Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has approved the appointment
of Mrs. Morenike Olapeju Babafemi as the new Head of Service in the
state Civil Service.
Mrs. Babafemi, who has had a stint as Acting Head of Service, before
proceeding on an overseas training programme last year, was until the
new appointment, a Visiting Research Fellow at the African Leadership
Centre, School of Global Affairs, King’s College, London, United
Her appointment as Head Office Service takes effect from Monday,
February 10, 2020.
She is to take over from the Mr Ayodeji Ajayi, who retires from the
civil service on February 9, 2020, having attained the mandatory
Meanwhile, Governor Fayemi has commended Mr. Ajayi for his diligence
and professionalism which has helped in repositioning the state civil
service for effective service delivery.
Mrs. Babafemi, is the first female to be appointed substantive Head of
Service since the creation of Ekiti State on October 1, 1996.
She started her career as an Administrative Officer with the Old Ondo
State Civil Service on June 30, 1987.
She rose through the ranks to become a Permanent Secretary in October
2009 and has served as Permanent Secretary in several ministries
including Ministry of Women Affairs; Ministry of Local Government; and
the Cabinet and Special Services Department.
The new Head of Service is to be sworn in on Monday, February 10, 2020