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West Africa Com 2023
June 2023

Tejumola Abisoye
CEO and Executive Secretary at Lagos State Employment Trust Fund


Tejumola Abisoye is a lawyer with experience in development finance, project management, and monitoring and evaluation. She is currently the CEO and Executive Secretary of Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF).        
At LSETF, Ms. Abisoye coordinates the design and implementation of programs that address youth unemployment in Lagos State. Through her role, she has supported over 15,000 small businesses to create and sustain over 100,000 jobs and supported the training of over 5,000 youths.

Prior to LSETF, Ms. Abisoye worked to coordinate human resources and humanitarian interventions to improve the livelihoods of communities in Lagos State through her role at not-for-profit Guiding Light Assembly. Between 2012 and 2015, Ms. Abisoye also was Programmes Director at Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN!), an initiative focused on promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among youth.  

Ms. Abisoye earned an LLM, International Trade and Investment Law from the University of Pretoria and an LLB, Law from the University of Ibadan, where she graduated best in the Department of Private Business Law, and an alumnus of Yale University’s Women’s Leadership Program. She is also an Amujae Leader ’21, part of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development’s flagship program, the Amujae Initiative, which aims to shift the landscape for women in public leadership in Africa.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Can Nigeria become Africa’s startup capital?