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Agoro Olabode: Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, and More



Who is Agoro Olabode?

Agoro Olabode was on September 22, 2023, announced as the replacement for Hakeem Olayinka Muri-Okunola.

His appointment as the new Head of Service of Lagos state, Nigeria’s commercial city, was expected to take effect starting September 30, 2023.


Shuaheeb Olabode Agoro is a Nigerian lawyer and civil servant who served as the permanent secretary of Lagos state until his announcement as the 22nd Head of Service of the state.


Bode Agoro’s had his Ordinary and Advanced Levels education at St. Gregory’s College, Lagos, Nigeria.

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (right); his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat (middle) and Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau, Mr. Olabode Agoro (left) during the Governor’s tour of the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday, May 30, 2019. PHOTO Credit: Vanguard News

He later proceeded to study Law at the Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds, England with LLB (Hons.) Law, between 1990 and 1993 and attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, between 1994 and 1996.

Among his educational qualifications are (LLM) in Petroleum Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) in 1999, University of Dundee Scotland, BPP Law School in May 2002 England.

Agoro was admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England & Wales, September 2002, Certificate Course in Public and Private Partnership Infrastructure in a Market Economy at the John. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts USA in 2006.

He earned a Scholarship in Student Fellowship Petroleum Law at CEPMLP University of Dundee Scotland in 1998.


Bode Agoro started his professional career as the Legal Officer for Legal Technologies Limited, London, between 1999 and 2000.

From left, Permanent Secretary, Land Bureau, Mr Bode Agoro; Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Mr Biodun Bamgboye; Special Adviser on Urban Development, Mrs Yewande Onabule; Director-General, Office of Transformation, Creativity and Innovation, Mr Toba Otusanya and Head of Service, Lagos State, Mrs Olabowale Ademola at a stakeholders’ engagement on ease of doing business. PHOTO Credit: TribuneOnline

He was employed into the Lagos State Civil Service in July 2003. Upon his employment, he worked in Lands Bureau as the Director, Land Services between 2003 and 2005 and Director, Land Regularisation between 2006 and 2015 before his appointment as the Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau on August 2, 2015.

Awards and achievements

Agoro is a member of different professional bodies, including:

  • The Nigerian Bar Association
  • The International Bar Association
  • The Law Society of England & Wales
  • The Institute of Petroleum London.



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