Monday, March 7, 2022

INEC: New REC Assumes Duty In Ogun

          • Olusegun Agbaje & Olaniyi Ijalaye

The Daily Crucible | Monday, March 7, 2022

 A new Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olaniyi Ijalaye,  has been deployed to INEC, Ogun State, to take over from the former REC. Mr. Olusegun Agbaje MFR, mni who had been redeployed to INEC, Lagos State.   

This followed the recent deployment of newly sworn-in Commissioners by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Mr. Olaniyi Ijalaye is a legal practitioner who filled the vacancy for Ondo State sequel to the appointment of Mr. Sam Olumekun as a National Commissioner.

The new Hon. Resident Electoral Commissioner arrived INEC State Office Magbon, Abeokuta on 28th February 2022. 

He was received by the immediate past Hon. REC. Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, and the Management Team.  

The official handing over ceremony was performed earlier today Monday, according to a release by Tadese Adenike (Mrs) Head of Department, Voter Education & Publicity for REC.

Olaniyi Ijalaye Esq is a graduate of University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife) where he had his First degree and Master’s degree in Law in 1982 and 1995 respectively. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1983.

He joined the services of the premier banking institution, the First Bank of Nigeria PLC on 2nd July 1984 as a Legal Officer and rose through the ranks. He retired from First bank as Deputy Legal Adviser on 30th June 2011 after 28 years of meritorious service. 

He was sworn in by the Hon. Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as the Hon. Resident Electoral Commissioner on 23rd February 2022. 

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