The Ogun State Government has appointed Alhaja Selimot Ottun as new Head of Service, following retirement of immediate past number one civil servant in the state, Ajibola Chokor
Penpushing reports that, the announcement was contained in a statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin made available to journalists Monday night, adding that the former Head of Service bowed out of the public service of the state at the weekend.
The statement said Governor Dapo Abiodun approved the appointment adding that Ottun comes into her new position with impeccable pedigree and service record, stating that she is an accomplished psychologist, community development expert and administrator, who becomes the fourth woman to occupy the office and the 17th Head of Service since the creation of the State.
The statement said until her appointment, Ottun was Permanent Secretary in the Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration, who previously served as Permanent Secretary at the State’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism between 2015 and 2019.
Penpushing further reports that, she is 1985 graduate of Psychology from the nation’s premier University – the University of Ibadan, also earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Development from the Pan African Institute of Development, Bua in Cameroon and had coordinated many Community Development and Gender Programmes for the State Government and was also the State Director of the United Nations Gender Development Programme between 2009 and 2015.
The new Head of Service has over the years proven to be an asset in different leadership roles she was saddled with. She is also known to have used her network and creative ingenuity to adapt to changes in public sector management.
The governor while wishing Ottun success in her new assignment, said he believes that she would put her vast knowledge in the management of the state civil service to good use in her new assignment.
Penpushing also reports that,the statement also added that the new Head of Service is happily married and she is the President of Remo Secondary School, Sagamu 73/78set