The Ogun State Government has appointed the 17th Head of Service since the creation of the state and the 4th woman to hold the office.
She is Alhaja Selimot Olapeju Ottun who until her appointment, was Permanent Secretary in the Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration. She previously served as Permanent Secretary at the State’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism between 2015 and 2019.
The first HOS was Chief AAk Degun.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, the former Head of Service, TPL Amope Ajibola Chokor, bowed out of the public service of the state at the weekend and Alhaja Ottun comes into her new position with impeccable pedigree and service record.
A 1985 graduate of Psychology from the nation’s premier University – the University of Ibadan – the new Head of Service also earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Development from the Pan African Institute of Development, Bua in Cameroon.
An accomplished psychologist, community development expert and administrator, Alhaja Ottun had coordinated many Community Development and Gender Programmes for the State Government and was also the State Director of the United Nations Gender Development Programme between 2009 and 2015.
The new Head of Service has over the years proven to be an asset in different leadership roles she was saddled with. She is also known to have used her network and creative ingenuity to adapt to changes in public sector management.
While wishing Alhaja Ottun success in her new assignment, Gov. Abiodun said he believes that she would put her vast knowledge in the management of the state civil service to good use in her new assignment.
The new Head of Service is happily married and she is the President of Remo Secondary School, Sagamu 73/78set.
She attended the Abadina primary school as her parents lived for several years in Abadina, a community for University of Ibadan workers.