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MRS. ADESEYE MARGARET ABIMBOLA-DIRECTOR, FIRE SERVICE


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Adeseye was enlisted to the then Lagos State Fire Service on January 18, 1995, having in the course of her selfless career obtained Basic and Advance Certificates in Professional Fireman Competency and Higher
Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety from the Federal College of Education, Technical, Akoka, Lagos. Also, a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Lagos State University and subsequently attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management at the University of Lagos as well as International Disaster Management Certificate from the Bournemouth University, United Kingdom.


She had participated in a number of fora, among is Challenges Affecting Women Firefighters by the Fire Professional Council of Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa as well as being a Fellow of the Emergency, Crisis and Risk Management Institute.


Adeseye, an indomitable woman, who is leading men to conquer, has been honored with the 2019 Life Saving Award for Exemplary Leadership in Fire Safety from the prestigious 9ja Safe; AfriSafe Awards for Excellence 2019 by one of Africa’s foremost Safety outfit, HSENation, Excellent Leadership Award 2020 from the Fight Against Corruption Organisation and ‘Eni awokose ile odule’ (the Torch Bearer) by the Yoruba South West Youth, Outstanding Progressive Woman in Public Service of the Year from Outstanding Women in Africa Awards (OWAA).


In 2021, The Guardian Newspaper recognises Adeseye among others national figure as being a ‘resorceful Firefighter who is putting vision to work’ at the helms of affairs of a male dominated field among other
honours. This does not preclude, hundreds of Appreciation and Commendation Letters for prompt response to emergencies from public and private establishments and institutions accorded the Agency under her watch among which includes; Guinness Plc., Friesland Wamco, NNPC Ogba, Balogun Market, Sasanik Nigeria Limited, Empire Commercial Company, Sunflag Nigeria Limited, Ikorodu, Abule Ado School, etc.


She rose to become Chief Fire Officer on 1st July, 2019 and subsequently appointed as the Acting Director of the Service. Given her sterling performance including the achievements of the once eluded Agency status amongst others, she was confirmed the first female and 8th Director of the Lagos State Fire & Rescue Service on the 5th April, 2021. She is currently the Chairman, States’ Fire Directors/Chiefs in Nigeria


Adeseye, Margaret Abimbola nee Onabajo is happily married with Children.

 

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