Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has approved the appointment of a former Commissioner of Police, Mr Oladipo Ayeni, as Special Adviser on Security.
Also, the Governor has appointed a retired military officer, Col Babatunde Oluwayose, as Commander of the Youth Volunteers Corps Scheme.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, the appointments take immediate effect, adding that the two retired officers are expected to bring their wealth of experiences to bear on the government’s security and peace initiatives.
Ayeni, who hails from Ikere-Ekiti, would be responsible for advising the Governor on security and related matters, maintaining government’s relationships with security agencies in the state. He will also coordinate the Security Trust Fund being set up by the state government, among other functions.
He has served at various times as Commissioner of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, Force headquarters, Abuja (2007-2008); Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Command (2008); Commissioner of Police, Fraud and Criminal Investigations Department, Force headquarters, Abuja (2008-2010); Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command (2010-2011) and Commissioner of Police, Plateau State between 2011 and December 2012 when he retired from service.
The retired Police Chief, holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Political Science from the University of Ibadan (1979) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in 1992. He has undertaken several training in policing both locally and internationally.
On his part, Col Oluwayose (rtd) who hails from Afao Ekiti, would serve as the Commander of the Youth Volunteer Corps Scheme of the state government, which is currently being reorganised. A graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Col Oluwayose also holds a Master degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan.
Aside his military training as a regular Combatant Officer at the famous Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Col Oluwayose had attended several military trainings both locally and internationally. These include: Senior Staff Course, Command Staff College, Jaji (2001); Royal Armoured Corp Centre and School, UK (1990); and a course on DNA Banking Analysis.
His military postings include, Commander, 245 Battalion Ikom, Cross Rivers (2007-2008), Assistant Director Project and research Dept of the Defence Headquarters, Abuja among others.
Last modified: August 29, 2013