The Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has appointed the former Commissioner of Police in Lagos and Benue States, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, as his Special Adviser on Security Matters as part of his reformation in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa and approved by the governor in Ibadan on Sunday which took effect from August 1.
According to the statement, Owoseni’s appointment conforms with the recognition of security which is one of the four pillars of the state government.
Governor Makinde urged his newly-appointed Special Adviser to discharge his duties with absolute loyalty and dedication.
The appointee is expected to bring his wealth of experience garnered over the decades through many local and international assignments to bear on the security situation in the state.
The governor, who promised to launch a new security policy for the state before his first 100 days in office, wished Mr. Owoseni success in his appointment.
The former Commissioner of Police in Lagos and Benue States has been working as a security consultant since his retirement from the Police after 35 years.
Owoseni, who happens to be a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy, also holds Diploma in Police Management (DPM) and other several certificates in Police courses.
The Special Adviser rose through the ranks to become Commissioner of Police in charge of General Investigations at the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID), Abuja.
Notwithstanding, Owoseni will definitely be hands-on because he is an expert on Mission and Seconded Staff (at managerial level -P5 position) to the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur.