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Strategic Outsourcing Limited (SOL) commenced business in the year 2006 as a personnel outsourcing company with a focus on retail sales staff, and services and support staff. Over the past years, the company has built a record of excellent service with its clients.

SOL has a proven process which is result focused. The company’s recruitment and selection process and HR management techniques, processes and procedures have been perfected over the years to the point that it takes only two weeks for the company to deploy 500 persons nationwide to a client from the point of execution of engagement contract.

The company has significant experience in many sectors and has managed since its inception, over 100,000 employees nationwide for its clients in banking, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, Information Technology, Real Estate, Foods and Beverages and Petroleum industries. In 2021, SOL was one of the Top 15 employers in Nigeria by the National Pensions Commission based on the number of staff within the formal contributory pensions scheme.

We hold the requisite permits and licenses required by law to offer our services and hold a current ISO 9001-2015 Certificate of Conformity for Quality Management System. We are an outsourcing company with the largest network of business offices in Nigeria with a presence in every geopolitical zone of the Federation.

Management and staff are licensed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management while the company holds corporate membership of the Association of Outsourcing Professionals of Nigeria (AOPN), Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria (HuCaPan) and the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA).

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Board Of Directors Team


Olufemi Olukayode Ogunlowo

Olufemi Olukayode Ogunlowo BSc, MSc, PHD

GMD/CEO

Dr Olufemi Ogunlowo has a B.SC Civil Engineering (First Class with Honours) degree from the University of Ibadan (1992) and Master’s Degree with Distinction in Water and Waste Engineering (1998) and PhD in 2016 from the School of Civil and Building Engineering both from Loughborough University, UK. He has business experience spanning over 25 years in management consulting, banking and engineering. He has attended training programmes in front line institutions including Strategy School, St. Charles, Chicago Illinois, School of Management, Cranfield University, UK and Lagos Business School. 

Dr Ogunlowo started his career as a pupil engineer with Intecon Partnership, a civil/structural engineering firm and later was the planning engineer of the 24,000 km World Bank assisted Lagos State Water Expansion project. He has held the post of Senior Strategy Consultant in Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he recorded outstanding results in project execution and was Assistant Vice President and Lead Strategist at First City Monument Bank, the first indigenous investment bank in Nigeria and sometimes head of retail banking in the same bank. 

As founding partner of BMC Consultants, he successfully led many engagements in diverse industries. Some of these engagements include the commercial due diligence and turnaround strategy for Afribank Nig Plc, the post-merger integration of United Bank for Africa Plc and Standard Trust Bank, commercial due diligence on Ecobank Nigeria, the setup of Heirs Insurance Co Limited (now UBA insurance) and the restructuring of the portfolio companies in Odu’a Investment Company amongst others.

Dr Ogunlowo has grown SOL from a conceptual idea in 2006 to be one of the leading personnel outsourcing companies in Nigeria with focus on sales outsourcing.

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Kofo Majekodunmi

Kofo Majekodunmi MBA

Member

Kofo is a graduate of Law, (London School of Economics & Political Science), and a Barrister at Law of the Nigerian Law School. He has an MBA from the Lagos Business School (with the University Of Navarra IESE Spain). He has over 30 years of experience in banking/financial services. He was the Deputy Managing Director of MBC International bank Plc at various times. Thereafter he was pioneer Executive director in Asset Management at FBN Capital.

At MBC, he oversaw the firm’s diversification into a suite of non-bank financial services (advisory/issuing house services, bureau de change, and insurance brokerage) which compliments the broker-dealer business of MBC Securities. He is on the board of Leadway Pensure PFA, a leading pension fund administrator in Nigeria.

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Executive Management Team


Olufemi Olukayode Ogunlowo

Olufemi Olukayode Ogunlowo BSc, MSc, PHD

GMD/CEO

Dr Olufemi Ogunlowo has a B.SC Civil Engineering (First Class with Honours) degree from the University of Ibadan (1992) and Master’s Degree with Distinction in Water and Waste Engineering (1998) and PhD in 2016 from the School of Civil and Building Engineering both from Loughborough University, UK. He has business experience spanning over 25 years in management consulting, banking and engineering. He has attended training programmes in front line institutions including Strategy School, St. Charles, Chicago Illinois, School of Management, Cranfield University, UK and Lagos Business School. 

