Prince (Dr) Ifalade Ajasa Oyekan is a household name on Lagos Island, not because he is a Prince, but he is a loved by many for his disposition to life, respect and friendliness.
Prince Ifalade Oyekan is one of the Princes of Lagos and indeed a Crown Prince. His father, the late Oba of Lagos, Oba Adeyinka Oyekan II (June 30, 1911 to March 7, 2003). He was the Oba of Lagos from 1965 to 2003. He was the grandson of Oba Oyekan I
Newsbreak reports that Prince Oyekan was the Head, Human Resources of an international dredging company, Lagos Channel Management Limited (LCM). He had a good job on his hand, but when the call to serve his fatherland came, he gladly accepted it with full passion and love to work for the people, to help the government of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu fulfilled his campaign promises to the people of Lagos State.
It was no surprise however that his sojourn as the Head, Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) was an assignment to test the capabilities and potentials of a young man who was coming from the private sector to the public sector.
The Crown Prince left his splendor to join the civil service. He not only did a good job, but he leads by example at every duty post he finds himself.
No wonder Governor Sanwo-Olu was watching how the Crown Prince turned around the fortune of LETI, which was hitherto not known to the people, to an institute so popular now that many agencies of Lagos State Government want to send their officers for training.
He was to spend five years at LETI, but Governor Sanwo-Olu thought otherwise, he wanted the Crown Prince to help sort out internal security system of Lagos State. He wanted him to use his creative acumen deploys to rejig the security architecture of metropolitan Lagos State, which is seen as one of the emerging mega cities of the world.
The governor, in his magnanimity redeployed Prince Oyekan to Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency (LSNSA) after Prince Oyekan just spent one year six months at LETI.
Nessbreak can reports that even when he got to LSNSA, Prince Oyekan, who is also a member of the Executive of Lagos State Football Association, won’t stop leading by example. He don’t want to be seen as ‘boss man’. Within a very short time, he is known by many at the secretariat of the Neighbourhood Corps in Oshodi, Lagos as a leader who the state needs now to manage and sustain Governor Sanwo-Olu’s security plans.
Read what he told a group of youths from Lagos Island Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who came to pay him a courtesy visit recently, “I am extremely grateful to my Governor for this lifetime opportunity to serve in his cabinet filled with several erudite professionals from across the various divides and I hope to make him proud of that decision”.
He admonished Lagosians to take charge of securing their communities, adding that security of Lagos State is the business of every resident of the state.
While stressing the need for young people to see themselves as the heartbeat of the socio-economic life of the state, he said that the youths should endeavour to be good ambassadors of young people, as his activities in office have been geared towards building the confidence of the older generation in younger generation with the hope that more young people will be saddled with leadership responsibilities.
.Watch out for exclusive interview with Prince (Dr) Ifalade Ajasa Oyekan, the General Manager, Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency (LNSA) on Saturday where he talked on wide-ranging issues about how Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s government is trying to secure Lagos.