Principal Officers

Tpl. Alaka Olayinka – Director, Development Permit Department

Olayinka Rahmon ALAKA


Attended Surulere Baptist School, Lagos Mainland between 1969 and 1975 for Primary School Education. Thereafter, had Secondary School Education in Holy Saviour’s College, Isolo between 1975 and 1981 and furthered at Awori Ajeromi Grammar School in 1983, between 1981 and 1983.

Tertiary Education started at Lagos State College of Science & Technology (now Lagos State Polytechnic) with National Diploma in Town & Regional Planning from 1983 to 1986.

Further Education in Ogun State University 1987-1990 with Bachelor Degree (.     & Regional Planning, Second Class Upper Division)

Also further Education in University of Ibadan with Master of Urban & Regional Planning.

Work Experience started in 1984 with 4months Industrial Attachment at Lagos State Land Use & Allocation Committee in 1964. Then one year Industrial Attachment with Development Matters Division of Lagos State Ministry of the Environment & Physical Planning 1986-1987.

Employment into the Ministry of Environment, as Town Planning Officer in 1996. Became a Chief Executive Officer in 2001, serve at Kosofe LPA for 5months, Apapa LPA between October 2001 to 2004 and Agbodo-Mosan LPO between 2004-2006 of the Lagos State Physical Planning and Development Authority. Then a District Officer at Kosofe District office in 2006-2007, then became Chief Town Planning Officer serve as Project Head in the Urban Development Dept., Ministry of Physical Planning & Urban.

Also served as Head of Department, Department of Solid Members Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources between 2012 and 2014.

Became Assistant Director and served in the Department of Physical Development and Intervention of LASPPPA. In 2007, served as Deputy Director and Head of Department Physical Development & Intervention Department between 2017-2020. Then deployed to the department of District and Local Plans in 2021 till date.

  • Served as Special Assistant to the Commissioner for the Environment & Physical Planning between 2000-2001
  • A Board member of Lagos State Special Sports Association
  • A member of the state committee on Grassroots Sports Development 2005-2007
  • A member of the committee on Energy Policy, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (MEMR)
  • A member of the committee on Regulatory Operation for Haulages and Mining Products ( MEMR)
  • Head Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), MEMR and various other committees in Lagos State.
  • A member of Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) since 1997
  • Registered Town Planner with Town Planning Registration Council 1998
  • Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, 2020.
  • Member American Planning Association (APA)

Married to Tpl. Yemisi Olayinka Alaka with 3 Children.

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