Dr. Toyin Williams Akanle, mni, fniis, fspsp
Kogi West Senatorial Zone
Born over Sixty (60) years ago in Isanlu,Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi State.
He is married, with children and grand-children.
i) BscMass Communication, – University of Lagos
ii) MMPManagerial Psychology – University of Ibadan
iii) MAPeace and Conflicts Studies – University of Ibadan
iiii) PhDPeace and Strategic Studies – University of Ibadan
After his University education he took up appointment with the Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Kwara) from November 1979 to August 1984.
In 1984, he was enlisted into the Nigerian Security Organisation (NSO), where he served until the organization was restructured in 1986.
He was subsequently deployed to the State Security Serve (SSS) in 1986, where he had a distinguished career. He rose to become a National Director in the Service before his retirement.
While in Service, he served in several capacities. He was Principal Staff Officer Intelligence for several years, Special Assistant to the Director General, Assistant Director (Operations/ Intelligence) and Assistant Director (Public Orientation Department). He was appointed, State Director of Security and served in that capacity in several states, especially states with inherent turbulent security challenges and environment.
The states include: Zamfara, Bayelsa, Oyo, Ondo, Plateau, Lagos, FCT, Kaduna and Rivers amongst others. He also served as the Director of the National Assembly Liaison and the Director of Intelligence at the National Headquarters of the Service.
His deployment to these crises-prone states at such critical times, were mission specific, that is, to bring the restiveness in those states under control. In all these states, several success stories were recorded.
His career climaxed with his appointment as the Director of the foremost Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Abuja. This is the highest Institute for Security Training in the country. The ISS draws participants for top cadre staff of the Security Intelligence, Police, Para-Military, Law Enforcement Regulatory and other specialized Federal Government Agencies. He retired from the Service in 2010 after a distinguished Service to the nation
MEMBERSHIP OF INSTITUTES AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES
i) Member, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS, Kuru (mni)
ii) Fellow, Nigerian Institute for Industrial Security, fniis
iii) Fellow, Society for Peace Studies and Practice, fspsp
iiii) Member, Pointman Leadership Institute, USA
v) Member of Several other Socio-cultural organisations and NGOs
Presently, Akanle is a Principal Consultant and Chief Executive of Poka Consults and Safety Solutions Limited. He is also the Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Poka Global Resources Limited.
Over the years, he has acquired tremendous experience in the workings in the public sector and is equally not new to the private sector environment
He is disciplined, reliable and dependable. Above all, he can be trusted, because his words are always his bound, which is the hallmark of integrity. He is a philanthropist and has contributed immensely to the upliftment of the poor, down trodden, and more importantly, has intervened in community development projects at all levels through his foundation……happy new year to you all