Enter The Prolific profile of The Awori Politician Called Hakeem Dickson & His Vision For Lagos State
Perhaps you be wondering who Hakeem Olaogun Onikoyi Dickson is.
Hon. Hakeem Dickson was born on May 5, 1957.Hakeem Ologun Onikoyi-Dickson is an Awori prince from Itireland and the Onikoyi kingdom.
He attended Breadfruit Primary School on Lagos Island and then transferred to Surulere Baptist School in the late 1960s after his family relocated to Surulere, Lagos, due to the construction of the Eko Bridge, which greatly affected the Dickson family house. He completed his primary education at Surulere Baptist School and obtained his first school leaving certificate in 1972. Hakeem Dickson attended Victory High School in Ikeja and obtained his West African School Certificate in 1976. He is a seasoned Accountant, Health and Safety practitioner by profession, as well as a politician.
Hakeem Dickson earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Thomas A. Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey, and two master's degrees in Business Administration, specialising in Accounting and Finance, from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1983 and 1985, respectively.
Upon completion of his National Youth Service program, which he did at Nigerian Airways in 1984, Hakeem Dickson started his career at Coopers and Lybrand CPA, Newark, New Jersey, in 1988 as a staff accountant, external auditor, and tax adviser.
In 1998, Hakeem Dickson returned to Nigeria to contest and won an election as the Executive Chairman of the Surulere Local Government.
Afterwards, he was Director General for the Lagos State Safety Commission until 2018.
Dickson’s strengths are his ability to plan and Execute, his ability to take calculated risks and invest in people, he is Objective, Innovative, Creative and Strategic.
Hakeem Dickson has received several Awards, he has been celebrated on many platforms as an excellent Leader of People & an excellent innovator who came up with the blueprints of some of the structures that exist in Lagos today.
As a business-minded individual, his appointment as Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission and his innovations revamped the Commission from a liability to an asset.
Hakeem Dickson is Happily married with children
Hakeem Dickson is an Excellent Leader, He is a Mobilizer, A people's Person and he delivers on his promises.