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Kayode Fayemi appoints new Head of Service as Peju Babafemi bows out

3. Ekiti governor, Kayode Fayemi, says he does not use the state’s resources to finance his personal or political trips.

Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi has approved the appointment of Mr Bamidele Olugbenga Agbede as new Head of Service in the State Civil Service.

Agbede, until his new appointment, is Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Transport.

He takes over from the first female Head of Service, Mrs Peju Babafemi, who is billed to retire from the State Civil Service on June 30th, having attained the mandatory 35 years in the service.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode Agbede’s appointment as Head of Service takes effect from July 1, 2022.

Agbede, the new Head of Service, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History as well as a Law degree from the Ondo State University (now Ekiti State University), Ado-Ekiti. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2006.

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He started his career as a Personnel Officer with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ondo State in 1988. He was on secondment to the Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) as Executive Secretary between 2000 and 2004.

Agbede, who hails from Ikole Local Government Area, was appointed Permanent Secretary in December 2012. He served as Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs (2012 to 2014); Government House and Protocol (2014 -2017); and Ministry of Works and Transport (2017 till date).

The new Head of Service is to be sworn in on Monday, July 4, 2022.

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