Friday , 12 August 2022

2023 : MEET PRAGMATIC ENGR. ADEKUNLE OLAYINKA, A COLOSSUS TRAVERSING POLITICAL AND PROFESSIONAL TERRAINS!

Why he is most favoured among fellow House of Reps Aspirants in Ifako-Ijaiye Fed. ConstituencyNo doubt he has an enviable and inimitable record in his professed and original line of calling as a proficient and prolific engineer of no mean repute. But outside his professional calling, the very loyal party man has proved that he is a professional in politics and never a political jobber, which has no doubt endeared him to the hearts of many in his immediate constituency, Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos State. In his immeasurable foray into politics, Eng r. Olayinka has contributed in no small measure to the overall political development of Lagos State in particular, and to Nigeria in general. His uncommon commitment to the development of his party, ( APC,) has enabled him to serve on several committees and in leadership and sensitive positions on the platform of his party. For example, he was the secretary of the APC Lagos State Local Government Election Committee in 2017; Member, APC Lagos State Congress Planning Committee in 2018; Member, APC Lagos Governorship Election Strategic Committee in 2019; Member, National APC Registration/Revalidation Committee, Osun State in 2021; Chairman, APC Lagos State Congress Planning/Support Committee in 2021, among others. No doubt, Eng r. Olayinka has a chequered career in public service, rising to the post of Senior Special Assistant on Political Matters to His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State (Nov. 2015 to date); and the exalted office as the Special Adviser, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (South West Affairs) to Mr. Governor, Lagos State (Feb. 2020 to date), among others. Engr. Olayinka is exemplary in so many ways: he is hardworking, selfless, humble and trustworthy. His belief in peaceful co-existence is unparalleled; hence he is the C.E.O and founder of an NGO, KunleOlayinka Peace Initiative, “KOPI.”His background, education and cognate experience are very intimidating and worth profiling for reference purposes. Engr. Adekunle Olayinka was born barely five decades ago to the illustrious family of Olayinka with maternal roots from the Zannu family, Ikoga Zebbe in Badagry, Lagos State. An astute Engineer of over twenty-four (24) years post qualification experience, Engr. Olayinka has successfully carved a niche for himself over the years as a towering professional and political juggernaut. Presently a PhD student (Public Administration) at the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, he holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA 2015) from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Oyo State. His insatiable quest for knowledge also took him to several other international higher institutions and professional bodies. For example, in 2007, he bagged a Post-Graduate Diploma in Strategic Business Information Technology at the Informatics Global Education, Singapore, leading to an award of M.Sc. in Strategic Business Information Technology at the University of Portsmouth, UK. In 2009, he was at Salvo Singapore, Johannesburg centre in South Africa, for certificate in Project Financial Evaluation for Engineers, among others. After his mandatory one year service (NYSC) to his fatherland at the Nigerian Ports Authority, Calabar, Cross River State in 1998, Engr. Olayinka served as the pioneer Engineer (High Level Support Engineer – Ag. Switch Manager) at the Mobile Telecommunications Nigeria (MTN GSM Multinational Company) between 2001 and 2004. After his stint as the Ericsson International Telecoms Consultant (expatriate) to Asia, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa between 2004 to 2010, he pressed on until he became the Director of Planning and Strategy at the South African College of Business and Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.An Engineer of over Twenty-Four years (24) post qualification, Project Management expert, and an Administrator turned technocrat Politician. was born (March 10th 1973) to the family of Olayinka with maternal root from the Zannu Family, IkogaZebbe in Badagry, Lagos State.Attended:Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State (Doctor of Public Administration) 2020 to Date. LadokeAkintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Oyo State (Masters In Business Administration , MBA 2015)Wizard Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa, (Certificate in Project Management, PMbok, 2010)Salvo Singapore, Johannesburg Centre, South Africa (Certificate in Project Financial Evaluation for Engineers, 2009)Informatics Global Education, Singapore, (Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Business in Information Technology leading to MSc in Strategic Business Information Technology in University of Portsmouth, UK 2007 )Federal University of Technology, Akure (Post Graduate Diploma Electrical Electronics Engineering 2003),Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State (HND Electrical/Electronics Engineering 1997)Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta (SSC ’91, WAEC/GCE ’90)POLITICAL WORK EXPERIENCE (PUBLIC SERVICE):Special Adviser, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (South West Affairs) to Mr. Governor, Lagos State – February 2020 to Date.Senior Special Assistant on Political Matters to His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State – November 2015 to Date POLITICAL WORK EXPERIENCE (PARTY AFFAIRS):Chairman, APC Lagos State Congress Planning/Support Committee – 2021Member, National APC Registration/Revalidation Committee, Osun State – 2021Member, APC Lagos State Governorship Election Strategic Committee – 2019 Member, APC Lagos State Congress Planning Committee – 2018Secretary, APC Lagos State Local Government Election Committee – 2017Member, Lagos State Committee on Quarterly Town Hall Meeting of His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State.Member, Lagos State Special Committee on clean-up of VI/IKOYI/LEKKISpecial Adviser/Chief of Staff to the State Chairman, All Progressives Congress, 2010 — 2010. A member of professional to the core who has received various awards: Youth, Leadership, Political and Rotary International & the Rotary Foundation: Paul Harris Fellowship; a Federal House of Reps Room for the Presidential/National Assembly Governor’s Office, Alausa. Member, State Planning for Technical Committee for the Primaries Election 2015; Member, State Congress Committee 2015 ( Party’s Exco)Special Adviser /Chief of Staff to the State Chairman, Lagos (June 2010-Nov. 2015) – All Progressiee (3) man Committee on a fact finding mission to Jos, on State of the Party of Action Congress of Nigeria, Plateau State. Member, LOC, The ACN Governors’ Retreat atBenin City, Edo State, Nigeria ( Action Congress of Nigeria)Member, LOC, The Induction programme for the National Assembly elect at Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria (Action Congress of Nigeria)Member, LOC, The Induction programme for the House of Assembly elect at Golden Tullip, Lagos (Action Congress of Nigeria Member, Elections 2011 Crisis, Emergencies and Results Collations at 7, Olonade, Yaba (Action Congress of Nigeria)State Liaison Officer for the 2011 general Elections ( Lagos State and ACN, HQ Abuja)Coordinator , All the Campaign and Electioneering Committees for 2011 general elections. Member, Strategy and Planning Committee for the Lagos State General Elections 2011 (Action Congress of Nigeria)Participant,
The 5th Legislative and Executive Parley for Lagos State Government ( Action Congress of Nigeria )Member, Screening and Primaries Committee for the 2011 Election Secretary, Appeal Committee for the Ward and LGA Congresses (2010) Action Congress of Nigeria Observer, Emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting held at Lagos State Party Secretariat, ACME (Nov. 2010) Action Congress of Nigeria Secretary, Elections Organising committee (Sept-Jan 2010) Action Congress of Nigeria Member, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for National Convention- August 2010 ( Action Congress )Observer, National Executive Committee (NEC)meeting (Abuja) – 2010 Action Congress. Pro-tem General Secretary, ACN Diaspora Forum ( Ireland, South Africa, UK, USA) Action Congress of Nigeria National Secretary ( April 2008 to June 2010)Action Congress of Nigeria (South Africa Chapter)Chairman, Awardees selection Committee Action Congress of Nigeria, South Africa Chapter Member, Nigeria Union Government, NUG, SouthAfrica Participant/Diaspora representative, One Man One Vote ( CODER) rally Onigbongbo, Ikeja Participant/Diaspora representative, One Man One Vote( CODER) rally Ikorodu.

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