Lisa Adesina Paul ADEJOBI
A public administrator, teacher, politician, community man, peace maker, multi-linguist and father figure to many young people, Chief Paul Adejobi graduated with BA (Hons) in 1971 from the pioneer Nigerian university, The University of Ibadan. He also attended Centre Universities Mediterranean where he obtained Diploma in French language. He is currently a masters student in Peace building and Negotiation at the Nigerian Open University.
Lisa Adejobi’s working carrier started in 1966 as a teacher at Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode. He also worked as a teacher in Nazareth High School, Imeko and Ahmadiyya College, Agege-Lagos. In 1978 he left teaching profession and was appointed Sales Distribution Manager for Volkswagen of Nigeria a position he occupied till 1979 before joining SCOA Motors as Sales and Purchasing Manager from1979 to 1982. He is a successful agricultural commodity trader and exporter specializing in cocoa beans and cashew export to Europe, America and Asia.
Lisa Adejobi formally joined active politics in 1983 and has served in several public offices. In 2005, he was appointed the Commissioner for Commerce and Industries for Ogun State, South West, Nigeria where he was able to bring a lot of innovation to the commerce sector in the state. Between 2007 and 2011 he served as Executive Chairman, Ogun State Universal Primary Education Board (OGSUPEB) superintending over 5000 primary schools in the state.
He has won several award and honor for his public administration contribution, service to the education sector and for his philanthropic activities. Some of such awards include those by the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Ogun State Grassroots Sport Development Committee, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Tai Solarin University of Education national Alumni, Universal Basic Education Commission and Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners. He is a holder of many traditional titles, a member of Abeokuta sports Club and The Pyrates Confraternity.
Lisa Adejobi is a well travelled man, an unrepentant humanitarian who strongly believes in poverty reduction as strategy to improve public health. He loves working with the less privileged and helping the needy. He is married with children.