Published March 2, 2021
Peter Dada , Akure
ONDO State Governor , Rotimi Akeredolu ( SAN) , has reappointed, Mr . Olugbenga Ale and Mr . Richard Olabode , as the Chief of Staff and Chief Press Secretary , respectively.
This development came barely six days after the governor was inaugurated for his second and final term in office.
The announcement was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Research and Documentation , Kunle Adebayo, in Akure , on Monday .
Ale and Olabode served in the first term administration of Akeredolu . While Ale served as the Chief of Staff, Olabode was the Special Assistant to the governor on New Media.
The statement read in part , “ As a key move to hit the ground running in service of the people in his second tenure , the Governor of Ondo State Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu ( SAN ) , has approved the appointment of Chief Olugbenga Ale as his Chief of Staff, while Mr . Olabode Richard , is appointed as Chief Press Secretary to the governor .
“ Chief Olugbenga Ale is a retired permanent secretary of the Ondo State Civil Service while Mr. Olabode Richard , is a practicing broadcast Journalist. ”
According to the statement , the appointments took immediate effect.