Engineer Shodeinde Olalekan Nurudeen is a Civil Engineer by profession and a Director in the Lagos Civil Service. He is a reliable, committed, versatile, result oriented and very innovative person. He has served the Lagos State Government in many capacities covering several Local Government Areas across the state amongst which are Alimosho LGA, Lagos Island LGA, Apapa LGA, Surulere LGA, Eti-Osa LGA, Ibeju-Lekki LGA, etc. He had also served in some Ministries that include Housing, Education and Environment, all these through a period that spanned about 27years.
Engr. Olalekan Shodeinde studied Civil Engineering at University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria where he bagged a B.Eng. (Hons) Civil Engineering in 1987 before he proceeded to University of Lagos where he added to his educational achievement a Masters Degree in Construction Technology (M.Sc.) in the year 1990. He also has an M.B.A (Finance) from Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria which he obtained in the year 2004.
He is also a member of some national professional bodies that include, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), as well as international bodies like Water Environment Federation (WEF), and International Water Association (IWA).
Engr. Olalekan Shodeinde became the Coordinator of the Lagos State Wastewater Management Office (LSWMO) in August, 2012 up till June, 2015. During his stay at the Lagos State Wastewater Management Office, the Agency recorded several modest achievements in her efforts at minimizing all forms of pollution from wastewater mis-management and in the provision of wastewater infrastructure for the state.
He was posted to the Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency (LASURA) from 2015 to 2016, as the Head of Engineering Department from where he championed the increase of budgetary allocation to the Agency. He was thereafter deployed to the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure (MOW&I) in 2016 to 2017. At MOW&I, he was the Director – Project Monitoring Evaluation and Training (PMET).
He assumed the position of the General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) in May 2017, and since his assumption of office, the built environment has witnessed a tremendous impact in the area of construction according to regulations and compliance with the extant Law of the land.
Engr. Olalekan Shodeinde is a Muslim, happily married with children.