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Gov. Makinde appoints Oni as Chairman, State Mineral Development Agency

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Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Mr Abiodun Oni, an expert in the oil and gas industry, as the Executive Chairman of the State Mineral Development Agency.

The appointment was announced in a statement on Thursday by Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.

According to the statement, Oni is expected to bring to bear his wealth of experience as a trained geologist with over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry.

“Gov. Makinde expressed the hope that Oni will serve the state with dedication and loyalty,’’ the statement read.

Oni is a Business Development Specialist and until his appointment, a Director at Unitech Drilling Company Ltd. (an oil and gas service company).

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Ibadan.

He also holds other professional and technical certifications and trainings at the General Electric Oilfield Technology, Baker Hughes, among others.

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