Dr Ogunlowo started his career as a pupil engineer with Intecon Partnership, a civil/structural engineering firm and later was the planning engineer of the 24,000 km World Bank assisted Lagos State Water Expansion project. He has held the post of Senior Strategy Consultant in Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he recorded outstanding results in project execution and was Assistant Vice President and Lead Strategist at First City Monument Bank, the first indigenous investment bank in Nigeria and sometimes head of retail banking in the same bank. 

As founding partner of BMC Consultants, he successfully led many engagements in diverse industries. Some of these engagements include the commercial due diligence and turnaround strategy for Afribank Nig Plc, the post-merger integration of United Bank for Africa Plc and Standard Trust Bank, commercial due diligence on Ecobank Nigeria, the setup of Heirs Insurance Co Limited (now UBA insurance) and the restructuring of the portfolio companies in Odu’a Investment Company amongst others.

Dr Ogunlowo has grown SOL from a conceptual idea in 2006 to be one of the leading personnel outsourcing companies in Nigeria with focus on sales outsourcing.

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Onoriode Ezet

Onoriode Ezet MBA, FCA, ACTI, MNIM

Chief Financial Officer

Ezet, Onoriode Gabriel is a Chartered Accountant with over twenty-Eight (28) years of work experience that cuts across External Auditing, Tax Management, Accounting, Information Technology, System Analysis and Design, Financial Advisory, Training and Management Consulting.

He is a graduate of Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic of Ado Ekiti with Master's degree in Business Administration from Lagos State University. He had his practicum at JAS Okoro & Company (Chartered Accountants) and Ogukwe Obioma & Co. (Chartered Accountants). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered)

Ezet has made landmark impacts in various capacities in his engagements across different organizations such as ORDEV Associates Limited, Lucham Nigeria Limited, H. Pierson Associates Limited, Beta Computers Limited, Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Centre, and Fisocon Associates Limited. He had held such roles as Company Accountant, Head of Internal Audit, Financial Controller, Risk Management Consultant, Head of Training, Product Development and Enhancement Consultant, Tax Management Consultant, Business System Automation Management Specialist and Business Enterprise Resource Planning Personnel.

Ezet Onoriode Gabriel joined the Strategic Outsourcing Limited in 2021 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer with exceptionally brilliant achievements.

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Saheed Oyebola

Saheed Oyebola FCA, MSc

Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Oyebola, is a professional accountant highly experienced in corporate financial reporting, taxation, Cost accounting, strategic planning and implementation, research and business development and is the Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Strategic Outsourcing Limited.

Oyebola, started his professional experience as an account officer (internship) with Shine Sharod Limited in 2005 immediately after his induction as an Associate Accounting Technician (AAT). He joined Alli Oluwayi Ibisomi and co chartered accountants for his audit training after his qualification as an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) in 2009. 

He was deeply involved in the preparation of the 2005 -2007 (backlogged) financial statements of the University of Benin from 2011 to 2012.

Oyebola lectures Performance Management at Safe Associates Surulere, Lagos. He lectures staff of renowned and multinational firms like PWC, KPMG Ernst and Young and so on preparing for the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria professional examinations.

He is a graduate of Accounting and Finance from Lagos State University. Oyebola is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and he has a strong passion for the mentorship and development of aspiring chartered accountants. He is an alumnus of Lagos State University, where he badged his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He is currently undertaking a Master's Degree Programme in Risk Management and Insurance at the University of Lagos.

Saheed specializes in Corporate Financial Reporting, Taxation, Entity Performance & Risk Management, and Payroll Administration. 

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Francesca Gabriel

Francesca Gabriel MBA, ACIPM

Head Recruitment Services

Francesca holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from Lagos State University, an MBA in Human Resources Management from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana and a professional diploma in Human Resources Management. She has attended various training programmes and workshops. She is a Chartered Associate Member of the Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and Institute of Strategic Human Capital Managers (ISHCM).

