Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has approved the appointment of seven advisers.
The appointees are:
- Chief Economic Adviser – Dapo Okubadejo
- Senior Special Adviser on Political Affairs – Hon. Tunji Egbetokun
- Special Adviser on Information – Modele Sarafa-Yusuf
- Special Adviser, Government House – Hon. Babatunde Olaotan
- Special Adviser on Job Creation and Youth Empowerment – Mr. Lekan Olude
- Special Adviser on Housing – Jamiu Akande Omoniyi
- Senior Special Assistant on New Media – Emmanuel Ojo
Okubadejo is a Partner and Africa Head of Deal Advisory and Private Equity at KPMG. He is an expert on Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Project Finance, Investments, Private Equity and business transformation. With about 28 years of professional experience, he has acted as Corporate Financial Adviser to many foreign and local investors in Nigeria and across Africa.
Egbetokun was the Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly between 2008 and 2011. He had also served as Senior Special Adviser, Political and Intergovernmental Affairs between 2011 and 2014. Before then, he was Secretary to Obafemi Owode Local Government.
Sarafa-Yusuf is an award-winning media practitioner with a cumulative 32 years experience in journalism and Marketing Communications. She has varied experience contributing to and leading corporate marketing and internal communications. Sarafa-Yusuf is a respected leader in sponsorships and public relations, a content developer and coordinator of marketing campaigns. She is adjudged as the first woman sportscaster in Africa and a 1996 Nigerian Media Merit Award winner. She has been described as one of the best sportscasters that Nigeria ever produced.
Olude is an award winning entrepreneur and technocrat with expertise in building. He started his career as a technology analyst with Goldman Sachs, arguably the largest investment bank in the world. He holds an National Diploma(ND) in Electrical Engineering at Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, a BSc in Computer Science and Engineering. Olude is an alumnus of Lagos Business School and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His forte is building Pan-African businesses and his strength lies in maximising outcomes for people. Until his appointment, Olude is the co-founder and Executive Director at Rovedana Limited, a business process outsourcing company that provides employment to more than 2000 Nigerians across different industries and specialises in upscaling them and placing them into employment with over 100 companies. He is also the co-founder of Jobberman Limited, the leading job site in sub-Saharan Africa and is a founding partner of the African Talents Company in South Africa – a Pan-African Executive Recruitment Company with offices in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania.
Omoniyi is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA). He started his working career with Berger Paints Nigeria PLC in 1994 where he rose to become Credit Controller. He was Regional Director (North) Abbey Mortgage PLC. In April 2009, he resigned to float his business conglomerate C2Q Holding. The estate development arm of his company has delivered homes to 5,000 Nigerian families in Abuja and Lagos.
Olaotan obtained a National Diploma (ND) in Accounting at Federal Polytechnic Ilaro in 1997 and a Higher National Diploma (HND) from the same institution in 1999. After a brief stint at First Bank of Nigeria, he was appointed by the Yewa South Local Government as Supervisor for Agriculture. In 2004, Babatunde Olaotan was in Manchester College of Professional studies, where he studied computer and information technology. He started his working career with NWSG in the United Kingdom (UK) before relocating to the United States of America in 2007 where he studied Nursing at Camtech International College, Newark, Delaware. He also worked at Cadia Rehabilitation Wilinton and Regal Height Nursing Home. Until his appointment, he was the Personal Assistant to the governor. He was the Deputy Director, Contacts and Mobilization for Dapo Abiodun Campaign Organisation and also served as the Chairman Transport committee for the governor’s pre- inauguration activities.
Ojo is a new media expert with specialties in new media analytics and digital marketing. He has over nine years experience in new media. He is a resource and online specialist who is not only able to oversee various social media channels, but is also able to contribute to its daily content offering and audience conversion. Ojo was the Head of New Media Department at Infostrategy Limited. He was also part of the media intervention team for National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) public sensitisation on National Identity Number (NIN) project between 2013 and 2014.