The New Governor of Ondo State Following Rotimi Akeredolu’s Demise

The New Governor of Ondo State Following Rotimi Akeredolu’s Demise

Oath of Office: Transition in Ondo State

Lucky Aiyedatiwa assumed the gubernatorial mantle in Ondo State after taking the oath of office, succeeding the late Rotimi Akeredolu.

Understanding the New Governor

Here are five essential insights into the state’s new leader, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, offering a glimpse into his background and journey to the governor’s office:

Roots and Education

Born in 1965, Aiyedatiwa hails from Obe-Nla in Ilaje Local Government Area, situated within Ondo’s oil-rich region.

He completed his education with a National Certificate and pursued higher studies, earning a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool, coupled with an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Ibadan.

Professional Trajectory

Aiyedatiwa embarked on his professional journey in 1982 at Scoa Assembly Plant Plc. His career ascended through roles in inventory management, teaching, marketing, investment analysis, and general merchandise management.

Entrepreneurial Ventures

In 1996, Aiyedatiwa founded the Blue Wall Group, a diversified conglomerate specializing in travel, tourism, foreign exchange, and commerce, showcasing his entrepreneurial acumen.

Political Journey and Leadership Roles

He assumed the role of Rotimi Akeredolu’s running mate in 2020, securing the position of deputy governor.

Aiyedatiwa served as Acting Governor twice within the past three years, from June to September 2023 and again from December 12, 2023.

Sworn into Office

Following Akeredolu’s unfortunate demise on December 27, 2023, Aiyedatiwa took the oath of office, stepping into the governor’s role and commencing his leadership tenure in Ondo State.

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