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Meet Lagos New Commissioners And Special Advisers

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Mr. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo
Commissioner for Finance
Rabiu according to his twitter and Linkedln
handle profile is a Certified Fraud Examiner,
Experienced Chief Audit Executive, Adjunct
Professor and Authorised Trainer of The
ACFE in West Africa, an anti-fraud
organisation and premier provider of anti-
fraud training and education.
Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo
Commissioner for Education
Folashade is an educationist with more than
20-year experience in the sector. She is a
principal consultant/CEO at Leading Learning
Limited, a company she founded in 2014.
Prof. Akin Abayomi
Commissioner for Health
Prof. Emeritus Abayomi is a specialist in
Internal Medicine, Oncology, Environmental
Health and Biosecurity. Akin studied at the
Royal Medical College of Saint Bartholomew’s
Hospital in the University of London where
he attained his first graduate degree in
Medicine and progressing to obtain
fellowships from both Royal College of
Medicine in the United Kingdom and the
College of Medicine of South Africa.
Dr. Idris Salako
Commissioner for Fiscal Planning and Urban
Idris is the Managing partner at Adesanya
Salako and Associates. He is a member of the
Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP)
and a member at the Town Planning
Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC).
Mr. Tunji Bello
Commissioner for Water Resources and
Bello, according to his profile on Bloomberg
served as worked with various companies
like First Bank of Nigeria, Concord Press
Nigeria Ltd., St. Petersburg Times, Florida
USA, to mention just a few.
The former commissioner and immediate
Secretary to the State Government (SSG) had
various publications to his credit ranging
from business to politics.
He is a member of the following bodies:
Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Society of
International Law, Nigerian Guild of Editors,
Nigerian Union of Journalist, and Civil Liberty
Mr. Gbenga Omotoso
Commissioner for Information and Strategy
Gbenga is an award-winning journalist and
former Editor of The Nation Newspaper.
Mrs. Bolaji Dada
Commissioner for Women Affairs and
Poverty Alleviation
Dada is the former Vice-Chairman of Apapa
Local Government, a position she held twice.
She is a 1991 graduate of the Lagos State
University graduate of Industrial Chemistry
with a Masters in Corporate Governance
from the Leeds Metropolitan University,
United Kingdom.
Mr. Lere Odusote
Commissioner Energy and Natural Resources
Olalere is an acknowledged power sector
expert responsible for creating partnership
strategies that guide new business and
infrastructure development.
He has a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering
from the University of Ibadan and an MBA in
Investment Management and Information
from Pace University, New York.
Dr. Frederic Oladeinde
Commissioner for Transportation
Oladeinde is the Head of Corporate and
Investment Planning Department of Lagos
Metropolitan Area Transport Authority
(LAMATA). He joined LAMATA in 2008 as
Technical Adviser and head of Transport
He holds a Ph. D. degree in Transport
Planning from Imperial College of Science,
Technology and Medicine in the United
He began his career as a transport
consultant in Oscar Faber Consulting in
London, United Kingdom before joining the
Department for Transport, UK as a Senior
Transport Planning Adviser where he was
responsible for advising the British
government on the impact of various
transport policies.
Mr. Gbolahan Lawal
Commissioner for Agriculture
Gbolahan is the immediate past
Commissioner of Housing and a former
Commissioner of Agriculture and
Cooperatives, Lagos State. A seasoned
security & development practitioner and
socio-entrepreneur, he has deep
understanding for political economy of
development, especially in low and medium-
income economies.
Moruf Akinderu Fatai
Commissioner for Housing
Mr. Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)
Attorney General and Commissioner for
Moyosore is a first-class litigator. In
recognition of his excellence in this regard
the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee,
chaired by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the
Hon. Justice Aloma Mukhtar GCON conferred
Mr. M.J. Onigbanjo with the rank of Senior
Advocate of Nigeria on 23rd September
Mr. Hakeem Fahm
Commissioner for Science and Technology
Hakeem is an ICT specialist and a former
Commissioner for The Ministry of Science
and Technology. He is also a Network
Infrastructure Director.
Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle
Commissioner for Ministry Establishment,
Training and Pension
Mrs. Ponnle is an accomplished Consultant,
Executive Coach and Organisational
Psychologist. She has a B.Sc. in Economics
from the University of Ibadan and a M.Sc. in
Organisational Psychology from the
University of London.
She has over 22 years’ experience in various
fields having worked in companies such as
Arthur Andersen (now KPMG International)
and British American Tobacco.
With a combined experience in Human
Capital development of over 14 years, Ponnle
has worked extensively with leaders and
teams in both private and public sectors
with focus in the area of learning and
development, leadership and team
development, diversity and inclusion and
change management.
Engr. Aramide Adeyoye
Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure
Mr. Segun Dawodu
Commissioner for Youth and Social
Dawodu is a former Commissioner of Sports
in Lagos.
Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf
Commissioner for Home Affairs
Uzamat is a Pharmacist, Politician and the
immediate past Commissioner for Wealth
Creation and Employment, Lagos State
She had her primary education at Ansar-Ud-
Deen Primary School, Ile Ife from 1980-1986.
On completion she gained admission into
the Seventh Day Adventist Grammar school
Ile Ife between 1987-1992 after which she
was admitted to University of Lagos, Akoka,
Lagos for her B.Pharm graduating in the
year 2006.
Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke
Commissioner for Local Government and
Community Affairs
Mrs. Lola Akande
Commissioner for Commerce and Industry
Mrs. Olufunke Adebolu
Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture
Mr. Sam Egube
Commissioner for Economy Planning and
Egube is the Board Chairman of CeLD
Innovations Limited. He is an engineer with
significant banking experience.
He is also an author and socially smart
entrepreneur whose carrier runs through a
significant number of local and international
His banking sojourn as management staff
and consultant cuts through top Nigerian
banks including, United Bank for Africa Plc,
NNB International Bank Plc, First Bank of
Nigeria Plc and Diamond Bank Plc.
Dr. Wale Ahmed
Special Duties and Inter-Governmental
Dr. Wale is a Medical doctor and a member,
Nigerian Medical Association, Society for
International Relations & Diplomacy and
Nigerian commissioners in Lagos, says
He is a one-time Commissioner for Special
Duties and Assembly member who
sponsored the motion for free treatment of
accident victims within the first 24 hours.
Ms Ruth Bisola Olusanya
Special Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture
Princess Aderemi Adebowale
Special Adviser of the Office of Civic
Princess Adebowale, founder of Remindales
Healthcare Agency, is a one-time freelance
journalist and politician. She is a former
aspirant of the Epe Federal constituency in
the House of Representatives.
Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo
Special Adviser on Political and Legislative
Ayantayo is a crime and fictional writer
turned politician. A graduate of Mass
communications from the University of
Lagos, Ayantayo has been writing from an
early age.
He was Secretary to the Local Government,
Orile Agege and presently a member, Lagos
State House of Assembly Service Commission
Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka
Special Adviser, Ministry of Housing
She is a barrister turned politician. She is
also the Assistant Legal Adviser, All
Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos State.
Joe Igbokwe
Special Adviser for Drainage and Water
Tubosun Alake
Special Adviser for Innovation and
Architect Kabiru Ahmed Abdullahi
Special Adviser, Urban Development
Anofi Olanrewaju Elegushi
Special Adviser, Central Business Districts
Bonu Solomon Saanu
Special Adviser, Arts and Culture
Oluwatoyin Fayinka
Special Adviser, Ministry of Transportation
Oladele Ajayi
Special Adviser on Commerce and Industry
Tokunbo Wahab
Special Adviser, Ministry of Education
Solape Hammond
Special Adviser on Sustainable Development

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