POLITICAL PROFILE: Mrs. Adetoke Benson-Awoyinka – Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Housing

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Mrs. Adetoke Benson-Awoyinka

Mrs. Adetoke Benson-Awoyinka, a Legal Practitioner is grounded in different areas of the Law profession ranging from Insurance Law including Underwriting policies, Risk and Claims Management. She also possesses expertise in Litigation, Probate and Land matters.

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Born on 12 of June, 1967 she had her education at Marywood Grammar School, Ebute-Metta and the Lagos State University (LASU). She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws at LASU and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990.

She started her career at Standard Insurers where she learnt the ropes in Insurance Law, and moved to full time legal practice and litigation with Yemi Peters & Co and then to B.O Benson Law Office working with the best hands in Probate and Land matters.

She further challenged herself forging partnerships with Gbenga Afolabi Benson & Co, Lenox and Blair Estates, venturing into Oil and Gas Law and Consultancy.

She worked variously at Sprint United – a Telecommunication Company in the United States as a Lawyer and Technical Consultant; Head of Corporate Strategy and Policy implementation at Dvyn Inc. also in the United States.

On her return to Nigeria, armed with a wealth of experience in policy making and implementation, she was part of the team that crafted the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) seeking Pillars of development for Western Nigeria that fits into the peculiarities as a region.

Her vibrancy and concern for the greater development of Nigeria influenced her diverse and political engagements over the years and brings with her, years of experience in Law, Business Solutions Management and Corporate Governance.

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