MrAdegbola B Arole was born in July 7th 1961, a native of Ikorodu in Lagos State. He attended St Patrick Catholic School Idumagbo, Lagos Island and finished his First School Leaving Certificate in             1973. He later attended the defunct Government Teachers College Igbogbo now Lagos State Civil Service Model College and concluded his TC 11 Teacher’s Certificate in 1981.

Subsequently, he proceeded to   University of Benin in 1983 and graduated with BSc(Ed) Economics in 1987. He also obtained his Masters in Public Administration (MPA) in 1997 from Lagos State University,Ojo. He went further to study Law at the same University and graduated with LLB Law in 2007.Thereafter, Mr A B Arole was called tothe Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in 2008. He also enrolled for Masters in Law (LLM) programme at the University of Lagos and graduated successfully in 2014. He is a professional member of the Chartered Institute ofTaxation of Nigeria (ACIT) and Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (ACIPM) respectively.

Mr A B Arole joined the Lagos StateCivil Service in 1993 as a Personnel Officer and served in various Ministries and Parastatals some of which are listed below:

> (i) Lagos State House of Assembly –

> Personnel Officer 11 (1993-1994)

> (ii) Lagos State Ministry of Justice

> –Planning Officer 1 (1994-1997)

> (iii) Lands Bureau Office   –

> Principal Administrative Officer (1997-2005)

> (iv) Public Finance and Debt Management

> Office  – Asst Chief Administrative Officer (2005-2006)

> (v) Lagos State Environmental Protection

> Agency (LASEPA) – Asst Chief Administrative Officer

> (2006-2007)

> (vi) Public Service Office –Chief

> Administrative Officer – (2007-2009)

> (vii) Ministry of Establishment,

> Pensions and Training – Asst Director Training (2009-2013

> (viii) Lagos State Public Procurement

> Agency – Director, Admin.&Human Resources (2013-2015)

> (ix) Ministry of Wealth Creation and

> Employment –Director, Admin &Human Resources

> (2015-July 2017)

> (X) Office of the Head of Service,

> Public Service Office- Director, Welfare Matters (2017- till

> date)

> .Mr Arole, A B is also a Zonal Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He is happily

> married with Children.