She is currently the Head, of Recruitment Services at Strategic Outsourcing Limited and has worked in various capacities. She has proven experience in Human Resources, Administration and Logistics, Operations, Outsourcing, Relationship Management, Training and Performance Management. 

In her journey through corporate life, she has demonstrated enviable leadership qualities and contributed excellently to the organization’s growth whilst maintaining integrity, steadfastness, honour, and reputation. Her voracious appetite for knowledge, interest in new ideas, and drive for success have brought her thus far.

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Akande Oludayo Idris

Akande Oludayo Idris LL.B, B.L

Head Corporate Services

Idris is a Legal Practitioner with vast experience in Corporate and Commercial Law, Arbitration, Company Secretarial Practice, Alternative dispute resolution, Acquisition, Corporate Governance, Real Estate and Compliance.

He has served meritoriously in several managerial and administrative capacities such as HR/Legal Manager, Zonal Operations Manager, Team Lead, Regional Head, Head of Legal Services, and Senior Legal Executive at Adron Homes and Properties Limited.

He began his career at King Partners Solicitors, England where he advised clients on Civil, Criminal, Personal Injury, Property and Immigration matters in Legal Practice. He subsequently moved on to F.A. OSO & CO (SAN) as a Legal associate where he worked on various criminal and civil matters.

His versatile understanding of complex legal procedures in his field has consistently earned him recognition and a steady rise in his profession.

His analytical approach, reserved disposition, attention to detail, excellent communication skill and keen enthusiasm to never give up underscores his intense drive for positive results.

He is exceptionally responsible and committed to satisfying clients' needs whilst ensuring prompt delivery. Idris presently serves as Head of, the Corporate Services Division at Strategic Outsourcing Limited.

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Olayinka Onayeni Onasanya

Olayinka Onayeni Onasanya LL.B, B.L, MCIArb

Head Personnel Management Services

Olayinka Onayeni Onasanya MCIArb (UK) is a Legal Practitioner and seasoned Human Resources Specialist. She has a degree in Law from the Olabisi Onabanjo University in 2011 and was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar in 2013. Prior to joining SOL, she performed the dual function of both the Head, of Human Resources as well as Company Secretary at Petra Microfinance Bank.

She has wealth of experience in Practice Management, Corporate Advisory, Commercial Litigation, Legal Publishing, Labour law practice and general Human Resources Administration having worked at Jackson Etti and Edu from 2015 to 2018 and at Deji Sasegbon (SAN) & Co in different capacities.

Olayinka is results-driven and has a penchant for excellence. She is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Chartered Institute of Commerce and Administration in Nigeria and the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs.

She has held the positions of Chancellor and Publicity Secretary at the Legal Magnates International and was the Vice President at NYSC Legal Aids Limited.

Olayinka has received several accolades for meritorious service and exceptional leadership qualities. She has made tremendous impacts across her area of specialization and its’ extension. She is presently the Head of, the Personnel Management Services Division at Strategic Outsourcing Limited.

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Senior Management Team


Tope Sadare

Tope Sadare MBA

Managed Staff Services Team Lead 1

Tope is one of the Team Lead, for the managed staff services under the personnel management service division. He joined SOL in February 2020 as the Head, of Operations Risk Management to assist in building an enduring system for the business operations.

Given his over 20 years of experience in banking operations and relationship management, he was redeployed to lead the company's sales initiative as the National Sales Coordinator, the position he held before his new role.

Before joining SOL, Tope worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Access Bank Plc, Zenith Bank, and Afribank Plc (now Polaris Bank) in various functions between 2002 and 2015.

Tope holds a Higher National Diploma in Accounting from Osun State Polytechnic (2001), a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Calabar (2006), and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) in Financial Management from Ladoke Akintola University. He is a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management.

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George La'ah

George La'ah ACIPM

Managed Staff Services Team Lead 2

Since 2010, George has been leading the recruitment and frontline staff management in the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory with over 3,500 staff. George supervised the Regional Relationship Managers stationed in Abuja, Jos, Kano and Sokoto.

