I endeavour to be my best in everything I do, knowing my job is another opportunity to offer a service that exceeds expectation. Most of my active time is spent at work, so I try to enjoy what I do with a sense of pride that my work contributes in some way towards the democratic process of the nation.
I believe as a role model I should contribute towards building a more inclusive and positive workplace for everyone regardless of their background or limitations, while carrying out my day-to-day responsibilities and relating with others.
I joined the House of Commons just over five years ago and I still remember how thrilled I was when the letter of employment for a six-month contract came through the post. I work in the Department of Facilities within the Finance team and have worked previously in Parliamentary ICT (now Digital Service) and Accounts Payable. I took advantage of the wideranging job opportunities across the organisation and continue to learn more about the work of the House. I have found the House a good work environment to balance work and family commitments, which made studying while working full-time less challenging.
I am pleased at being selected as a role model. Although I understand I’m not perfect in everything I do, I am confident to embrace this as another opportunity in any way that would inspire someone to achieve their dreams or goals while working in the organisation.
The House is a fantastic place to work where you can be you! I’ve found it to be a ‘spring of opportunities’ where people are empowered to thrive.
The mastermind behind the earth itself inspires me, causing me to believe anything is possible if it can be imagined. The endless flow of inventions and great achievements from beautiful minds across the globe stand as proof, spurring me on.
Abiola's role in Parliament
I work in the Finance team of the Department of Facilities as a Finance Business Partner. I provide financial budgeting, reporting and business planning support to the Parliamentary Estates Directorate.