Governor Seyi Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the appointment of Olawale Abdul-Mojeed Mogbonjubola as his Deputy Chief of Staff.

The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, confirmed the appointment in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday in Ibadan, the state capital.

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According to the statement, “Mr. Mogbonjubola, is an architect by training and principal partner of Cadarch Limited.

“He attended the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife and has over fifteen years of cognate experience in architecture.

“His working career had seen him enlist clients like Airtel Nigeria, UBA Group, First City Monument Bank, Diya Fatimilehin & Co, Federal Housing Authority, amongst others.

“Also, keen about human capital development, Mogbonjubola is currently an Executive Director with Trèvo LLC, an organization with thousands of business partners.”

In a related development, the governor also approved the appointment of the immediate past Sunday Editor of The Vanguard newspaper, Jide Ajani, as Special Adviser, Media.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa, confirmed Ajani’s appointment.

Ajani read Mass Communication at the Ogun State Polytechnic (Now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) Abeokuta and also holds a Masters’ degree in Communication Studies from the University of Leicester, England.

Through the instrumentality of some executive programmes, Ajani became an alumnus of the Oxford University – Smith School of The Environment – Oxford; Aston Business School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham; Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading; and the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester – all in the United Kingdom.

He was appointed Editor, Sunday Vanguard, in December 2011 having served as Politics Editor of the Vanguard between January 2000 and November 2008.

He was subsequently named Deputy Sunday Editor in November 2008 and remained on that post till December 2010 when he was named Editor, Northern Operations in January 2011.

In June 2011, he was re-appointed Deputy Editor, Sunday Vanguard and emerged Editor Sunday Vanguard in December of the same year.

Before rising to the position of Editor, Sunday Vanguard, he had worked at the defunct Reflections Magazine between 1987 and 1988 as well as The Sunday Magazine, TSM, where he was a Staff Writer between October 1991 and December 1992.