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MR. PEKUN ABIODUN SOBODU- DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP DEPARTMENT

Pekun Abiodun Sobodu is a seasoned and experienced administrator with vast experience in public and private sectors, prior to his deployment to the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget as Director, Development Partnership Department; he served in the Cabinet Affairs Department in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government. He also served as a Director, in the Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment (Lagos Global) and Director, projects in the Office of the Honorable Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture. Sobodu also had a stint as Chief Administrative Officer, Project Inspection and Monitoring Directorate in the Office of the Chief of Staff. His Lagos State Civil Service career which started in 2001 had taken him to several Ministries including Office of the Deputy Governor as an Admin/Project Officer, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, State Consulting Board (Deputy Secretary) and Ministry of Establishment and Training.

Pekun Sobodu worked in Mutual Assurance Limited as Head, Business Development and Corporate Affairs, and was formerly with the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom as an administrative and diplomatic aide to the High Commissioner where he served under the tutelage of His Excellencies Ambassador Dove Edwin, Alhaji Abubakar Alhaji and Prof Ade Adefuye.

He was educated at Igbobi College, Yaba College of Technology, City of London Polytechnic (now Guildhall University), University of Lagos, Lagos State University and University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy, certificate in Stock Exchange Investments, a postgraduate degree in Public Admin, a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Public Relations. He attended a policy, strategy and leadership course at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru (NIPSS), many seminars, workshops and lectures in different fields of human development. He was the Secretary and Research Assistant for the Lagos History Project which produced a history book titled “The Authentic History of Lagos State” (which was published and launched on the 27th May, 2015 by Babatunde Raji Fashola). Also, a member of the security committee for EKO 12 (National Sports Festival 2012) held in Lagos State.

He is a member of various Institutes and organizations such as the Chartered Institute of Management of Nigeria, Institute of Public Relations, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria and the Chattered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.

He loves sports, reading, travelling and meeting people.

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