…becomes first Engineer HoS in Ogun State
The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON, FCA has sworn in a new Head of Service in the State Civil Service, Engr. Isiaka Olanrewaju Bisiriyu, FNSE as the 17th Head of Service in Ogun State. This makes him the first Engineer to be appointed as HoS in Ogun State.
Governor Amosun while swearing in the new Head of Service at the Exco Chamber of Governor’s Office today 3rd January, 2019 in Abeokuta made it known that the elevation calls for more work as much will be expected of him to become open and familiarise himself with the workings of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
The number one citizen in the state, who posited that any government desirous of its success must ensure that the Civil Service is well positioned, noted that his administration’s success is largely dependent on the Civil Servants.
He revealed that the administration is coming up with innovations where Private sector will be involved in the process of governance, promising that they will benefit from it as they embrace the innovation. The Governor appreciated the people that have in one or the other complemented the efforts of his administration.
Dignitaries at the event included the President of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, FNSE who was ably represented at the swearing in ceremony by Engr. M.O. Odesanya, FNSE, Ogun State Government Excos, Retired Ogun State Heads of Service, Ogun State Permanent Secretaries, the Abeokuta branch Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Dr. O.A.Apampa, FNSE, General Manager Ogun State Water Corporation, Engr. Mrs. M. Agboola, FNSE, Vice Chairman Engr. Dr.K.A.Olonade, NIMechE Abeokuta Chapter Chairman Engr.Dr. A.I.Musa, General Secretary, Engr. Olumayowa Idowu, Immediate Past Chairman Engr. M
I. Abbass, FNSE, Engr. Kunle Adeotan, PS Ministry of Housing, Engr. Abiodun, PS Min of Commerce Engr. O.J
Onajobi among others.
PROFILE OF ENGR. ISIAKA OLANREWAJU BISIRIYU, FNSE, FNIMechE
Engr. I. O. Bisiriyu, a committed and practicing professional is a Fellow of Nigeria Society of Engineers, Registered Engineer with COREN and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management as well as past Chairman of the South West Zone and Council member of the Institute. He has attended several technical and management Conferences, Workshops, Trainings and Seminars at home and abroad.
Engr. Bisiriyu has gained vast experience as a result of exposure to different work environments in Ogun State Civil Service, he served as Director of Rural Development and Ministry of Special Duties respectively from August 1999 to July 2007.
When the Ministry of Water Resources and Rural Development was created in 2007, he pioneered the Power Generation and Distribution Department as the Director in charge of power generation and rural electrification activities of the Ogun State Government.
He was the Secretary of the first State Energy Council in Ogun State which had the State Governor as its Chairman between August 2008 and May 2011.
As a Senior Mechanical Engineer at the Ogun State Water Corporation, he was involved in the design, procurement and installation of treatment plants for major and minor water supply schemes. He also supervised the installation of mechanical and treatment plants at Yemoji Water Supply Schemes in Ijebu-Ode, Papalanto/Ifo Akinside and Ota New Water Supply Schemes. He later became the Area Engineer/Manager for Abeokuta Area Office, managing the activities of over 20 Water Supply Schemes and rose to the post of Head of Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical) with Ogun State Water Corporation.
He reached the pinnacle of his career when he was appointed as a Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Special Duties on the 6th January, 2012 by His Excellency, the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON FCA. He later served in the same capacity at the Agriculture Ministry between 2013 and 2015 and in the Ministry of Forestry between 2015 and 2016 and then appointed as the Clerk of the Ogun State House of Assembly on 15th October, 2016.
Report compiled by our correspondence with support from Engr Olumayowa Idowu