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MRS. ADETORO. A. OLADAPO – DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

 

Born to the Labinjo family of Lagos in 1959, Oladapo bagged her first Degree in English (Education) from the University of Lagos in 1986. She had earlier obtained a Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) from Lagos State Advanced Teachers’ College Now (Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education in 1981.

A Teacher-turned Journalist, Oladapo later enrolled in the same University, first for a Post Graduate Diploma and later an M.Sc in Mass Communication in 1991.

She cut her teeth in Journalism during her NYSC year in 1981 as a freelance News Caster and Continuity Announcer at Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, Ibadan. She later joined the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in 1992 as a Sub-Editor and served in various capacities and rose to the position of a Senior Editor in 2008.

Oladapo transferred her service from NAN to Lagos State Civil Service in 2010 and served as the Press Secretary to the then Deputy Governor and later as Head of the Press Room, Head of Strategy Centre before her current appointment as the Director in charge of Public Affairs Department.

A great Gender Activist, Oladapo was a Student Union Executive member while at Advanced Teachers College in 1978. She joined the defunct Women in Nigeria (WIN), the enclave for women empowerment during the military era in 1990 and rose to become the National Coordinator in year 2000. She was also the National President of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) her professional organisation between 2003 and 2007. She is a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).

Oladapo has to her credit several awards, including, Nigerian Women in Politics Award of Recognition (2003), African Youth Role Model Award (2009), Distinguished Career in Journalism Award (2009), Woman of Courage Award (2016), among others.

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