A new Head of Service, HoS, Mrs. Selimot Olapeju Ottun, has been appointed by the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, for the state.
A statement issued in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, revealed this development.
Somorin stated that Mrs Ottun is replacing the former Head of Service, Amope Ajibola Chokor, who bowed out of the public service of the state at the weekend and that she comes into her new position with impeccable pedigree and service record.
The new HoS, an accomplished psychologist, community development expert and administrator, is the fourth woman to occupy the office and the 17th HoS since the creation of Ogun State in 1976.
Before her new appointment, Ottun was a Permanent Secretary in the Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration, having previously served as Permanent Secretary at the state’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism between 2015 and 2019.
Ottun graduated with a B.Sc degree in Psychology from the premier University of Ibadan in 1985 and also bagged a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Development from the Pan African Institute of Development, Bua in Cameroon.
She had coordinated many Community Development and Gender Programmes for the state government and was also the state Director of the United Nations Gender Development Programme between 2009 and 2015.
Having proved to be an asset in the various leadership roles she had been saddled with over the years, the new HoS is also known to have used her network and creative ingenuity to adapt to changes in public sector management.
Governor Abiodun, while wishing the new HoS success in her new assignment, said that he believed that she would put to good use for the benefit of Ogun State, her vast knowledge in the management of the state civil service.
Happily married with children, the new Ogun State HoS is the President of the 1973/1978 set of Remo Secondary School, Sagamu.