The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has confirmed the appointment of Fatai Onafowote, as General Manager, Lagos State Public Procurement Agency.
The state’s Acting Head of Service, Folasade Adesoye, conveyed Mr. Ambode’s approval in a letter to Mr. Onafowote.
In the letter, Mrs. Adesoye cited Mr. Onafowote’s integrity, selfless service and impressive performance as attributes that earned him the job.
“In confirming your appointment, due cognizance has been taken of your integrity, selfless service and record of impressive performance,” the letter read in part.
“I therefore, have no doubt that you will bring your wealth of experience to bear on the work of Lagos State Public Procurement Agency and continue to justify the confidence reposed in you by His Excellency, the Governor.”
Mr. Onafowote, a native of Ketu-Ereyun in Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area, was born on 16th February 1967.
He had his primary education at Ladi-Lak Primary School, Bariga from where he proceeded to Ilugun Central Academy, Ibido/Odosenbora in Ilugun Alaro in Ijebu North East Local Council Area.
He later went to the University of Ibadan to study Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition and graduated with a Second Class Honour (Upper Division).
He got a job at the Lagos State Agricultural Development Project in July 1992 as a Horticultural Officer and served in this capacity from 1992 to 1995.
He joined the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency to support the development of procurement officers following the enactment of the Lagos State Public Procurement Law (2011).
He was promoted assistant director (Procurement) in July 2013 and was appointed acting general manager in 2016 until the confirmation of his appointment by the governor.