Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has named a former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives and former Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Honourable (Chief) Babatunde Oduyoye, as his Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, said that the appointment is approaching the heels of the approval granted the Governor by the Oyo State House of Assembly for the appointment of 12 Special Advisers.
Oduyoye, the statement famous, is predicted to carry on board his over 30 years of political expertise as a nationwide chief of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), an Afenifere chieftain and a former member of the House of Representatives.
The newly-named Special Adviser holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Nigeria’s premier University, the University of Ibadan, the place he additionally had his undergraduate research in Psychology.
He was elected President of the Students’ Union Government of the University between 1985 and 1986.
The statement additional indicated that moreover serving two phrases within the House of Representatives, representing Ibadan North-West/Ibadan South-West Federal Constituency between 1999 and 2007, Oduyoye has additionally been a businessman and a stakeholder within the Hotel and Tourism business.
While within the House of Representatives, Oduyoye served in numerous House Committees together with: Police Affairs, Education, Culture and Tourism and Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Oduyoye is the chairman/CEO of Majerita Ventures Limited; Majerita Hotels and Resorts Ltd and Wawo Stores Limited.
Governor Makinde wished Oduyoye the very best in his service to the state.