Gboyega Oyetola Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Gboyega Oyetola Biography
Adegboyega Oyetola is a Nigerian politician who is currently serving as the Executive Governor of Osun State.
He was elected as Governor after contesting for the September 22, 2018, gubernatorial election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Prior to his becoming a governor, Oyetola served as the Chief of Staff to Rauf Aregbesola, his predecessor.
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Gboyega Oyetola Profile

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Full name: Adegboyega Oyetola
Date of birth: 29th September 1954
Age: 66 years old (2020)
Place of birth: Osun State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: University of Lagos
Spouse: Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola
Occupation: Politician
Political party: All Progressives Congress (APC)
Net worth

Gboyega Oyetola Biography and Educational Background

Adegboyega Oyetola was born on the 29th of September, 1954 (according to PremiumTimesNG.com, he was born on April 25, 1956 source) in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State. After completing his primary education, he enrolled at the  Ifeoluwa Grammar School, Osogbo for his secondary education, graduating in 1972.
He further gained admission to study Insurance at the University of Lagos (UniLag). He graduated from UniLag in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Insurance. He obtained a master’s degree in business administration in 1990 from the same institution.
Oyetola proceeded for his mandatory one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Potiskum, Yobe State, where he lectured at the Staff Training Centre between 1978 and 1979. 

Career and Politics

Gboyega Oyetola first career after leaving school was at the Leadway assurance company Limited where he worked as an area manager between 1980 and 1987. Between 1987 to 1990, he worked at Crusader Insurance Company Limited as Underwriting Manager.

On leaving Crusader Insurance Company Limited in 1990, he joined Alliance and General Insurance where he worked as a Technical Controller and served in that capacity until 1991 when he left the organisation to start his own company, Silvertrust Insurance Brokers Limited.

Oyetola was the Managing Director Silvertrust Insurance Brokers Limited since its founding until 2011 when he got an appointment as Chief of Staff to the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola. He also worked as an oil and gas executive in several firms.

After serving as Chief of Staff for 8 years, Gboyega Oyetola decided to contest for the governorship of Osun State on the expiration of Rauf Aregbesola's tenure. He ran under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and had 255,505 votes against 255,023 votes for Ademola Adeleke, his closest challenger who ran under the Peoples Democratic Party.

Personal Life

Gboyega Oyetola is happily married to Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the marriage is blessed with children. Kafayat is the founder and President of Ilerioluwa Development Initiative, an NGO which is focused on providing assistance to less privileged women and children in Nigeria.

Awards and Recognition

• Distinguished Merit Award by his alma mater, Ifeoluwa Grammar School, Osogbo, February 2014
• Distinguished Award of Excellence in Public Administration by Nigeria Union of Journalists, Osun State Council, August 2015
• Award of Excellence by Osun State University, College of Law, Ifetedo, January 2016
• Leadership Award for Outstanding Performance by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Osogbo 
• Grand Patron of the Local Government Chapel of Osun State NUJ, November 2016
Branch, March 2016
• Award of Excellence in Public Administration by Rotary Club of Osogbo, Rotary International, July 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
• The Guardian Award for Exceptional Chief of Staff in the Federation 2017
• Award for Exemplary and Exceptional Support and Fellow of Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, January 2017
• Award of Excellence as ICON of Good Governance by Network of Non-Governmental Organisation (NETNOS) State of Osun Branch. November 2017
• African Students Union Parliament (ASUP), Pan-African Distinguished Leadership Honour as Icon of Nation Building in Nigeria 2018

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Gboyega Oyetola on:
Twitter @Oyetola_Gboyega

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