Mrs. Mercy Olanike Ilori hails from Eruku Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara state. She holds a PhD Degree in Security and Strategic Studies from the Nasarawa State University; M.BA Degree from the National Open University, M.Sc. and BSc. Degrees in Economics from the University of Jos and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, respectively.

She began her career in the Federal Civil Service as a Planning Officer II, in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and rose through the ranks to become a Director in the year, 2018. In the course of her Career, she served in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development; Budget Office of the Federation; Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Federal Ministry of Transportation where she currently serves as the Director, Transport Planning and Coordination from January, 2020 till date.

She has successfully handled roles and responsibilities in the areas of Policy. She has  Formulation, preparation and implementation of Federal Government Programmes and Projects, budgeting processes, bilateral and multilateral negotiations among others.

In her pursuit for knowledge, she attended numerous Conferences, Workshops, Seminars in Public Policy Analysis, public financial management, performance Management Systems etc. She has constantly developed capacity for improved productivity in the discharge of her duties.

She aligned with like minds as a member of the Nigeria Economic Society (NES), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Economics, Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria, among others.

She is an exceptional communicator, an excellent team player, an apostle of Service-above-self and a core enthusiast of the Ethics of the Civil Service.
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