Permanent Secretary for Education
PROFILE OF DR. FOLASADE YEMI–ESAN
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education
Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan is a Dental Surgeon. Educated at the prestigious University of Ibadan, Nigeria, she graduated as best Bachelor of Dental Surgery student in 1987. She later earned a Certificate in Health Planning and Management and Masters Degree in Public and International Administration both with distinctions.
She started her career at the Federal Ministry of Health and rose to become a Director. During her service at the Ministry, she served in different positions, among them - Coordinator of Oral Health in Schools Programme, Liaison officer West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) and Director, Health Planning Research and Statistics.
Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, rose to the position of Federal Permanent Secretary in 2012 serving first as Permanent Secretary, Service Policy and Strategy, Office in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation and thereafter Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information, where she led the professional development of efforts aimed at a positive management of Nigeria’s Reputation and Perception both locally and at the international arena.
She is currently the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education.