Bashiru Temitayo Oseni-Ope, is an indigenous Lagosian of Lagos Island – Epetedo-extraction. A typical ‘Lagos Islander’, Tayo as he is popularly known, attended the Jamma-At-Ullslamiya 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, where he graduated with Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Mathematics/Statistics in October 1990. This was fittingly capped with a Diploma in Management of the same University in October 1992.
Oseni-Ope joined the service of the Lagos State Government, on September 1, 1992 as Medical Statistical Officer II, GL08 with the then Lagos State Hospitals Management Board (LSHMB). He had worked before then as 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, from January to August 1992.
Since his appointment into the Public Service, Oseni-Ope who has steadily risen through the ranks, worked at various times in the 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 – March 2013) when he became the head of the Bureau.
Oseni-Ope, a thorough bred professional, Mathematician, Statistician and indigenous Historian all rolled into one, has attended several professional in-service training, courses and various workshops/seminars, in the course of his career. He has also been a member of ten (10) High-level State Committees on different aspects of governance in the State.
A Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, an Associate member of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Management, Fellow, Nigerian Statistical Association, and a Professional Member of the Institute of Information Management – Africa. He is also a Member of many voluntary organizations, amongst which is, Ijoko Agba, Isale Eko, Eko Foundation and Eko Heritage Foundation. He 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.