Executive Governor of Ondo State Oluwarotimi Oduanyo Akeredolu SAN
Executive Governor of Ondo State Oluwarotimi Oduanyo Akeredolu SAN
CHAIRMAN

CHAIRMAN

Executive Governor of Ondo State Oluwarotimi Oduanyo Akeredolu SAN

Introduction

Early Life

Born on 21st July, 1956 in Owo, Ondo State to Late Rev. J. O Ola Akeredolu of Owo and Lady Evang. Grace Akeredolu of Igbotu Ese Odo Government Area of Ondo State. The young Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu.

Education

AKETI as fondly called by friends and admirers started his primary School education at Government School Owo before proceeding to the famous Aquainas College Akure in 1968. He later proceeded to the prestigious Loyola College, Ibadan in 1969 to complete his secondary school Education. He also attended Comprehensive High School Ayetoro for his higher Secondary School Certificate.

Oluwarotimi was admitted into the famous University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) IN 1974 popularly known as Oba Awon University. He obtained his LLB degree in 1977 and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School for his B.L in 1978.

The pedigree of Akeredolu tells a riveting story of a rebel with a cause. Apart from his illustrious ancestry and cosmopolitan upbringing, a peep into his tenure as elected Vice President 1975/76, of the student University days at the famous and prestigious University Of Ife now (Obafemi Awolowo University) shows the architecture of service, fame and greatness in the making.

As a leader of the Students Union at Ife, Aketi helped to engineer a leadership focused on issues, robust debates and constructive engagements. He encouraged a genuine mobilization of mass consciousness against inequality, injustice, corruption, arbitrariness and recklessness. By the time he was graduating, the startling and sterling leadership qualities of honesty, tolerance, fairness, transparency, endurance, vision, teamwork, justice and self-respect have all become the chisel which etched out the man’s character and ideological leaning in all of his endeavors in the subsequent years.

Personal Life and Family

A devoted Christian with a warm and accommodating heart for people of other faiths, Akeredolu has limitlessly supported a wide range of religious organizations in Ondo State and beyond, an Example of such is the recent dedication of a Chapel of Epiphany at his Owo residence for propagation of Gospel. He was honored by the Lord Bishop of no least a denomination than the Anglican Communion as the Chancellor of the Cathedral of St. Andrews Church, Owo, his hometown.

In addition to a distinguished and Spartan career of legal practice, Aketi also donated his lifetime to a career of mentorship and social service. He was a member, Oyo State Football association, 1992-1994, associate Member, Nigerian Red Cross society, Oyo State Branch. He also accepted and became the Patron, The Nigerian law society, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Patron, Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria(BRECAN), Patron The law society, Faculty of Law, Adekunle Ajasin University, akungba-akoko. He was also the Patron, Sports Writers association of Nigeria, Oyo State branch.

Oluwarotimi, a dogged fighter, indefatigable, tenacious advocate, diligent solicitor and one who is unyielding and unbending in any cause he believes in, A gentleman in the finest and truest sense, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN is an accomplished family man. A detribalized Nigerian, Aketi is happily married to Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu and blessed with four children who are doing well in their chosen careers, His hobbies which includes Lawn tennis, Reading and Singing.

Law Career

As a practicing minister in the Temple of Justice, he served his professional body, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in various capacities both at the Branch and National level such as Secretary, NBA, Ibadan branch 1985-1986, member, national executive Council of NBA from 1985 till date, National Publicity Secretary NBA 1988-1989. Chairman, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria 2005-2006, Vice Chairman, NBA Ibadan Branch 1992-1994, Member, Council of legal Education1997-1999, Life Member, Body of Benchers, Chairman, Legal Aid Council 2005-2006, National President NBA 2008-2010, Member, Council of legal Education 2008-2010, member of council, international Bar Association 2008-2010, Member of Council, Pan African Lawyers Union 2008-2010, member, National Judicial Council, 2010-2012.

In 1998, and as a mark of recognition of his industry, erudition, service and brilliance, he was conferred with the title of Senior Advance of Nigeria, (SAN), and the highest Honour in legal profession in Nigeria.
He is presently a Life Bencher.

Oluwarotimi became the President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) unopposed in 2008-2010. infact: he was unanimously nominated as the single and unopposed candidate; he became a brand for principled resistance to all tendencies which sought to undermine the tenets of law and justice. He used his tenure to expand the respect accorded legal practice and its practitioners as well as the judiciary in general. He domesticated asses to justice by providing several platforms for easy engagement between the largely illiterate grassroots public of Nigeria and legal representation. His tenure of leadership was so charismatic that the NBA became and was recognized by successive governments till date as a strong voice and idea bank, to be consulted and respected for honesr and viable alternate view on critical national issues in our country.

