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Seyi Makinde

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Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde
Seyi Makinde at LSE Africa Summit
Governor of Oyo State
Assumed office
May 29, 2019
Preceded byAbiola Ajimobi
Personal details
Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde

(1967-12-25) December 25, 1967 (age 56)
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Tamunominini Makinde
MotherAbigail Makinde
FatherOlatubosun Makinde
EducationUniversity of Lagos
OccupationPolitician, engineer
Known forGroup Managing Director of Makon Group Limited

Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde (born 25 December 1967) is a Nigerian Businessman, Politician and Philanthropist. He is the governor of Oyo State[1] in South-western Nigeria.[2]

Early life and education

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Makinde was born to a renowned teacher turned accountant, late Pa Olatubosun Makinde and Madam Abigail Makinde of Aigbofa Compound in Oja’ba, Ibadan. He is the third child of the family.[2][3]

Makinde began his education at St Paul Primary School and completed his primary education at St Michael Primary School, Yemetu, Ibadan. His secondary education was at Bishop Phillips Academy, Monatan, Ibadan. In 1985, he gained admission to the University of Lagos (Unilag) where he earned his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

In 1998, Oluwaseyi trained at Industrial Control Services in Houston, Texas on Safety Shutdown System; and Development of Analytical Competence for Managing Operations at Lagos Business School (now Pan-Atlantic University)in 1999.[4] In 2000, he had training in automation. In 2002, he studied Fundamentals of Crude Sampling at Jiskoot Auto Control Training Centre, Kent, England.[4] Also, in 2005, he studied Understanding and Solving Difficult Business Problems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.[4]

Personal Life

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Oluwaseyi lives in Ibadan, Oyo State. He is married to Tamunominini, and they have three children.[5]

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  1. "Oyo guber: PDP clears 28 LGs to dislodge APC as Makinde emerges gov-elect". 2019-03-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Nigeria: Makinde - Profile of Oyo Guber PDP Aspirant". allafrica.com. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  3. BISI, OLADELE (23 December 2015). "Oyo 2015: Four Ibadan indigenes for governor". The Nation Online NG. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Olu, Kola (27 February 2015). "Students promise support for Makinde". m.marketpressrelease.com. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  5. "Meet Seyi Makinde". seyimakinde4governor.com. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.