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Abimbola Akinajo

Abimbola Akinajo

Managing Director, LAMATA

Engr. Abimbola Akinajo is a Chartered Civil Engineer (both in the UK and Nigeria) with over three decades post qualification experience, gained in the design and delivery of major transport (both Rail and Road) infrastructure projects.

She earned a B.Sc. (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria after which she proceeded to the United Kingdom where she started her engineering career.

She began her engineering career at WS Atkins Consulting in the UK as a Graduate Engineer and moved on to be a Project Engineer with Robert West Consulting, a Design Manager with Fluor Daniel Limited, and finally a Project Manager with London Underground Limited working on railway infrastructure projects for over 20 years. At London Underground, she delivered many high-profile rail infrastructure projects including,

• major London Underground Rail bridge replacement projects, the Connect Project – (implementation of updated communications systems on the entire London Underground system),

• upgrading the Blackfriars station for the Thames Link project,

• The East London Line project handover, and

• London Overground interface project, among others.

In 2010, she became the Managing Director of Nexant Consulting Limited and grew the consulting firm into a reputable quality-driven consulting firm with an excellent record with its clients.

A Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (FNSE), a member Institution of Civil Engineers UK (MICE), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

She was appointed the Managing Director of LAMATA in October 2019 and in just about five years of her appointment, she has delivered life-impacting transport projects which have accentuated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s first pillar of the THEMES+ agenda – Traffic Management and Transportation.

These include the completion of the infrastructure and operationalization of the first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Blue Line project from Marina to Mile 2 spanning 13 km and the implementation of the Red Line Rail project, from Agbado to Oyingbo launched in February 2024.