Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has named an Assistant Secretary to a UK Junior Minister (Whitehall), Olajumoke Monsura Gafar, as his Principal Private Secretary.
The announcement of the appointment was contained in a statement by the Governor’s spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaiye
An active member of the non profit Positive Nigeria, Gafar studied law at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria between 1997 and 2002 and attended the Nigerian Law School in 2004 for her Bachelor of Law, Ajakaye said in a statement on Tuesday.
She is from Ilorin East local government of Kwara State.
She was until her appointment the Assistant Private Secretary to a Minister in the Whitehall, where the appointee, among other things, had the responsibility of seeing that the Minister was on top of major policy areas in the top official’s portfolio and that he effectively discharged his corporate responsibilities, the statement added.
Gafar was the Business Support and Human Resource Manager between March 2018 and December 2018 at the office of the Director General of the Ministry of Justice, where she was in charge of staff recruitment and welfare, among her other functions.
Between 2015 and 2018, she was also the Delivery Manager for the Government Recruitment Service at the UK Cabinet Office, where she oversaw specialist and high-volume recruitment campaigns for UK Government agencies and departments.
Gafar also had some working experience in Nigeria.
She was Corporate Services Manager at Taleveras Group Limited in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, between 2008 and 2012.
She also served as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer II at Bagno Limited in Lagos between 2007 and 2008.
She was a Legal Associate at Olujimi and Akeredolu Legal Practitioners, Abuja between 2005 and 2007.
Skilled in the delivery of appropriate corporate administrative, legal and regulatory compliance guidance, the appointee is an expert in general management, Human Resources management, customer service delivery and project management.