Between 2010 and 2018, George was the Regional Relationship Manager for the North-West region. In his roles as Regional Relation Manager and Zonal Relationship Manager, he has recruited and placed over 13,000 staff with various clients. He currently leads the Managed Staff Service team in the Personnel Management Service Division at the head office.

George joined SOL in July 2007 as the Coordinator for Kaduna, Katsina and Kano States, he holds an HND in Business Administration and Management from Kaduna State Polytechnic Zaria (1997). He is also an Associate Member and a Professional Diploma holder of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and is currently running his MBA with the Nigerian Defense Academy Kaduna


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Wasiu Oyedeji

Wasiu Oyedeji ACCA

Managed Staff Services Team Lead 3

Wasiu is one of the Team Lead, for the managed staff services under the personnel management service division. He joined SOL in May 2018 as the Head, of Internal Control to further strengthen the entire control system for the business operations.

Before joining SOL, he had worked with various companies in different sectors for more than Twelve years in both Accounting, Finance and Audit functions. He specializes in Corporate Financial Reporting, Taxation, Audit Practices (internal and external), and Internal Control & Risk Management.

Wasiu has HND in Accountancy and Finance from Lagos State Polytechnic and a B.Sc. in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. He is a Professional and Associate member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK. Wasiu is a Certified Auditor for ISO 9001: 2015 and he is currently undertaking a master’s degree Programme in Accounting and Finance at the University of London, United Kingdom.

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Chidinma Ezeoke

Chidinma Ezeoke LL.B, B.L

Head Human Resources and Administration

Chidinma is currently the Head of Human Resources and Administration, she was the Company Secretary and Legal, Policies, and Ethics Advisor in May 2020 and June 2022. She is responsible for Corporate Secretarial and Governance matters. Besides, she manages the company's legal issues, including formulating, reviewing, and disseminating policies, agreements, and legal documents. Chidinma is experienced in legal, administrative, statutory and regulatory matters relating to personnel and business process outsourcing. 

Before joining SOL, Chidinma worked as legal counsel at various times between 2008 and 2016 in Tarfa & Co, Mathmer Solicitors, and Femi Omomowo & Co. In 2019 she was appointed the Head, Legal and Claims at BMC Ltd, an associated company with SOL from where her employment was transferred in October 2019 as Legal Adviser.

Chidinma obtained her LL.B degree from Madonna University in 2006, qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor in 2008, and is currently running a master's degree program in Law at Ahmadu Bello University.


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Omolabake Dada

Omolabake Dada MBA, ACIPM

Head Accountant

Omolabake currently serves as the company accountant. She is responsible for managing all books of account of the company, tracking cash flow, financial/budget planning, and analysing its financial strengths and weaknesses. Labake started her career with SOL in 2008 as an account clerk. She has worked in various other roles such as Internal Control Officer, Payroll Officer, and Invoice & Account Receivable Officer.

She graduated with HND in Accounting from Lagos State Polytechnic. She acquired a PGD in Financial Management in 2012 at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and an MBA from the National Open University of Nigeria in 2015.

She is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM).


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Daniel Joseph

Daniel Joseph BSC, CCNA, OCP

Head Information Communication and Technology

Daniel Joseph is a seasoned digital executive and strategist with expertise in business communications, operational management, UX/UI design, editorial direction, product and process design and System Networking with over 13years of experience in the ICT field. 

He started My career as an Office Automation and graphic design tutor at Links Computer College Ikeja Lagos before he moved to Huawei Technologies Nigeria in 2013 as a system engineer and Radio mast installer.

In 2014, he was appointed the Group Head, IT/ Media at Adron Homes and Properties where he implemented hundreds of online marketing tools and set up 30 branch offices across the country to meet up with the latest tech tools and software needed to run the day-to-day office need.

Daniel pioneered the ICT infrastructure and network security for United Arab Emirates Consulate Lagos in 2020 and Co-founded a research company Datafy Technology Limited in 2020.

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Saidu-Obianime, Ali Ibifiri

Saidu-Obianime, Ali Ibifiri ACIPM, ACE

Zonal Coordinator Eastern Nigeria

Saidu is the Zonal Relationship Manager for South Eastern Zone, covering the eleven states in the south east-south south geographical zones with over 2,500 staff deployed to multiple clients. He supervises four regional relationship managers stationed in Port Harcourt, Benin, Asaba and Owerri. He has been in this role since 2018.