In 1997, he was appointed as Attorney General and Commisioner for Justice in Ondo State. His tenure as the Chief Law Officer of that state also marked the institution of monumental initiatives of quality access to justice, proper documentation of proceedings and citations. Apart from being a member of the judicial service commission, he also helped inscribe probity and accountability into government.

Being the days introductory to the return to civil rule in 1999, the period of service as commissioner in Ondo State provided for Aketi, a peep into the minds the political class as well as to the workings of the political process that was to emerge.

Internationally known as a lawyer with exceptional skills and fitness, he is also a reputable social crusader and human right activist and evangelist of ethical society.

A veteran of countless campaigns for leadership intergrity, political freedom, equal rights and justice, Aketi in company of other illustrious patriots prosecuted the bitter struggle to validate the June 12, 1993 Presidential election which was unjustly and wickedly annulled by the then ruling military junta thereby truncating the will of the people as freely expressed.

He also personally led the street protests against fuel hike in Ibadan in January 2012 when government failed to back up their actions with reasons. As a lawyer and humanist Akeredolu’s history is replete with humanitarian works and astute mentorship of young people with great but repressed potentials.

Political Career

Akeredolu entered the scene of partisan politics on the platform of the then main opposition party in Nigeria, Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN. Upon sighting him and his bag-full pedigree, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was embraced by the people with genuine warmth yet unprecedented for a new comer into the murky waters of Partisan politics.

By 2014, when the All Progressive Congress, APC was formed he became the first State Chairman (interim) and foremost mentor to the party in Ondo State. He together with other illustrious leaders led the party to a victorious Presidential Election in 2015. And by 2016 in a free, fair and credible primary election of the party in Ondo State, he was elected as the Governorship candidate for the 2016 Governorship Election.

On November 26th, 2016 when eventually held, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN not only won overwhelmly by popular votes, he defeated his opponents which included an incumbent party and a recalcitrant break away of his part, with an open, incontrovertible and monster landslide victory which shocked everyone including book makers. It was one of those spectacular and particular victories in Nigerian History which was so satisfying that it could not be challenged at the Election Petitions Tribunal set up for angry contestants. Upon being sworn in as Governor on Friday, February the 24th, 2017, he adopted the simple and populist office title of “Mr Governor” translated to “Arakunrin” (My Brother) instead of the elitist cliché His Excellency.

From the days of ACN to the present APC moments, the following are a few of the distinguished contributions of Akeredolu towards the development of his party, the APC.

  • Candidate of the party in the 2012 Governorship election.
  • Appearance at Election Petition Tribunals where he and other lawyers represented the party candidates free of charge.
  • Interim Chairman of APC (Ondo State).
  • Member of the 2015 APC Presidential Campaign Committee (PCC).
  • Appearance at Election Petitions Tribunal & Court of Appeal for the party and its House of Assembly(ODHA) candidates at the 2015 election.

Awards

  • Obafemi Awolowo university alumni association, Ibadan Branch Merit award – 1994.
  • Sport writer’s association of Nigeria, oyo state chapter, legal adviser award-1995.
  • NBA award in recognition of confer remedy of the rank of Senior advocate of Nigeria-1998.
  • Loyola College, Ibadan old Boys association, Alumni Merit award.
  • Law student society, OAU, Award of merit as advocate of repute.
  • Quatar law forum award of global leader in law-2009.
  • Nigeria legal awards, 2010- life achievement award and many more.
Mr Boye Oyewumi
Mr Boye Oyewumi
VICE CHAIRMAN

VICE CHAIRMAN

Mr Boye Oyewumi

Introduction

Boye Oyewumi is currently the special adviser to the state governor on development and investments and the CEO of ONDIPA (The Ondo state Development, and Investment promotions agency)

A serial entrepreneur, he is the MD of the Silverage group of companies which has interests in property development, health and safety solutions, database management, ERP and business Intelligence solutions in the UK, Nigeria and Ghana.

A member of several professional bodies, he is actively involved in National politics, and is a managing trustee of a foundation, that offers educational scholarships from primary to University level for Orphaned children across several states within Nigeria.

He has an MBA from the Middlesex University, London, and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria.

He is currently tasked with attracting funding and investments into the state, and the promotion of the available investment and development opportunities within the state.

