Ifueko M. Omoigui Okauru is the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund. She is the Managing Partner of Compliance Professionals PLC. Other board engagements include: Independent Director on the Boards of Central Securities Clearing System PLC, Nigerian Breweries PLC and Seplat Petroleum Development Company as well as member of the Board of Trustees of DAGOMO Foundation Nigeria Ltd/Gte. Ifueko is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
Akintunde Oyebode is the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and a trained Economist. Prior to his being appointed, he spent over a decade in various banking roles with First City Monument Bank and Stanbic IBTC Bank and also worked as a Research Assistant at the Lagos Business School.
Dele Martins is the Managing Director of HFP Engineering (Nig) Limited and President of the Methodist Boys High School Lagos Old Boys Association. Prior to his appointment as a Member of the LSETF Board, he was the immediate past Chairman of Yoruba Tennis Club, is a trained lawyer, enrolled as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Tunde Bank-Anthony is the immediate past Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Sports Endowment Fund, a public affairs commentator and sports enthusiast. He has more than twenty years experience across public and private sector roles in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola is the General Manager of the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK). She is also the Co-Founder of Wecyclers. Bilikiss is a graduate of Fisk University, Vanderbilt University and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Bilikiss worked as a Software Engineer at IBM and was a Legatum Fellow at MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship.
Otto Orondaam is the founder of Slum2School Africa. He is a member of the Human Capital Development Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), The Education Reform Team and also an Ambassador for Junior Achievement Nigeria. Otto is a Social Innovator Fellow and a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow.
Funmi Dawodu is the CEO and Managing Partner of Funmi Dawodu & Co, an accounting, audit and management consultancy firm. Funmi is also a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a member, Institute of Chartered Management Accountants UK (ICMA).
Micheal Popoola is the CEO of Vital Heritage Renaissance Enterprise and an Executive Director at Centre for Democracy and Socio-Economic Rights, which are both platforms for the promotion of social and economic values of individuals, government and corporate entities. He has spent almost three decades participating in civil society activities in Nigeria.
Tunde Durosinmi-Etti is the Lagos State Commissioner of Wealth Creation & Employment. He has over thirty years experience in both public and private sector roles. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Durosinmi-Etti was the Managing Director of Ibile Holdings, and Special Adviser to the National Assembly on Economic Policy.
Akinyemi Ashade is the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Finance/ Economic Planning and Budget. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Ashade was a Partner at KPMG Professional Services, with specialization in audit, tax and advisory services. He has a combined experience of over twenty years across private and public sector institutions.
Quite simply, the Lagos State government has created a N25 billion fund to invest in the businesses of small and medium scale entrepreneurs who currently reside in Lagos. The fund will also help to train residents, to qualify them for better jobs.
The initiative is the brainchild of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. It was created to bridge the employment gap in Lagos State and serve as an instrument to galvanise the creative and innovative energies of all Lagosians
The fund will energize the economy in many ways: by removing constraints to production and supporting businesses to grow; and by ensuring the availability of a competent work force to ensure businesses find the right people to hire.
The Fund will use various interventions to boost job creation in Lagos State, energize the Lagos economy to boost the state’s production, support various initiatives designed to make Lagos a preferred investment destination and support Lagosians seeking to start or run their businesses and unemployed Lagosians who lack the skills to take existing jobs.
It is headed by Mrs Ifueko Omoigui Okauru and the Executive Secretary is Akintunde Oyebode. Other members include Mr Dele Martins, Tunde Bank-Anthony, Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, Mr Otto Orondaa, Pastor Funmi Dawodu (FCA), Comrade Michael Popoola Ajayi, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, and Mr Tunde Durosinmi-Etti.