Mrs Adetoun Ibilola Popoola


Adetoun Ibilola Popoola, born in 1984, attended the prestigious Queen’s College in Lagos.

An Alumnus of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), she bagged a B.Sc. in Business Administration in 2004. Adetoun also obtained an M.Sc. in Marketing and Communications Management from the University of Hull, UK in 2009.

Adetoun started her career in Banking as an Executive Trainee with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc in 2006. Her passion for excellence earned her exceptional promotion to the position of Banking Officer in 2012 and then Senior Banking Officer in 2015. With over 10 years experience in project management, customer experience and quality management, she joined the Strategy and Corporate Transformation Group of the Bank of Industry in 2018 as an Assistant Manager where she played an exceptional role in the success of the 2019 ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
Surveillance Audit for the Bank of Industry. Adetoun has attended several seminars and workshops within and outside the country, including: ISO 9001:2018 (Quality Management System) Internal Audit Certification; Root-Cause Analysis based on Lean Six Sigma Methodology Certification Training (by British Standards Institute); ISO Integrated Management System – Lead Implementer (Certification Training) (by British Standards Institute amongst others.

In 2019, Adetoun was appointed the General Manager of Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK). Since her assumption of office, she has intensely propagated the environmental sustainability vision of the State Government through various initiatives. Adetoun is happily married with children.



Oladunni Akinfala joined the Lagos State Civil Service in November 2001.

She started her working career as a Legislative Officer at the Lagos State House of Assembly in 2001, where she served till 2005. Mrs  Akinfala was re-designated  into the  Administrative cadre in 2005 and has served in various capacities such as Management Service Reform Office now Office of Transformation as an  Administrative Officer; Ministry of Commerce,  Industry& Investment as Departmental Training Officer; Agency for Mass Education Head, Admin & Human Resources; Ministry of Agriculture—Departmental Training Officer, Agricultural Land Holdings Authority Head, Admin & Human Resources; Office of Overseas Affairs & Investment (now Sustainable Development Goals) Head, Inter-ministerial Coordination.

She was deployed to the Office of Public Private Partnerships in 2018 as Head, Admin & Human Resources.

Her contributions and achievements to the Civil Service include Being a member of the committee on World Health Day (2010), acted as the secretary of the Agric Land Holdings Authority during the process of acquiring agricultural lands for the State Government in Lagos, Oyo, Ogun and Abuja, participated as the secretariat of the monthly Erekorodo stakeholders meeting, participated actively in the establishment of agricultural zonal Offices in 4 Zonal areas of the State.

Mrs. Akinfala pioneered the establishment of Investment Champions in all MDAs for the Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment. Oladunni Akinfala has also attended the following Local and International trainings/workshops/conferences; Train- The- Trainer, Customer relations service workshop, Human Resources Management workshop and HR summit.

Oladunni Akinfala was born into the Macaulay family of Lagos Island on the 28th of July 1968. She is married and blessed with children. Her hobbies are cooking, travelling and meeting people.

She holds a B.A in English, from the Lagos State University. She is an associate member of the chartered Institute of Personnel Management.



Mrs. ‘Funto Aina is a Deputy Director and Head of the Tree Planting & Maintenance Department of the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency. She is an experienced Health, Safety and Environmental professional with a track record of success in the Food and Environment Industry, Drug and Food Laboratory analysis and over 9years experience in the Safety Profession. She has experience in developing quality management systems, safety inspections and training. She is highly skilled having attended specialized trainings in various managerial skills and a certified Train the Trainer in Safety Skills.

She had her secondary education at the renowned New Era Girls Secondary School, Surulere and graduated with Upper Credit from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology, Lagos in 1988 studying Microbiology. In her passion for Safety of lives and property, she pursued certifications in safety. She holds a certificate from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health(CIEH), NEBOSH and the ABIOSH UK – International Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health with distinction. She has a post graduate diploma in HSE management from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, in 2014.

Her vision is to preserve and improve Safety and Health at workplaces and the Environment. She strives at all times to utilize her skills and experience to ensure that Health and Safety Management is key to workplaces.

