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Kunmi Mustapha, Rasaq Fadiran Make List As Makinde Makes Fresh Appointments

Kunmi Mustapha, Rasaq Fadiran Make List As Makinde Makes Fresh Appointments
*Chief Kunmi Mustapha *
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has appointed the immediate past State Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha as Special Adviser on Inter-Party Affairs and another party faithful from Iseyin, Hon. Rasaq Fadiran as Special Assistant Trade and Investment.
Makinde also appointed Mr. Femi Awakan, the son of a revered Oke-Ogun politician, Chief Awakan of Otu, in Itesiwaju local government as the Chairman of the state’s Bureau of Internal Revenue.
The governor also appointed Hon. Adeyinka Kazeem Adeniyi (Bibiire) and Hon. Gbenga Oyekola as Special Advisers on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters and Economic Planning respectively.
Besides, Governor Makinde also made public the appointment of a new Director-General for the state’s Mineral Development Agency, with Hon. Dimeji Ladapo, replacing Mr. Abiodun Oni, who headed the new agency until his appointment as the Commissioner for Environment.

Similarly, Rev. Femi Ibikunle, Mr. Timothy Olufemi Sunday and Hon. Diji Odegoke, were also named special assistants on Interfaith Affairs; People with Special Needs and Special Assistant on Ido/Ibarapa Federal Constituency.
Former President of the Student Union Government of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Abiodun Oluwaseun Laurel, was also appointed as the Special Assistant on Project Delivery to the governor.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa,  indicated that Governor Makinde, conveyed the appointments in letters signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun.
He charged the new appointees to discharge their duties with diligence and loyalty.
The new BIR chairman, Awakan, a financial management and taxation expert,  served as Senior Special Assistant on Taxation to former Governor Abiola Ajimobi between 2011 and 2014.
He is a Fellow of the NigerianI statute of Chartered Accountants, as well as an associate member of various other professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and Nigeria Institute of Management.
Hon. Adeyinka, the new Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, hails from Ibadan North Local Government.
He holds a Higher National Diploma in Statistics and a Master’s degree in Managerial Psychology from the Polytechnic Ibadan and the University of Ibadan respectively.
Bibiire has extensive political experience, having served as the youth leader in the local government as well as the state Deputy Chairman of the Accord Party, Oyo State chapter.
The Special Adviser on Inter-party Affairs, Chief Mustapha, who is the immediate past state chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), hails from Iseyin Local Government.
The new Special Adviser on Economic Planning, Hon. Oyekola, hails from Atiba Local Government, Oyo, where he served as the elected chairman of the council between 1999 and 2002.
He had equally served in various capacities as Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters (2006-2008); Chairman, Agricultural Credit Corporation (2011-2013) and member of the Oyo State House of Assembly (2015-2019).
Hon. Rasaq Fadiran has served as the Secretary to the local government during the tenure of Hon. Yinka Taiwo as the Chairman of Iseyin local government.