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Makinde Appoints UK-trained Lawyer, Tara Adefope, As DG Due Process Office

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By Abiodun Ogunrinde, Ibadan

The government of Oyo State has named Ms. Tara Adefope as the Director General of Due Process
Office.

Adefope’s letter of appointment, which was dated June 6, 2019 and signed on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Bisi Ilaka indicated that the appointment takes immediate effect.

The new DG, Due Process Office is a United Kingdom (UK)- trained Lawyer, who holds an LLB
Law (Hons) Degree from the University of Leicester and an MSc degree in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics from the Birkbeck University of London.

Ms. Adefope is a professional with broad experience in Governance, Risk, Regulation, and Compliance with experience spanning both the public and private sectors.

She began her career in the UK in a Governance Advisory firm and subsequently held other positions before her return to Nigeria where her career progressed within the Banking sector as she held various positions within the remit of Compliance.

She thereafter joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank
Group, where she led Corporate Governance activities in Nigeria and Ghana on the Africa Corporate Governance Programme.

The programme provides Corporate Governance interventions to companies, regulators, and market intermediaries across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Before her appointment, the new DG has held various consulting roles and has remained passionate about public and private sector development.

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