Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, has approved the appointment of Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, as the Secretary to the State Government.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Olusegun Ajiboye announced this in Akure.
Ifedayo Sunday Abegunde, a two-term member of the House of Representatives, representing Akure North and South Constituency, was first elected in 2003 and also in 2011.
Before his second term ended, he was sacked by the Supreme Court for switching from the Labour Party to the Action Congress of Nigeria, the precursor of the All Progressives Congress. He joined the ACN in 2012.
In 2015, the new scribe of the state contested for the senatorial seat of his new party but lost to the incumbent, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, at the party primary.
He was the Deputy Director- General of the Akeredolu Campaign in the senatorial district in the run-up to the governorship election.
Born on 5 May 1955, he had his secondary education at Oyemekun Grammar School in Akure, 1967 and 1971, tertiary education at Florida University, United States(1980-1984) and Morgan State University, in Baltimore, Maryland also in the United States , 1985 and 1987.
Other appointments are those of Mr Olugbenga Ale, as Chief of Staff. A former Permanent Secretary in the state civil service and an alumnus of the University of Ilorin, where he studied public administration, he had his secondary education at New Church Grammar School in Owo, hometown of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Mr Jones Ogunmusire, was equally appointed Senior Special Assistant (SSA), (Administration and Policy Planning).
Also appointed were Taofeek Abdusalam, SSA , Legislative Matters, Kunle Adebayo, SSA , Research and Documentation, Raheem Aminu, SSA , Infrastructure; Dr Doyin Odebowale, SSA , Special Duties and Strategy.
Tosin Ogunbodede was appointed Chief of Protocol and Mr Bola Alabi, Deputy Chief of Protocol.