Abiodun appoints seven Special Advisers, SA New Media

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, on Tuesday, approved the appointment of seven senior aides.

The new appointees are Chief Economic Adviser – Dapo Okubadejo; Senior Special Adviser on Political Affairs – Hon, Tunji Egbetokun; Special Adviser on Information – Modele Sarafa-Yusuf; Special Adviser, Government House – Hon. Babatunde Olaotan.

Others are Special Adviser on Job Creation and Youth Empowerment – Mr Lekan Olude;
Special Adviser on Housing – Jamiu Akande Omoniyi; and Senior Special Assistant on New Media – SF Emmanuel Ojo.

A statement by Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said Okubadejo is a Partner and Africa Head of Deal Advisory and Private Equity at KPMG.

It added economic adviser is an expert on Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Project Finance, Investments, Private Equity and business transformation.

“With about 28 years of professional experience, he has acted as Corporate Financial Adviser to many foreign and local investors in Nigeria and across Africa.

“Dapo started his professional career in Arthur Andersen in 1992 and spent over a decade where he rose to the position of Senior Manager and consulted for more than 40 companies in oil & gas, consumer goods and financial services on many projects in Assurance, Business Strategy & Planning, Financial Restructuring and Business Transformation.

“In 2006, Dapo was promoted to the KPMG partnership as an Equity Partner and rose to become the Head of Deal Advisory & Private Equity for West Africa and Africa in 2009 and 2012 respectively. He was elected to the KPMG Nigeria Policy Board in 2017.

“Dapo is a recognized expert on Africa business and investments landscape and has been invited as a resource person, faculty, panelist and moderator at many international conferences, seminars and fora such as the World Economic Forum, Harvard Business School Africa forum, London Business School Africa, among others.”

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