Kadiku Olawale Olorunkemi was born on the 22nd of June, 1973 to the illustrious Shaluwala – Kadiku family of Ita – alagbain Lagos Island Division of Lagos State. He attended Tender Age Children School, Apapa Road Lagos, Kadara Primary School, Ebute- Meta before proceeding to Saint Catherine’s Model School Yaba, Surulere, Lagos where he obtained Primary School Leaving Certificate in 1983. He attended the prestigious Government College, Eric Moore, Surulere, Lagos, from 1984 and obtained West African School Certificate in 1989. He attended University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria where he obtained B.Sc (Biochemistry) and M.Sc (Chemistry) in 1995 and 1998 in 2nd Class Upper and Distinction grades respectively.
He attended the London Academy for Higher Education and Birmingham City University between year 2009 and 2011 respectively where he obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies and MBA (Management) respectively.
He started his career with the Lagos State Civil Service on the 1st of March 2000 as a Scientific Officer II in the then Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning and has occupied several strategic positions which are chronicled below starting with his current post:
Before his current post as The Registrar , LSTMB, Kemi served in the following capacities
❖ Coordinating Director/Assistant Director, Research, Training and Development/Scientific Department, Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board, Onikan, Lagos (A Board under the supervision of Lagos State Ministry of Health, Alausa, Ikeja – October 2016 to date
❖ Head of Wetlands Management Unit, Department of Conservation and Ecology, Lagos state Ministry of the Environment, Ikeja. – January 2014 to September 2016
❖ Head of Air Quality Section of Research and Development Unit, Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, Ikeja, Nigeria. – April 2011 to January 2014
❖ Head of Laboratory Services Section of Research and Development Unit Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, Ikeja. – February 2006 to March 2009
❖ Zonal Coordinator, Waste Monitoring Unit for Oshodi and Isolo Local Governments, Lagos State, Nigeria January 2004 to January 2006
❖ Project Coordinator, Environmental Sanitation Consultancy Unit (ESCU), Department of Sanitation Services, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, Alausa, Secretariat Ikeja March 2000 – December 200
He has supervised the implementation of several key projects and studies for the State government amongst include :
❖ Project officer, Consultancy Study on the Construction of Integrated Waste Management Facility for Lagos City, by Messrs CIVTRA International Consortium and Urban Development Bank Feb 2002 to January 2004
❖ Project officer, Regularization of Outdoor Advertising Practice in Lagos State. March 2000 to December 2001
❖ Project officer, Lagos Ogun Megacity Development Project 2005 to 2006
❖ Project officer, for Joint study on Surface and Groundwater contamination and Remediation Near Municipal Landfill Sites in Lagos State: Joint Study by Ministry Of the Environment and Research team from LASU Department Chemical and Polymer Engineering of led by Prof. Susu. – June 2013 to June 2014
❖ Project officer, for Study on Industrial discharges into the Lagos Lagoon sponsored by Basel Convention, Regional Coordinating Centre for Training and Technology Transfer, Federal Ministry of Environment, University of Ibadan linkage Centre – 2006
❖ Project Officer, Consultancy Service for Environmental Land Pollution control on surface water bodies in Lagos State by MessrsJawura Environmental Services Limited March 2005.
He has attended several seminars, trainings, and workshops locally and internationallyamongst which include:
❖ Project Management training at Lagos State public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC), Magodo, Lagos. 7th to 11th May, 2001
❖ Effective Project Management training at Public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC), Magodo, Lagos. 26th to 30th June 2006
❖ Netherland Fellowship Program (NFP) short course on Hydrological data collection and processing at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education at Deft, the Netherlands April 02-April 20, 2012
❖ Environmental Impact Assessing Capacity building Training on improving the quality of EIA review organized by Ministry Of the Environment (MOE) and Multiple Development Systems (MDS) at Lagos Chambers of Commerce Industry November 29th to 30th 2013
❖ Pre-project Workshop on Palynological and GIS modeling of climate and land cover changes around Lagos Coastal Environment at UNILAG sponsored by Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND), 5th May, 2015
❖ One Day Interactive Workshop on Development plan of Lagos State for Grade levels 13 to 16 officers in the Lagos State public service March 19th 2018
❖ 2nd Annual Public Procurement Summit, Theme: “ Entrenching Transparency & Prudence In The Management Of Government Procurement Process : The Responsibility Of Stakeholders” organized by the Public Procurement Agency at Airport Hotel, Obafemi Awolowo Way on Thursday February 14th 2019.
❖ One Day Workshop on Engagement of Business Community Procurement Process organized by the Public Procurement Agency at Airport Hotel, Obafemi Awolowo Way on Tuesday February 26th 2019.
