OLADIPO OLANREWAJU SHOBULE - PRESIDENT
Oladipo Olanrewaju Shobule was born in Lagos where he had his primary and secondary education.
He had his tertiary education at University of Benin (UNIBEN) where he obtained a B.Sc.(Hons) in Political Science. Due to his urge to acquire more education, he studied and obtained a Law Degree LLB at the Lagos State University, (LASU) Ojo and was called to Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the supreme court of Nigeria in 2007. This was further capped with a Master Degree in Law (LLM)2011.
He is currently a Director, Adminstration and Human Resource on GL17 in the Local Government Service of Lagos State. He has close to three decades of experience as a Human Resource Strategist, Coach & Trainer. His core areas include Talent Management, Compensation Management and Industrial Relations.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) & the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)Ikeja.
Shobule’s Sojourn in the cooperative sector started in 1992 when he joined the Lagos Local Governments Cooperative Multipurpose Society Ltd. as a member (now Eko Akete Mainland Cooperative Multipurpose Society Ltd.). He rose through the hierarchy of the society i.e Zonal Assistant Secretary, Zonal Coordinator, Society Secretary and President.
During his tenure as President of the cooperative society, he introduced the subscription of share capital to members which to a large extent boosted the cash assets and prompt payment of loan requests. The Society also witnessed developments in the areas of real estate and dividend payments.
His impressive contributions to the development of the Cooperative Society earned him a recognition and consequent election as President of Lagos Mainland Multipurpose Cooperative Union, an affiliate of Lagos State Cooperative Federation (LASCOFED). His election earned him a spot as a Board Member of LASCOFED.
In 2016, he was elected as the 2nd Vice President of LASCOFED. While as a Vice President of LASCOFED, he contributed immensely to the Personnel Committee and Education of LASCOFED which he chaired. His contributions and leadership style did not go unnoticed and later vied for the position of the Presidency of LASCOFED. On 27th August, 2020, he was eventually elected as LASCOFED President in a closely contested election.
He has attended several courses nationally and internationally in the areas of Human Resource Management & Cooperative Management.
He is a member of the following associations:
- Nigerian Bar Association (Ikeja Branch)
- Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM)
- Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered)
He is happily married with children.
AYUBA OGUNSANU – 1ST VICE PRESIDENT
He is the 1st Vice President of Lagos State Cooperative Federation.
He was the
President of Yinka Folawiyo Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society and the incumbent President of Apapa Multipurpose Cooperative Union.
He is a certified Insurance practitioner and an astute administrator. He has more than a decade of experience in the cooperative services. This, he consistently utilized to ensure that Apapa MCU becomes debt-free, a debt which was owed by his predecessors.
He holds a Higher National Diploma in Purchasing and Supply. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria.
ISMAIL SHABI – 2ND VICE PRESIDENT
Ismail Shabi is the 2nd Vice President of Lagos State Cooperative Federation Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and currently works with the Lagos State Civil Service as a senior teacher.
He is currently the President of Epe Multipurpose Cooperative Union, having served as Secretary of MCU.
He has more than a decade experience in Cooperative services.
TELLA RICHARD – 3RD VICE PRESIDENT
Tella Richard was elected 3rd Vice President of LASCOFED on 27th August, 2020 alongside other members of the President-in-Council.
Before his election, he was a Board member representing Ikeja Multipurpose Cooperative Union on the Board of LASCOFED. He was later elected as President of the MCU in 2020 after having served as Treasurer of the Union.
He was a 2-term President of Airport Fire Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society where he had numerous achievements some of which include:
• Construction of a gym centre
• Construction of an administrative building for the cooperative
• Establishment of a monthly newsletter
• Joint establishment of a school etc.
JEREMIAH ATHANHODE – 4TH VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. Jeremiah Athanhode is the 4th Vice President of Lagos State Cooperative Federation.
He is currently a 2-term President of Badagry Multipurpose Cooperative Union with about 2 decades of experience in the Cooperative services.
He is an experienced administrator and a seasoned cooperator per excellence.
SHODIYA OLUSEGUN FOLORUNSO - TREASURER
Shodiya Olusegun Folorunso is the President of Alimosho Multipurpose Cooperative Union and a representative of the Union on the Board of LASCOFED. His cooperative experience has spanned more than 2 decades. He was the President of Daltex Staff CTCS Ltd where he had his first cooperative executive experience. He was also the President of Supermaritime Staff CTCS Ltd and currently President of Afenifere (Alimosho) Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd.
He also contributed immensely to the formation of Afe (Alimosho) Finance & Investment Cooperative Society Ltd, where he later became the General Secretary.
He holds a Pitman Certificate in Book-keeping and Certificate in Cooperative Accounting. He is a member of the Association of International Accounting.
He currently holds a B.Sc. course in Cooperative Management and M.Sc. in Business Administration from the National Open University, Nigeria.
He is currently a 2-term Treasurer of Lagos State Cooperative Federation
EBUN AKIN-FALAIYE - SECRETARY
Ebun Akin-Falaiye began her career in 1988 as an Estate Surveyor at Bola Onabadejo & Co., a firm of Estate Surveyors and Valuers where she served the one year mandatory youth service.
She proceeded to work at Refuge Home Savings and Loans Limited and Casa Building Society Limited as Assistant Manager (Estate), and Manager (Mortgage and Credits) respectively before she went into private practice in 1996.
She engaged in multi-dimensional business enterprises with emphasis on real-estate consultancy and tailoring.
Mrs. Ebun Akin-Falaiye joined Lagos State Cooperative Federation as Executive Secretary in 2007. She brought her wealth of experience to the administration of LASCOFED, and introduced transparent accounting systems and modern instructional aids for LASCOFED training programmes. She complemented the efforts of the Board of LASCOFED to purchase 20 acres of land at Mojoda-Epe for the proposed Cooperative Resort-Centre.
She encouraged the Board to commence and continue to put her wealth of experience to bear in the development of the once under-utilised land at 13 Isaacstan Close, Ogba which is already the pride of cooperators as an edifice headquarters for the Lagos State Cooperative Movement.
The E.S, as she is fondly referred to, is a detailed, trustworthy, committed and intuitive person. She is an agent of change who believes in doing things appropriately and does not embrace impossibility. Her can-do spirit has endeared her to many within and outside the Cooperative Movement.
Ebun, translated as gift in English Language, is indeed a gift to the Cooperative Movement of Lagos State and South-West as she plays pivotal role in cooperative developmental programs. Though she has spent only eight years in the Cooperative Movement, she has had an almost absolute grasp of the peculiarities of the cooperative enterprise.
Mrs. Akin-Falaiye holds a B.Sc(Hons) in Estate Management, M.Sc. in Humanitarian & Refugee Studies and trained as a Chartered Secretary. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria.