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Ekiti State Governor Mr Biodun Oyebanji has approved the appointment of Olubunmi Adetunmbi as Chief Economic Adviser to the Government

Adetunmbi is a two-term Senator representing Ekiti North Senatorial District of the state.

A statement by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode, on Tuesday, said the appointment is with immediate effect.

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Senator Adetunmbi, however, will not draw any salary from the State Government as he has voluntarily opted to serve the State free of charge.

Born on August 22, 1955, Senator Adetunmbi holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics with extensive work experience in project financing, financial management, marketing and international development consulting.

He had stints with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Cadbury, USAID and DFID before his election as a Senator in 2011.