Strategic Communication Specialist, Public Relations Professional, Public Sector information Manager, Social Media enthusiast, Olajide Emmanuel Atansuyi was born on 9th April, 1970.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Education in 1996 at Ondo State University (now Ekiti State University) before proceeding to the University of Lagos, Akoka for His Masters Degree English (Language) which he completed in 1999.
He reenrolled for a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication at University of Lagos which he successfully completed in 2011. His quest for more knowledge made him enrol for another Masters Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, this he completed in 2014. He is currently a Ph.D (Mass Communication) candidate of Babcock University. Ilishan Remo.
Olajide started his public information management career as Information Officer 11 with the Lagos State Government in 2000. Upon employment as an Information Officer in 2000, he was deployed to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture.
His journey as an Information Officer (now re-christened Public Affairs Officer) has taken him to various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Lagos State Government.
While as the Pioneer Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Aids Control Agency (LSACA) from 2001 to 2005, he served as the Communication Specialist for the World Bank HIV/AIDS Lagos State Project Response Team where he acquired a lot of experience through helping the Agency to develop and implement the communication strategies for massive awareness raising campaign on HIV/AIDS. He had a short stint at the Civil Service Pension Office as a pioneer Public Relations Officer in 2005.
He served as an Information Officer at the Lagos State Sports Council (LSSC), now (Lagos State Sports Commission), from 2005 to 2011. He was a member and secretary to various publicity sub-unit of sports committees. He was the Secretary, Publicity Committee of the Commissioning of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, member of the Lagos State contingent to the National Sports Festival, in Ogun State (Gateway 2006) and in Kaduana State (Kada 2009). He helped with the compilation of the history of Lagos State Sports Council. He also contributed to various activities such as Holiday Sports Clinic, State Sports Festival and National Sports Festival.
Olajide has performed his Public Relations/Public Affairs function at other Ministries including Information and Strategy, (Strategy Centre) (2011 – 2013); Education (Education District V1) – (2013-2015). At the Ministry of the Environment (2015-2018), he had the opportunity to have a grasp and understanding of the Lagos environment via its ecosystem, biodiversity, climate change, waste disposal, desertification, etc. He was deployed to the Social Media Department, Ministry of Information and Strategy in August 2018.
Olajide Atansuyi is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and also a member of Nigerian Union of Journalists, Lagos Information Chapel, where he served as Secretary, 2015 Press Week and Chairman, 2017 Press Week.
He is happily married and blessed with children. He loves reading, studying and interacting..