Governor Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola is the Governor of Osun State, he was sworn in on the 27th of November 2018 under the All Progressives Congress. And here is all you need to know about him.
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Personal Details and Profile of Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola
Full Name: Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola
Political post: Chief of Staff to the Governor of the State of Osun
Date of Birth: September 29, 1954 (64 years old)
Origin: Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area, Osun State
Political Party: All Progressive Congress (APC)
Spouse: Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola
Children: Femi, Yemi, Kemi and Adeola
Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola Biography – Early Life
He was born on September 29, 1954, in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola is a graduate of University of Lagos with a B.Sc (Hons) INSURANCE, 1978 and MBA FINANCE, 1990. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London and Nigeria and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola Biography – Education
He attended Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo for his secondary school education which he completed in 1972. He proceeded to the prestigious University of Lagos where he bagged a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Insurance in 1978. He capped his illustrious education pedigree with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 1990 at the same University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.
Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola Biography – Business Career
He had his mandatory one year National Youth Service between 1978 and 1979, at Potiskum, the capital city of present day Yobe State, where he lectured at the Staff Training Centre.
In 1980, he joined Leadway Assurance Company Limited as Area Manager, and worked there till 1987. He took another step by taking his expertise to Crusader Insurance Company Limited as Underwriting Manager between 1987 and 1990. He moved again in 1990 to Alliance and General Insurance as Technical Controller and served in that capacity until 1991.
However, he took a giant step in 1991 by establishing his own Company, Silvertrust Insurance Brokers Limited. He was the Managing Director since its founding until his appointment as Chief of Staff in 2011.
His other forays in business include Executive Vice-Chairman, Paragon Group of Companies which has interest in Oil and Gas, Mining and Real Estate since 2005 until 2011. He was also Chairman of Ebony Properties Limited. He had been a Director of Pyramid Securities Limited, until 2011, among other business interests, before his appointment as Chief of Staff.
Mr. Oyetola is an Associate Member, Chattered Insurance Institute in London and Nigeria. He is also a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).
Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola Biography – Emergence as Governorship Candidate – Osun 2018
Adegboyega Oyetola is a pronounced Technocrat as well as a progressive politician. He was a founding member of Alliance for Democracy (AD) and has been a chieftain of the party through its metamorphosis to Action Congress (AC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and now All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oyetola battled Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps Hon Yusuf Lasun, and Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Najeem Saleem to emerge winner.
He won in over 13 local government.
He was thus sworn in as Governor on the 27th of November 2018.
Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola Biography – Emergence as Osun State Governor Elect
INEC declared APC Oyetola winner of Osun gov election in the early hours of Friday 28th September 2018, which happened to be a day before his birthday.
A rerun of the Osun State governorship election was held in seven polling units across four council areas on Thursday, 27th September 2018 with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, beating the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Ademola Adeleke.
Adeleke had won the main election on Saturday with 353 votes after polling 254,698 against Oyetola’s 254,345. On Thursday, both candidates relied on 2,637 votes in the seven units where the Independent National Electoral Commission had declared rerun to win the final contest.
The returning officer, Prof. Joseph Fuwape, declared that the APC candidate, Oyetola, won the governorship election by scoring a total number of 255,505 votes while Adeleke of the PDP polled 255,023 votes.
He was thus sworn in as Governor on the 27th of November 2018.
Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola Biography – Awards and personal achievement
Governor Isiaka Oyetola has received an array of honours and awards, they include;
- Distinguished Merit Award by his alma mater, Ifeoluwa Grammar School, Osogbo, February 2014.
- Award for Exemplary and Exceptional Support and Fellow of Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, January 2017.
- Distinguished Award of Excellence in Public Administration by Nigeria Union of Journalists, Osun State Council, August 2015.
- Leadership Award for Outstanding Performance by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Osogbo Branch, March 2016.
- The Guardian Award for Exceptional Chief of Staff in the Federation 2017;
Award of Excellence by Osun State University, College of Law, Ifetedo, January 2016.
- Award of Excellence in Public Administration by Rotary Club of Osogbo, Rotary International, July 2016.
- Award of Excellence as ICON of Good Governance by Network of Non-Governmental Organisation (NETNOS) State of Osun Branch. November, 2017.
- Grand Patron of the Local Government Chapel of Osun State NUJ, November 2016.
- Leadership Award by International Association of Lions Club, District 404B2, Nigeria, February 2016.
- NAOSS-NHQ Award of Excellence in Administration and Good Governance, May 2016.
- Meritorious Award by NAOSS, Obafemi Awolowo University Chapter, February 2017.
- African Students Union Parliament (ASUP), Pan-African Distinguished Leadership Honour as Icon of Nation Building in Nigeria 2018.
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