Consistency they say is what transforms average into Excellence. For urbane and suave Barrister Adetokunbo Wahab, it is essential to be consistent to be in a league of his own. While growing up, he mastered the art of putting extra effort into all he does. This has contributed to the resounding success recorded to his credit. The generous philanthropist has constantly shown that; to whom much is given much is expected. The cosmopolitan Lawyer cum politician has an embodiment of cerebral prowess.
He speaks from a repertoire of knowledge with vast experience and the ability to connect with people of different age and class strata. As the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, he has ensured that Babajide Sanwoolu’s administration record a massive win standing out during a time when the educational system in the country is almost in a state of comatose. Wahab with the blessings of his boss ensured all tertiary institutions owned by Lagos State is up and running following its normal academic calendar. Most time when many give him the credit for a job well-done, the gentle and humane debonair ascribes his success to the proactive nature of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu.
To digitalize education and learning process to meet the 21st-century standard, the Managing Partner at Wall and Ace legal firm conceived the Eko Digital Initiative; which availed Lagosians unlimited access to modern/technological resources that foster learning (at primary, secondary and tertiary levels) without much impediment. Under his watch, TKW as he is fondly called ensured the transformation and upgrade of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, to the Lagos State University of Education (LASUED) and also Lagos State polytechnic to Lagos State University of Science and Technology(LASUST), This upgrade made Lagos the only state with three state-owned universities in Nigeria. To also create better funding for it, internally and externally, the Lagos State Tertiary Trust Fund was floated. This will help the state-owned institution meet pressuring demands for proper learning and research. Sources disclosed that; He commissioned library/ICT centres across Lagos State secondary schools, ongoing construction of administrative buildings at LASUST Isolo, ongoing construction of LASU/Econnel Business School in Victoria Island, and ongoing construction of 8,700-bed space for students of LASU.
To show his commitment to creating a sustainable fit-for-purpose educational model; the just concluded Lagos State Education Summit recorded a massive success as stakeholders sat at the Eko Hotel last month to discuss how education can be taken to the next level which will also foster growth and change in our society. Another source disclosed that; Wahab’s giant stride in the template and model used in the revitalization of the educational sector in Lagos is currently being understudied by many states across Nigeria. He is not till education in Lagos gets to the much-needed crescendo.”