Chief Ayodeji Samo has been appointed as the General Manager of the Ekiti State Sports Council by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
Samo, a graduate of the University of Ilorin until his appointment was a Director in the Ekiti State Agency for Adult Literacy and Non formal Education.
He is an illustrious member of Efon Alaaye High Society and recently served as a member of the Committee on Obalufon Alayemore book launch. He hails from the Samo family of Imolekere.
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, had appointed four new permanent secretaries and five new Executive Secretaries.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, on Tuesday, quoted the governor as saying that the administration had “repositioned the civil service in the state and corrected the lop-sidedness inherited”.
Before the appointment of the new permanent secretaries, three local government areas had none. They were Emure, Ikere and Irepodun/Ifelodun.
Governor Fayose said “conscious effort had to be made to also encourage women in the service to rise to the top”, adding that the state only had five women permanent secretaries before the appointment of new ones.
Fayose also solicited the support of the public servants for the administration and urged them to support deputy, Prof Kolapo Olusola, to succeed him.
The appointed permanent secretaries are Mrs Osundare Adebimpe Grace (ikere), Mr Ale James Agbelusi (Irepodun/Ifelodun), Mrs Foluke Adeyemo (Emure) and Mr Omodara Olaseinde Vincent (Ekiti East).
The five new Executive Secretaries appointed are Dr Isaac Adu, Dr Ayodele Ibikunle, Alhaji Ganiyu Titilope, Mr Deji Samo and Mr Idowu Oguntuase.
I will reposition our sports : In a chat with www.gongnews.net Samo spoke on phone thanked the governor for the appointment saying in addition, “this is a new challenge. I will set out to work. We shall maximise this new sports season. My ambition is to exploit the opportunities available for the improved fortunes of children and youths in Ekiti State.”
“I am aware of some unique structures that the Afe Babalola University in Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) had put in place. We shall take it off from there and ensure that the state benefits from the effort. I will open up the discussions and bring the results this season. Ekiti will return to the position of leadership in Nigerian sports from now.”