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Gboyega Oyetola is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Osun State. He was born on September 29, 1954, in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State. Oyetola is a graduate of the University of Lagos where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Insurance in 1978. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from the same institution.
Early Life and Career
Oyetola was raised in a family of politicians. His father, Alhaji Oyetola, was a member of the Osun State House of Assembly in the Second Republic. This background influenced Oyetola’s interest in politics and public service.
After his education, Oyetola worked with Leadway Assurance Company Limited before joining Crusader Insurance Company Limited where he rose to the position of Area Manager. He later co-founded Silvertrust Insurance Brokers Limited in 1990 and served as its Managing Director until 2010.
Oyetola’s political career started in 1999 when he was appointed as the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande. He served in this capacity until 2005 when he was appointed as the Commissioner for Finance in the state. Oyetola’s tenure as the Commissioner for Finance was marked by his efforts to improve the state’s revenue generation and management.
In 2010, Oyetola was appointed as the Executive Vice Chairman of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) by the then President, Goodluck Jonathan. He served in this capacity until 2014 when he resigned to contest for the governorship of Osun State.
Oyetola contested under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and emerged as the winner of the 2018 Osun State gubernatorial election. He was sworn in as the Governor of Osun State on November 27, 2018.
Some of Oyetola’s political records include:
– Chief of Staff to the Governor of Osun State (1999-2005)
– Commissioner for Finance in Osun State (2005-2010)
– Executive Vice Chairman of the National Identity Management Commission (2010-2014)
– Governor of Osun State (2018-present)
Oyetola is married and has children. He is a devout Muslim and is actively involved in community development projects.
Oyetola’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. In Nigerian Naira, his net worth is approximately ₦800 million. In Canadian dollars, his net worth is approximately CAD 2.6 million, while in Ghanaian cedis, it is approximately GHS 11.5 million. In Kenyan shillings, his net worth is approximately KES 220 million, while in South African rand, it is approximately ZAR 28 million. In Ugandan shillings, his net worth is approximately UGX 7.5 billion, while in Indian rupees, it is approximately INR 150 crore.
Awards and Nominations
Oyetola has received several awards and nominations in recognition of his contributions to the development of Osun State and Nigeria as a whole. Some of these awards include:
– The 2019 Vanguard Governor of the Year Award
– The 2019 City People Governor of the Year Award
– The 2019 Business Day Governor of the Year Award
– The 2020 Independent Newspapers Governor of the Year Award
Social Media Accounts
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In conclusion, Gboyega Oyetola is a seasoned politician with a wealth of experience in public service. His contributions to the development of Osun State and Nigeria as a whole have earned him several awards and nominations. Oyetola’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million, and he is actively involved in community development projects.