Newly sworn-in Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has appointed Tayo Ayinde as his Chief of Staff.
Ayinde, until his new appointment was the Director-General Babajide Sanwo-Olu Campaign Group (BOSCO) and Chairman, Independent Campaign Group.
Tayo Akinmade Ayinde, who hails from Ikorodu area of Lagos State, was born on the 24th of August, 1964 at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
A Christian by religion, he attended St Peters’ Anglican Primary School, Alausa, Ikeja where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate and his West African School Certificate from Ogudu Grammar School, Ojota, Lagos.
He was admitted into Federal Polytechnic in Anambra where he was awarded Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Banking and Finance and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy. He worked briefly with TELL Magazine as Accounting Office in 1993.
In that same year, he joined the State Security Service (SSS) and retired meritoriously in 2009. While in SSS, he worked with former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as his Chief Security Detail. He fully joined politics in 2009. His has a masters degree (MBA) in Financial Management from the Lagos State University.
Ayinde was in University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management to do a short course in Strategic Thinking Approach. He was also in University of Cambridge, Judge Business School to do a short course in Business Model Innovation. Tayo Ayinde also studied Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.