❖ One Day Workshop on Change Management organized by KNEWROW RESOURCES at KnewRow Resources Training Centre. 3, Agard Street, off Chapel Street, off Commercial Avenue, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos on Thursday April 18th 2019.
He has participated in several Technical reviews, Public hearings and Impact Mitigation Monitoring Exercises on Environmental Impact Assessmentprojects organized by the Federal Ministry of Environment for developmental projects situated in Lagos state in various fields / disciplines. Some of these projects include: Construction of Oil Tank Farms, Gas Pipeline Construction projects, Construction of Sewage and Effluent Treatment Plants, construction of Jetties/ harbours, Lekki Free Trade Zone project, construction of golf course amongst a host of others. Some of these projects include :
❖ Member of monitoring team on sand dredging and mining projects in the five divisions of the state
❖ Member of the Impact mitigation monitoring team to West Africa Gas Pipeline project at Ajido, Badagry LGA
❖ Member of the Impact mitigation monitoring team to Caverton Helicopters construction of Helipad at OzumbaMbadiwe Road, Victoria Island
❖ Member of Impact Mitigation Monitoring team to Capital Oil and Gas Storage Facility near Kirikiri phase 1 Jetty, Lagos
❖ Member of team on Lagos Vehicular Emission Study (Ambient Air quality) by LAMATA appointed Consultants: Multiple Development Systems (MDS) and Seems Consultant
❖ Member of the Impact Mitigation monitoring team to NAVGAS Oil Tank Farm construction project at Apapa, Lagos
❖ Member of Impact Mitigation Monitoring team to Globacom Marine Cable installation Project at Lekki phase 1, Lagos
❖ Member of the visitation team to Sahara Energy Limited Petroleum Products Storage Facility at Takwa Bay, Lagos
❖ Member of the technical review panel on Oando oil and gas pipelines construction project.
He was a member of Review Committee on Environmental Laws of Lagos State and Study Group on the Identification and Designation of Ramsar Sites in Lagos State. During his sojourn in the United Kingdom as an MBA student while on study leave between year 2009 and 2011, he worked at GBM Support Services, and Initial Transport Services, United Kingdom therefore affording him the opportunity of understanding the concept of national culture, management in diverse/wider environment and organizational diversities.
He has the singular honor of being the youngest and most junior officer as a Grade Level 9 Scientific Officer at the Lagos state Ministry of the Environment, Alausa Secretariat to represent the State at the National Council on Environmental meeting held at Calabar in 2005 (The highest Organ of decision making on Environmental matters in the country). States are usually represented on the Council by Honorable Commissioners for Environment and Permanent Secretaries of the Ministry of Environments.
His core skills include: Leadership (highly initiative and enterprising); communication and listening; teamwork/team building; problem solving/conflict resolution; planning and organizing; self-/interpersonal-management; learning/decision making;andtechnological/conceptual amongst a host of others.His core areas of specialization /competence include:Research and Development (Project Management: Design, Planning and Implementation; writing of proposals, reports, Terms of References (TORs), Document reviews /appraisal ; Public Speaking (Lecturing and delivery of lectures at seminars, workshops); Change Management : Leading and Managing change (Business Process Re – engineering / Change Management /Organizational Turning Around).
In his current position and short stint as the Coordinating Director of the Board, he has turned around the fortunes of Board in the areas of change in organizational culture, introduction of innovative programmes : Medical outreach and Stress management course into the curriculum of the Six Weeks Orientation Training Programme for Traditional Medicine Practitioners in the State; constitution of Task Force for the monitoring of Traditional Medicine Practice in the five geographical divisions of the State (IBILE); resuscitation of Epe divisional office of the Board; resuscitation of collaboration with NGOs and development partners locally and globally; publication of newsletter;and tremendous improvement in the Internally Generated Revenue of the Board.
He is the editorial Board Chairman of the Board’s newsletter a bi – monthly publication showcasing the practice of Traditional Medicine in the State. He is an avid reader with great passion for knowledge acquisition,loves listening to music, adept at managing interpersonal relations activities and enjoys playing football.
Some of his publications include : Isolation of Albumins and Globulins from Cowpeas (Vignaunguiculata) and Beans (Phaseolusvulgaris); Production of Alcohol from Cassava and Potato peels using salivary Amylase and Amyloglucosidase; The impact of Incentives on Employees Performance: A case study of Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, Alausa Secretariat, Lagos, Nigeria; Reconnaissance Survey of Wetlands in Lagos State: Report prepared for the Wetland Management Unit, Department of Conservation and Ecology, Lagos State Ministry of the Environment in 2016; The role of Traditional Medicine in the Universal Healthcare Delivery System in Lagos State amongst a host of others.
He is a devout Muslim and happily married.