By Esther Alexander
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has confirmed the approval of the appointment of Surv. Ayokunnu Adesina as Surveyor-General of Lagos State.
This was disclosed in a letter signed by the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, who noted that due cognizance was taken of the appointee’s impressive performance.
According to Sanwo-Olu, Surv. Adesina will continue to bring his experience to bear on the mandate of the Office of the Surveyor-General.
Surv. Adesina served in an acting capacity from Monday, 5th December 2022, until his appointment confirmation was conveyed in a letter dated 16th August 2023.
Surv. Ayokunnu S. Adesina was born on the 22nd of May, 1965. He hails from Ibarapa East (Eruwa) in Oyo State. He attended Ebenezer African Church Primary School, Oke-Ado, Ibadan between 1971 to 1976 – FSIC. Also, he attended Obaseeku Comprehensive High School, Eruwa between 1977 to 1982.
He proceeded to Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos between 1984 to 1986 where he obtained OND in Land Surveying. He obtained BSC in Surveying Engineering from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos between 1987 to 1991. Surv. Adesina became a registered member of the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON) in 2001. He is also a member, the Nigeria Institution of Surveyors (MNIS) He has served the Lagos State Government in various capacities. He was deployed to various zones/offices which include:
Lagos State Survey Directorate
133, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja 1991-1992 (NYSC)
Olu Aina & Associates
Licensed Surveyors and Mapping Consultants
Agege Motor Road, Lagos 1992-1998
(pupil surveyor, project officer)
Office of surveyor general 1999 – date
Zonal Survey Officer (ZSO), Ilupeju Zonal Survey Office 2002-2005
Officer in charge (o/c) Survey Unit, Ministry of Housing 2006-2009.
Head of the technical department& the first surveyor, Lagos State Boundary Commission – Ministry of Local Govt. & Chieftaincy Affairs 2009-2011
Officer in charge (o/c) records unit 2011- 2012
Head of Control, Boundary & Mapping Directorate 2012- 2013
Head of Cadastral Directorate 2013- 2014
Head of Co-ordination, Transaction & Records Directorate 2014-2015
Head of Records Directorate April- Dec.2015
Head of Control, Boundary & Mapping Directorate 2016 –2022
Head, Cadastral Directorate on till his appointment as Acting Surveyor-General in December 2022.
Chairman, Protocol Committee African Geospatial Forum (Lagos State) Dec. 2014
Chairman, Steering Committee for the Establishment of the Front Desk Office (OSSG)
Member, Local Committee on the Revitalization of the State GIS project (OSSG)
COURSES ATTENDED WITH DATES
Economic Development Strategies (Lagos Business School Feb.2015)
Customer Service Re-orientation
(Understanding the customer service charter) Feb.2013
Effective Leadership for Team Building 2008
Effective Communication and Interpersonal Relations Aug. 2008
HOBBIES: He loves watching documentaries, reading, and traveling
Ethical professional practice
Honesty Of Purpose, High Sense Of Integrity, And Discipline In all Forms Of Relationships: Official And Personal