Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe is the Senate member who has been representing the Kwara Central Senatorial District since 2019, on the platform of All Progressives Congress. He was a majority leader in the Kwara State House of Assembly between 1999 and 2003. Oloriegbe is a medical doctor and philanthropist.
He was born on 12th November 1960 in Kwara State to the wealthy family of Alhaji Yahaya Oloriegbe and Hajiya Hafsatu Oloriegbe. He lost his mother in 1972, at the age of eleven, when he was in primary 5. He is a Muslim, married to Alhaja Maimuna Abubakar Oloriegebe with four children, namely: a set of twins (Hassan, Husseinat), Abdul’Hakeem and Abdul’Hafeez. Oloriegbe has a biographical book, titled “Paragon of Virtue: Diary of Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe at 60” by Akin Adeolu and Olakunle Adewunmi.
|University of Oxford, United Kingdom; HEC Business School, Paris, France||M.Sc Consulting and Coaching for Change||2006|
|Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State||MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)||1985|
|Ansarul Islam Secondary School, Oloje, Ilorin, Kwara State||1974-1979|
|Guild of Medical Directors (GMD)||Secretary, Kano State Branch||1992-1994|
|Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN)||Secretary, Kano State Branch||1992-1994|
|Nigerian Medical Association, Kano State||Member, National Executive Council||1991-1994|
|Nigerian Medical Association, Kano State||Secretary-General||1991-1994|
|Oloriegbe Clinic & Maternity Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State||Medical Director|
|Al-barka Hospital, Kano State||Medical Director|
|Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Kaduna State||House Officer||1985|
12th November 1960
All Progressives Congress
Kwara House of Assembly Member (1999-2003)
Senator, representing Kwara Central Senatorial District (since 2019)
In 1999, Oloriegbe was elected a member of the Kwara House of Assembly under the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) platform. He was the majority leader of the House, as well as the Chairman of the House Committee on Health, and Chairman of the House Committee on Local Government. He held this position until 2003.
He later became a member of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), and contested for the senatorial seat representing Kwara Central Senatorial District in 2011. He however lost to Bukola Saraki, who was the Governor of Kwara State at the time. Oloriegbe contested for this same seat in 2019, on the platform of All Progressives Congress, and emerged the winner, defeating incumbent Senator Bukola Saraki. Oloriegbe thus emerged as the Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District in the 9th National Assembly. He was appointed the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, and the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Diaspora and NGOs.
In 2022, Oloriegbe lost his bid to return to the Senate when he lost the primary election for Kwara Central senatorial district in the All Progressive Congress (APC) primaries in Kwara State.
Awards & Honours
Honorary Citizen, Georgia State, USA (2003)
Fellow, African Institute of Public Health Professionals (2021)
- Facilitated the construction of a modern toilet facility in Alapa Central Market
- Empowered 245 artisans with working tools
- Initiated the Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe’s Scholarship Scheme which sponsors members of constituents in the pursuit of entrepreneurship and vocational programs at the Kwara State International Vocational Technical and Entrepreneurship College
- Renovation of several primary and secondary schools
- Construction of Alore-Asalapa road
- Reconstruction of 4 health centres in Ogidi, Omoda, Adewole and Alanamu areas
- Facilitated the establishment of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Budo Egba, Kwara