Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointment of Chief Babatunde Olaniyan, a former Deputy Speaker of the State’s House of Assembly, as the Sole Administrator of the Shooting Stars Football Club (3SC), Ibadan.
In the appointment letter signed on his behalf by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, the governor congratulated Chief Olaniyan and urged him to discharge his duties with absolute loyalty, dedication, and diligence.
”I am delighted to inform you that the Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, has graciously approved your appointment as a Sole Administrator for Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) with effect from 24th February 2022,” the letter read.
Chief Olaniyan, who holds a Bachelor of Education degree in Kinetics and Health Education from the University of Ibadan, is a Nigerian Football Grade 1 Referee, who has also occupied the seat of the Chairman, Oyo State Football Referee Academy since 2004.
He has also served as Premier League Football Match Commissioner since 2010.
The newly-appointed Sole Administrator of 3SC was first elected into the Oyo State House of Assembly in 1987, representing Constituency 1, Ibadan North State.
He was re-elected to represent the same Constituency as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2004, while he was also elected to the House of Assembly from the same Constituency in 2011 on the ticket of the Accord Party, during which he served as the Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly till 2015.