Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has forwarded the names of two nominees to the State House of Assembly for confirmation as Commissioners.
According to Kunle Somorin, CPS to the Governor, in a letter to Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Gov Abiodun asked the House to screen Arigbabu for Education, Science and Technology portfolio while he named Odusile as the Commissioner-designate-for Information and Strategy.
Appointments of two new General Managers: Fola Onifade for the State Signage and Advertising Agency and Sesan Asenuga for Parks and Garages Development Board were also announced. Tolu Bankole was named Senior Special Assistant to the Governor and Ifekayode Akinbode will serve as a Consultant (Media).
Odusile, the Information and Strategy Commissioner designate, is a former President of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ). Until recently, he served as President of the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ).
A statement from the CPS added further “Mr. Odusile, has considerable experience across the broadcast and print genres of journalism, spanning three and a half decades. He has held various newsroom management positions, including being the pioneer Editor of National Life Newspaper and Managing Editor of The Nation. He was also at different times on the staff of National Concord and ThisDay Newspapers”.
The Commissioner-nominee for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Adelaja Arigbabu is the current Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State.
Arigbabu, a Professor of Mathematics Education, holds a PhD from the prestigious University of South Africa, Pretoria in Mathematics, Science and Technology with specialisation in Mathematics Education.
As a Mathematician and Mathematics Educator, Prof. Arigbabu has been involved in Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) Education and preparation programmes in Nigeria in the last two and a half decades. In addition to this, he was a visiting Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Education, University of Lagos between January 2014 and January 2015.
Both nominees are expected to be screened in the coming weeks.
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