Dr Segun Olugboyegun (Formerly known as Segun Fagboyegun)
Dr Segun Olugboyegun (Formerly known as Segun Fagboyegun)
DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

Dr Segun Olugboyegun (Formerly known as Segun Fagboyegun)

Introduction

Dr Segun OLUGBOYEGUN is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JOF Nigeria Limited, a trading company, 3PL Logistics service provider with interest and investment in other businesses and real estate.

JOF is also a manufacturer/processor of Industrial and edible salt as well as other intermediate food ingredients and enhancers which is supplied to manufactures in the food industry such as Nestle, Unilever, Promasidor etc.

Dr Segun is a qualified Barrister at Law and holds a University of London Master’s degree, having attended King’s College London (University of London, where he specialised in Maritime Law in 1990 after his first degree (L.L.B Hons) from University of Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) in 1984 and BL from Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1985.

He is the Chairman of Tulip Cocoa Processing Company Limited, a foremost Cocoa Processing Company in Nigeria, a subsidiary of Ampimex International BV, one of the biggest cocoa products supplier/trader in Europe and also the Chairman of Agrifa International Limited, an agro-allied company presently investing in Oil Palm & Tea plantation.

His working experience has straddled the gamut of legal practice and international commerce. As a legal practitioner, he was Counsel in the firm of Chief Fola Akinrinsola & Co. (1986 – 89) and later, principal partner in Segun Fagboyegun & Associates (1990 – 93). He was the Assistant Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos branch between 1988 & 89.

 He attended Transforming Corporate Leadership Conference organised by Dr. John .C. Maxwell & Associates in 2004.

In 1991, he participated in Effective Speaking and Human Relations course organised by Dale Carnegies & Associates.

In 2006, he attended the popular finance for non-finance directors course at the London Business School, and later the Managing Director’s course organised by London Institute of Directors. In 2013, he attended a course in Strategies and Leadership in Supply Chains at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

 He is presently an Executive Council Member of the International Chamber of Commerce, Lagos and a former member of the Commonwealth Business Council (Boksburg Group in South Africa). He is also a member of the Institute of Directors of London.

 He is married with children. He enjoys reading, skiing and watching football and an ardent fan of Arsenal F.C.

Engr Akin Odumakinde
Engr Akin Odumakinde
DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

Engr Akin Odumakinde

Introduction

Akin Odumakinde has over 25 years cognate experience in the Oil and Gas industry with 5 years spent in the Exploration and Production sub-sector of the Oil & Gas Industry in the United States of America. He is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of California, USA and a renowned Oil & Gas expert with extensive skills in the global Oil & Gas industry. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSCE) and Member of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Member, Institute of Directors (IoD), Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), and other professional bodies. Akin is an entrepreneur par excellence who is adept at building companies from formative stages to large, stable and mature organizations.

Akin Odumakinde has over 25 years cognate experience in the Oil and Gas industry with 5 years spent in the Exploration and Production sub-sector of the Oil & Gas Industry in the United States of America. He is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of California, USA and a renowned Oil & Gas expert with extensive skills in the global Oil & Gas industry.

He continued his career in Nigeria in 1993 by establishing DeltaTek Engineering Limited. Building on the success of a Joint Venture agreement between DeltaTek Engineering and a leading global Engineering company, he went on to pioneer similar Joint Venture Agreements in several Sub-Saharan African countries between DeltaTek Engineering Limited and other International companies. This local/international partnership model has successfully delivered on the aspirations of African governments in building local capacity within their various countries.

In the last 20 years, he has been championing the cause of private sector initiatives geared towards human capacity building and effective technology transfer to the Sub-Sahara African Oil and Gas industries leading to localization of project work, increment of GDP and significantly improving domestication of Capital for economic development.  His leadership skill has driven these local companies to be leading Project Delivery Services Companies of choice in their countries.

He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSCE) and Member of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Member, Institute of Directors (IoD), Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), and other professional bodies. Akin is an entrepreneur par excellence who is adept at building companies from formative stages to large, stable and mature organizations.

