On Thursday, Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola made new three major appointments;
Dr. Charles Diji Akinola as Chief of Staff (CoS) to the Governor and Mr. Adeyanju Abdullah Binuyo as Deputy Chief of Staff. Prince Oluwole Oyebamiji as Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
Dr. Akinola is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Fellow of the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University. He has a wealth of experience in international development, public policy and cross-sector partnerships.
For many years he was the Country Director, TechnoServe, an international development organisation reputed for its work in agriculture value chains and agribusinesses, and later Executive Director, Enterprise for Development International.
Dr Akinola was the Director General, Office of Economic Development and Partnerships which is responsible for spearheading cross sector partnerships between the state, national and international investors and partners. He was the Chairman of the State Planning Commission and had variously supervised the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, and the Ministry of Regional Integration in the State.
Mr. Adeyanju Abdullah Binuyo, newly Deputy Chief of Staff, obtained a B.Sc. and MSc. from the University of Lagos, He attended several trainings at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, the National University of Ireland and Tias University in the Netherlands.
He has high saturated experience in development finance, project and human management in both public and private sectors. He was the Senior Special Assistant on MDGs to the immediate past Administration. Prior to that, in 2015, he had being a consultant to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs. he was Technical Adviser to the Transition Committee of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
Prince Oyebamiji,1987 graduate of Theatre Arts of the University of
Ibadan., one-time General Manager, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation
(OSBC), former Permanent Secretary and erstwhile full-time Commissioner in the
Osun State Civil Service Commission.
According to the statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Mr.
Adeniyi Adesina, said the appointments take immediate effect.