Rotimi Adekunle Hussain, Director-General, LAGOS STATE PENSION COMMISSION

Rotimi Adekunle Hussain


Rotimi Adekunle Hussain is the pioneer Director-General of Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC) since April, 2009 where he has exhibited a high level of professional competence in the administration of the Contributory Pension Scheme particularly in the Public Sector of the State. Under his leadership, Lagos State blazed the trail, as the first State in Nigeria to migrate effectively from the Defined Benefit Scheme to the new Contributory Pension Scheme. Prior to his appointment as the Director-General of LASPEC, Adekunle Hussain, had worked meritoriously at the top management level with the First Bank of Nigeria PLC, spanning a period of Thirty-One years (1978 to 2009), after his mandatory National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme between 1977 and 1978. He has thus brought his rich experience in the banking sector to bear on his present assignment of ensuring efficient and effective Pension fund administration in the Public Sector of Lagos State, Nigeria, where he has supervised remittances of about $280 millions to selected pension Fund Administratots from April 2009 to April 2012. Mr. Hussain graduated from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1977 and holds a Master of Science degree in Banking and Finance, from the University of Ibadan (1992), where he was the winner of the Afribank prize for best graduating student with an all round performance in M.Sc (Banking and Finance) and winner of the R.B. Osayemeh Annual prize in Banking and Finance.