She started her career as a Middle Manager with the Nigerian Bottling Company PLC (Bottlers of Coca-Cola) before joining the State Government in 2000. She is a member of Science Association of Nigeria (Lagos State Chapter), an associate member of NILST, NIFST, NISCN (Lagos Chapter), and member of the Safety Advocates, OSH Africa, a Safety Professional and Environmental Scientist.



Mrs Omolara Olajumoke Akinpelu was born on the 12th of October, 1970 in Lagos to the Adebowale’s family.

She completed her elementary education at Okunsanya memorial primary school,Orile Agege in 1982 and then proceeded to Orile Agege community high school, where she obtained her West African school certificate in 1987. She gained admission into the prestigious Yaba college of Technology and graduated as an Urban and Regional planner in 1994 and enlisted for the compulsory National Youth Service Corps programme,and thereafter proceeded to Lagos State University, where she obtained postgraduate diploma and Master’s in Urban and Regional planning respectively.

She eventually joined the Lagos State Civil Service in the year 2000, as Higher Technical Officer (Planning) at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban development, and has since worked in several Ministries and Departments, including Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning Board (LASURBP), Lagos State Physical Planning and Development Authority (LAPPHYDA), Lagos State Urban Renewal Authority (LASURA), Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA), and currently Lagos State Parks and Garden Agency (LASPARK) as a Deputy Director and Head of Planning and Design.

She is a professional member of Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) and chartered with the Town Planning Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC) as a licensed Town Planner.

She is married with Children.



Hafeez Adetokunbo Shittu, a Deputy Director, was born on the 27th of July, 1972 and hails from Epe Local Government of Lagos State.

He had his Primary Education at Christ Church Primary School Epe, his Secondary Education was at Epe Grammar School before furthering his tertiary education at University of Benin where be bagged his Bachelor of Agriculture Degree and Masters in Business Administration. He is a member of Nigerian Institute of Animal Science and a Registered Animal Scientist.

After his Youth Service in 1998, he worked briefly with a Computer Firm Telesystems in Port Harcourt, Rivers State as Operations Manager before joining the service of Lagos State Government in 2001 as Agric Officer II and deployed to then Lagos State Agricultural Training Institute Araga Epe (Now Agric Yes) as an instructor. There he rose to the post of Head of Livestock Department of the Institute before he was deployed to the then Ministry of Rural Development as Regional Manager for Epe Division. In year 2015 upon the scrapping of the Ministry, he was deployed to the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs as Zonal Manager for Epe Zone.

In year 2016, he was deployed to Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency in the Ministry of Environment. While at Laspark, he has served in various capacities these include, Assistant Head, Horticultural Research and Development Department (HRD), and Regional Manager Region one. In year 2020 he was made the Head of the Operations Unit of the Agency and presently serves in that capacity.

During the course of his service he attended many courses which include Stress Management, Dealing with difficult people, From Boss to Leader, Effective Coaching Skills for Leaders, courses in Project management and many others.

He is an articulate, confident and an individual that relishes challenges. Since his deployment to Laspark in year 2016, he has made a remarkable impact in the Agency. In year 2018 based on his outstanding performance he was issued a letter of commendation by the Agency for his resourcefulness, dependability, dedication and high level of professionalism.

As the Head of Operations, he has proved himself as an effective manager, administrator, inspiring motivator and intelligent leader. He gets a job done unobtrusively and efficiently. He communicated well and has creative ideas, which he is able to see through completions. He certainly has set a fine example of reliability, dependability and commitment.

He has successfully raised the profile of work ethics at the agency and has worked hard to put systems in place to make things function more efficiently. He administered the Operations Unit very ably and brings out the best out of his team. He has shown initiatives and made a tangible impact through his involvement in various committees of the Agency.



Yinka Aminat Oladini attended St Anne’s School Molete Ibadan in Oyo state, 1986, went to Federal Polytechnic Ilaro at Ogun State for National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology in 1992, further proceeded in 1993 and had a Diploma in Computer Studies at Bethesda Computers Government Approved Institute. In 1995, she obtained Higher National Diploma in Microbiology/ Virology at University of Ibadan (UI), in 2008; she went further to obtain post Graduate Diploma in Health, Safety & Environmental Management at College of Medicine of the University of Lagos (Unilag).

