September 24, 2020
Security

Makinde Appoints New Special Adviser on Security Matters

Former Commissioner of Police in Lagos and Benue States, Mr. Fatai Owoseni has been appointed by the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, as his Special Adviser on Security Matters.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicates that the appointment, takes effect from August 1.

The statement says, Mr Owoseni’s appointment falls in line with the recognition of security as one of the four pillars of the Makinde administration in Oyo State.

 Governor Makinde also promised to unveil a new security architecture for the state before his first 100 days in office.

Mr Owoseni who retired early this year holds a Bachelor of Arts Bachelor in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and a Diploma in Police Management (DPM) from the University of Jos, as well as several certificates in police and professional courses at the local and international levels.

He equally served as Commissioner of Police (Administration), at the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja, where he made immense contributions especially by ensuring the success of the collaborations between the UNDP and the Police towards the successful conduct of the 2015 general elections. 

The statement notes that the newly-appointed Special Adviser on Security Matters is expected to bring his wealth of experience garnered over the decades through many local and international assignments to bear on the security situation in the Pacesetter State.

Iyabo Adebisi

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