Before he was appointed a ZRM, Saidu was the Regional Relationship Manager for South-South Zone. In his roles as RRM and ZRM, he has recruited and placed over 10,000 staff with various clients in his catchment area. Saidu joined SOL in July 2007 as the Coordinator for Rivers and Abia States.

Saidu holds a BSc in Economics from Kogi State University (2005); he is a certified Human Resources Professional from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and a Member Chartered Institute of Economists, Nigeria. He recently concluded his MSc in Human Resources Management.

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Tosin Fatimah Oladipo

Tosin Fatimah Oladipo ACIPM

Zonal Coordinator Western Nigeria

Fatimah was appointed in January 2020 as the Zonal Relationship Manager for South-West Zone to champion the recruitment operations in the six south-western states and Kwara with over 3,000 staff deployed to various clients. She supervises three Regional Relationship Managers stationed in Ilorin, Ibadan, and Alaba.

Before her appointment, Fatimah held, at various times between 2013 and 2020, the Regional Relationship Manager position for Jibowu, Ojota and Lekki Offices in Lagos. In her role as RRM and ZRM, she has recruited and placed over 10,000 staff with various clients in her catchment areas. Fatimah joined SOL in April 2012 as an Administrative Officer.

Fatimah is a certified human resource practitioner with nearly a decade of experience in recruitment, human resource operations and client relationship management. She is an associate member of CIPM (2018). She graduated from Yaba College of Technology with an HND in Office Technology Management. 

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Bukola Olatunde

Bukola Olatunde B.Ed, ACIPM

Head Central Operations

Bukola is the Head, of Central Operations under the recruitment service division.

He is a chartered HR, a senior HR professional with over 13 years of experience in Human Resource Management.

Bukola was the Regional Relationship Manager for North West 2, covering Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States between 2010 to 2021. He has recruited, trained and placed over 6,000 staff with various clients in his region.

He joined SOL in 2009 as a Zonal Coordinator for Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, he holds a Bachelor of Education Degree in Social Studies from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, a Professional Diploma in Public Administration and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.

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Paul Idoko

Paul Idoko ACIPM

Zonal Coordinator Northern Nigeria

Paul was appointed in April 2021 as the Zonal Relationship Manager (ZRM) for Northern Zone, with over 3,000 staff deployed to the various client. He currently supervises four Regional Relationship Managers covering the nineteen northern states. Before his appointment as the ZRM, Paul was the Regional Relationship Manager for States in the Northeast and Northwest regions.

Paul joined SOL in February 2016 as an Assistant Regional Relationship Manager. In his role as RRM and ZRM, he has recruited and placed over 10,000 Staff with various clients in his catchment area.

Paul is a certified human resources practitioner with nearly a decade of experience in recruitment, human resources operations, personnel management, and client relationship management. He is a graduate of Kano State Polytechnic with an HND in Statistics.

He is also an Associate Member and professional Diploma holder of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and holds Human Resources Professional License and is currently running his MSC with Bayero University Kano.

Before joining SOL, Paul worked with AIICO Insurance, United Africa Company of Nigeria, Oceanic Bank Plc, Airtel Nigeria, Sterling Bank Plc, and Fidelity Bank Plc in various functions between 2004 and 2016.

He has a multi-disciplinary background that cuts across Banking, Insurance, Telecommunications, and FMCG.

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The Godwin Adebayo Centrum SOL Drive, Off Olusesi Str, KM 19, Lekki-Epe Expressway, By 2nd Toll Gate, Lagos.

Locations
Abia
Abuja
Adamawa
Akwa Ibom
Anambra
Bauchi
Bayelsa
Benue
Borno
Cross River
Delta
Ebonyi
Edo
Ekiti
Enugu
Gombe
Imo
Jigawa
Kaduna
Kano
Katsina
Kebbi
Kogi
Kwara
Lagos
Nassarawa
Niger
Ogun
Ondo
Osun
Oyo
Plateau
Rivers
Sokoto
Taraba
Yobe
Zamfara

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