Mrs Folashade Tinuade Rahmat LEDIJU (Nee Davies) was born on 2ND February, 1961, an indigene of Lagos State from the Olowogbowo area of Lagos Island.
She started her academic journey at the Ideal Girls’ primary School, Falolu Road, Suru-Lere, Lagos State and proceeded to New Era Girls’ Secondary School, Ogunmola Close, S/Lere, also in Lagos between 1973 and ’78. She thereafter attended the prestigious federal School of Arts and Science, Victoria Island, Lagos.
A graduate of 1984 with B.A English & Linguistics from the Univ. of Ilorin, Kwara State and MPA from the University of Lagos, 2003. She is an Associate member of CIPMN, 2003
The tour started with the Lagos State Development & Property Corporation, Ilupeju (LSDPC) in 1978 as a Clerical Officer (vacation job) on the documentation of the Jakande Housing Schemes
After her A-levels, she had a one year break to work with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Falomo as a Higher Executive Officer, Personnel Dept as Head, Recruitment Unit – 1979/80
Her NYSC was a Teaching assignment at the Emilis Private Commercial Secondary School, Calabar, Cross River State
As a graduate, she was given appointment at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA 7, Tejuosho as a Presenter/Announcer and later, Programme Producer/Presenter between 1986 and 1996
Mrs Lediju, in the quest for challenges moved on to AIT (DAAR Communications Ltd), the first private Media outfit (1997 – 1999) and was employed as an Assistant Manager/ Programme Producer, Children & Youth Programmes; later rose to AGM and nominated for the Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA) as the Best Youth Talk show Producer. The programme was titled ‘Our Time’
Lagos State Government Career tour started in 1999, employed by State Civil Service as a PAO GL.12, wef 6/10/1999 and deployed to the then
Parastatals Monitoring Office– 1999 – 2001; attached to the Inspectorate Directorate and was next to the Assistant Director, GL.15.
Thereafter, moved to Lands Bureau, F & A Dept. between 2001 – 2005 where she served as Training Officer, Head, Budget Unit, Head, Personnel Unit; with demonstrated dedication and commitment, she earned herself recognition and was given the opportunity to hold brief as the D (F&A) when the substantive retired.
She was later deployed to Ministry of Environment /Office Environment Services as ACAO between 2005 and 2007 and she served as Head PRS, and doubled as the DFA during her leave.
Between 2007 – 2016 she was deployed to the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency as CAO, GL.14 to serve as the Agency Secretary and rose to the post of Deputy Director, GL.16.
At the Agency, she served as the Secretary, Head (F & A) and Procurement Specialist (Lagos State HIV & AIDS Programmes Development Project)
She was also the Secretary for the Lagos State Chapter of the National women Coalition on HIV/AIDS under the Chairmanship of the Lagos State First Lady. The long stay was due to the World Bank Project lifespan.
Presently, a Deputy Director, GL 16 serving as the Director, Career Management Dept in the Civil Service Commission.