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Meet Olabode Agoro The New Head of Service Of Lagos State

The Lagos State Government has appointedMr. Olabode Shuaheeb Agoro, the Permanent Secretary of the Lands Bureau, as the new Head of Service.

He now holds the position as the 22nd Head of Civil Service in Lagos State, starting from September 30, 2023.

The announcement of Agoro's appointment was made through a circular signed by Hakeem Muri-Okunola on Thursday, September 21

The circular titled, “Appointment of Mr. Agoro, Olabode Shuaheeb as the 22nd Head of Service, reads:   

"It is hereby notified for general information that Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has approved the appointment of Mr. Agoro, Olabode Shuaheeb as the 22nd Head of Civil Service. The appointment is to take effect from 30th September, 2023"

"It is expedient to note that the new Head of Service joined the Lagos State Public Service on 1st July 2003 and had since served the State meritoriously before his elevation to the status of a Permanent Secretary on 3rd August, 2015".

"To this end, all Public Servants are hereby enjoined to accord the newly appointed Head of Service all necessary support required to consolidate on the achievements of his predecessors and, by extension, take the State Public Service to greater heights. Without prompting, all Public Servants are expected to consistently exhibit the time-tested Public Service Values such as commitments, integrity, transparency, accountability, probity and loyalty in the discharge of their assigned responsibilities".


Until this appointment, Mr. Agoro, Olabode Shuaheeb, who succeeds Mr. Hakeem Olayinka Muri-Okunola, was the Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau. Mr. Bode Agoro was employed into the Civil Service of the Lagos State Government in July 2003. Upon his employment, he worked in Lands Bureau as the Director, Land Services between 2003 and 2005 and Director, Land Regularisation between 2006 and 2015 before his appointment as the Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau on August 2, 2015

Before his employment into the Civil Service, he was the Legal Officer for Legal Technologies Limited, London between 1999 and 2000.

He started his educational career with the Ordinary and Advanced Levels at the St. Gregory’s College, Lagos, Nigeria and he proceeded to study Law at the Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds, England with LLB (Hons.) Law, between 1990 and 1993 and attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, between 1994 and 1996.

Among his educational qualifications are (LLM) in Petroleum Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) in 1999, University of Dundee Scotland, BPP Law School in May 2002 England. Admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England & Wales, September 2002, Certificate Course in Public and Private Partnership Infrastructure in a Market Economy at the John. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts USA in 2006.

He earned a Scholarship in Student Fellowship Petroleum Law at CEPMLP University of Dundee Scotland in 1998

He is a member of different professional bodies, viz: the Nigerian Bar Association, The International Bar Association, The Law Society of England & Wales and the Institute of Petroleum London.

He loves playing football and cricket.

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