Ogun state Governor Dapo Abiodun, has approved the appointment of seven senior aides as the state government settles down to a better deal for the people.
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Tuesday listed the new appointees as Dapo Okubadejo, Chief Economic Adviser; Hon, Tunji Egbetokun, Senior Special Adviser on Political Affairs; Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, Special Adviser on Information; Hon. Babatunde Olaotan, Special Adviser, Government House; Mr Lekan Olude, Special Adviser on Job Creation and Youth Empowerment; Jamiu Akande Omoniyi, Special Adviser on Housing; and SF Emmanuel Ojo, Senior Special Assistant on New Media.
The Chief Economic Adviser, Dapo Okubadejo is a Partner & Africa Head of Deal Advisory & Private Equity at KPMG. He is an expert on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), project finance, investments, private equity and business transformation.
Dapo started his professional career in Arthur Andersen in 1992 and spent over a decade where he rose to the position of senior manager and consulted for more than 40 companies in oil & gas, consumer goods and financial services on many projects in assurance, business strategy & planning, financial restructuring and business transformation.
Also, the Senior Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Hon. Tunji Egbetokun was speaker, Ogun state Assembly between 2008 and 2011. He had also served in the capacity of Senior Special Adviser, Political and Intergovernmental Affairs between 2011 and 2014. Before then, he was Secretary to Obafemi Owode local government.
Similarly, the new Special Adviser on Information, Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, is an award-winning media practitioner with a cumulative 32 years of experience in journalism and marketing communications. She has varied experience contributing to, and leading, corporate marketing and internal communications.
Sarafa-Yusuf is a respected leader of sponsorships and public relations departments and a concept developer and coordinator of marketing campaigns which effectively reinforce and build brand image.
The statement said the team of advisers with varied experiences will no doubt bring administrative savoir-faire and governance to bear in Governor Abiodun’s resolve to inject life into the state’s socio-economic wellbeing.