She attended Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta for her Master’s degree in Environmental Management (MEM) in 2014.

Aminat is a Deputy Director of  Scientific Officer joined  Lagos State Government Civil Service in 1999, and was deployed to Ministry of Environment & Water Resource to Swage department unit than, where she worked till 2003.  In 2003, was deployed to waste Management Unit, she worked till 2004.

In 2004, she was deployed to Ikeja Local Government as the Zonal coordinator.

In 2015 she was Posted to Alimosho local government, as monitoring officer, where she was later redeployed to Ikeja local government in 2016.

In 2017 she was reposted to her parent Ministry and later redeployed to Lagos State parks and Gardens Agency under the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources as the Head of Strategic Engagements in 2021 before her current position as Greener Lagos Manager in charge of Region 2.

She has attended several courses & workshop within the state including Agriculture Policy Development & implementation in 2006, Technical Report writing course (TMS 19) in 2007, Understanding Sustainability and SDGs for a greater Lagos in 2020, Political Economy Analysis and Capacity Need Assessment for the Lagos State water Regulatory Commission PEA Workshop in 2021.

She is happily married and blessed with children.



former Hon. Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Muiz Banire for dutifully monitoring the Establishment and maintenance of Ikorodu Road Beautified site from Onipanu to Anthony in 2008. Mr. Sunday Whenayon Idowu, a graduate of Biochemistry, Lagos State University, Ojo hails from Topo, in Badagry Local Government, Lagos State.

He was employed into the Lagos State Civil Service in August, 2000 and deployed to Ministry of Environment.(Now Ministry of Environment and Water Resources).

Idowu Sunday has worked in different Department in the Ministry such as Sanitization Dept., Signage and Advertisement Dept., Conservation and Ecology Dept.

He was later re-deployed to Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency in 2012 having been created in 2011. Idowu has also worked in a Department and various units in the Agency since its inception to date.

To mention a few, he has worked in Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance Dept., Parks and Gardens Partnership unit (now Partnerships), Local Government Parks and Gardens unit and presently Greener Lagos Manager (Region 4) which covers Alausa Secretariat, Magodo/ Isheri, GRA Ikeja, Airport and its environs, Old Secretariat, Ikeja,  Oregun, and Agidingbi.

Idowu is a resourceful, dedicated, hardworking and intelligent officer who has indeed added value to the Agency.

He once got a commendation from

He likes Reading, listening to News and Music.

He is happily married with Children.



Mrs, Oluyomi Olaide Collins, a Deputy Director, finished at University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu State in 1996, where she studied Food Science and Technology, and had her youth Service at West African Milk Company (WAMCO) now Friesland Food Caprina Acme Lagos. She started her career with Lagos State Government as an Agricultural Officer 1 in 2000 at the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operative for 7 years where she was involved in Training, Advocacy & Processing activities with Farmers. She was later deployed to the Ministry of  the Environment- Office of Environmental Services as a pioneer staff in the climate change unit, where she exercised her teachings Skills at  School Advocacy Unit, Organizing Quiz competition for School, and was involved in the Organization of the first to Seventh International Climate Change Summits for the State. While doing this she developed her passion for climate change. Attended and  several local and international workshops, training in this area, at the University of Rhode Island U.S.A and Green House Gas Emission Training at the World Bank, The Paris Agreement as developmental Agenda 2020. She worked on policy drafting for climate change and with Non-Governmental Organization on their Policy Advocacy and Partnership programme in conjunction with DFID- Development Partners.

She had her Post Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Lagos 2011, also obtained Master’s in Environmental Management from University of Lagos in 2016 so as to broaden her scope in Environment. However, her vision and passion for Environment has no bound with continuous advocacy on global best practices in every area is her priority to attain Sustainability. At the School Advocacy Unit of Environmental Planning and Climate Change Department, she was involved in Training of project officers deployed to secondary school at 6 Educational Districts, in which her knowledge in Education was an added value in the climate change curriculum.

