She attended three primary schools – Zaria Children School, Ayodele Nursery and Primary School, Ibadan and Lara Day Nursery and Primary School, Adeniyi Jones Ikeja. She also attended three secondary schools- St Theresa’s College, Ibadan, Federal Government College, Enugu, and Egbado College, Ilaro. In her final year in school, she was appointed as the Girl’s Sports Prefect due to her active participation in all sports. She was the captain of the volleyball team, Vice-captain of the handball team; She also participated in the 100m, 200m, and long jump, and represented Ogun State Girls in Basketball.
Immediately after her secondary school education, she proceeded to Cantral Tutorial College, London for a one-year bridge program. Subsequently, she was admitted to Willesden College of Technology, London where she completed a BTECH/OND program in Civil Engineering. Engr. Kosegbe, then gained admission to Queen Mary College, University of London to Complete her BSC in Civil Engineering.
Engr. Kosegbe began her career in the United Kingdom in 1989. She worked for several companies including Taylor Woodrow Construction UK, working on projects like Charring Cross Police Station (London) and The Croydon Library before returning to Nigeria in 1994. She completed her NYSC in 1995 and in September 1996 joined the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Transportation as Transport Engineer. In 1999, she was deployed to the Ministry of the Envir0nment working in the Drainage Department up until 2003 when she was moved to waste monitoring unit.
During this period, Engr Kosegbe excelled as the Head of one of the teams monitoring the State for Waste Management Violations. Furthermore, she was also the Head of the team in Charge of the rehabilitation of Dumpsites.
In 2005, Engr. Kosegbe was seconded to Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Special assignment for the State. As the Head of the Projects Department at LAWMA, her responsibilities include:
Maintenance & Upgrade of LAWMA properties all over Lagos
Construction of Waste Management Facilities like Transfer Loading Stations (TLS) Communal Wate Depots (CWD), Landfills
Construction of Sanitation facilities such as Public Toilets, Car Wash Centers and Road Camps.
Development of maps, charting, calculation of waste generation patterns
Specialist staff on the Lagos Integrated Waste Management Project (LIWMP)
Specialist staff on the Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project (LMDGP)
Worked on the construction of Waste to Wealth Project such as tire shredder facility Nylon recycling plant etc..
Worked on the construction of Pilot Mini Waste to Energy (WtE) Plant Using Market Waste (Fruits)
Worked on Preliminary studies for Landfil Gas Capture (LFG) project including temperature mapping to name a few.
Engr. Kosegbe’s outstanding responsibilities/achievement in the Lagos State Civil Service includes;
Development and Implementation of Waste Management Sector Policy for Lagos 2006
Development of LAWMA law 2007 which was a prerequisite for the LMDGP and transformation of the Environment Sector on Waste Management Component World Bank-Assisted Project in Lagos State (as Focal Person)
Design and Construction of 1st Transfer Loading Station (TLS) in Sub-Saharan region 2010 and subsequently 2 more TLS’s
Supervision of the upgrading of the Landfill Site in Lagos State (LAWMA)
Design and Construction of Waste Management Strategic map for Lagos State
Development of Waste Management Strategic for Lagos State.
Development of Waste Generation maps for Lagos State
Implementation of Waste to Energy (WTE) projects including first waste to energy mini plant at Ikosi, Ketu.
Feasibility studies for WTE project on Landfil Gas Capture (LFG) Project including temperature mapping
Evaluation of Technical Proposals on Waste Management Alternative technologies.
Advisory role in Integrated Waste Management Project including the Solous 1 Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
Member, Lagos State Technical Committee on Waste To Energy
Supervised and coordinated the conception, design and studies on the Solid Waste Component of the EKO-UP Project
Member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Review of the report on Lagos State Science Policy.
Member of the Advisory Committee to the Lagos State Safety Commission
Ministry of Works Representative at the Lagos Global Office on PPP proposals.
Some of the achievements bagged her Lagos State order of Merit Award (LPOM) in 2012. Other awards received include, LAWMA Best Management Staff 2011 and APWEN Emerging Leader award 2010.
Engr. Kosegbe became a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers in 2002 and was registered as a certified Engineer in January 2004 by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). She has held positions such as Assistant Secretary (1997-1999), General Secretary (1999-2001) and Vice Chairman (2002-2003) of the Nigeria Society of Engineers Ikeja Branch and also Publicity Secretary of APWEN Lagos.
She has attended several seminars, conferences and workshops both nationally and internationally some of which are
Good and Equipment Procurement Programme on World Bank Financed Projects jointly organized by the Lagos Business School and The World Bank, Lagos.
Landfill Design at the University of Wisconsin, USA.
Industrial Training on Environment at CUTEC Institute, Germany.
Certificate on Solid Waste Management at UNESCO, The Delft, Holland.
Certificate in Project Management, UNILAG Consult, Lagos
Public Private Partnership Training, Africa Development Bank, Kenya
Engr. Kosegbe is a member of the following bodies
NSE Nigerian Society of Engineers
NIEE Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers
APWEN Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria
Rotary Club of Omole-Ojodu- Current Club Secretary
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ISWA International Solid Wastes Management Society of Nigeria
She is married with children and enjoys travelling and sporting activities.
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