The government of Oyo State on Friday named Ms. Tara Adefope as the Director General of Due Process Office.
KBJOJO News confirmed this through an announcement made known on Friday via the verified social media handles of Governor Seyi Makinde.
It was gathered that Adefope’s letter of appointment dated June 6, 2019 was signed on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Bisi Ilaka and indicated that the appointment takes immediate effect.
The post on Governor’s social media handles read:
“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Tara Adefope as the Director General, Due Process Office. Ms. Adefope is a professional with broad experience in Governance, Risk, Regulation and Compliance spanning both the public and private sectors.”
According to a press statement made available to journalists by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, “The new DG, Due Process Office is a United Kingdom (UK)- trained Lawyer, who holds an LLB Law (Hons) Degree from the University of Leicester and an MSc Degree in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics from the Birkbeck University of London.
“Ms. Adefope is a professional with broad experience in Governance, Risk, Regulation and Compliance with experience spanning both the public and private sectors.
“She began her career in the UK in a Governance Advisory firm and
subsequently held other positions before her return to Nigeria where her career progressed within the Banking sector as she held various positions within the remit of Compliance.”
The statement added that: “She thereafter joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, where she led Corporate Governance activities in Nigeria and Ghana on the Africa Corporate Governance Programme.
“The programme provides Corporate Governance interventions to
companies, regulators, and market intermediaries across Sub-Saharan Africa.
“Before her appointment, the new DG has held various consulting roles and has remained passionate about public and private sector development.”