Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has appointed Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun as the Secretary to the State Government.
Mrs. Adeosun, prior to her appointment was the Country Implementation Lead of the Shell Business Operations (SBO), Nigeria.
This contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa on Friday.
According to the governor, “we are proud to attract Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, a talented technocrat at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to support me to drive our transformation agenda in order to realise the vision of embedding prosperity in Oyo State.”
Governor Makinde disclosed that the appointment of Mrs. Adeosun was in line with his firm belief in women’s inclusiveness and diversity in government.
He noted that Adeosun will be bringing on board over 26 years of diverse multinational experience, which has seen her hold lead roles in SmithKline Beecham (GlaxoSmithKline) and the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). She has held multiple roles with local and global remits in the organisations.
Mrs. Adeosun is a licensed Pharmacist and a Chartered Human Resources Practitioner who obtained a degree in Pharmacy and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Benin in 1990 and 1997 respectively.
Adeosun, 43, is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Nigeria and a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), United Kingdom, hails from Ile Mato, Oranyan area in Ibadan North East Local Government of Oyo State.
“She has also held various Lead HR Roles with specialization in areas such as Business partnering, Talent Management, and Employee Relations.
“As an active member of the CIPM, Mrs. Adeosun is involved in a foundation that is currently executing a programme for young leaders to imbibe leadership values of Integrity, Excellence, Empathy & Transformation.
“The programme is targeted at leaving a leadership legacy in Africa by strengthening capabilities in today’s leaders and building a pipeline of ready future leaders by 2035.
“Governor Makinde wished Mrs. Adeosun the best in her new assignment,” the statement concluded.
Mrs Adeosun by this appointment has become the first female Secretary to the Oyo state government since the creation of the state.
By Adekunle Adegboyega