Governor Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of two new permanent secretaries in the state public service.The appointment was to fill up the existing vacancies necessitated by the retirement of two permanent secretaries recently.
According to a statement signed by the Head of Service, Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun, Prince Abiodun approved the appointment in order not to create any vacuum in the administrative structure of the state, particularly in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government and to ensure continuity and stability in governance at all levels.
The appointed permanent secretaries are Engr. Muritala Alabi Adekunle, Director Grade level 17 from the Ministry of Rural Development and Engr. Olufisan Ayodele Osiyale, Director, HAPPS 17 from the Local Government Service Commission.
Their appointment is in accordance with the provisions of section 208 (C) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and having considered merit, professionalism, inclusiveness and seniority in the civil/ public service of the state, according to the statement.
The statement called on the new permanent secretaries to demonstrate commitment, diligence and selflessness on their new roles and pursue excellence in service in line with the ‘Building Our Future Together’ agenda of the Prince Abiodun’s administration.
Engr. Adekunle served as the Project Coordinator of the Ogun State Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project domiciled in the Ministry of Rural Development, while Engr. Osiyale was the director of Works and Housing at Ado/Odo Ota Local Government prior to their appointments.