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Agoro May Replace Muri-Okunola As Lagos HOS


Agoro May Take Over As Lagos HOS

Barring unforeseen political manoeuvre, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos Land Bureau, Mr Shuaheeb Olabode Agoro stands the brightest chance to become the next state Head of Service.

Agoro’s appointment may come soonest, following the appointment of the immediate past HOS, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola as a principal secretary to President Bola Tinubu.

Investigation revealed that Agoro is one of the most senior permanent secretaries in the state civil service and had since been penciled down as a possible replacement for Muri-Okunola.

However, a few other permanent secretaries have been lobbying, according to a source to take over but they may not succeed.


“The fact that Muri-Okunola is from Lagos Island and has not completed his tenure may work for Agoro who is also from the Island,” a source said.

Agoro was employed into the Civil Service of the Lagos State Government in July 2003. Upon his employment, he worked in Lands Bureau as the Director, Land Services between 2003 and 2005 and Director, Land Regularisation between 2006 and 2015 before his appointment as the Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau on August 2, 2015

Before his employment into the Civil Service, he was the Legal Officer for Legal Technologies Limited, London between 1999 and 2000.

He started his educational career with the Ordinary and Advanced Levels at the St. Gregory’s College, Lagos, Nigeria and he proceeded to study Law at the Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds, England with LLB (Hons.) Law, between 1990 and 1993 and attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, between 1994 and 1996.

Among his educational qualifications are (LLM) in Petroleum Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) in 1999, University of Dundee Scotland, BPP Law School in May 2002 England. Admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England & Wales, September 2002, Certificate Course in Public and Private Partnership Infrastructure in a Market Economy at the John. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts USA in 2006.


He earned a Scholarship in Student Fellowship Petroleum Law at CEPMLP University of Dundee Scotland in 1998

He is a member of different professional bodies, viz: the Nigerian Bar Association, The International Bar Association, The Law Society of England & Wales and the Institute of Petroleum London.