PROFILE OF MR. BASHIRU TEMITAYO OSENII-OPE
Mathematician, Statistician, Indigenous Historian all rolled into one, the current Director of the Lagos Bureau of Statistics, (LBS) Bashiru Temitayo OSENI-OPE is an indigenous Lagosian of Lagos Island-Epetedo- extraction.
A typical ‘Lagos Islander’, Mr. Temitayo, as he is popularly known, attended the Jamma-At-Ul Islamiya Primary School Ebute Elefun(1973-1978), Eko Boys’ High School, Mushin, Lagos, for his School Certificate O/Levels which he obtained in June 1983 while his Higher School Certificate/A Level obtained in June 1985 was at Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos.
His quest for knowledge thereafter took him to the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics/Statistics in October 1990.This was fittingly capped with a Diploma in Management of the same University in October 1992.
Forty-Nine year old ‘Tayo who joined the service of the State Government on September 1, 1992 as Medical Statistical Officer II, GL08 with the then Lagos State Hospitals Management Board (LSHMB) had before then been a Part-Time Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, Statistics and related courses in the Department of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the Lagos State University, Ojo, between January and August, 1992.
Since his appointment into the Public Service, Oseni-Ope whose appointment was confirmed with effect from September1, 1994, has, as he rose steadily through the ranks, worked at various times at –
-Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, August –October 1999;
-Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue, October 1999 – March 2005;
-Ministry of Finance, March, 2005 – May, 2008;
-Lagos Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, May 2008 till March, 2013 when he became the head of the Bureau.
A thorough bred professional who has attended 30 professional in-service training courses and various workshop/seminars in the course of his career has also been Member of Eight high-level State Committees on different aspects of governance in the State.
Tayo is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Member, Nigerian Statistical Association, and a Professional Member of the Institute of Information Management-Africa.
He is also Member of many voluntary organizations, among which is, Ijoko Agba, Isale Eko, Eko Foundation and Eko Heritage.
Tayo is particularly interested among others, in Conflict and Resolution Studies, Demography, Philosophy and History of the Yoruba, African Traditional Religion, Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development.
Married with children, his hobbies include Travelling/Tourism, Reading, Table Tennis and Squash