Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday, 1st November, 2015 approved the appointment of Mrs. Olabowale Toluwalope Ademola as the 19th Head of Service (HOS) in the Lagos State Public Service.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna, Mrs. Ademola’s appointment which takes effect immediately, follows the statutory retirement of Mrs. Folashade Jaji on 26th October, 2015.
The new HOS was born on November 10, 1957.
She had her Primary Education at Corona School, Yaba and Lagos University Staff School (1962 – 1968), after which she proceeded to Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos where she obtained her West African School Certificate and Higher School Certificate in 1973 and 1975 respectively.
Thereafter, she was admitted to the University of Ibadan where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (Second Class Honours – Upper Division) in Economics in 1981.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos and the Lagos Business School respectively.
After several stints in the private sector, Mrs. Ademola joined the state Water Corporation as Controller Audit in 1995 before her transfer to the mainstream Civil Service in 1999 where she rose to become Permanent Secretary in 2010.
Until her appointment, she was the Permanent Secretary in the Lagos State Civil Service Pensions Office.