Ibrahim Amodu Obajomo was born in Iju Water Works, Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State on the 1st of June 1964 to Late Pa Daramola Obajomo and Mrs. Eunice Omoretiola Obajomo. He is an indigene of Ajowa-Akoko, Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State. He had his Primary School education at St Kizito’s Catholic Primary School, Iju Railway Station, Lagos State he proceeded to Ikeja High School, GRA Ikeja and Anwar-ul-Islam College (formerly Ahmaddiya College), Agege for his Secondary School Education and Higher School Certificate (HSC) respectively. He graduated with BSc (Hons) degree Mathematics and Statistics in 1993 from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. He also attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos in year 2016 for the “Policy, Strategy and Leadership Course (PSLC 22)”.
Ibrahim Obajomo joined the Lagos State Civil Service as Planning Officer II, GL 08 on 2nd January, 1996. He worked with the then Plans Programmes and Budget Bureau (PPBB) before it was renamed in 1999 as the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB) from 1996 to 2006. He was posted to the Health Service Commission (HSC) in 2006 to coordinate the Budget Unit of the Commission and the 25-Hospital Units under the commission where he served for four years (2006-2010)
In 2010, he was deployed to the Office of Chief of Staff (Governor’s office) where he served in the Planning Department as head of the Budget Unit from 2010 to 2014 (4-years). He was re-deployed to the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget in July 2014 and served as the Assistant Director (Monitoring & Evaluation Department) before he became the Director of Budget in year 2015 as a result of his hard work, diligence and Commitment to duty. He has equally served as Member – Revenue Monitoring & enhancement Committee in 2000 & 2017; Secretary – Road Financing Committee with the Output of Identifying how road construction and maintenance could be financed and also to locate link roads to be opened up to free pressure from the main roads in 2001; Member – Committee on Implication of the Proposed Health Sector Reforms on Human Resource in Finance, Payroll and Audit Functions (with output of Development of Financial Operational Guidelines for Lagos State Hospitals) in 2004; Member – Committee on Establishment of Lagos State Health Insurance Policy between 2013 and 2014; and Board member-Lagos State Health Management Agency(LASHMA) from 2020 to Date
His key achievements include: Shifted the budget/appropriation cycle to 1st January – 31st December. This has been sustained since year 2020; Comprehensive quarterly Budget review to measure the expected outturns as against limiting it to output thus, changing the face of quarterly reporting since year 2019; Ensured that Lagos State is ELIGIBLE for the SFTAS World Bank Grant in the World bank SFTAS Programme since year 2020; Expansion of Budget Consultative Forum from one (1) Centre to the three (3)-Senatorial Districts of the State – 2016 to 2019 and the 5-Division (IBILE) since year 2020; Alignment of the THEMES Agenda projects with the Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS) initiatives and the Annual Budget of each MDAs; Midwife the THEMES PEER REVIEW MECHANISM and the THEMES Self-Assessment by each MDAS in year 2021; Establishment of Global Training vote for all Health workers in the State under the Health Service Commission Y2007; Establishment of Medium Term Replacement/Recruitment programme to bridge the gap in the health workforce.
He won the Best Officer of the year in the Ministry in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget in year 2003. He was awarded the Best Administrative Officer Award for year 2006 and also the Best Individual Officer (Health Service Commission and the Hospital units combined) during the Lagos State Health Sector Award ceremony in year 2007 for transforming the management and budgeting system in the Health Sector and also initiating the state-wide training programme for Health workers in the hospital units owned by the state.
Obajomo got a letter of commendation from NIPSS Consult management and the Office of the Head of Service, Lagos State for outstanding performance in (PSLC 22)” course. In addition to his other aforementioned awards is Award of Commendation as an “ICON OF HOPE” by the National Association of Nigerian Students in Year 2017, also an “EXCELLENT LEADERSHIP AWARD” by the Fight Against Corruption Organisation in Year 2018.
Obajomo is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Finance and Control of Nigeria (FCIFCN); Fellow of Association of Human Resource Practitioner of Nigeria (FAHR); and a member of Nigerian Statistical Association (NSA).
His leisure is reading, playing and analysing football, as well as listening to music and travelling.
Ibrahim Amodu Obajomo, is a devout Christian, married to Mrs. Omolola Olajumoke Obajomo and the marriage is blessed with Children.