A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Mrs. Abiola Adetutu Liadi had participated in numerous local and foreign professional and managerial courses, workshops and conferences which have sharpened her professional competence and enhanced her leadership skills.
She was born on 26th April, 1963 in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, and had her primary school education at Sanni Luba primary school (1969-1972), May Flower Primary School, Ikenne, Ogun State (1972-1974). Thereafter, she proceeded to Methodist Girls High School, Lagos (1974-1979) for her secondary school education. In 1985, she graduated with a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos and later obtained a Masters of Banking and Finance Degree in 2005 from Delta State University, Abraka.
Mrs. Abiola Adetutu Liadi joined the Lagos State Public in 1987 as Higher Executive Officer, Accounts GL.08 with the Lagos State Waste Disposal Board, Ijora. She rose through the ranks to the position of Financial Controller before she transferred her Service to the main stream in 1999 as Chief Accountant GL.14. She subsequently served in various capacities in several MDAs which include Head of Accounts, Lagos State Teaching Service Commission (Sept 1999 – Dec 1999), and served in the same capacity as Head of Accounts at the Ministry of the Environment and Physical Planning (June 2004 – July2006), Ministry of Education (August 2006 –February 2010), and the Lagos State Treasury Office (February 2010 – December 2010) as Deputy Director Treasury Operations. She was elevated to the post of Director Treasury Operations, Lagos State treasury Office (July 2012 – November 2013), and also worked as Director Accounts, Office of Works Ministry of Works and Infrastructure (December 2015 – January 2017).
Mrs. Abiola Adetutu Liadi reached the pinnacle of her career when she was appointed Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in February 2017, and was later redeployed in June 2019 to the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget.
During the course of her career, she distinguished herself with outstanding performances and achievements in the Service. She bagged the Achievers Excellence Award in 2009 from the Nigeria Association of Special Education Teachers, Lagos State Chapter in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the development of people with Special Needs. She was appointed member of the Governing Council of the Chapel of Christ the Light from 2006 – 2009 in recognition of her commitment. She also initiated and supervised the hosting of the 18th National Women Consultative Conference by Lagos State (first to be hosted by Lagos State) under the auspices of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
She superintended the establishment and smooth running of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Service Charter. She also initiated and coordinated the planning and execution of all the key programmes such as: Women Development, Skill Acquisition, Poverty Alleviation and Domestic Violence in the ministry.
She is tactful, thorough and a highly ethical Accountant. She is also blessed with innate administrative and leadership skills which has made her an inspiration to many who crave for professionalism and excellence. In the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, her current office, she coordinated the timely delivery of a properly planned State Budget for Y2020. She had introduced quality approaches to Budget implementation Strategies which had translated into efficient management of the State resources. Her professional skills have been deployed to promote accountability and transparency in the planning, execution, and monitoring of Budget process in the State.
Mrs. Abiola Liadi, who is a member of Ikoyi Club and Lagos Country Club, likes singing and travelling at her leisure. She is happily married with children.