Titilayo Laoye-Tomori is a Nigerian female politician who has made significant contributions to the development of education and women empowerment in Nigeria. She is a former Deputy Governor of Osun State and a seasoned administrator with over 35 years of experience in the public and private sectors.
Early Life and Education
Titilayo Laoye-Tomori was born on July 16, 1954, in Oyo State, Nigeria. She had her primary education at St. Anne’s School, Molete, Ibadan, and her secondary education at St. Theresa’s College, Ibadan. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Lagos in 1977 and a Master of Public Administration degree from the same university in 1983.
Titilayo Laoye-Tomori started her career as an English teacher at St. Anne’s School, Molete, Ibadan, in 1977. She later joined the Lagos State Civil Service in 1980 and rose through the ranks to become a Permanent Secretary in 1999. She served in various capacities in the Lagos State Government, including as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development, and Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
In 2011, Titilayo Laoye-Tomori was appointed as the Deputy Governor of Osun State, making her the first female Deputy Governor in the state. She served in this capacity until 2018, contributing to the development of education and women empowerment in the state.
Titilayo Laoye-Tomori’s political records include:
- First female Deputy Governor of Osun State
- Contributed to the development of education and women empowerment in Osun State
- Served as Permanent Secretary in various ministries in Lagos State
Titilayo Laoye-Tomori is married and has children. She is a devout Christian and a member of the Anglican Communion.
Titilayo Laoye-Tomori’s net worth is estimated to be:
|US Dollar||$2 million|
|Nigerian Naira||₦800 million|
|Canadian Dollar||C$2.5 million|
|Ghanaian Cedi||GHS11 million|
|Kenyan Shilling||KES220 million|
|South African Rand||ZAR30 million|
|Ugandan Shilling||UGX7.5 billion|
|Indian Rupee||INR150 million|
Awards and Nominations
Titilayo Laoye-Tomori has received several awards and nominations for her contributions to education and women empowerment in Nigeria. Some of these include:
- Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) in 2012
- Women of Merit Gold Award by the National Centre for Women Development in 2013
- African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) Excellence Award in 2017
Titilayo Laoye-Tomori is an inspiration to many Nigerian women and a role model for young girls who aspire to make a difference in their communities. Her contributions to education and women empowerment will continue to impact generations to come.