Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has confirmed the appointment of Abisola Olusanya as the state’s new Commissioner for agriculture.
In a statement from the Lagos State Government, the confirmation of Olusanya’s appointment was issued by the Lagos State Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola.
The statement partly read: “Abisola Olusanya is a tenacious and result-oriented professional with 10 years experience in leadership roles spanning sales, marketing and supply chain management, with a specialty in executing strategies towards food security, SME inclusion, growth and profitability within a sustainable eco-system.
“She is a leader with a participatory management style and proficiency in establishing and managing an entire operation with a key focus on sustainable organizational culture in line with global management practice.”
While congratulating the new head of the ministry, Sanwo-Olu wished the commissioner a successful tenure in office.
Meanwhile, prior to the confirmation of her appointment, Olusanya was first appointed into the State Executive Council as the Special Adviser on Agriculture on the 20th of August 2019. She was later appointed as the Acting Commissioner for Agriculture on June 8, 2020. This follows the resignation and subsequent crowning of the former commissioner for agriculture HRM Oba Omogbolahan Abdulwasiu Lawal Abisogun II as the 15th Oniru of Iru Kingdom.
The newly appointed Commissioner for Agriculture is gifted with a proven track record of diligent professionalism. Her extensive industry and international exposure to trading has enabled her work with several stakeholders in Mozambique, Cameroun, Thailand, Vietnam India, UAE and Singapore.