PROFILE OF MRS. AYISAT OLABIMPE AGBAJE-OKUNADE
Ayisat was born on the 8th of August 1993 in Lagos.
She attended UNILAG Staff primary school for a few years before moving to the United Kingdom. She had her secondary school education in Walworth Academy where she attained 8 GCSEs (2005-2009). She proceeded to Christ the King Sixth Form College where she attained 3 A-Levels (2009-2011). Ayisat holds an undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Westminster, London (2011-2014) and a master’s degree in International Relations and Democratic Politics (2016-2017). She also holds a professional graduate certificate from Harvard Extension School in Governance.
Ayisat has a range of experience in the development sector, from being an Outreach Associate for Inclusion at National Citizen Service, The Challenge, London to International Citizen Service, Restless Development, Peer Educator in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. She enjoys public service and being able to serve her community and humanity.
Ayisat is an alumnus of the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship. As a Fellow, she undertook key leadership programs that enabled her to develop and nurture her leadership skills through workshops, seminars and work placements. She holds other certifications in Role of Policy in Engendering Good Governance from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Scholarly Writing from Transcontinental University, Micro and Macro Economics workshop from Kaduna Business School, amongst others.
Ayisat is a women’s and children’s right advocate and the founder of AA-INITIATIVE, which is a non-profit organisation that promotes social, and emotionally focused intervention that has potential for adaptation, social integration with Nigeria’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) population. She is motivated by the quote “If you think you are too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito”.
On August 28, 2023, Mrs. Agbaje-Okunade was appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy, a leadership institute she was instrumental to its creation. Before her appointment Agbaje-Okunade was the immediate past Senior Special Assistant for Development Partnerships and Economic Planning to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The trained lawyer also served as a Special Assistant to former Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El Rufai earlier.
At her leisure, she volunteers with her NGO. She also enjoys reading, volunteering, writing and decorating.