AJANI, MAGDALENE N. was born October 26, 1967. She hails from Agbor, Delta State. She started her career as a Civil Servant in the Lagos State Health Management Board as a Medical Officer; were she worked and went through trainings and rose to the position of Consultant Ophthalmologist in 2001.

She joined the Federal Service in 2006 as the first full time Consultant Ophthalmologist in the State House Medical Centre and rose to the position of Director in January 2013. Within this period, she encouraged and built a formidable Eye Care Team with specialization in different fields of eye care.

In 2018, Dr. Ajani was appointed a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Civil Service and on the 21st February, 2019 was deployed as the Permanent Secretary, Service Policies and Strategies Office, SPSO, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation. In September, 2019 she was also appointed Permanent Secretary to oversee Service Welfare Office, SWO, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation in 2019. During this period she was also Chairman Joint Union.

In December, 2019 after the Appointment of newly appointed Permanent Secretaries she handed over the port folio of the SWO.

President Muhammadu Buhari Approved redeployed Dr. Ajani, Magdalene in August, 2020 as the new Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transportation.

Dr. Ajani, as PS, SPSO was in-charge of the Federal Civil Service Reforms program (FCSSIP) and was also Chairman of Joint Union until she handed over to the new PS, SWO.

As one of the pioneering Consultants and medical specialists in the Centre, she encouraged and mentored her younger colleagues to medical specialization.

As Chairperson, Medical Advisory committee (CMAC) of the hospital from 2008-2010, she advocated good work ethics and efficient service delivery.

Her continuous drive to acquire knowledge has taken her to local and international professional courses in Kenya, Austria and USA among others.

Her love for humanity and quest to give back to the society and underprivileged sees her volunteering her time and services as the Lead of Fountain of Joy & Comfort Foundation (NGO) that provides free eye care/surgery, maternal & child health and education to the less privileged in FCT, Delta and Imo states. So far, over 20,000 people have benefitted under this foundation.

She is a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons, Fellow of the International College of Surgeons and Glaucoma Fellow of International Council of Ophthalmology. She also has certificate in Management from Crown Agents, Worthington (U.K), Leadership & Management from University of Washington (USA)