Mrs. Boladele Dapo- Thomas is a distinguished administrator and seasoned bureaucrat.
A graduate of the prestigious University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife at both Bachelor and post graduate levels, she undertook her compulsory one year National Youth Corps Service at the then Ondo State University, now Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.
Mrs. Dapo -Thomas commenced her career in the Lagos State Civil Service as an Administrative Officer GL08 in 1988. With over thirty years in the Civil Service, she has served in various capacities delivering optimum service and technical proficiency to job responsibilities and challenging assignments.
Some of her distinctive and notable contributions to the State Public Service include: Delivery of Oracle Compliant Data as Head of Human Resource(HR) Data Conversion Team; Design of the new Certificates of Service awarded to officers exiting the Civil Service; Development of the Public Service Salary Structure in year 2011, currently in use; Coordination of the revision of the 1982 Civil Service Rules which culminated in the new Public Service Rules (PRS) launched for use in May 2015 also currently in use, to mention a few.
Until her deployment in 2015 as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development where she has brought her wealth of experience to bear in reforms and initiatives towards a more effective and efficient service delivery, she was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
An alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy Executive Education Programme, she obtained certifications from the Oracle University as well as Management and Leadership programmes.
A Lagos State Public Service designated Career mentor, Mrs. Dapo Thomas is an adherent of good work ethics, a thoroughbred Establishment Officer, meticulous superintendent and an exemplary leader. She is married with children.