Ms Cecilia Akintomide
Ms Cecilia Akintomide
DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

Ms Cecilia Akintomide

Introduction

Cecilia Akintomide is an attorney and seasoned executive, with expertise in Corporate Governance, and Development Finance.  She is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of (i) FBN Holdings Plc., one of Africa’s leading financial services holding companies, headquartered in Lagos Nigeria, and operating in various African countries and the United Kingdom; (ii) Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA), a state government agency, focused on promoting development and investments; and (iii) CcHUB Growth Capital, Nigeria’s first social innovation fund, supporting high potential early stage businesses. She is also a member of the Board of Regents of Covenant University, one of Nigeria’s leading universities.  Cecilia was recently appointed by the President of Nigeria as a member of the 5-person Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, committed to the sustainable development of the Niger Delta, which is the geographical area around the Gulf of Guinea, covering nine (9) states of Nigeria with significant oil and gas resources.  She was the Vice President Secretary General of the African Development Bank (AfDB), and prior to that served as the Head of Private and Public Sector Projects and Policy, in the Legal Department of the same institution, working on projects and programs in African countries.  

Prior to the AfDB, Cecilia practiced law in Lagos, Washington D.C., and New York, at the law firms of O. Thomas & Co.; Thompson & Co.; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.  

Cecilia holds a Law degree from the University of Ife (now OAU); Master of Laws from the University of Miami Law School; Master of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; and an Executive MBA from TRIUM (a combined program by LSE, NYU and HEC). She is a member of the Nigerian Bar, the New York State Bar, and was also admitted to the Eastern and Southern District Bars of New York.  

Cecilia is an ardent champion of Girl’s and Women’s Economic Empowerment, is passionate about the accelerated and sustainable development of African countries, as well as transformation through innovation.  She mentors, is a deacon, and a member of a choir. She holds gold and bronze medals in swimming, and was accorded the National Award of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the Federal Government of Nigeria, in recognition of her contribution to development.

Hon Samuel Olatunji fabiyi
Hon Samuel Olatunji fabiyi
DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

Hon Samuel Olatunji fabiyi

Introduction

Samuel Olatunji Ifabiyi is the Special Adviser to the Governor of Ondo State on commerce, Industry and Cooperative cases. Samuel holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Imo State University Owerri.  

He has since then taken up several responsibilities which showcase his exceptional leadership skills.

In 1997, he acted as a councilor for a year. His hardwork and tenacity was recognized during this period and led to him being appointed as supervisor for Agriculture and Natural Resources. In 1999, he became interested in the political affairs of the state. His zeal and passion for change in the society was quickly recognized and he was appointed special adviser on health and ecological matters for Odigbo Local Government. He worked relentlessly in this position and the people grew to love him for his hardwork and sacrifice. As a result of this, they deemed it necessary to have him as one of the candidates for the Odigbo Local Government chairmanship of the Alliance for Democracy in 2002.  

Samuel continued his journey in the political world and has worked with various administrations in the state. He was appointed special adviser to the Governor on Political Matters just before his current position as the special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce, Industry and Cooperative cases under the Akeredolu led administration and he continues to demonstrate great leadership within the government.

Hon Adegboyega Adefarati
Hon Adegboyega Adefarati
DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

Hon Adegboyega Adefarati

Introduction

Adegboyega Adefarati graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife in 1989 where he obtained a degree in History. He went further to Lagos State University where he obtained a Masters in Business Administration in 1996.

Adegboyega worked as a professional in the banking industry. He rose to become the Group Head of Operations at Secure Savings and Loans. During this period, he was saddled with the responsibility of restructuring the entire operational set up of the establishment across all the company’s outlets.  

His excellence in the financial sector earned him a Managing Director position at ELY Samuel Nigeria Limited, a construction and supplies company that was set up to provide support with a major focus on professional integrity. He restructured and prepared a five year business plan for the company in line with its strategic view and worked tirelessly to keep the debt portfolio of the company low. He also ensured that the company’s transactions were in strict compliance with the regulatory and statutory requirements.

He owns a company called Sharon Design and Prints. Sharon Design and Prints is a leading company in printing, branding and advertisement. The advertisement outfit of the company has since then been providing support services to the key sectors of the Nigerian Economy.  

Adegboyega has undoubtedly paid his dues in Ondo State Politics. He was one of the foundation members of Alliance for democracy (AD) from 1998 to 2009. He was a board member of National institute for hospitality and tourism, Abuja from 2009 to 2011. Adegboyega is also a foundation member of All Progressive Congress from 2013 till date. He contested the seat of member house of representatives for Akoko South East/West federal constituency, under the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria in 2011. Adegboyega was also an aspirant for the same position of member House Representative for Akoko South East/West under the banner of APC in 2015. He was the Akoko South East/West Federal constituency during the 2012 gubernatorial election of Ondo state, he was made the director General, Ondo North Senatorial District for the Akeredolu campaign platform in 2016. He was likewise made the director general Ondo North Senatorial District for Akeredolu/Ajayi campaign during the run up to the 2016 gubernatorial election of Ondo state.

