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Ekiti State gets new Head of Service

The Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has approved the appointment of Engr Sunday Olanrewaju Komolafe as the new Head of the Civil Service, who was until his appointment the permanent secretary at the Ekiti State Ministry of Works and Transportation.

Penpushing reports that the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Olayinka Oyebode made the appointment known in a statement, adding that the new Head of Service takes over from Barrister Bamidele Agbede who retired on Friday, August 18, having spent 35 years in service.

The statement said Komolafe’s appointment as head of service takes effect from Monday, August 21,adding that the Governor commended  Agbede for his meritorious service to Ekiti State, especially his demonstrated brilliance, resourcefulness, professionalism and exemplary leadership, which greatly helped in repositioning the State Civil Service for optimal service delivery and wished him success in his future endeavour

Penpushing further that Komolafe, the new head of service, holds a second-class upper degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Ibadan, and he is a registered engineer with the Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN), and a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

The Head of Service started his civil service career with the then Ondo State Civil Service in July 1989, and later joined the Ekiti State Civil service in 1996 upon the creation of the state.

Penpushing also reports that Komolafe who hails from Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government Area, was appointed permanent secretary in 2014, and served as General Manager of the Ekiti State Electricity Board between 2002 and 2014.

The new Head of Service served as Permanent Secretary in several ministries including: Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (2014 – 2016); Office of the Deputy Governor (2016-2020); Ministry of Local Government Affairs (2020-2022) and Ministry of Works and Transportation (2022- present).

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