MR. OLOWOSHAGO KAMAR OWODIRAN- Deputy Director, Planning Department

Mr. Olowoshago Kamar Owodiran hails from the prestigious Dawodu-Olowoshago family of Ikorodu Division in Lagos State. He had his Primary Education at All Saints Private Schools Ikorodu, (1974-1979) and his Secondary Education at the Premier College in Ikorodu Division, Oriwu College, Ikorodu (1980-1985). He attended Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos for his higher School Certificate (A-Levels) between 1986-1988. He obtained his first degree in English and Education-combined honours from the Lagos State University and a Master degree from the University of Lagos in International Relations & Diplomacy in 1997. Mr. Kamardeen Olowoshago work career began in 1996 as an Assistant Lecturer at the Lagos State Polytechnic Isolo, now Ikorodu, in use of English and Communication Skills. He joined the Lagos State Civil Service as an Administrative Officer in 2000 and has had a very impressive Public Service career, He was voted the best officer in the Ministry of Establishments and Training 2005 and in 2006 won the State Government recognition Award with a commendation letter personally signed by the former Governor of Lagos State Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

He was a member of the ‘Project Wheel Team’, a group of selected Civil Servants that worked with Messrs Price Waterhouse Coopers (Pwc) that fashioned out a Strategic Management framework for Lagos State Public Service in 2008. He also worked with DFID on the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and capability (SPARC) programme that produced among others a Public Service Management (PSM) framework for State Public Service in 2010.

He has worked in various Ministries and Agencies including the Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions, Office of the Head of Service, Public Service Office and presently Office of the Chief of Staff, Governors Office as Deputy Director and Head, Planning Department.

He is an Associate Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), a Member, Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD), Member Nigerian Society of International Law (NSIL) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Public Administrators of Nigerian (IPAN)