Acting General Manager
Anthony Eyitayo Akanle
Member, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), and member, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr. Anthony Eyitayo Akanle was born on 29th January 1969 in Lagos Island, Lagos. He had his Secondary Education at Boys’ Academy (Formerly Lewis Grammar School), Simpson Street, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria 1981-1986.
In 1988, he got admitted at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria where he graduated in October 1992 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Political Science.
In 2010, the quest for more knowledge took him to Singapore for its Cooperation Programme Training Award; a programme on the instance of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore. He successfully completed a Certificate course on the use of Information Technology in Public Administration.
He joined the Lagos State Civil Service in 1994 as an Information Officer Grade Level 08 at the Ministry of Information. In 1995, he was posted to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Civil Service Commission as the Head, Press/Public Relations Units. He was Head, Press/Public Relations Unit in the then Woman Affairs, Youth and Social Development Bureau, Lagos State from 1996-1999.
Between 1999- 2001, he was at the Ministry of Establishments Training and Job Creation as Head, Press/Public Relations. Subsequently, between 2001- 2005, he served as Head, Press/Public Relations Unit, Ministry of Woman Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. He also served as Head, Press and Public Relations Unit in the State Universal Basic Education Maryland, Lagos State, Nigeria in 2005, and State Treasury office, Ministry of Finance, Lagos State, Nigeria 2006-2012 respectfully.
He later became the pioneer Director, Social Media Department in the Ministry of Information and Strategy Lagos State, Nigeria. (2016-2018).
Mr. Anthony Eyitayo Akanle was appointed as Acting General Manager, Lagos Traffic Radio on 22nd of August 2018 by His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State. continue reading