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MRS. OLADUNJOYE SAIDAT OLAYINKA – Hon. Commissioner

She studied at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), where she bagged a B.A History Degree with a Second Class Upper Division (1978-1981) and subsequently, bagged a M. Phil, History from the same institution. Her penchant for continuous development saw her bag a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) with a Second Class Upper Division, again, from the University of Lagos (1991-1997). She studied further at the Nigerian Law School, Abuja to become a Barrister at Law (BL) and was called to bar (1998-1999).

Mrs. Oladunjoye started her working career as a Graduate Assistant in 1983 with the Department of History, UNILAG. She was also a Classroom Teacher at Gbagada Comprehensive High School, Lagos 1983-1985. She joined the Lagos State Ministry of Youths, Sports and Social Development as an Admin/Project Officer (1987-1990). She then worked in the Ministry of Finance as a Research Officer (1990-1995) and then as a Senior Administrative Officer at Lagos State Public Works Corporation (1995) before she left the Civil Service.

After her sojourn in the Civil Service, Mrs. Oladunjoye worked with Industrial and General Insurance Company (IGI) as a Motor Underwriter (1996-2002); Claims Officer (2002-2003); and then became a Branch Manager (2003-2004). She later became the Managing Director at African General Insurance Brokers Limited (2004-2007) before setting up her own Private Insurance Service Company, Biscons Insurance Brokers as CEO/Managing Director, 2007-2011.  She is also the Senior Partner at Grey Chapel Legal, a privately owned law firm.

She served as the Honorable Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, 2011 – 2015.

On the 6th February 7, 2018, she was sworn in as the Honorable Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives.

Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye has these professional qualifications:

Associate Member, Chartered Insurance Institute of London (ACCI London) 1994; Chartered Insurer Chartered Insurance Institute of London (ACCI London) 1996; Associate Member, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) 1997; Member, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) 1999 and Fellow, Nigeria Council of registered Insurance Brokers (FCIB) 2004; Member of the Olave Baden Powell Society (OBPS), World Association of Girls Guide and Scouts Club 2011; Member, International Bar Association 2013; Matron of the Drug Free Club, 2013 and a Sponsored Individual, Security Exchange Commission 2017.

She also won the following awards: University of Lagos Scholarship & Bursary award 1982 and Award of Excellence by the Lagos State Government (1995).

Mrs. Oladunjoye has excellent Human resource management skill, good inter-personal relationship skills and she is also very passionate about promoting the cause of the less privileged. She enjoys reading, listening to music and traveling.