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Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has approved the appointment of Dr Olufolake Olomojobi as the new Head of Service in the State Civil Service.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Governor, Mr. Yinka Oyebode on Thursday, in Ado-Ekiti.

Ekiti News reports that Dr Olomojobi, until her new appointment, is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education.

Dr Olomojobi takes over from Engr. Sunday Komolafe, who is billed to retire from the State Civil Service on July 1, 2024, upon attaining the mandatory 35 years in the service.

According to the statement, Dr Olomojobi’s appointment as Head of Service takes effect from Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, (1994). She also holds a Masters’ degree in Public Health form the University of Lagos, Akoka (2000); and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ado-Ekiti (now Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti) in 2005.

Dr Olomojobi has received several trainings in health management from renowned institutions including the Royal Institute of Public Health Administration, Rocester, London (2005); Harvard University School of Public Health/ WBI, Washington DC, USA; World Bank Institute, Wahington DC, USA. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United kingdom. (2017).

She started her career with the Ekiti State Civil Service as Assistant Director, Primary Health Care and Disease Control in May 2001. She served in different capacities in the State’s Ministry of Health before her elevation to the position of a Permanent Secretary in 2013.

Prior to her new appointment as Head of Service, Dr Olomojobi had served as Permanent Secretary in several ministries including: Ministry of Health (2013-2016); Hospital Management Board (2016-2018); Ministry of Health and Human Services (2018-2021); and Ministry of Education (2021 till date).

Born on September 20, 1971, Dr Olomojobi, who hails from Otun -Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area, is a recipient of the National Productivity Centre’s Award of Excellence in Leadership and Productivity. She is a member of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and Pioneer President, Ekiti State Medical Women Association of Nigeria (NWAN).

Meanwhile, Governor Oyebanji has commended Engr. Sunday Komolafe, the outgoing Head of Service for his meritorious service to the state, especially his demonstrated resourcefulness, professionalism and administrative acumen which have greatly helped in repositioning the State Civil Service for optimal service delivery.

The Governor wishes Komolafe success in his future endeavour.

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