Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the appointment of Pastor Kayode Ogundele as the new Head of Service (HoS) in the state.
Akeredolu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, in Akure on Thursday, said the appointment was in recognition of Ogundele’s rich experience in the state public service.
He said Ogundele’s appointment followed the statutory retirement of the incumbent Head of Service, John Adeyemo, on Aug. 2.
According to him, Ogundele’s appointment takes effect from Aug. 3.
“The appointment is in recognition of Ogundele’s rich experience in the State Public Service and his track records of years of dedication and efficiency,” the governor stated.
Until his appointment, Ogundele was the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet and Special Services Department of the Governor’s office.
He joined the state public service as an administrative officer in 1994.
He holds a Masters Degree in Personnel Psychology and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, and graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. Akeredolu congratulated the new Head of Service, charging him to sustain the robust relationship between government and labour leaders.