Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has approved the appointment of a seasoned journalist and former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Mojeed Jamiu as the Director General of the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (BSES).
In similar vein, the Governor has also named Mr Oluwaseun Odewale, erstwhile Personal Assistant to the Governor as the new Deputy Chief of Staff.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, the new appointment which is in line with the administration’s commitment to better service delivery takes immediate effect.
Alhaji Jamiu, 45, the new Director General of the BSES was born in Igbemo Ekiti, Irepodun Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state. He had his secondary school education at the Ola Oluwa Muslim Grammar School, Ado Ekiti, before proceeding to the University of Ilorin, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture (B. Agric, Hons.) in 1990. He also has a Masters Degree in Public and International Affairs (MPIA) from The University of Lagos (2005).
He was until this appointment, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, a position he held since June 2011. He had earlier served as the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor between October 18, 2010 and June 2011.
The new BSES boss started his journalism career with the now defunct National Concord Newspapers in 1992. He also worked as an Assistant Editor, Business with The Punch Newspapers between 1999 and 2003, from where he moved to the Daily Independent Newspapers. He left Daily Independent Newspapers in June 2009 as Deputy Editor (Daily) and joined Leadership Newspapers same year as Editor, Southern Operations.
A widely travelled journalist, Jamiu is a beneficiary of the prestigious International Visitors’ Programme (IVP) of The United States of America.
Odewale, the new Deputy Chief of Staff holds a master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree in Governance and New Technology, from the Harvard University, Cambridge, USA; where he is also a Fellow of the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society. He also holds a Bachelor of Technology degree (B. Tech) in Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology, Minna.
Noted for his analytical and research skills, Odewale was a consultant and Development Practitioner to the ECOWAS Commission on Elections, Disaster, Risks Reduction and Peace and Security Sector Reforms (2008 to 2010). He was Integration and External Linkages Officer at the West African Bar Association (WABA),between 2007 and 2010. He was also a Programme Officer (Youth) at the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), 2006 and 2007.
A widely travelled activist, trainer and Information /Communication Technology expert, Odewale has delivered conference papers in South Africa, Argentina, USA, Kenya, Netherlands, Niger, Liberia, Ghana and Libya among others.
As a former Students Union activist, Odewale held several positions in the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), including serving as the Director of Programmes and Research of NANS between 2003 and 2004.
Ekiti State Government Press Release
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