He is currently the commissioner for Agriculture in Ondo State and has since assumption of office rolled out policies and set machinery in motion to reposition and sanitize the ministry for optimal performance. The commissioner has also identified sources of revenue leakage in the Ministry and has since done the needful to plug the identified holes.

Barrister Omomowo Emannuel O
Barrister Omomowo Emannuel O
BOARD SECRETARY

BOARD SECRETARY

Barrister Omomowo Emannuel O

Introduction

Emmanuel is a Professional Lawyer, Bureaucrat and Mediator with experience that spans over two decades. He started legal practice in September, 1999 with the Chambers of Adigun Ogunseitan & Co at Allen Avenue, Lagos and joined the public service of Ondo State Government in October, 2000 as state counsel at the State Ministry of Justice, where he worked in various departments, such as; Public Prosecutions, Law Drafting & Review, Research & Library, Office of Public Defender and Citizens Mediation Centre, and in various capacities to attain full directorship in Ondo State public service. His legal practice covers both corporate and litigations at different courts.

He was appointed Secretary, Ondo State Directorate of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in April, 2010, where he was part of the Directorate’s administration, management and technical team responsible for the development of policies and regulations for PPP projects with the implementation in the State, which culminated into facilitation, development and management of some major PPP projects during the period.  

In January, 2018, he was further appointed as Secretary/Legal Adviser of Ondo State Development & Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA). As Secretary of investment Directorate & Agency of the State till date, he has much experience in the preparation, vetting and review of government contract agreements/MOUs with both local and multinational companies/bodies. His experience also covers effective appraisal of PPP project proposals, negotiation and initiation of working documents with private sector, PPP projects implementation and after care. He is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association and Chartered Mediators & Conciliators of Nigeria.

Mr Boye Oyewumi
Mr Boye Oyewumi
CEO/MD ONDIPA

CEO/MD ONDIPA

Mr Boye Oyewumi

Introduction

Boye Oyewumi is currently the special adviser to the state governor on development and investments and the CEO of ONDIPA (The Ondo state Development, and Investment promotions agency)

A serial entrepreneur, he is the MD of the Silverage group of companies which has interests in property development, health and safety solutions, database management, ERP and business Intelligence solutions in the UK, Nigeria and Ghana.

A member of several professional bodies, he is actively involved in National politics, and is a managing trustee of a foundation, that offers educational scholarships from primary to University level for Orphaned children across several states within Nigeria.

He has an MBA from the Middlesex University, London, and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria.

He is currently tasked with attracting funding and investments into the state, and the promotion of the available investment and development opportunities within the state.

Barrister Omomowo Emmanuel
Barrister Omomowo Emmanuel
Executive Secretary / Legal Adviser ONDIPA

Executive Secretary / Legal Adviser ONDIPA

Barrister Omomowo Emmanuel

Introduction

Emmanuel is a Professional Lawyer, Bureaucrat and Mediator with experience that spans over two decades. He started legal practice in September, 1999 with the Chambers of Adigun Ogunseitan & Co at Allen Avenue, Lagos and joined the public service of Ondo State Government in October, 2000 as state counsel at the State Ministry of Justice, where he worked in various departments, such as; Public Prosecutions, Law Drafting & Review, Research & Library, Office of Public Defender and Citizens Mediation Centre, and in various capacities to attain full directorship in Ondo State public service. His legal practice covers both corporate and litigations at different courts.

He was appointed Secretary, Ondo State Directorate of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in April, 2010, where he was part of the Directorate’s administration, management and technical team responsible for the development of policies and regulations for PPP projects with the implementation in the State, which culminated into facilitation, development and management of some major PPP projects during the period.  

In January, 2018, he was further appointed as Secretary/Legal Adviser of Ondo State Development & Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA). As Secretary of investment Directorate & Agency of the State till date, he has much experience in the preparation, vetting and review of government contract agreements/MOUs with both local and multinational companies/bodies. His experience also covers effective appraisal of PPP project proposals, negotiation and initiation of working documents with private sector, PPP projects implementation and after care. He is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association and Chartered Mediators & Conciliators of Nigeria.

