Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, Esq. SAN, is a Nigerian politician, barrister (Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)) and the current governor of Ondo State Nigeria. He became president of the Nigerian Bar Association in 2008. He is also a Managing Partner at the Law Firm of Olujinmi & Akeredolu, a Law Firm he co-founded with Chief Akin Olujinmi, a former Attorney General and Minister for Justice in Nigeria. He is fondly called Aketi by his colleagues, friends and admirers
Born on 21st July, 1956 in Owo, Ondo, State of Nigeria. He is happily married to Betty Chioma Anyanwu-Akeredolu with four children, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Jnr), Dr Teniola Akeredolu, Mrs.Yejide Runsewe and Babajide Akeredolu.
|1.||Primary education||Government School, Owo.|
|2.||Secondary school education||Aquinas College/ Loyola College, Akure/Ibadan|
|3.||Higher School Certificate||Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro.|
|4.||LLB degree||University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University, in Ile Ife, Osun State||1977|
|5.||B.L||Nigerian Law School||1978|
|1.||Secretary General||Nigerian Bar Association Ibadan branch||1985-1986|
|2.||Secretary General||Old Boys’ Association Loyola College, Ibadan||1995-1999|
|3.||Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice||Ondo State||1997 – 1999|
|4.||Chairman||Legal Aid Council||2005–2006|
|5.||President||Nigerian Bar Association||2008-2009|
Member of National Executive Council of the Association from 1985 till date.
Publicity Secretary during the regime of the late Alao Aka Bashorun, 1988-1989.
Member of Legal Aid Council of Nigeria from 1989 to 1991.
Vice Chairman of the Ibadan branch in 1991
Chairman Ibadan branch between 1992 and 1994.
Member of the Ondo State Judicial Service Commission, 1997 and 1999.
Member of the Council of Legal Education.
Member of Body of Benchers at the same time, 1997-1999.
Re-appointed Member of Body of Benchers 2006 till date.
Chairman of the Legal Aid Council from 2005 to 2006.
Governor of Ondo State on 24 February 2017
- He has been described as a “kindergarten governor” whose administration lacks direction,” stressing that “he has no doubt driven the state to a dead end, with his one-chance style of administration.”
Awards & Honours
Vice President, Students’ Union, University Of Ife, for the 1975-1976.
Prestigious title of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 1998.
OAU Alumni Association Merit Award, 1995,
NBA Award of recognition on the conferment of the SAN title in 1998.
Loyola College Old boys’ Association Merit Award, 1995.
Sports Writers Association Merit Award as the Legal Adviser, 1995.
Sports Writers Association Merit Award as the Patron, 1998.
Qatari Bar Association Award.
Commander Of The Order Of The Niger (CON)
Commissioning Of Security Boats for the surveillance operation in Riverine Areas, Igbokoda. Commissioning of Internal link roads at OSUSTECH.