Tajudeen Oriyomi had his primary and secondary education at Zumurat-Islamiyyah Primary School Epe and Lekki High School respectively.
He holds National Certificate in Education (NCE) in 1992 and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1998.
He joined the Lagos State Civil Service in January 1993 as an Economics and Mathematics teacher; and has taught in various schools in the State. He is presently a Deputy Director of Education.
Ayeola ventured into cooperatives in 1995 as co-founder of Alaro Standing Order Cooperative from a terminable contribution group to a formidable cooperative society.
Ayeola also co-founded and served as pioneer President of NUT (Epe) Cooperative Multipurpose Society during which the social status of members improved tremendously and many of them became house owners. Membership also rose from 21 at inception to 817 and capital base from N14,700 to over N137,000,000 as at the time he handed over leadership of the society in 2010.
He served as Vice President and currently the President of Epe Multipurpose Cooperative Union (MCU), an affiliate of Lagos State Cooperative Federation (LASCOFED).
He was elected President of LASCOFED in July, 2012 in a keenly contested election. As LASCOFED President, Ayeola has the following to his credit:
- Unity of the Lagos State Cooperative Movement
- Revived the contribution of LASCOFED to the Agricultural Value Chain with the production of Coop Garri and LASCOFED Palm oil.
- Pioneered LASCOFED Founders’ Week.
- Pioneered a health intervention program tagged “Vision for Life” which touched the lives of over 600 cooperators and citizens of Lagos State. Beneficiaries received free drugs, free eye glasses and free surgical operations were also done on those that required it. There were also various health diagnosis and screenings ranging from blood sugar level, Blood Pressure Measurement, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Prostate screening etc.
- Construction of the magnificent 3 storey LASCOFED Secretariat building.
These and many more achievements earned him a 2nd term presidency of LASCOFED, as he was elected unopposed on the 21st July, 2016.
As a 2nd term President, Oriyomi Ayeola introduced:
- Lascofed Insurance Scheme; and
- LASCOFED Connect in collaboration with Globacom
- LASCOFED Training & Development Centre.
Tajudeen Oriyomi Ayeola is currently the President of Cooperative Federation of Nigeria.
He is a member of:
- National Union of Teachers (NUT)
- Fellow, Institute of Chartered Administrators
- Patron, Association of Nigerian Authors (Lagos Chapter)
- Honorary Fellow, Institute of Cooperative Professionals of Nigeria (ICOPRON)
- Leadership Award, Lagos State Association of Licensed Cooperative Account Managers (LASCAM)
- Numerous awards and honourary titles.
He is widely traveled, an astute leader and a cooperator per excellence and He is happily married with children.
Etti-O-Diamond Ramota Kemi is the 1st Vice President of Lagos State Cooperative Federation Ltd. She is a complete administrator and an accomplished cooperator.
She has a wealth of knowledge in cooperative matters. She was the erstwhile President of Lagos State Hospitals Management Board Senior Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society (LASCOMED).
She is a Registered Nurse and Midwife having obtained Diploma in Nursing Administration, BNSC in Nursing Science and Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital Management.
Barrister Oladipo Shobule is the 2nd Vice President of Lagos State Cooperative Federation Ltd. For many years, he served as an Executive Member of Lagos Local Government Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society. He rose through the ranks and emerged as the President of the society. His achievements in turning the fortunes of the society was well noticed and was rewarded with his election as the President of Lagos Mainland Multipurpose Cooperative Union.
He is the Chairman of the Personnel Committee of LASCOFED and LASCOFED’s representative on the Arbitration Panel of the Directorate of Cooperative Services, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives.
Adefela Odueyungbo is the 3rd Vice President of Lagos State Cooperative Federation. He specializes in working with corporate concerns to achieve strategic objectives. He has over 25years of considerable experience in the formation and growth of companies and human mind. His work experience covered different roles from general management; production; business development; marketing; consultancy and training.
Adefela is a faculty member of the Association of Nigerian Development Finance Institution, Lagos; Thames Business School; Director, Entrepreneurship Development Programme & Head, Business Administration and Management Development- Ronik Polytechnic, Lagos.
He is an accreditation team member of the National Board for Technical Education. He is also an author and guest speaker at seminars and conferences.
Adefela has degree in Business Administration and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).
He is the incumbent President of Oshodi/Isolo Multipurpose Cooperative Union.
Pastor Abiola Akinola is the 4th Vice President of LASCOFED and President of Ikeja Multipurpose Cooperative Union.
His experience dates back to when he served as the President of Sheraton Hotel Lagos Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society.
He is the Chairman of the Publicity and Agricultural Committees of LASCOFED.
Mr. Olusegun Shodiya is the Treasurer of LASCOFED. As a core grassroot cooperator, he serves as the incumbent President of Alimosho Multipurpose Cooperative Union.
His experience in the Cooperative Movement is very rich and quite beneficial to the running of affairs at LASCOFED.
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.