Deputy Chief of Staff to the President (DCOS)
Adeola Rahman Ipaye (born 1963) is a Nigerian lawyer who is currently the “Deputy Chief of Staff” to the President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari. He was also the former Attorney General of Lagos State among other political posts he has held.
He attended Igbobi College Lagos and obtained both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Law from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.
He began his law career at Oditah Adebiyi & Co. in Lagos as a research coordinator before he joined the services of the University of Lagos as an assistant lecturer.
He rose to the position of a senior lecturer on October 1999 and later became the sub-dean of the faculty of law on October 2000.
On May 2001 he was appointed Special Assistant to Bola Tinubu on Legal Affairs and in 2003 he became the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Legal Matters.
He served in that capacity for 4 years until he was appointed Special Adviser on Taxation and Revenue to Babatunde Fashola who succeeded Bola Tinubu in 2007.
On May 2007, he was appointed Attorney General to the Lagos State Government.
On 3 September 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ade Ipaye as Deputy Chief of Staff in his cabinet.