Young Ajibade had his primary education at the Lagos Island Local Government Primary School, Okesuna, before moving on to Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
He later proceeded to the popular Baptist Academy, Lagos to further his Secondary education.
Immediately after obtaining his West African School Certificate in 1980, he gained admission to the University of Benin, Edo State. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Engineering in 1986.
He became a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineering (FNICE) in 2011, Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) in 2009 and Institute of Professional Recruitment Consultant (FPRC). Earlier, he became a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (M.ASCE) as well as that of the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in 1994
His sojourn in the State Public Service commenced in August 1990 when he was appointed as the Area Engineer at Epe Local Government and later with the Badagry Local Government in the same position a year later. He became the Council Engineer at Badagry Local Government from September 1991 to June 1993, before moving to Ojo Local Government as the Council Engineer. He was at Mushin Local Government between April 1994 and May 1995. He moved to Ibeju Lekki, still as Council Engineer, on October 1996 and stayed on for three years, leaving in August 1999 for Epe Local Council to spend another three years. He later returned to Mushin also as Council Engineer from October 2002 to March 2003.
Subsequently, he was posted to Surulere Local Government between March 2003 and November of the same year. He finally returned to Mushin Local Government as Director, Engineering Services Department.
The Administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu pulled the versatile and hardworking engineer into the mainstream of the State Civil Service in November 2003 to head the Special Project Monitoring Unit, Office of Drainage Services till May 2006. Later, he became the Director, Drainage Maintenance and Operation, Emergency Flood Abatement Department (EFAD), from April 2007 till August 2015 when he was appointed as Permanent Secretary.
His first posting as a Permanent Secretary was at the Ministry of Works & Infrastructure, where he served till 2016 before he was posted to the Ministry of Transportation in January, 2017.
He became the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on 13th November, 2017.
Engineer Bade-Adebowale has contributed positively to the society in more ways than one. He was, at one time, a member of the team of seasoned engineers that constructed a bridge with interlink road in Epe Local Government by Mafo and Igbonla for Lagos State in 1988.
He was also a member of the team that brought relief to millions of Lagosians through the construction/rehabilitation/development of schools, health and maternity centers, roads, markets, motor parks etc., through services rendered in several Local Government Areas of the State. He provided flood relief by modernizing the inherited Emergency Flood Abatement Gang (EFAG) and metamorphosing it into Drainage Maintenance and Operations/ Flood Abatement Department (DMO/FAD).
A member of the Island Club, Lagos and receiver of numerous awards and commendations, Engineer Bade- Adebowale has notable publications to his name. His first major work was a book titled ‘Economic Significance of Building Maintenance to Industry and Commerce in Nigeria Economy’. He also wrote on his Post-Graduate Experience Report which was submitted to the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) as well as a computation book on proposed Electrification projects for Epe Local Government. He wrote a post paper on solution to Lagos Traffic Jam while within the corridor of the numerous Local Government Councils as Council Engineer.
He is a former Ex-Officio of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (Civil Engineering Division), former Vice Chairman, Association of Local Government Engineers (ALGE) as well as a member of the committee on rescue operation for ADC flight 086 air crash at Itokin, Epe.
In spite of his busy schedule, Engineer Bade still avails himself the opportunity to socialize. He is a strong member of Giant Club, Epe, Ijebu-Ode Club Ijebu-Ode, Federal Civil Service Club, Lagos as well as the Lagos State Public Service Club, Ikeja. His hobbies include listening to folk and blues music, playing draughts, reading novels, surfing the internet and swimming.
He is happily married with children.