Abiodun appoints Arinola Adetayo as Permanent Secretary


Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has appointed Mrs Arinola Nusirat Adetayo as Permanent Secretary, recognizing her decades of dedication and exemplary leadership within the civil service.

Mrs. Arinola Nusirat Adetayo, was born in Isara Remo, Remo North Local Government, Ogun State to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Kehinde Oyekangun of Jagun Quarter. She has consistently showcased her commitment to public service since she commenced her civil service career on March 22, 2004 where she started as a Principal Accountant, she swiftly moved through various cadres, displaying proficiency and dedication at every step.

Her journey in the civil service has been marked by notable achievements and contributions. From her early assignments in the Reconciliation Unit and the Directorate of Monitoring and Evaluation (UNDP), to her tenure as the Company’s Accountant at Gateway City Development Company Ltd., She has demonstrated resilience and competence.

One of her significant accomplishments was her role in establishing the Debt Management Department at the Office of the Accountant-General. Her efforts led to the development of state debt policies and the passage of the Ogun State Debt Management Office Law in 2012.

In April 2019, Mrs. Adetayo was appointed as the Director of Treasury, where she effectively managed the state’s financial operations, ensuring adherence to regulations and optimal cash flow management. Additionally, her leadership as the State Focal Person for the State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability, and Sustainability (SFTAS) program played a pivotal role in securing approximately USD 33 million in grants for the state from the World Bank.

Mrs. Adetayo’s academic credentials, including a Higher National Diploma in Marketing, a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and a Master of Finance Degree, underscore her commitment to professional excellence. Her membership in professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria further attests to her dedication and expertise.

Governor Abiodun’s appointment of Mrs. Arinola Nusirat Adetayo as Permanent Secretary reflects his administration’s commitment to meritocracy and excellence in governance. With her wealth of experience and proven leadership, Mrs. Adetayo is poised to make significant contributions to the development and progress of Ogun State.


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