Tinubu Appoints Ogbomoso-born Zacch Adedeji, Nuhu Ribadu, Dele Alake, Others As Special Advisers


President Bola Tinubu has appointed eight special advisers.


This was contained in a statement signed on, Thursday by the State House’s Director of Information, Abiodun Oladunoye.


The special advisers are:

1.Mr. Dele Alake

Special Adviser, Special Duties, Communications and Strategy


2. Mr. Yau Darazo

Special Adviser, Political and Intergovernmental Affairs

3. Mr. Wale Edun

Special Adviser, Monetary Policies


4. Mrs. Olu Verheijen

Special Adviser, Energy


5. Mr. Zachaeus Adedeji

Special Adviser, Revenue


6. Mr. Nuhu Ribadu

Special Adviser, Security


7. Mr. John Ugochukwu Uwajumogu

Special Adviser, Industry, Trade and Investment.


8. Dr (Mrs.) Salma Ibrahim Anas

Special Adviser, Health


Zacch Adelabu Adedeji hails from Ogbomoso, in Oyo state.


About Zachaeus Adedeji
Zacch Adelabu Adedeji is an astute accountant, corporate tax and public finance development expert. He has over 15 years of experience in corporate accounting, public service administration and public service advisory for a corporate multinational, state governments and the Federal Government of Nigeria.

He was a one-term Commissioner for Finance in Oyo State, Southwest, Nigeria between the year 2011 and 2015 under the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Among his remarkable achievements in the state include leading a team of less than 50 personnel to institute a Medium-Term Financial (MTF) strategy for the overall framework of Financial and Budgetary management of the state.


This resulted in a financial reporting excellence resulting in sustainable growth in cash flow for recurrent expenditure and financing Capital expenditure such as the timely funding of the construction of over 200 roads, bridges and the execution of road repairs across the 33 Local Governments.


Other significant feats include the implementation of an N19,000 minimum wage payment from N7,500 and addition of a 13th-month salary for civil servants in the state and an annual budgetary savings of N7.2 Billion from state finance process efficiencies.


He holds a record of not incurring a new debt for the state while in office as well as reducing the state’s debt exposure by 50%.


He is the co-founder and managing partner of RTR, a financial consulting firm that provides financial advisory and policy development services to public administrators and private institutions in West Africa.


He holds a first class degree in Accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and a certificate in Comparative Tax Policy and Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.


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