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Fayemi Names 39-Year-Old Tolu Ibitola As Chief Of Staff

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Monday announced the appointment of 39 years old , Mr Tolu Ibitola as his new Chief of Staff.
The Governor also named the Special Adviser, Governor’s Office, Mr Foluso Daramola, as the new Secretary to the State Government.

According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode, the two appointments are with immediate effect.

Mr Ibitola, 39, formerly a Personal Assistant to the Governor, 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 hails from Usi-Ekiti, Ekiti State. He obtained an M.Sc degree in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs from Robert Gordon University, Scotland, United Kingdom. Few years after his graduation from the University of Ado-Ekiti in 2004, where he bagged a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Political Science, he proceeded to obtain an Executive Certification in Advanced Negotiation from Harvard Law School (HLS), Harvard University, USA. He is an alumnus of Air Force Secondary School, Ikeja.

Before venturing into public service in 2010, he worked and collaborated extensively with the Corporate Affairs department of Ancient International Infrastructure, Osborne Foreshore Estate, Ikoyi, where he outstandingly improved the course of the organization through provision of informed analysis and strategy on internal audit, external marketing, and communications. He transitioned from the private sector to public service due to his desire to be part of the critical mass that can change the course of democratic governance in Nigeria, starting with Ekiti State.

Tolu Ibitola has an approach to public service that is matched by exceptional commitment, creativity, intellectual foresight, and enterprise.

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