Clerk of the House/
Head of Legislative Service

Head of Legislative Service

The Clerk is the administrative head of the Parliament. He Supervises and Coordinate the career/supporting staff of the Parliament.

Current Clerk/Head of Legislative Service

Mr. Adebakin, Sakiru Aremu

Adebakin, Sakiru Aremu Born on 30th April, 1967 to the family of Adebakin Ogundare of Agbada-Omiyoola in Ilugun Ward, Odeda Local Government, Ogun State.

Academic Pursuits

He commenced his formal educational career at St. Andrew's Anglican Primary School, Kila in 1973 from where he gained admission to Muslim High School, Isolu, Abeokuta, in 1979 for his secondary education and passed out in 1984.

After a successful Secondary Education, Mr. Adebakin proceeded to Ogun State Polytechnic, Abeokuta (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) in 1990 for National Diploma Programme in Business Administration and graduated in 1992 as the only Distinction student in that set. He furthered his education at the Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) in 1993 from where he graduated with Second Class Upper Division in 1997.

In his quest for more knowledge, he was admitted to University of Ado-Ekiti (now Ekiti State University) for a Post Graduate degree in Business Administration (MBA) and obtained a Master degree Certificate in 2004. He furthered his education at the National Open University of Nigeria where he graduated with a Master of Science (MSc) in Public Sector Management in Year 2016.

Professional Career

Mr. Adebakin's Professional Career started as a Master Grade II, Grade Level 08 at Nawair-Ud-Deen Grammar School, Obantoko, Abeokuta in September, 1999 after which he transferred his service to the Civil Service as an Administrative Officer, GL. 08 in 2001.

In the Civil Service, he has functioned in different capacities as an Administrative Officer, he served in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies which include the following; Ministry of Industries between 2001 to 2003; Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare from 2003 to 2004; Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration from 2004 to 2007; Bureau of Cabinet and Special Services between 2007 to 2014 and as the Director, Ogun State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA) between 2014 to 2018, and later Pioneer Director of Reforms and Innovation, Public Service Transformation Office (now Bureau of Public Service Reform) as well as Director of Cabinet at the Bureau of Cabinet and Special Services from 2019 to 2024

Mr. Adebakin was confirmed as the Clerk/Head of Legislative Service of the Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday, 9th May 2024 and was consequently appointed same day.

Professional Organizations

Mr Adebakin is an Associate member of the Chattered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM).

Capacity Development

Mr. Adebakin had attended several Seminars, Workshops and Trainings; in Year 2016, He obtained Basic Certificate in Citizen and Leadership Training and also an Advance Certificate in Citizen and Leadership Training Course in 2017, both from Social Development Institute (Shasha), Iperu, Ogun State. Mr. Adebakin also attended various trainings and workshops within and outside the State in the course of his duties especially as the Director of SEMA.


Among many of his achievements, Mr. Adebakin's tenure as the Director of SEMA witnessed drastic reduction in disasters throughout the State as he awakened the Agency and changed it from relief administering Agency to real emergency management Agency through aggressive sensitization of the public via jingles, road shows, live phone-in programmes on Radio and Television Stations, partnering with Local Government Council Areas in the State on Public Enlightenment and visits to Area Community Development Committees and Community Development Associations on disaster prevention awareness programmes.

Other Assignments

Mr. Adebakin served as a Council Member of the Ogun State Bureau of Public Procurement from October 2020 to March, 2024. He served as the General Secretary of the Ogun State Administrative Officers Group between 2003 and 2005 and also functioned as the Sole Electoral Officer for the Group in 2015.

Higher Responsibility in Acting Capacity

In view of the absence of the Permanent Secretary of the Bureau of Cabinet and Special Services who went on course at the Nigeria Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), in Kuru, Jos, Plateau State, Mr. Adebakin acted as the Permanent Secretary for the Bureau from 23rd January, 2023 to 18th December, 2023

Community Service/Leadership Roles

Though highly committed to the service of the State, Mr. Adebakin Sakiru Aremu is a Community Service Practitioner per excellence as his roles in Community Development activities include the following among others; He was the Pioneer Chairman, Ife-Oluwa Community Development Association, Kangudu, Obantoko, Abeokuta from 2011 to 2019 as well as Coordinator, Aduramigba Area Community Development Committee, Zone B, Obantoko, Abeokuta (comprised of 16 CDAs) from 2013 to 2016. He also functioned as the Coordinator/Board Chairman, Aduramigba Zone B Unit Vigilante Service of Ogun State (VSO) from 2013 to 2016 and also served as the Chairman, Aduramigba Area Community Development Committee, Obantoko, Abeokuta from 2016 to 2019. He functioned as Auditor, Ogun Central Community Development Committee from 2016 to 2017 and Extended Exco Member of the Committee from 2020 to date.

Commendations Received

As formally asserted by one of the former Permanent Secretaries of the Bureau of Cabinet and Special Services, Mr. Fagbohun K.P. in his ratings, Mr. Adebakin is not only diligent and dependable, but he is also very honest, humble and godly. In recognition of these noble qualities, three (3) former Heads of Service; Princess Iyabo Odulate, Mrs. Modupe Abibat Adekunle (FNIM) and Mr. Fagbohun K. P. gave him a Commendation Letter each on 30th June, 2010,15th June, 2011 and 15th February, 2024 respectively.

Religious Activities

While at the Polytechnic, Mr. Adebakin S. A. served as the Imaam of Ojere Mosque, Abeokuta in 1992 and he also served as the MCAN Imaam for Anaocha Local Government Area, Anambra State in 1997/98. As a Teacher, he was the Imaam of Nawair-Ud-Deen Grammar School, Obantoko, Abeokuta between 1999 and 2001. Presently, he is the Imaam of Al-Kabir Mosque, Kangudu, Obantoko, Abeokuta and the Olori-Omokewu of Owe II Mosque, Adatan, Abeokuta. He is also the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Ogun State Secretariat Muslim Community, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Other Qualities and Hobbies

Mr. Adebakin has excellent communication and writing skills, he is highly disciplined and well-focused. He is very reliable, resourceful and highly dedicated. He has passion for reading and also enjoys leisure travelling as hobby

Marital Status

He is happily married and blessed with lovely children

Previous Clerks

Name Period
Mr. Adeyemo, Adedeji Taiwo March, 2019 - March, 2024
Engr. Isiaka Olanrewaju Bisiriyu October 2016-2018
Mr. Muyiwa Adenopo Jan 2012-Aug 2016
Barrister Demola Badejo 2008-Jun 2011
Mr. Talabi James Agbolade (Ag.) Apr 2004-Jun 2005
Mr. Adeyemi Oluwole Gbade 1999-June 2003
Mr. Otesile E.O. 1979-1983
Mr. Fayomi Adetayo Olanrewaju 1992-1994
Mr. Fadimu Emmanuel Aduragbemi June 2003-2004
Alhaji Lawal Korede AbdulGhaniu 2005-2008

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