Gov Fayemi Appoints New SSG, Chief of Staff

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, on Monday, announced the appointment of Mr Foluso Daramola as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

Fayemi, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti, also named a 39-year-old Mr Tolu Ibitola, as his new Chief of Staff.

The two appointments, according to the governor, are with immediate effect.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that that the new SSG, is a retired Permanent Secretary and member of the State Executive Council.

Daramola was also, until his new appointment, the Overseer, Office of the Secretary to the State Government, a position he assumed following the resignation of Mr Biodun Oyebanji in December 2021.

“A seasoned administrator, Daramola had served as Permanent Secretary at different times in the Ministry of Information, Office of Special Projects and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology before his retirement from the state civil service.

“He joined the administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi as Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in 2019.

“He was assigned to oversee the office of the SSG after Oyebanji’s resignation in December 2021,” the statement said.

The governor said that Ibitola, his former Personal Assistant, was, until his elevation, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor.

“He takes over from Mr Biodun Omoleye, who recently resigned his appointment to pursue his political interest.

“Ibitola, who hails from Usi-Ekiti, obtained MSc degree in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs from Robert Gordon University, Scotland, UK.

“Few years after graduating from University of Ado-Ekiti in 2004, where he bagged Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, Ibitola proceeded to obtain an Executive Certification in Advanced Negotiation from Harvard Law School, Harvard University, USA.

“He is an alumnus of Air Force Secondary School, Ikeja,’’he ,’’ he said. (NAN)