Amosun Names SSG, Others As House Sack LGA Committees, Others
ABEOKUTA, May 31, (THEWILL) – The new Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun today made four key appointments.
He named Mr. Taiwo Abiodun Adeoluwa as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG); Mrs. Funmilola Wakama, Senior Special Adviser on Media and Communication; Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, Chief of Staff and Mr. Shuaib Afolabi Salisu as the Deputy Chief of Staff.
Their appointments are effective immediately according to a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta Tuesday through the new SSA, Mrs. Wakama.
Wakama is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, with a Post-graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Journalism plus a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
According the statement, Wakama is an experienced Broadcast journalist who is currently on leave of absence from the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) to the International Republican Institute (IRI) where she was the program Manager, Media and Outreach.
As for Adeoluwa, he is an alumnus of University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), the Nigeria Law School and the University of Lagos. He was the Managing Partner, Taiwo Adeoluwa and Associate, a firm of legal practitioners in Lagos before his new appointment.
Ogunsanya is the managing Director/Chief Executive (CEO) of Coca-cola, Sebco-Kenya. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the South and East African Bottling Operation of Coca-cola. He is also a financial consultant and Chartered Accountant and holds a B.Sc in Electrical Electronics Engineering.
Salisu, a Computer Engineer and administrator got his first degree in Computer Science from the University of Lagos, with a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the same University. He is a fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society and member, Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).
Ogun Assembly Nullifies LG Committees, Appointments, Supplementary Budget
Meanwhile, the Ogun State House of Assembly reconvened today and nullified some policies and projects of the immediate past administration led by Governor Gbenga Daniel. Also nullified were the state budgetary allocation totaling N101b, local committees and a few others.
The G-15 lawmakers resumed its preliminary session, to announce the dissolution of the 20 Local Governments Caretaker Committees set up last December, the House went further to reverse the employment, appointments and upgrading of some traditional rulers carried out by the past administration in the last three months.
Speaker of the House, Hon. Samson Egbetokun, who presided over the plenary said that all promotions, recruitments and purported illegal appointment of the Auditor General of local governments have been nullified.
The House also called for an investigation into the alleged illegal grants of N1bn each for Agriculture and Housing sectors obtained by the past government.
The House also received request from the state governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun to have all statutory boards, commissions and parastatals dissolved. Those affected include: the state Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Health Management Board, Local Government Service Commission and the State House Assembly Service Commission among others.
Also, the House Resolution 67, which barred financial Houses from approving loans, grants etc to the past government was reversed.
Recall that the State House of Assembly had been under locked since last September 8, 2010 following the emergence of a factional group with nine members, which had Soyemi Coker as its Speaker.
The group with loyalty to the former governor had reconvened twice in the House under controversial circumstances to pass some of the resolutions which was described as illegal and unconstitutional at yesterday plenary.
The House constituted a three-member committee, comprising the Deputy Speaker, Remmy Hazzan, Motunrayo Adeleye and Abiodun Akovoyan to investigate some of the illegal activities carried out by the factional House and recommend as appropriate.