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Abiodun appoints journalist as Ogun head of service

Abiodun appoints journalist as Ogun head of service

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Monday approved the appointment of a trained journalist, Kehinde Olufemi Onasanya, as the new Head of the Service in the State.

Onasanya, an active member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun State Council was once the Head of Governor’s Press Crew during the Administration of former Governor Gbenga Daniel between 2003 and 2011.

According to a statement by Tokunbo Talabi, the Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Onasanya takes over from Kolawole Fagbohun, who retired after a meritorious service.

Until his appointment, Onasanya was the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration.

He joined the civil service as an Information Officer, Grade Level 08 on 2 December 1993 and rose through the ranks to a Director on Grade Level 17 before he was appointed as Permanent Secretary on 2 October 2020.

Onasanya is a thoroughbred professional, media manager of great repute, and an astute administrator.

He is a member of several professional bodies, including Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.

Since his appointment as permanent secretary, he has worked in many agencies, including the Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs and Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration.

He is a recipient of the prestigious Ogun State Award in May 2006 and first runner-up the following year.

He was also the best reporter in Ogun State in 1999 (House of Assembly Catergory), courtesy of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State Council.

He is happily married with children.