Oyebanji appoints Komolafe new Head of Service

By John Odunjo

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has approved the appointment of Sunday Komolafe as the new Head of Service in the State Civil Service.

Komolafe, who until his new appointment, was the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Transportation, takes over from Bamidele Agbede, who is billed to retire from the state civil service on Friday, August 18th, having attained the mandatory 35 years in the service.

A statement from the Special Adviser (Media) to the Governor, Olayinka Oyebode, stated that “Komolafe’s appointment as Head of Service takes effect from Monday, August 21, 2023”.

Oyebode stated that Oyebanji lauded Agbede for his “meritorious service to the state, especially his demonstrated brilliance, resourcefulness, professionalism and exemplary leadership, which greatly helped in repositioning the state civil service for optimal service delivery.

He said, “The governor wishes Agbede success in his future endeavours”.

Oyebode stated, “Komolafe, the new HOS holds a Second Class Upper degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan. He is a chartered and registered Engineer with the Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria and a corporate member, Nigerian Society of Engineers.

“He started his civil service career with the then Ondo State Civil Service in July 1989. He joined the Ekiti State Civil Service in 1996 upon the creation of the state. He served as General Manager of the State Electricity Board between 2002 and 2014.

“Komolafe, who hails from Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government area, was appointed Permanent Secretary in 2014. Prior to his appointment as HOS, he had served as PS in several ministries including: Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (2014 – 2016); Office of the Deputy Governor (2016 – 2020); Ministry of Local Government Affairs (2020 – 2022); and Ministry of Works and Transportation (2022 – present)”.

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