immediate effect.

Odu, a legal practitioner, was the Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) before her appointment.

She has served in many capacities at both the state and federal levels.

She was Federal Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission and at different times, former Commissioner for Women Affairs and Education respectively.

Olatunde said Odu’s appointment is in recognition of her proven integrity and outstanding record of performance in her previous assignments.

Olabode disclosed that Akeredolu has also approved the appointment of the immediate-past Head of the State Public Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye as Special Adviser on Union Matters and Special Duties.

He listed other appointments approved by the governor to include: Mrs Olubunmi Adedipe Ademosu as the Special Adviser, Public and Intergovernmental Relations, Hon Babatunde Kolawole as Special Adviser, Rural and Community Development while Mr Summy Smart Francis as the Special Adviser on Entrepreneurship Development.

“The appointees will be sworn in by the Governor on Monday, March 22, 2021, at the Cocoa Conference Hall, Governor’s office Alagbaka, Akure at 1 pm.

“Akeredolu congratulates the new appointees while urging them to discharge their duties with utmost responsibilities deserving of the new offices and the accompanying responsibilities,” Olatunde said.

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