Mr. OLAKULEHIN, John Oladapo, General Manager, Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA)
OLAKULEHIN, John Oladapo was born on Saturday, 16th January 1965 in Igboho, Oyo State. He attended Baptist Primary School, Oluwatedo, Oyo, Oyo State (1970-1977) and for his secondary education, he was at Community High School, Fiditi Oyo State (1977-1982). He attended the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Osun State where he obtained the Bachelor of Agriculture Degree in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology in 1988. Mr. Olakulehin has two Master’s Degree, one in Information & Communication Management from the National Open University of Nigeria and the other in Sociology from the University of Lagos in addition to a Diploma in Water Management & Crop Production from Galilee College, Nazareth, Israel.
He started his working career as Agric Officer/Village Extension Worker (VEW) with the World Bank assisted Lagos State Agricultural Development Project on October 2nd 1990 and was absorbed into Civil Service (Ministry of Agric and Cooperatives) in 1995 when Agricultural Development Project became a schedule parastatal.
Having obtained training in agricultural best practices, Mr. Olakulehin rose through the ranks serving in various capacities such as a Village Extension Agent (Ibeju-Lekki), Block Agricultural Extension Supervisor (BES), Ikeja, Ojo and Alimoso Blocks, Head of Agricultural Extension Field Activities (HFA), Facilitator, Capacity Building/Training, Training and Technical Assistance Officer – TTAO a World Bank assisted National FADAMA Development Project; and Director of Community Agriculture, Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs before been appointed as the General Manager, Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) in July 2017.
He is a member of Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON) and Senior Professional Member of the Institute of Information Management, Africa.
He is an authored and co-authored several agricultural specialized reports at National FADAMA Development Project (Lagos State Office), Lagos State Agric Development Authority and Ministry of Agriculture
Mr. Olakulehin enjoys reading, writing and watching football. He is married to Oluyinka and both are blessed with four children, Todimu, Eniola, Temidayo and Ayodeji.