MR BOLAJI ADEBIYI

Until his appointment and deployment to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment as Permanent Secretary, Bolaji Adebiyi was the Director Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Mr. Bolaji Adekunle Adebiyi, hails from Lagos Island in Lagos State, started his education journey at the famous Ladi-Lak Institute, Yaba, Lagos State at end of which he went to Alafia Institute lbadan and then proceeded to Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan before going to the Federal School of Arts and Science ,Victoria Island, Lagos. On successful completion of his Advanced Level General Certificate of Education (GCE) he proceeded to the University of Lagos where he bagged a Bachelor of Arts Degree Honours in History. A certified Public Information manager, Mr. Adebiyi is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (MNIPR).

Mr. Adebiyi joined the Civil Service in 1983 as an Information Officer and was made the Chief Press Secretary to the Honourable Minister of information in 1999 till December 2000 when he was appointed the Deputy Head of Information Centre, Nigeria Embassy, Washington D.C. U.S.A, from January 2001-December 2003.

He became the Director of Information, Presidency, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in January 2014 overseeing the Financial Budgeting for the Department, including Staff Complement, Formulation, articulation and implementation of strategies for effective publicity and public enlightenment, Press Relations, issuing of press statements, organization of press interviews, luncheons, dialogues, Daily media monitoring and issuance of rejoinders as may be necessary.

Including, Printing of Council documents, reports, white papers; writing of speeches, directories and specialized office stationary, Organization of familiarization tours and facility visits as necessary, Post-Campaign evaluation, Insertion of advertisements in both print and electronic media , Research work, organization of conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops and production of Audio-visual and photographic documentation.

Mr. Adebiyi has served under several Secretaries to the Government of the Federation which include: Alhaji Shehu Musa, Mr. Gray Longe, Chief S. Olu Falae, Alhaji Aliyu Mohammed, Alhaji Aminu Saleh, D. Gidado Idris, Chief Ufot Ekaette, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe; Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and most recently Engineer Babachir David Lawal.

In August 17, 2017 he was promoted to the post of a Permanent Secretary and was posted to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment with the responsibility of managing both human and material resources of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, he has brought his wealth of experiences to bear in this new assignment.