Mr Tokunbo Philip Wahab, the Honourable Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources is a highly accomplished and visionary legal practitioner with a proven track record. He was born on 17th May 1972 and is an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Law LLB from the University of Benin in 1998, attending the Nigerian Law School in 1999 before graduating in the Year 2000.

He had his primary education at Army Barracks Primary School, Epe, Lagos between 1978 and 1984 before proceeding to the Army Children High School, Epe from 1984 till 1989 for his secondary education as well as a National Diploma in Mass Communication which he obtained from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now renamed Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta in 1993.

He holds membership of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and the International Bar Association (IBA) and has had cognate experience in many law firms including Wali & Ace Legal Practitioners, Marina, Lagos where he was a managing partner, serving from January 2008 till August 2019 as well Aluko and Oyebode, Lagos where he served as a Senior Associate from Feb 2005 till June 2009.

Tokunbo Wahab was also a Senior Counsel and Head of Department at Paul Usoro and Co. in Lagos between Feb 2003 and Jan 2005 before he worked with Jiti Ogunye & Co. Associate from October 2000 till January 2003 in core litigation.

He is a strong advocate of equity and justice and a passionate believer in the dictum that everyone deserves equal opportunities irrespective of class or strata. This stance has led him to provide countless pro bono legal services to the poor and underprivileged even as far back as his post-law school days.

He served as the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Education between August 2019 and May 2023 during which he spearheaded the development and implementation of comprehensive Tertiary Education policies and initiatives aimed at improving the quality of tertiary education in the state, advising the Governor on key educational matters, leveraging data-driven insights and research to inform decision-making processes.

Tokunbo Wahab collaborated with various stakeholders, including government agencies, educational institutions and community leaders to foster a united approach towards educational development whilst also introducing innovative programmes to enhance teacher training and professional development, resulting in improved teaching standards across the state.

The cerebral Tokunbo Wahab popularly called TKW is highly skilled in public speaking and communication, budgeting and resource allocation, emotional intelligence, strategic planning and decision making, team leadership and collaboration, ethics and professionalism, stakeholder engagement and time management amongst several others.

He was sworn in as the Honourable Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources on the 13th of September 2023 and is happily married with children.

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