Makinde appoints ex-UI DVC, Adeyemo SSG
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has appointed a professor at the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan (UI), Mrs. Olanike Kudirat Adeyemo, as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG)-designate.
The appointment was contained in a letter signed by the governor.
Adeyemo is a COMSTECH distinguished scholar and pioneer Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships) of the institution between 2017 and 2021.
The SSG-designate, who served as Head of Oyo State COVID-19 Decontamination and Containment team of the state taskforce, was born on July 17, 1970.
She bagged the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) and Ph.D. Veterinary Public Health, in 1994, 1998 and 2005 respectively from UI.
She joined the services of the institution in March 1999 as Lecturer Grade II in the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She became Lecturer I in 2002, Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor in 2005 and Reader/Associate Professor in 2008. In October 2011, she became a full Professor.
From August 2013 to July 2015, she was a Schlumberger Foundation-sponsored Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Human and Environmental Toxicology, Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.
Between March 13, 2017 and March 12, 2021, Adeyemo served as the Pioneer Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships), University of Ibadan.
A 2013 Fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeon, Nigeria and a Registered Veterinary Surgeon, Adeyemo is a Fellow of many academies, such as the International Science Council (ISC), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation, the Nigerian Academy of Science, the African Academy of Sciences and the African Scientific Institute (ASI), U.S.
She is also a member of many learned societies, including Society of Toxicology (SOT), the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) and the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW).
Her scholarship and leadership are around “One Health” trans-disciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms to create novel conceptual, methodological, and translational innovation at the environment-livestock-wildlife-human interface with significant policy implication for Nigeria, the African Continent, and the rest of the world.