Seye Oyeleye

Director General

Seye Oyeleye is an Administrator and a Strategic Management expert who has worked in a myriad of middle level and senior management positions both in the public and private sector in Europe and Nigeria for over twenty-five (25) years. He has served in various capacities in the United Kingdom Civil Service and Local Government ranging from the Ministry of Agriculture to the Department of Work and Pensions and both the London Boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham Waltham Forest and Hackney.

He attended Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria for his first degree, obtained a Masters Degree in European International Relations and Strategic Studies with merit from the University of North London, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Capital Management from London Metropolitan University and his Law degree with honours from the University of East London. He has also attended various courses in Human Capital Management and Human Capital IT both in UK and Nigeria and he is a member of the Institute of Learning Practitioners based in UK.

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Before joining DAWN Commission as the Coordinating Head, Homeland Affairs and Strategy, Seye served as Group Head of Strategy, Human Resources and Administration for the TY Danjuma Foundation, the largest Indigenous grant making organization in Africa, prior to that he was General Manager Administration and Human Resource Omatek Computers. He was appointed as the substantive Director General of DAWN Commission by the Western Nigeria Governors Forum (WNGF) at the March 2018 edition of the quarterly forum.

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Prince Adetayo Adeleke-Adedoyin

Head, Special Projects and Funding

Adetayo Adeleke-Adedoyin is the Supervising Head, Special Projects and Funding at DAWN Commission. He also handles the partnership focus of DAWN Commission.

Adetayo is of excellent academic pedigree from London School of Economics & Political Science (University of London) and the School of Media and Communication (Pan Atlantic University) in the social sciences with a diverse, multi-disciplinary and theoretically oriented approach to contemporary developments, issues and debates in the fields of International politics, Media and Communication.

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He is an enthusiastic professional with a broad based foundation in qualitative, quantitative, empirical and critical skills; an understanding of contemporary issues from a historical backdrop; a critical understanding of mediation in global context; lucid examination of the dynamics of globalization in relation to public policy, development, organization, production, consumption and representation in creative economy, media & communication, and social development.

Adetayo possesses a clear logical mind with the ability to analyze relationships and engagements in the socio-political and economic contexts, taking into account historical influences and dynamics of the contemporary world. He has a detailed and critical understanding of the main theoretical debates in the fields of media studies, communications, politics, government and international relations; an understanding of social development and systems in relation to political economy and power, production and organization, processes of mediation and influence, communication content and policy orientation.

He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

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Titilayo Asabia

Head, Legal and Compliance

Titilayo Asabia is a member of the management staff of DAWN Commission and heads the Legal and Compliance Desk. Titilayo has over 11years of legal practice experience in Corporate and Commercial law, Land Administration law, Property law, Corporate Governance and General Business Compliance.

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Titilayo consults extensively on a wide range of Strategic Collaborative Relationships and Partnerships. She served and led in various teams in the Commission on different projects and engagements. She conducted and participated in several due diligence exercises, commercial negotiations, and drafting and reviewing of a wide range of contracts for the Commission.

Titilayo graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2006 with an LLB Honours degree and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2008.

She is a member of the following organisations:

  • Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
  • Community of Practice (CoP) of Women In Governance (WIG)
  • International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).

Titilayo enjoys reading motivational books, singing and travelling.

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Femi Okanla

Operations Manager

Femi Okanla is the Operations Manager at DAWN Commission and coordinates a wide range of projects and programs related to sustainable development of the Southwest Region. He is also responsible for developing the Commission’s investment and infrastructure agenda.

Femi has a wealth of experience in financial and risk management and operations issues both within the country and overseas spanning over a decade. He has been able to lead and complete several projects successfully while working at various organizations including the Governor’s Office Atlanta, Zenith Bank, Access Bank and First City Monument Bank.

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He obtained his first degree in Economics from Georgia Southern University, USA and his MSc in International Business Management from the University of Surrey, UK. And more recently, he obtained a Master of Public Administration from Georgia Southern University.

Prior to joining DAWN Commission, he worked with the City of Denver, Colorado, USA, examining the focus of government budget and looking at a wide range of issues on the implementation of the City of Denver’s budget. He also worked with the Prince Georges County government in Maryland developing and leading projects on the implementation of the County’s budget.

Femi reads a lot of inspirational books in his spare time and his hobbies include soccer and scrabble.

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Olamide Odedina

Senior Analyst

Olamide Odedina is the subject-matter Analyst for Social and Human Capital development that includes matters that address Health, Education, Youth and Sports of the Southwest Region of Nigeria.

She is a dependable and committed individual with strong and proven organizational, academic and inter-personal skills. She possesses excellent communication and documentation skills. She is proactive and much organized with good eye for details. She possesses strong analytical and problem solving skills.

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She is also versatile and enthusiastic person who always strives to achieve a high standard in whatever is undertaken. Olamide holds Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. Olamide’s hobbies include travelling, reading and meeting new people.

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Abiodun Oladipo

Senior Analyst

Abiodun Oladipo is a strategic and analytical thinker with an abiding quest to know and understand socio-political cum economic phenomenon around the globe with the aim of contributing to public policy development in Nigeria.

Abiodun has over 5 years post qualification experience working at a strategic level in the private sector, including a brief stint with KPMG Professional Services. As Operations Manager at Firstmales Limited (a telecom products marketing company), he was responsible for managing both human and material resources for effective and efficient attainment of organization’s goals.
He currently works as a Senior Development Analyst and Team Lead-Good Governance and Inclusive Institutions Desk at DAWN Commission. The Desk is designed to support and strengthen governance institutions across the States of the Region, create platforms for lessons and experience sharing among governance actors and facilitate development conversations among different stakeholders.

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He has a B.Sc. (Second Class Upper) and M.Sc. in Political Science from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and University of Lagos in 2008 and 2014 respectively. He has also had training in Knowledge Management, Research Methodology and Reporting at the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan and 15 weeks online training in the Practice of PDIA from Harvard Centre for International Development.
As a social researcher and a budding Public Policy expert, he has a number of published and unpublished works to his credit.

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