Engr. Olayinka Abdul is a Chartered and registered Engineer with the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Council of Regulation of Engineering Practice in Nigeria (COREN) and an Associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the prestigious University of Ibadan, South West, Nigeria, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Oyo State. She also has a Master’s degree in Project Management (MSC) from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
She is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, member Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Fellow Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, Past President, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) registered member, Society of Women Engineers, USA and Registered member, International Network of Women Scientist and Engineers (INWES).
She began her career as a Civil Engineer working as an Inspector with Reid Crowther International under the Lagos State World Bank Assisted Water Project. She had a brief stint at Lans Consult, Lagos and was responsible for designing and supervision of structural members in building before joining the service of Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC) in 2000 as a Senior Engineer. She rose through the ranks and became the Head, Civil/Structures in LSDPC before she was redeployed to the Lagos State Public Works Corporation as Director Civil Engineering in June 2019.
She is happily married with children.