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Osun governor, Oyetola appoints former commissioner, ex-air force officer as special advisers

Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola has appointed Sunday Akere and Debo Badru as special advisers on Political Matters.

This was contained in a statement issued shortly after the State’s Executive Council meeting on Monday by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode.

According to the statement, Akere and Badru’s appointments take effect from October 18, 2021.

Akere, a former Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the State, is an alumnus of the University of Ibadan where he obtained a Bachelor of Science.

He is also a member of several professional bodies, including Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria, and the Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration, Ghana.

He is a member of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research.

Akere has previously served as: Member, Presidential Transition and Inauguration Team in May 2015; Chairman of the All Progressive Congress State Congress Committee to Abia State in 2014; member, All Progressive Congress National Convention Committee in May 2018; and Secretary to the Osun State All Progressive Congress State Congress Committee in October 2021, among many other political involvements.

Badru, from Iwo local government of Osun State is a respected community leader who holds a Diploma from Nigerian Air Force Technical Training School, Kaduna, and served as an Air Force Officer between 1983 and 1990 after which he ventured into politics.

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