Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Ahmed Murtala, an indigene of Kano State, as his Special Assistant on Community Relations I.
Murtala hails from Nasarawa Local Government of Kano State.
However, he has lived most of his life in Oyo. He had his primary and secondary school education at St. Brigid Boys School, Mokola, Ibadan and Community Grammar School, Mokola, Ibadan, respectively.
Makinde also appointed Mr. Femi Josiah as Special Assistant on Community Relations II.
According to a Government House statement, the governor further approved the appointment of Dr. Olufunmilayo Salami as Special Adviser on Health while Mr. Jacob Adetoro was named as Chairman of Federal Constituencies Liaison Officers.
He also named 14 Constituency Liaison Officers to represent each of the 14 federal constituencies in the state.
The statement further read: “He (Murtala) will serve as the bridge between the Oyo State Government and the Hausa/Fulani community as well as other northern groups scattered across the state.
“Dr. Salami until her appointment as Special Adviser on Health was a health consultant to the state government.
“She was a United States of America-based Paediatric Emergency Medicine Physician.
“Gov. Makinde charged the new appointees, whose appointments took effect from Nov. 27 , to see their appointments as a call to service and urged them to discharge their duties with absolute loyalty, dedication and diligence.”