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Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Lagos State
Dr. Basorun Yakub Olajide was born in Surulere, Lagos on 17th May, 1958 into the Jiyabi Branch of the Eletu Odibo Chieftaincy Family of Isale Eko, Lagos State, Nigeria.
He had his Primary School Education at Government Demonstration School, Surulere, Lagos between 1964 and 1970. He attended Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Isolo for his Secondary School Education between 1971 and 1975 and thereafter proceeded to the Federal School of Arts and Science, Victoria Island, Lagos for Advance Level Studies between 1975 to 1978. He had his University Education at Dokuchaev Agricultural University, Kharkov, Ukraine between 1979 to 1987 where he obtained his M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Agriculture.
He joined the service of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria as a Lecturer Grade II in 1989 and got promoted to the post of Lecturer Grade I in 1992. He transferred his service to Lagos State Public Service in February, 1995 as a Chief Agricultural Officer Grade Level 14 and rose through the ranks to the post of a Director Grade Level 17 in 2006.
Some of the responsibilities he has carried out in the Lagos State Public Service include:
Some veritable innovations he has introduced to the development of agriculture in the State are:
He is presently the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment.
A practising Fish farmer. He is married with children.