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Ondo: Aiyedatiwa nominates former assembly clerk as deputy governor

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Barely a few hours after the dissolution of the State Executive Council, the Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has nominated the former Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly (DCNA), Olayide Owolabi Adelami, as the new deputy governor of the state.

Aiyedatiwa, who announced this through his Chief Press Secretary, Ebenezer Adeniyan, therefore, said his nomination will be announced by the House of Assembly later today.

According to Aiyedatiwa, “Chief Olayide Owolabi Adelami, mni hails from Owo, Ondo state. He was born over 6 decades ago to the family of Oluka Oribokun by Pa and Mrs Amos Adelami. Adelami graduated from the prestigious Imade College in Owo before proceeding to The Polytechnic, Ibadan, for his GCE A level and the University of Lagos for his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He further got an MBA degree from Ogun State University.

“After the completion of the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in June 1983, young Adelami was enlisted into Federal Civil Service as an Accountant II in December 1983. He resumed to the Treasury Department of the Accountant General of the Federation office, and in 1988, he was later posted to the National Assembly Provisional Office, Abuja, as one of the pioneer staff of the Constituent Assembly, which metamorphosed into the present-day National Assembly.

“In the discharge of his duty, Adelami had the privilege of setting up the Finance and Accounts Department of the National Assembly as we know. In 1996, he was invited to help set up the Petroleum Special Trust Fund Accounts Department. After completing these tasks, he was also beckoned to serve at the Family Support Trust Fund, where he helped set up the Finance and Accounts Department. He headed these departments between 1996 and 2000. Notably, the National Hospital, Abuja project was executed and delivered during Adelami’s service period.

“His sterling performances, years of experience and reputation as an astute manager of resources with enviable integrity saw Adelami being recalled to the National Assembly in 2000 to strengthen the Finance Department. Three years later, he was appointed Finance and Accounts Department Head. He remained in this position till 2007, when he was confirmed as a Director. The following year, he was nominated for a one-year senior management course at the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos.

“After completing his course at the Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies in 2008, he was assigned a bigger task of pioneering the newly created Department of Procurement and Supplies. Without a single trained staff in procurement processes, Adelami embarked on the rigorous staff training process and nurtured the department to an enviable position. In 2014, he was promoted to Secretary (Permanent Secretary), Directorate of Procurement, Estate and Works. He held a position until he was appointed Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly.

“He remained the Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly until his retirement in April 2018.”