Kakalistiq.com reports that Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), recently marked a significant milestone as he officially laid down his pen in retirement. The event, held at the iconic Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, was marked by gratitude, reflection, and expressions of appreciation for the journey that spanned a career filled with ups and downs, twists, and turns in the realm of public service.
Reflecting on his successful journey in a heartfelt message shared on a WhatsApp platform, Dr. Onasanya expressed his profound gratitude to everyone who offered words of encouragement and prayers during this transitional period. His career, marked by notable achievements, saw him play pivotal roles in various projects that left an indelible mark on the landscape of Lagos State.
Among the noteworthy accomplishments mentioned by Dr. Onasanya was his leadership in the FADAMA Project, where he headed the Lagos State Project and played a crucial role in its success. The establishment of the 32-ton/hour rice mill at Imota considered the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa, was highlighted as the icing on the cake of his illustrious career.
“The FADAMA project was a champion project, and I can say with all sense of responsibility that the FADAMA project was one of my achievements that made me a Permanent Secretary. And I cannot do without thanking Hon. Wale Raji, who brought me to the limelight of project coordination,” he said.
Reflecting on his roles as the Director of Agricultural Services, he emphasized his contributions to the Agricultural Youth Empowerment Scheme (AGRIC-YES) and the Agricultural Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government. Additionally, his impact in the Civil Service Pensions Office and Lagos Independent Electoral Commission added layers to a career that spanned diverse sectors.
As Dr. Onasanya bids farewell, the community, particularly the Great Epe Club, joined in acknowledging and celebrating the worthwhile journey of a distinguished public servant. His legacy continues, leaving an imprint on the projects and initiatives he spearheaded throughout his impactful career.