A consummate professional with about 29 years cognitive experience in the Public Service, Mrs. Abiodun Folasade Kolawole attended St Clareâ€™s Grammar School and Ansar-ud-Deen College, both in Offa - Kwara State before proceeding to the Kwara State College of Technology, School of Basic Studies,Â Ilorin for her G.C.E "A" LevelÂ Certificate.Â She bagged a Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Economics from the Ahmadu Bello University and University of Abuja respectively. In addition, she obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies from the School of Continuing Education, University of Hong Kong.â€¨Her working experience began after her NYSC service year in 1984,Â when she joined the Kwara State Teaching Service as a Master II ; a Secondary School Teacher on Grade Level 08 and rose to the position of Master I on Grade Level 09 . In 1989, she was absorbed on transfer of service in the Presidency, Code of Conduct Bureau as a Senior Finance Officer on Grade Level 10, in the then Finance and Supplies Department and has over the years risen toÂ Â the position of a Director on Grade Level 17.â€¨In the Internal postings within the Bureau, Mrs Kolawole left the Finance and Supplies Department to the Personnel Management Department (now Human Resources Management Department) as Principal Personnel Officer on Grade Level 12 in 1992 where she served for many years and rose to Chief Administrative Officer on Grade Level 14.â€¨In October 2000, she was posted to the Department of Assets Declaration and in May, 2002, as an Assistant Director, she was moved again to the Department of Education and Advisory Services where she was until 2007 when as a Deputy Director she was posted to the Department of Investigations and Monitoring. In that Department, she served as a Secretary to the Petitions Screening Committee; a body charged with the responsibility of deliberating on cases of breach / non compliance of the code of conduct Act. â€¨In 2010, Mrs Kolawole was promoted to the position of a Director and deployed to the Department of Education and Advisory Services until 2012 when with yet another deployment, she was appointed the Director in the Department of Federal Public Services; an arm of the defunct Assets Declaration Department. She was again deployed Â in Â June 2015 as Director Accounts and Finance untill she was Â appointed Ag. Secretary in July 2015.â€¨ Often described as firm yet fair, Mrs. Kolawole has been a member of the following Statutory and Ad-hoc Committees;Â Â Â â€¨Member, Junior Staff Committee (JSC) Headquartersâ€¨Chairman, Inspection Team on Maintenance of Office / Residential Quarters and Equipment 1993â€¨Disciplinary / Investigative Panel on alleged act of receiving bribe in 1992â€¨Committee of enquiry on "Missing Files", authentication of Certificates and Credentials and Proper placement of certain officers or otherwise in 1993â€¨Investigative Panel on missing carburettor of an official vehicle in 1993â€¨Investigative Panel on the fire incidenceÂ at the main Stores of the Bureau at No. 24, Haile Selassie Street, Asokoro in 2007 to mention a few;Â being testament to her qualities as an expert within her professional field.â€¨Member, National Productivity Merit Award Committeeâ€¨Member, Ministerial Training Committeeâ€¨Member, Ministerial Tenders Boardâ€¨Member, Senior Staff Committeeâ€¨One of the highlights of her career is the numerous paper presentations / sensitization / enlightenment on the mandate of the CCB she has been privileged to give across Ministries, Departments and Agencies which has given her an insight into some of the challenges facing the service at both the state and federal level.â€¨
Apart from presentation of papers at public fora, Mrs. Kolawole has been fortunate to attend Conferences, Seminars and Workshops both locally and in other countries. â€¨Mrs Kolawole having worked in the CCB for almost 30 years is an ardent believer in the fight against corruption; that fight against corruption is a collective responsibility of all Nigerians and not just the Anti-Corruption Agencies and a zero corruption is possible when all hands are on deck.