The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, March 17, announced the appointment of Princess Catherine Oludunni Odu as the first female Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

Governor Akeredolu made the announcement in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Wednesday. The new SSG is a legal practitioner who served as the Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) before her appointment.

According to the statement, Princess Odu’s appointment is in recognition of her proven integrity and outstanding record of performance in her previous assignments. In the past, she served as the Federal Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission. She also served as Commissioners in the Ministry of Women Affairs and the Ministry of Education in Ondo State.

The statement listed other appointments approved by the governor including Mrs. Olubunmi Adedipe Ademosu (Special Adviser, Public and Intergovernmental Relations), Hon. Babatunde Gabriel Kolawole (Special Adviser, Rural and Community Development), Mr. Dare Aragbaiye (Special Adviser on Union Matters and Special Duties), and Mr. Summy Smart Francis (Special Adviser on Entrepreneurship Development).

The statement said the appointment is with immediate effect and that Governor Akeredolu will swear in the appointees on Monday, March 22, at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s office Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital.


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