Posted by News Express | 5 January 2017 | 1,902 times
The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has approved the appointment of Mr. Abayomi Oluwole Sobande as the new Head of Service of the state. The appointment takes immediate effect, according to a statement issued on Thursday evening in Abeokuta by the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa.
His appointment follows the retirement of the former Head of Service, Elder Abraham Olusola Adeyemi, who bowed out of service yesterday.
The new Head of Service holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Sociology from the University of Ibadan in 1982.
Mr. Sobande joined the State Civil Service in 1985 as an Assistant Secretary (Recruitment & Training) after a stint as a Teacher between 1983 and 1985. He rose through the ranks and was appointed a Permanent Secretary in October, 2012.
56-year-old Sobande who hails from Ewekoro Local Government Area of the State was until his latest elevation the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs.
Similarly, Governor Amosun has named Chief Tolu Odebiyi as his Chief of Staff.
Aged 54, the new Chief of Staff, who was a member of the State Judicial Service Commission and Transition Committee on Housing where he served amongst other notable members to develop a blue print for mass housing delivery in 2012 and 2003 respectively, has over 25 years international and domestic Real Estate experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Building Construction and Engineering Technology from the Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston Massachusetts.
A thoroughbred professional, Chief Odebiyi was until his present appointment a Managing Partner at Travant Real Estate and Boutique Estate firm.
The new appointees, including the new Commissioner whose nomination was recently approved by the State House of Assembly, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo will be sworn-in on Monday, January 9, 2017 by the State Governor at the Executive Council Chambers, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan at 9 in the morning.