Mrs. Akinsanya Basirat, Iyabode is an experienced Administrative and Human Resource Officer with over 30 years of diverse roles, responsibilities, and duties in Local and State Government service.
She holds a Master degree in Public Administration from Lagos State University and Bachelor of Arts (Combined Hons.) from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State.She attended St. Patricks Catholic School, Idumagbo, Lagos Island and Oshitelu Memorial College, Ogere Remo for her Secondary School education where she was appointed the Health and Punctuality Perfect. She attended Lagos State College of Education, Oto, Ijanikin, LACOED (Now Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education), Iwhere she was elected the School’s Vice President of National Union of Lagos State Students (NULASS).
She started her career as Sales Executive with Crusader Insurance Plc., before proceeding to serve as a classroom teacher in Soyinbo Community High School, Sagamu, ApataMemorial High School, Isolo, Hope High School, Lagos Island and Okota High School Okota, Isolo as Master Grade II Teacher
She transferred her services to Lagos State Local Government Service Commission as Personnel Officer II and posted to Oshodi/Isolo Local Government, she worked with (3) Chairpersons as Personal Assistant consecutively and later redeployed back to Local Government Services Commission and Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government as the Administrative Area Officer, Amukoko Area Office.
She was appointed the Head of Personnel Management of Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government on the creation of Twenty (20) Local Government and Thirty-Seven (37) Local Development Area by the Lagos State Government. She served in different capacity at Itire Ikate, Lagos Island (The Premier Council), Kosofe, Surulere and Agboyi/Ketu LCDA respectively.
Akinsanya has been involved in formulation, implementation, assessment and evaluation of policies and programmes. She has managed critical crisis and Industrial disputes; coordinated the affairs of traditional rulers. NURTW, youth forum, market men and women and also undertaken representational assignments at various levels.
In January 2017, she was moved to the mainstream to further serve the State. Her outstanding performance earned her the appointment as the Director A&HR in the Ministry of Special Duties & Inter Governmental Relations. In her career over the years, she has proven skills as a leader in Peoples Management which has made me a resourceful person and a team player. This has also earned me various recognitions, appointments, and awards.
Akinsanya is a Fellow of Institute of Personnel Management (IPM), member Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), and an Associate member of Nigeria Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM). She is also a member of the American Society for Public Administration, U.S.A.
She has attended various courses and seminars on administrative and leadership styles and qualities at local and International level.
She is married with children.