Mrs. Boladele Aderemi Dapo- Thomas, a scion of the Bangbose Family of Lagos Island, an astute administrator and a seasoned bureaucrat was born in the United Kingdom.
After her elementary and secondary education, Mrs. Boladele Adeyemi Dapo- Thomas proceeded to the prestigious University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literary Studies in 1985. From 1985 – 1986, she did her National Youth Service at the then Ondo State University, Ado- Ekiti as Graduate Assistant. In her desire for exemplary career in Public Service, Mrs. Dapo–Thomas returned to her Alma Mater for Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration in 1990.
She is also an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy Executive Education Programme and has certifications from the Oracle University as well as courses in Management and Leadership.
Mrs. Dapo -Thomas started her career as an Administrative Officer Grade II with the Lagos State Civil Service in August 1988. She has in her twenty –seven years in the State Civil Service served in various capacities giving optimum service and technical proficiency to job responsibilities and challenging assignments.
Some of her distinctive and notable contributions to the State Public Service include; Delivery of Oracle Compliant Data as Head of Human Resource(HR) Data Conversion Team, a catalyst to the timely go-live of the Oracle Application in year 2001 which enabled IT governance of the Human Resource and Financial activities of Government; Designing of the new Certificates of Service being awarded to officers exiting the Civil Service; Development of the Public Service Salary Structure in year 2011, successfully undertaken in collaboration with the Accountant General; Coordination of the revision of the 1982 Civil Service Rules which culminated in the new Public Service Rules (PRS) launched for use in May 2015.
Mrs. Dapo–Thomas also served as Protocol Officer/ Private Secretary to four successive First Ladies in the State between 1988 and 1999
She is one of the Public Service designated Career Development Mentors and has delivered presentations at different fora on different aspects of the Public Service Rules, Establishment Matters and End User Training on the Oracle Human Resources Module.
Until her deployment as the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mrs. Dapo–Thomas was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
An adherent of good work ethics and a thoroughbred administrator, Mrs. Dapo- Thomas is a meticulous superintendent and an exemplary leader.
She is happily married with children.