Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Mrs Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu as his Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora.
Makinde, in a statement signed by Moses Alao, his Special Assistant on Print Media, said the appointment was with immediate effect.
According to him, Sarumi-Aliyu was the governorship candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP) in the 2019 election in Oyo State.
Makinde also approved the appointment of Dr Anthony Adepoju and Mr Akeem Ige, as Chairman, Oyo State Water Corporation and Special Adviser on Tourism respectively.
He urged them to serve the state with loyalty and dedication while wishing them success in their new assignments.
Sarumi-Aliyu, who was appointed SSA on Diaspora, is a daughter of the late Ibadan politician, Ali Balogun Sarumi. She had her primary and secondary school education in Ibadan before proceeding to the United Kingdom where she earned various certifications in Social Work and Welfare, Psychology and Sociology.
The statement said she also holds a degree in Social Policy from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Sarumi-Aliyu is currently the CEO of Bees Bridal Ltd and many others.
Adepoju, who was appointed as the chairman of the State’s Water Corporation, is a financial planner “and an analyst of many years standing.”
“He holds a Higher National Diploma and Bachelor of Science in Accounting as well as an MBA and Ph.D. in Business Management and Administration,” the statement added.