Sanwo-Olu Picks Olusanya as Substantive Commissioner for Agriculture

Abisola Olusanya

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

After acting for months, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has chosen Ms Abisola Olusanya as the substantive Commissioner for Agriculture in Lagos State.

The confirmation of Ms Olusanya for the position was contained in a circular issued by the State Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

The coronation of Oba Omogbolahan Abdulwasiu Lawal, Abisogun II as the 15th Oniru of Iru Kingdom, Lagos by the Governor gave room for Ms Olusanya to occupy the vacant position in an acting capacity.

After showing that she was capable of handling the huge task, Mr Sanwo-Olu has decided to keep her for the job and she will be expected to use her expertise to transform the agriculture sector of the state to boost the economy.

In the notice confirming her appointment, the Governor congratulated the new Commissioner and wished her a successful tenure in office.

Ms Olusanya is a tenacious and a result-oriented professional with 10 years of 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 organisational culture in line with global management practices.

She was first appointed into the State Executive Council on August 20, 2019, as the Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture.

Mr Sanwo-Olu later appointed her as the acting Commissioner for Agriculture on June 8, 2020, upon the resignation and subsequent coronation of Mr Lawal.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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