ORELOPE-ADEFULIRE, Hon. (Mrs.) Victoria Adejoke

Born September 29, 1959;



She is an administrator, social worker, politician and princess of a royal family in Lagos State
Gender: Female
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  • Married
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State of Origin: Lagos
Father's Name Alhaji Jimoh Orelope
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Has children

Profession Politician , Public Servant
Working Experience

Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to President Muhammadu Buhari

Previous Appointments:

Secretary, Francis Chambers, Ikeja (1980 – 1985); Secretary, Paterson Zochonis Industries Plc, Lagos (1985 – 1991); Managing Director/C.E.O., Adejoke Nigeria Enterprises, Lagos (1994 – 2002); Electoral Commissioner, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (2002 – 2003); Honourable Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation (May 2003 – May 2007); She was re-appointed back into the ministry in June 2007.

Salvation Army School, Agege, Lagos (1965 -1971); Lagos Cosmopolitan College, Yaba, Lagos (1972 – 1973); St. Joseph’s Secondary School (1973 -1978); Lagos State University, Ojo, Diploma in Computer Studies Education and Diploma in Social Work.

Elected member Alimosho 1 Lagos State House of Assembly (1991 – 1993
Former Lagos State deputy governor (2011-2015)

Popularly called ‘Iya Alanu’ (cheerful giver), she has introduced several poverty alleviation programmes and has received several awards locally and internationally. She was awarded the International Public Servant of the Year 2007 award by the Scottish Widows; a UK-based NGO and bagged the Lagos State Man of the Year award in 2009. She received the Daisey George Award 2010 in the USA as an advocate of children’s protection and development. She can be contacted via @Adejoke_O_A on Twitter
The former Lagos State deputy governor is also a recipient of the Guinness World Records for the most children reading aloud with an adult at a single location, which she achieved while reading with 4,222 school children in 2011.

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