Engr Femi Akarakiri
Engr Femi Akarakiri
Director of Investment Management and Business Development

Director of Investment Management and Business Development

Engr Femi Akarakiri

Introduction

Femi’s career started with Citibank Nigeria (formerly Nigeria International Bank) and changed path to the Oilfield Services with Schlumberger. With an extensive oilfield experience that transverse several job functions and International locations in between, working as

a Wireline Field Engineer, Account Manager for high profile clients, Sales Manager and Country Operations Manager, Netherlands and Denmark. He also functioned as Regional Manager for Weatherford Oilfield Services comprising Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Gulf of Guinea (West

Africa) after a brief stint managing Welltec AS operations in Nigeria upon returning to Nigeria.

In addition to holding country management positions, he is an accomplished sales and marketing professional as well as a team leader.  

A growth focused individual that with keen understanding of the importance of service quality and organization skills required for growth sustenance. His long interest and longing for “Professionals in support of Governance” made him to accept the privilege of serving the people of Ondo State as Senior Special Assistant to the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) on Energy & Mineral Resources, with special attention to its Bitumen resource development. He also doubles as the Director, Business Development & Investment Management, Ondo State Development & Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA), a body tasked with the goal of attracting investment & development activities to the State for the purpose of improving its industrial base.

He served many years as the President of the Alumni body of the Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Students, (SEEES) University of Ibadan. He was honored with a dinner at the Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, from his volunteer work as a member of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador program in the UK. He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Mrs Wunmi Eniola – Jegede
Mrs Wunmi Eniola – Jegede
Director, Human Resources and Strategic Planning

Director, Human Resources and Strategic Planning

Mrs Wunmi Eniola – Jegede

Introduction

Wunmi is the Director of Human Resources and Strategic Planning at ONDIPA

Wunmi holds a bachelor’s degree in English, an MBA(HR) from Devry University- Keller Graduate School of Management in Houston, Texas USA

Wunmi has over 16 years experience in Human Resources management. She is a seasoned HR consultant; she has consulted for different agencies across the nation both government and private agencies. Wunmi was part of the team that set up Ondo State Internal Revenue Service HR department.

In June 2019, Wunmi was appointed Director of Human Resources & Strategic Planning at Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA). She currently serves as the Senior Special Assistant on Strategic Planning to the Governor of Ondo State.

Adebusayo Olateru – Olagbegi
Adebusayo Olateru – Olagbegi
Head, Strategic Projects

Head, Strategic Projects

Adebusayo Olateru – Olagbegi

Introduction

Adebusayo holds a degree in Business and Management from Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom. She has since specialized in the Finance sector and built a career in this field.  

Adebusayo started her career at General Electric, United Kingdom where she contributed immensely to a PM campaign project and successfully generated over £1 million revenue. She then gained interest in investment banking and proceeded to work at Deutsche Bank, a German investment firm where she gained real time investment banking experience.

After years of experience at Deutsche Bank, United Kingdom she decided to opt for a change and move up the career ladder by moving to Royal Bank of Scotland, United Kingdom where she worked within their commercial and private banking sector as a Restructuring Finance Analyst.  

Adebusayo decided to make a major move to Nigeria with the aim of making a difference. She started off her career in Nigeria at the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Ikoyi, Lagos within the Oil and Gas services sector where she quickly adapted to the change of working environment and picked up vital skills that was showcased and recognized by Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN. This led to her appointment as Special Assistant to the Governor on Revenue.

Her contribution and assistance in this role led to 189% increase in the IGR of the state as at July 2018, Successful implementation of innovation in revenue collection in the state (from analogue to digital), ease of payments and successful stakeholders engagement meetings with citizens of the state. Furthermore, she is a fellow of the chartered Institute of Taxation, Nigeria.

Her efforts in the state so far led to an opportunity at the Ondo State Development and Investment promotion agency where she is currently the Head of Strategic Projects and Special Assistant to the Governor on Strategic Investments.

Dr Richard Adeola Alonge
Dr Richard Adeola Alonge
Head, Investment Promotion and Management

Head, Investment Promotion and Management

Dr Richard Adeola Alonge

Introduction

Adeola Richard Alonge is a seasoned Administrator and Investment Analyst with over 18years experience in the Public Sector. He holds a PhD in Economics with special interest in Investment Behaviour. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Economist of Nigeria; also a Research Member of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He has attended several Management, Development and Investment Analysis Programmes locally and internationally. He joined Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA) in January 2018 as the Head, Investment Promotion and Management.

Christianah Ologundudu
Christianah Ologundudu
ACCOUNTANT

ACCOUNTANT

Christianah Ologundudu

Introduction

Christianah Ologundudu