All You Need To Know About APC Ogun state Governorship Aspirant, Dapo Abiodun
Who is Dapo Abiodun?
My name is Prince Adedapo Oluseun Abiodun, son of Dr Emmanuel Abiodun and Mrs Victoria
Abiodun from Iperu-Remo, in Ikenne Local Government of Ogun State. I was born in Sagamu, on the 29th of May, 1960 to a university lecturer and a teacher; academic parents (both still alive) who had and still have great value for knowledge and education. As the child of parents who dedicated their entire careers to imputing knowledge into other people’s children, my parents legacy to me was mostly love, knowledge and wisdom and I have had no choice than to be well educated and knowledge seeking myself.
I started my early education in Ogun State and passed across different schools as the demands of civil service moved my parents from place to place. Thus, I have had the privilege of not only being educated in books but also in diverse cultures and environments. I studied Civil Engineering in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and Accounting in the Kennesaw State University, Atlanta Georgia, USA. By virtue of the sense of independence instilled in me by my parents and by the grace of God, after working as a cost accountant, I proceeded to establish my own enterprise.
I became serial entrepreneur and have founded quite a few companies in the energy and real estate sectors, namely; Heyden Petroleum Limited and First Power Limited, amongst others. I have acquired a wealth of experience in boardroom activities, corporate governance and finance. I currently hold an honorary Doctorate Degree in Finance from Ekiti State University and another in Business Administration from Adeleke University, Ede.
Growing up with principled parents and charting my own course from employment to entrepreneurship, life has taken me on a path of building capacity and diverse experiences which by the grace of God has culminated to where I am today and has prepared me for the journey of service which I now seek to embark on with the good people of Ogun State.
In service to this great nation, I was elected a Senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1993. I have served as a member of various presidential committees and organizations including the Presidential Think Tank, 2001, appointed Chairman, Oil and Gas Committee, Ogun State, 2009, appointed Chairman of Depot and Petroleum Product Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN), 2012 and appointed Chairman of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2018. In 2014, I was honoured by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan with the meritorious national award of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR).While I am grateful to have parents who have experienced and lived to tell of the good old days of positive leadership and people driven governance in Nigeria, I also have my own children whose generation have little idea of what good governance is. Education has become ineffective and the most basic of human needs are elusive even while the people continue to work harder than ever. This is a situation I seek to change from the grassroots by reaching for the opportunity to serve as the Governor of our beloved gateway state of Ogun