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MRS. TOYIN IDOWU AWOSEYI – Permanent Secretary

Mrs. Toyin Idowu Awoseyi was born at Massey Hospital Lagos Island on December 10th, 1960 to Late John Adebayo Olayomi a retired Chief Education Officer and Mrs. Racheal Olayomi of Okesuna, Lagos.

She had her primary education at St. Mary’s Private School, Ajele, Lagos from 1965-1972, Christ School, Ado-Ekiti for her West African School Certificate School Certificate, and Federal  School of Arts and Science for her higher School Certificate between 1972- 1980.

She was admitted into the Prestigious University of Ife, Ile-Ife in 1980 now (Obafemi Awolowo University) where she graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree in English Studies in 1984. She also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from University of Lagos (UNILAG) which she obtained in 2005.

  1. She began her career after the completion of her National Youth Service in Ogun State with the Lagos State Schools Management Board in September, 1985.
  2. She taught English Language and Literature in Government College, Eric Moore/ St. Finbars College, Akoka between 1985-1996
  • She transferred her services into the State Civil Service in 1996 and was deployed to the Civil Service Commission as Senior Personnel Officer GL.10.
  1. In 2000, she was deployed to the Lagos State Public Works Corporation as Principal Administrative Officer, GL.12 where she rose to become the first female Secretary/Head of Administration in 2004 in 2004 as Chief Administrative Officer, GL. 14 till 2006.
  2. she was deployed to Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB)(Monitoring and Evaluation Department).
  3. In 2008, As Chief Administrative Officer, GL. 14, she was deployed to Public Service Office, Office of the Head of Service, Service Matters Directorate where she obtained her Grade Level 15 due to her dint of hard work, she was given career advancement of three years to GL.16 in 2011. In 2015, She rose to the position of Director, Service Matters and in charge of the following:

(a) all issues pertaining to Administrative /HR  Officers, Executive Officers and Secretarial Officers Cadre Service-wide;

(b) Retreat of EXCO members with the body of Permanent Secretaries;

(c) She introduced the Familiarization Tour forNewly  Employed/Converted Administrative/HR Officers;

(d) She initiated the Induction programme for newly employed/converted and re-designated Administrative Officers Service-wide;

(e) The introduction of Retreat for Directors of Administration;

(f) Supervision of other programmes such as Long Service Merit Award, Productivity Merit Award, Pens Down Ceremonies for retired Permanent Secretaries, Pull-Out Ceremony for Head of Service, Vacation Jobs for School Leavers, Issuance of Service-wide Circulars, Public Service Week Celebration since 2010.

(g) Supervises the upload on HR/Human Resources Module;

(h) Supervision of all issues pertaining to promotion, disciplinary, policies on Administrative, Executive & Secretarial Cadres.

(i) Initiated the 3 Months familiarization tour of all newly appointed Administrative Officers Service-wide to mention a few.

Vii       She was appointed a Permanent Secretary in Lagos State by His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on 16th September, 2016 and was deployed to the Civil Service Commission.

viii      Presently, she is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.

Before her appointment as PS, she  had worked with several Heads of Service from Alhaji Yakub Balogun as Chief Administrative Officer to Mr. Adesegun Ogunlewe while she was an Assistant Director, Mrs. Oluseyi Williams as a Deputy Director and Mrs. Folashade Jaji and Mrs. Olabowale Ademola as substantive Director, Service Matters, the first Officer to rise through the ranks within Public Service Office to such a position.

She is an Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Associate Member,Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria.

She is an Articulate Team player with track records of integrity, firmness, hard work and a pro-active Officer.

Her hobbies include mentoring/coaching, reading, organising events and dancing. A devote Christian, very dutiful and married with blessed children.


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