8 Things To Know About Bisoye Coker-Odusote, The 38-Year-Old Director-General Of NIMC

A profile of Bisoye Coker-Odusote, the brilliant and astute NIMC Director-General.

Engr. Bisoye Coker-Odusote was appointed as the Acting Director-General (DG) of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) by President Bola Tinubu in August 2023.

NIMC is an organization responsible for operating the country’s national identity management systems including the National Identification Number (NIN).

Her initial appointment was for 90 days, with effect from August 24, 2023, before her full term of four years took effect on November 24, 2023.

Coker-Odusote is a professional tech enthusiast and professional who has over 15 years of experience across the technology, real estate, construction, oil and gas, media, and finance sectors.

Here are some things to know about the NIMC powerhouse:

1. Bisoye Coker-Odusote was born on April 26, 1985.

2. She was a Special Adviser on Technology to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu while he was governor of Lagos State.

3. She served as Head of Information Technology and Communication at Bate Litwin, an engineering company working on projects such as Chevron ESA (JV with Atlas).

4. Coker-Odusote, who has lived and worked in the United Kingdom and Nigeria, sits on the IT Data Network Limited board, amongst other key positions at home and abroad.

5. She was also a former director of the APC National Database Project.

6.  Bisoye Odusote founded a tech advancement initiative under the Bibi Coker Foundation that gives education grants to women studying STEM-related degrees.

7. She was the general manager and CEO of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA) before she was appointed NIMC DG.

8. She was also recognised as one of the value-driven CEOs, which saw her emerge as Africa Public Sector Magazine’s “CEO of the Week” for August 2022.

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