Fatai Owoseni, a former commissioner of police in Lagos and Benue states, has been appointed by the governor of Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde, as his special adviser on security matters.
The governor, according to a statement on Monday, August 19, 2019, signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, approved the appointment, which took effect from Thursday, August 1, 2019.
The statement indicated that Owoseni’s appointment falls in line with the recognition of security as one of the four pillars of the Makinde administration in Oyo state.
The governor, in the letter of appointment, wished Mr. Owoseni, who has been working as a security consultant since his retirement from the police after 35 years of meritorious service, success in his new assignment.
Governor Makinde also urged Owoseni to discharge his duties with absolute loyalty and dedication.
Owoseni, a holder of a Bachelor of Arts Bachelor in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and a Diploma in Police Management, DPM, from the University of Jos, as well as several certificates in police and professional courses at the local and international levels, began his police career in the early 80s.
He rose through the ranks as an inspector of police and became the commissioner of police in charge of general investigations at the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, FCIID, Abuja.
He also served as the commissioner of police in Lagos state and was subsequently deployed to Benue state at the height of the herdsmen and farmers clashes and he was reputed to have recorded remarkable achievements towards quelling the spate of violence in the food basket state.
The statement indicated that the newly-appointed special adviser on security matters 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 pacesetter state.
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