DR. OSENI KOLAWOLE (Ph.D) – Director, Records and Archives.

A distinguished archaeologist and record management manager was born on 25th November, 1962. He attended the University of Ibadan for his B. A Degree in Archaeology in 1987, M.Sc Degree in Archaeology in 1990 and his Ph.D in Ethno-Archaeology in 2007. He also has a Master in Archives Record and Information Management (MARIM) in 2014 from the same University.

Dr. Kolawole Oseni is a Scholarship Fellowship and recipient of the Royal Netherlands Embassy’s Grant Award and Nigeria Society and Civil Defence Corps Award of Honour.

His area of expertise and research interest are Archives Management, Historical Monument Preservation, Records and Information Management, Environment Impact Assessment, Tourism Consultant, Cultural Resources Management, Antiquities, Conservation and Archival Matters, Community Development related project amongs others.

He started his working carrier at Private Organizations before joining the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture as a Senior Cultural Officer in 2001 and rose to become an Assistant Director in 2014. He was thereafter posted to Lagos State Records & Archives Bureau (LASRAB) as a Director of Records & Archives in 2015.

Dr. Oseni’s capacity and administrative efficiency is evident in the many esteemed and sensitive administrative position he has been entrusted

with include the following:

  • Chairman, Presidential Committee on National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM)
  • Secretary for Historical Monument Preservation Committee (HMPC) for Lagos State.
  • Secretary, 2nd Lagos State Black Heritage Festival
  • Secretary Ilojo Bar Brazillian Architecture, National Monument Rehabilitation Committee representing Lagos State
  • Coordinator for the relieve package for Lagos Bomb blast in 2002.
  • Chairman, Society of Nigerian Archivist relaunch Committee
  • Consultant for UNICEF, ILO and UNESCO

He is a member of Nigeria Society of Archivist, Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), International Council on
Archives (ICA), Association of Commonwealth Archivist and Records Management (ACARM),

Archaeological Association of Nigeria (AAN), World Archaeological Congress (WAC) and Society of Africanist Archaeologists.

He has many publications to his name and have made significant contributions to enhance the image of Black Africa internationally. He has participated in the making and implementation of both national and international conferences.

Dr. Kolawole Oseni, a Jerusalem Pilgrimage (JP) is happily married and blessed with children.

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