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About Olatunji Kehinde Ayoola, Oyo State Commissioner-designate

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It has become much expected that one Hon. Olatunji Kehinde Ayoola, a creditable and respectable former Speaker of State Assembly and whose name in Oyo State political terrain is widely held in esteem, when the news filtered in that he has been listed among the Commissioners names sent to the Oyo State House of Assembly.

Rt. Hon Olatunji Kehinde Ayoola (JP) was born into the family of Pa Ayoola at Jagun”s Compound in Apaara Quarter of Oyo East Local Government of Oyo State.
He attended St Michael’s Primary School, Oyo between 1971-1976. He started his secondary education at Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo in 1982 and proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University and graduated with B.Sc(Animal Science) in 1989.

He also holds M.Sc in Environmental Management.

Let’s run through his dossier, especially on most recent political background: 

Kehinde Ayoola was elected as a Member, Oyo State House of Assembly, representing Oyo East\West State Constituency on the platform of Alliance for Democracy in 1999 and eventually became the Speaker of the House.
And between 2005-2007, he was appointed Chairman, Appointment & Promotion Committee, Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.

Rt.Hon.Kehinde Olatunji Ayoola was the National Financial Secretary of Social Democratic Party, Abuja between 2016-2019.
He was appointed as Deputy Director General of Oyo State PDP Governorship Campaign Committee in 2019 general elections after the SDP adopted Engr Oluseyi Makinde as candidate.

Ayoola is noted to be a combo,  a Politician cum Technocrat of repute.

Hon Kehinde Ayoola is a reputable consultant to many Mechanized Farmers, Organizations and Government agencies.
Politically, Olatunji Kehinde Ayoola has paid more than his dues and knows his onions:

Let’s look into his profile as brief as possible.

Honourable Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly in 1999. Chairman , House Committee on Habitat and Environment 2000 – 2003. Chairman, Appointment and Promotion Committee of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos Management Board 2005 – 2007 (FG board appointment).

Member, Implementation Committee of Federal School of Occupational Therapy, Yaba – Lagos.

Commissioner, Judicial Service Commission, Oyo State in 2006.

National Financial Secretary of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, 2016 – 2019.

Director-General, Seyi Makinde Governorship Campaign, 2015

Deputy Director-General, PDP Governorship Campaign 2019, in Charge of Oyo South senatorial district.

Hon Olatunji Ayoola however belongs to many professional organisations as he holds sway political leadership among which are:

Maize Association of Nigeria, M.A.A.N,

Nigerian Environmental Society, N.E.S., Oyo State Chapter and Association of Environmental Impact Assessment of Nigeria, A.E.I.A.N.

While that of National Registry of Environmental Professionals, N.R.E.P. Illinois, USA registration is in progress.

Hon Kehinde Ayoola was the Chief Executive, Friendsphere Agro Environmental Ltd, an Environmental management and control firm in Ibadan.

Rt Hon Ayoola JP as he is fondly called is a media personality, public speaker, public affairs analyst, legislative voice on electronic media and prolific writer on social media. Expectedly, Hon Ayoola is very fluent in English and Yoruba, his mother tongue which he advocates for at different Fora. He is an active member of Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere and other Pan Yoruba organisations. It is interesting that Hon Ayoola, an animal scientist turned Environmental manager and control analyst.

He is married to Professor of Agronomy, therefore making it an earth resources family.

Olatunji Ayoola is coming on board  core experiences spanning 29 years of agricultural consultancy,  a couple of years in environmental management and controls which has become his passion since he served as House committee Chairman on Habitat and Environment in the year 2000.

Congratulations to Rt Hon Olatunji Kehinde Ayoola.

Culled from Adeniyi Rotimi Johnson’s social media page.

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