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Profile: The man Oluwadare Aragbaiye

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Born in October 1960 in Owo, Owo local government area of Ondo state to the family of Mr Jacob Ajinaja Aragbaiye and mama Comfort Folake Aragbaiye (Nee Fadamitan) of the famous Ojumu family in Owo, both of blessed memories, Oludare Aragbaiye attended St. Patrick’s Anglican Primary School, Owo, Owo High School Owo,  Special Sixth Form College  Ikare-Akoko, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, from 1980 -1983 and much later the Federal University of Technology, Akure for his Master Degree in Business Administration. Mr Aragbaiye commenced his civil service career in March 1985 as an Administrative Officer in the State Ministry of Finance. He had since served in several capacities in the state Civil Service including the following; Assistant Secretary 1 (Admin & General) Governor’s Office; Private Secretary to two successive Military Administrator – Col. Ekundayo Opaleye and Navy Captain Olabode Ibiyinka George (both retd); Chief Protocol Officer to former Deputy Governor -Dr Olusegun Agagu, of blessed memory; Assistant Secretary (Personnel) Post -Primary School Board; Personal Assistant to the former Military Governor- Col. Moses O. Fasanya (retd.); Director of Finance and Administration, Board of Internal Revenue; Director of Establishments; Director/Chief Executive, Board of Internal Revenue; Director of Finance and Administration, Ministry of Health; Director of Personnel, Finance and Administration, Civil Service Commission; Administrative Secretary, Ondo State Public Service Training Institute ; Administrative Secretary, Office of the Establishments; Administrative Secretary and later Permanent Secretary General Administration) Governor’s Office; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport; and Permanent Secretary, Government House and Protocol, Governor’s Office before this new appointment.

The civil service career of the appointee spanning the various Ministries /Departments/Agencies of government has been remarkable with notable impacts. Specifically, while at the General Administration, Governor’s Office, as Secretary and later as Permanent Secretary, there was general renovation of the entire secretariat complex and improvement of facilities to meet the requirement of functional modern office, in actualisation of government policy and plans for provision of conducive work environment.

The landmark renovation include asphalt overlay of the parking lots of Ministries of Finance , Education, and that Transport Pool of General Administration Department, which he initiated. While at the then Post Primary School Management Board, he handled the production of the first ever Teachers’ Newsletter as Editor-in-Chief.

His duty tour of the Ondo State Board of Internal Revenue as Director and Chief Executive of the Board marked notable growth in revenue generation. This was a period when the threshold of revenue generation was raised beyond N200m for the first time in Ondo State. Mr Aragbaiye is known for outstanding dedication to duty. His compliance with work ethics is second to none.

He jealously guards and guides the operational principles upon which the public service is anchored, towards effective service delivery to the good of Ondo State.

Mr. Aragbaiye  attended several training/capacity  building programmes within and outside the Nigeria. Such programmes span the Finance, Health, Personnel and HR functions, among others. He has presented several seminar papers to groups of civil servants across MDAs within and outside Ondo State.

Mr. Aragbaiye is a member of both CIPMN and the IPMAN. He is a christian and member of the Anglican Communion, Church of Nigeria. His hobbies include sports, farming, current affairs, among others. He is married to Mrs  Loveth Oladunni (Nee Omirin), while the marriage is blessed with children.

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