Hon. Lola Akande holds a Bachelor of Science [B.Sc. Hons] degree in Botany from the University of Ife [now Obafemi Awolowo University]; a Master’s degree in Public Administration [M.PA] with a bias for Public Policy from the University of Lagos, Akoka. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education [PDGE] from the same citadel.
As the Honorable Commissioner, Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (2015 – 2019) she contributed immensely to Women and Child Protection as well as ensured Poverty Alleviation in Lagos State through the implementation
of policies & programmes of her Ministry.
Her foray into politics was before her appointment as Hon. Commissioner, Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. She has served as Deputy Majority Leader of the 7th Lagos State House of Assembly between 2011 & 2015 and
previously a Deputy Chief Whip of the same House between 2007 and 2011 when she represented Ikeja Constituency II.
She is currently a serving member of the Lagos State Executive Council as the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives.
She holds an honorary doctorate degree.
Hon. Lola Akande is married with children.