The government of Oyo State has named Ms. Tara Adefope as the
Director General of Due Process Office.
According to a statement made available to The Page by the Chief Press Secretary to the State’s Governor, Seyi Makinde, Adefope’s letter of appointment, dated June 6, 2019 and
signed on behalf of the Governor by his Chief of Staff , Chief Bisi Ilaka indicated that the appointment takes immediate
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
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.