Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has approved the appointment of eight special advisers.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode, announced this in a statement in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
He said the appointments were made to give the new administration the desired solid foundation and move the state forward.
He explained that the new special advisers were of cabinet rank.
Oyebode gave the names of the new appointees as Mr Niyi Adebayo, Budget, Economic Planning, and Performance Management; Mrs Tayo Adeola, Investment, Trade, and Industry.
Others are: Ebenezer Boluwade, Agriculture and Food Security; Kofoworola Aderiye, Education, Science and Technology; Chief Jide Awe, Political and Inter-Party Affairs; Tope Ogunleye, Bureau of Special Project; Seun Fakuade, Governance, Reforms and Innovation; and Yinka Oyebode, Media and Strategy/Chief Press Secretary.
Oyebode said the governor urged the appointees to see their appointments as an opportunity to contribute their time, talent, and expertise to the overall development of the state.
He said they would be sworn-in on Friday.
Oyebode also disclosed that General Ebenezer Ogundana had been re-appointed as Security Adviser to the Governor, with immediate effect.