Lateef Jakande Academy Welcomes New Executive Secretary

Appointment and Assumption of Duties

Mrs. Ayisat Agbaje-Okunade has taken up her new role as the Executive Secretary of Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy, following her recent appointment by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Her official assumption of office marks the beginning of her tenure at the Academy.

Call for Staff Support

In her initial remarks upon assuming office, Mrs. Ayisat Agbaje-Okunade emphasized the importance of staff support for the achievement of her goals and targets at the Academy. She called upon all members of staff to contribute to the success of the institution.

Welcoming the New Executive Secretary

Mr. Juwon Akinyemi, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Agency, extended a warm welcome to the new Executive Secretary. He noted that Mrs. Agbaje-Okunade is not a newcomer to the workings of the government, having previously served as the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Developmental Partnership and Economic Planning during his first term.

Expectations and Encouragement

Mr. Akinyemi urged the new Executive Secretary to leverage her wealth of experience, international exposure, and educational qualifications to excel in her new role. This encouragement reflects the high expectations placed upon her.

Support from Management

Mrs. Sinot Koko, the Director of Administration and Human Resources at the Academy, expressed optimism regarding the positive impact that the new Executive Secretary is expected to make. She assured Mrs. Agbaje-Okunade of the support and collaboration of the Academy’s management team.

Former Executive Secretary’s Words of Wisdom

Ms. Folasade Coker, the immediate past Executive Secretary, extended her congratulations to her successor on her appointment. She acknowledged the challenges ahead and stressed the importance of resilience in the journey that lies ahead.

Educational and Professional Background

Mrs. Ayisat Agbaje-Okunade brings a strong educational background to her new role, having earned her Bachelor of Law and Masters in International Relations and Democratic Politics from the University of Westminster. She also holds a professional graduate certificate from Harvard Extension School of Governance and Policy and Strategic Studies from NIPPS. Her impressive credentials reflect her commitment to excellence.

Career Trajectory

Mrs. Agbaje-Okunade’s career in public service began as Special Assistant to former Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna State. Subsequently, she served as the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Developmental Partnership and Economic Planning, demonstrating her dedication to public service and leadership.

The appointment of Mrs. Ayisat Agbaje-Okunade as the Executive Secretary of Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy marks the beginning of a new chapter in the institution’s journey, with high hopes for her leadership and contributions.

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