Zabira Banner Header

Governor Fayemi Appoints 24-Year-Old As SA On Digital Communications

Tosin Durodola appointed as Special Assistant to Ekiti Governor on Digital Communications
appointed as Special Assistant to Ekiti Governor on Digital Communications

The Governor of Ekiti State and Nigeria Governors’ Forum Chairman, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has appointed as his Special Assistant on Digital Communications.

Mr. Durodola, 24, hails from Igede-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun LGA. Until his appointment, he was a Technical Assistant at the Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Governor’s Office, Ado-Ekiti.

Tosin Durodola
Tosin Durodola

Mr. Durodola obtained his M.A in African Studies (Diaspora and Transnational Studies) with the Highest Distinction from the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His thesis which emerged as the overall best at the faculty level was recently nominated for the 2021 Africa Thesis Award. He graduated from Bowen University, Iwo in 2016, with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History and International Studies. He has a Certification from the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism (CTC), Leiden University, Netherlands. He is an alumnus of Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti.

ALSO SEE  Governor Akeredolu Denies Involvement In Ekiti Shootings

Confirming his appointment, Tosin Durodola posted on his Facebook page,

“I am privileged to have recently been appointed Special Assistant (Digital Communications) to the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi. Glory be to God! This is a rare opportunity to continue working on and managing the Digital communications, solutions and services for the Government and Governor of Ekiti State as part of my contributions to making a difference in governance and public service. At 24, this work is exactly what I have been prepared to perform and hope to do more in line with higher standards of discretion, loyalty, and excellence enshrined in public service rules.

“I am grateful to H.E. Governor Kayode Fayemi and H.E Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi for the trust and confidence reposed in me, as well as the Communications and Strategy Advisory Committee (CSACS). Special thanks to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communications and Strategy, Mr. Akin Rotimi for the recommendation. To my parents, thank you for the solid foundation and the bold decision to allow me venture into partisan politics at the age of 20. I am forever grateful.”

Durodola has a substantial record of research and policy development, and community outreach on broad range of governance, migration, conflict, and displacement-related issues.

ALSO SEE  Fayose Released From EFCC Custody

He is a Research Fellow of the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) and was a Research Intern at the Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai. Some of his research work have been featured at prestigious institutions such as Oxford University’s Centre for Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR), while a few of his papers are under review for publication at reputable journals such as the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) International Migration Journal, Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change, Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, Journal of African Currents amongst others.

ALSO SEE  Fayose Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plot By Fayemi To Implicate Him, PDP Leaders

He previously served at the digital media unit of the John Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation prior to the 2018 Ekiti State gubernatorial election at the age of 20.

This appointment makes him the youngest political appointee in the state.

Join our Telegram Group

Follow talkGlitz on Instagram TalkGlitz on Twitter
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy