Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has appointed Colonel Oladipo Ajibola (retd) as the Director-General of Operation Burst, the state-owned security outfit that comprises officers of the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
A statement signed by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to the governor, Moses Alao, on Tuesday, said Makinde tasked Oladipo to deploy his wealth of experience in the military and security services to lead the outfit in collaborating with other security agencies to achieve the administration’s objective of a secured Oyo State.
Oladipo holds a Diploma in Education from the University of Ibadan as well as Diplomas in Administration and Special Operations from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Fort. Bragg, North Carolina, United States of America.
Before his retirement, Oladipo took part in different national and international assignments including being deployed to Angola as Military Observer and Military Assistant to CMO in 1993; leading the five Nation Military Security Assessment to Liberia and serving as the Commanding Officer NIBATT 7, UNAMSIL-Sierra Leone in 2001-2002.
He also served as Chief Instructor, Depot Nigerian Army; Chief of Staff-HQ1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna and Commander/Nigerian Contingent Commander, Africa Mission in Sudan.
Outside the military, he has also served in different capacities as General Manager, EXL Security & Protection Services Ltd; Assistant General Manager, Aviation Security, FAAN and Managing Director, Glosat Security Services Ltd.