She was later deployed to Sanitation Service Department, Head of Waste Management and Facility Monitoring Unit 2015-2021 with the responsibility of monitoring the state of the Environment/Dumpsite and Transfer Loading Station in the State and also monitoring the activities of LAWMA in the Ministry.

She recently, obtained professional certification in Occupational Safety Health Academy in 2020.OSHA U.S.A. Currently deployed to Lagos State Parks and Gardens (LASPARK) to continue the Advocacy, Training and Sensitization drive to promote greening within the state and mitigate the effect of climate change.

She is a member of Science Association of Nigeria (Lagos State Chapter) and a Professional member of Nigeria Institute of Food Science and Technology now chattered and currently, the Vice Co-coordinator of Ikeja zone of the Institute.

She is beautifully married with 4 children.



Oluwakemi Muinat Onatunde is a graduate with a Bsc degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Agriculture Makurdi Benue State and a Master in Environmental Management from the University of Lagos. She was employed into the Lagos Civil Service in the year 2000 as a Scientific Officer II grade level 08 in  the Ministry of Environment now Ministry of Environment and Water Resources.

She was later deployed to the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency where she worked in the Laboratory and Pollution Department.  She presently heads the Partnerships Unit of the Lagos State Parks and Garden Agency.



Busurat Abudu was born on 29th October 1974 to the family of Mr.and Mrs.Abudu, she attended Federal Government Girls college New Bissau, Niger state  where she obtained WAeC in 1991.

An Alumnus of the University of Lagos (Unilag), where she bagged her first degree in Mathematics & Statistics in 1997, Ms Abudu also obtained Master in Public Administration from Lagos State University (LASU) in 2005.

Ms.Abudu started her career in the Lagos State Public Service as Statistician II in 1999 and gradually rose to the position of Deputy Director. She has served in various MDAs as Head of Planning/Budget Unit until her deployment to LASPARK in March, 2021.

She is happily married with children



Adekunbi Bakare, Public Affairs Director, joined the Lagos State Parks & Gardens Agency (LASPARK) in March 2023 after a period of service in the Lagos State Judiciary on secondment from the Ministry of Information and Strategy.

Her career in the Lagos State Civil Service which started over two decades ago has taken her through different Ministries, Departments & Agencies (MDAs) of the Lagos State Government primarily with public affairs and other special project responsibilities. These MDAs include the Ministry of Information & Strategy (her parent ministry) from where she has been seconded over the years to the Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA); Management Service & Reform Office (MSRO) now known as the Lagos State Office of Transformation, Creativity & Innovation (OTCI); and the Lagos State Judiciary before joining LASPARK.

While at MSRO, she was a member of a special project team composed of select officials of the state government to facilitate a project tagged SPARC (State Partnership for Accountability, Responsibility, Responsiveness and Capability) for public sector reform, public finance management as well as development of policy and strategy, working with DFID Consultants. She was also a team member on the Lagos State Strategic Management Project tagged Project WHEEL jointly facilitated by a select team of Lagos State officials and Consultants from international consulting firm, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) with His Excellency Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu (then Commissioner for Establishment, Training & Development) as Project Co-ordinator. Project WHEEL led to the development of vision and mission for Lagos State with a comprehensive blueprint to transform each sector in addition to the development of Service Charters, Service Level Agreements (SLA) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) at different levels.

As a pioneer staff of LASTMA, Mrs. Bakare served as Administrative Officer and was part of the team that put the necessary structures and systems in place to build what has become a successful model in traffic management which has now been replicated in other states.

She has a Master’s degree in Communication Studies and a Post-graduate diploma in Public Relations & Advertising. A full member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (MNIPR), Mrs. Bakare has attended several professional training programmes and is also a member of other professional bodies including the Nigerian Union of Journalists, National Association of Women Journalists and the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).

She is involved in voluntary activities to contribute to the elevation of public relations practice through health advocacy, humanitarian services and awareness creation for public good.

Mrs. Bakare is happily married with children.