The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has approved the appointment of Samuel Ayanleye Aina as the new Head of Service.
In a press statement signed by Olawale Rasheed, the spokesperson to Governor Adeleke on Monday in Osogbo, the swearing-in ceremony for the new Head Of Service will be held on Tuesday by 10:00am.
The new Osun Head of Service, the statement revealed, is a product of the University of Ibadan, where he obtained his B.Sc in Geography in 1987 and M.Sc degree in Geography in 1990.
He is succeeding Dr Festus Oyebade Olowogboyega, who was appointed Head of Service by the administration of Rauf Aregbesola and also served in the administration of Adegboyega Oyetola.
Aina, the statement added, was appointed a Permanent Secretary in Osun State in 2012 and was deployed to the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Budget where he served till 2013.
“He was later deployed to serve as the Permanent Secretary of the new Ministry of Finance following the creation of the Office of Budget and Economic Development from the former Ministry in 2013. He served in the Ministry of Finance till 2016.
“Until his appointment, Mr. Aina, based on his tested capacity and ability, was deployed as Permanent Secretary in charge of two critical Agencies – Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building and the Public Service Office in the Office of the Head of Service, Osun State in 2016 and has been coordinating the affairs of the two Agencies since 2016 to date without blemish.
“He has served in several capacities within and outside international and national organisations,” the statement added.
The appointment of Aina as Head of Service by Governor Adeleke makes it the fourth since his assumption of office on Sunday, November 27, 2022.
Recall that on Sunday, November 27, 2022, Governor Ademola Adeleke approved the appointments of Kassim Akinleye as the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Teslim Igbalaye as the Secretary to the State Government.
He also approved Olawale Rasheed as the spokesperson to the Governor.
Although the governor has not sent names of Commissioners-designate to the House of Assembly, on Monday, December 5, 2022, he was at the Osun State House of Assembly where he solicited the support of the State legislature in moving the State forward.
He also assured the residents of the State that he will complete the projects embarked upon by his predecessor, Adegboyega Oyetola.