Oyo Governor appoints Christian Pilgrims Board Chairman

Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan


Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has approved the renewal of the tenure of Bishop Ademola Moradeyo as the Chairman of the State’s Pilgrims Welfare Board (Christian Wing).

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the appointment was renewed on Friday, June 14.

Other approved appointments are those of : Akeem Azeez as Personal Assistant (I); Samson Adejumo as Personal Assistant (II) and Miss Ololade Adejumo as Special Assistant on Special Duties.

According to the statement, “The Governor has also named Pastor Layi Adisa as Chaplain of the Government House, while Pastor Emmanuel Folayemi Akanmu was appointed as Deputy Chaplain.”

Bishop Moradeyo, whose tenure was renewed by Governor Makinde, is currently the Bishop of Methodist Church Nigeria Diocese of Ogbomoso.

The Bishop holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Lutheran College of India.

He had served as President of the Ibadan Progressive Union. He is also the current Chairman of the Ogbomoso Community Forum.

“The newly-appointed Personal Assistant (I) to Governor Makinde, Azeez, holds a Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Public Affairs from the University of Ibadan,” the statement says.

Adejumo the PA (II) graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Abuja. He has worked in several managerial and consultant capacities dealing with logistics in private, government and international organisations.

“Adejumo had worked as a Business Development Executive at Makon Engineering and Technical Services Limited,” the statement read.

The governor wished the new appointees the best in their new assignments.


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