Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has named a former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives and former Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Mr. Babatunde Oduyoye, as his Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the appointment is coming on the heels of the approval granted the Governor by the Oyo State House of Assembly for the appointment of 12 Special Advisers.
Oduyoye, the statement noted, is expected to bring on board his over 30 years of political experience as a national leader of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), an Afenifere chieftain and a former member of the House of Representatives.
Mr Babatunde Oduyoye holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from, the University of Ibadan, where he also had his undergraduate studies in Psychology. He served as the President of the Students’ Union Government of the University between 1985 and 1986.
The new special adviser is the chairman/CEO of Majerita Ventures Limited; Majerita Hotels and Resorts Ltd and Wawo Stores Limited.