The Federal Government has conferred the national honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) on Sir Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle, Chairman, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).
Adekunle’s presidential recognition was bestowed alongside 339 other distinguished Nigerians and friends of the nation.
A lawyer, seasoned administrator and former Federal Permanent Secretary, his educational and professional background spans several fields including law, public service, intellectual property rights management, multilateral trade negotiations and the humanities.
Over the years, Adekunle has built capacity for management and coordination of donor assisted developmental projects.
Amongst other notable assignments, Sir Adekunle has served as the Secretary of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 during the pandemic and most recently, Secretary and Head of Secretariat for the 2023 Presidential Inauguration.
A knight of John Wesley in the Methodist Church, Nigeria, he is also the Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Ogbomosho Anglican Communion, Chairman; University of Ilorin Alumni Association (Abuja Chapter), President of Ogbomosho First (O-1st Group) Community Initiative, BOT Member, Ogbomosho Recreation Club and member of the prestigious IBB Golf Club, Abuja.