Adegboyega Oyetola (born September 29, 1954) is a Nigerian politician and the former governor of Osun State. He contested the Osun State gubernatorial candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 22, 2018 gubernatorial election and he won. On March 23, 2019 Tribunal declared him to have not been legally returned and orders INEC to issue certificates of return to Senator Adeleke of the PDP which is expected to be contested at the Court of Appeal Prior to his winning the election, he was the Chief of Staff to Rauf Aregbesola, his predecessor.
Adegboyega Oyetola is a Muslim and is married to Kafayat Oyetola.
|Name of School||Degree||Year|
|Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo||1972|
|University Of Lagos in Lagos||Insurance||1978|
|University Of Lagos in Lagos||Business Administration(MBA)||1990|
In 1980, Oyetola joined Leadway assurance company Limited as an area manager and worked there till 1987 when he moved on to join Crusader Insurance Company Limited as Underwriting Manager between 1987 and 1990. In 1990, he joined Alliance and General Insurance as Technical Controller and served in that capacity until 1991 when he left the organisation to start his own company, Silvertrust Insurance Brokers Limited. He was Managing Director since its founding until 2011 when he was appointed as Chief of Staff to the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola.
Oyetola also served as Executive Vice Chairman, Paragon Group of Companies between 2005 and 2011. He was also Chairman of Ebony Properties Limited. He had been a Director of Pyramid Securities Limited, until 2011, He is an Associate Member, Chartered Insurance Institute in London and Nigeria. He is also a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).
Oyetola was a member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), and has been in the party through its metamorphosis to Action Congress (AC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and now the All Progressives Congress (APC). In July 2018, he contested with Osun state House of Representatives deputy speaker Yusuf Lasun and Speaker of the Osun House of Assembly Nojeem Salaam, Dr Samuel Ibiyemi; Publisher Nigerian NewsDirect Newspapers, Adelere Oriolowo, Moshood Adeoti amongst others for the All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidacy of the September 22, 2018 gubernatorial election in Osun state and won. He was sworn in to office on November 27, 2018. On 22nd of March, 2019, the Election tribunal sitting in Abuja declared that the All progressive Congress and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, were not validly returned.
Gboyega Oyetola’s political philosophy is one based on philosophy and ideals of developmental programmes.
Awards & Honours
Grand Patron of the Local Government Chapel of Osun State NUJ, November 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
Award of Excellence in Public Administration by Rotary Club of Osogbo, Rotary International, July 2016
Meritorious Award by NAOSS, Obafemi Awolowo University Chapter, February 2017
African Students Union Parliament (ASUP), Pan-African Distinguished Leadership Honour as Icon of Nation Building in Nigeria 2018
Inauguration of the construction of an international trade Centre and inland port in Dagbolu.
- On March 23, 2019 Tribunal declared him to have not been legally returned and ordered INEC to issue certificates of return to Senator Adeleke of the PDP up until the Supreme Court confirmed him as the Governor
- As a result of the Pandora Papers leaks, the Premium Times reported on Oyetola’s undisclosed acquisition of a London mansion from an international fugitive wanted for money laundering, Kola Aluko. The report revealed that an Oyetola-formed offshore company based in the British Virgin Islands, a known tax haven, had bought the house from another British Virgin Islands-based offshore company that was formed by Aluko right before Nigerian authorities were attempting to freeze Aluko’s assets. The selling price, £9 million, was much lower than the £17 million that the house was judged to be worth by the Premium Times.