Dapo Abiodun (born 29 May 1960) is a Nigerian businessman and politician, who is the Governor of Ogun State after winning the 2019 general elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress. Dapo Abiodun was the board Chairman of the Corporate Affairs Commission. He is the managing director of Heyden Petroleum and the founder of First Power Limited. On 10 March 2019, he was declared Governor-Elect of Ogun State by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He is married to Bamidele Abiodun and they have had five children. On October 2017 he lost his son Olugbenga Abiodun reportedly died of drug overdose.
|Name of School||Degree||Year|
|Christ’s School in Ado Ekiti||1972|
|St. Joseph’s College in Ondo||1977|
|Ondo High School||1978|
|Obafemi Awolowo University||Civil Engineering|
He is the managing director/CEO of the Nigerian oil and gas company Heyden Petroleum Ltd (HPL). He is also reportedly the founder of First Power Limited
Ogun State, Nigeria
29 May 1960
All Progressives Congress
Governor of Ogun State
Abiodun is a founding member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, although he is currently a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) defecting after the 2015 general elections. He contested the Ogun East senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2015 Nigerian general elections which he lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate. He was elected a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of the defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) in 1998. He has served as a member of various presidential committees and organisations.
In 2019, he contested in the gubernatorial elections in Ogun state and won, under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
He was sworn in as Governor of Ogun State on 29 May 2019.
He is a born again Christian and worships with the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministry. He has testified that despite much opposition to him getting into the office of Ogun state governor God still got him there
Dapo Abiodun’s political philosophy is one based on leadership. An aggressive goal getter and an astute administrator.
Awards & Honours
Dapo Abiodun embarked on the construction and rehabilitation of a total number of 94 blocks of classrooms for public primary and junior secondary schools across the 236 wards in the state while creating a mouth-watering reward system for teachers in both private and public schools. .
Construction of Ijebu-Ode-Epe road.
- He was involved in a certificate scandal in the build up to the 2019 general elections when he claimed in the 2015 senatorial election form for Ogun East to have graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, but in the 2019 governorship form, he claimed to possess only secondary school certificate of education.