Ekiti State Government, through its Governor, Kayode Fayemi has appointed it’s first female Head of Service, Mrs Morenike Olapeju Babafemi
Morenike Olapeju Babafemi, the newly appointed first female Head of Service in Ekiti state Civil service is scheduled to resume office on Monday, February 10, 2020
Babafemi is to take over from Mr Ayodeji Ajayi, who retires from the civil service on February 9, 2020 having reached the mandatory retirement age
Though Mrs Babafemi has been congratulated by the Governor, Mr Ajayi has been highly commended for his diligence and professionalism which has helped in re positioning the state civil service for effective service delivery.
Here’s a brief hostory of what you need to know about the newly appointed Head of Service;
Mrs Babafemi, who has had a stint as Acting Head of Service, before proceeding on an overseas training programme last year, was until the new appointment, a Visiting Research Fellow at the African Leadership Centre, School of Global Affairs, King’s College, London, United Kingdom.
Mrs Babafemi, is the first female to be appointed substantive Head of Service since the creation of Ekiti State on October 1, 1996. She started her career as an Administrative Officer with the old Ondo State Civil Service on June 30, 1987. She rose through the ranks to become a Permanent Secretary in October 2009 and has served as Permanent Secretary in several ministries including Ministry of Women Affairs; Ministry of Local Government; and the Cabinet and Special Services Department.