Adedapo Oluseun Abiodun, born May 29, 1960, better known as Dapo Abiodun, is a Nigerian businessman, politician, and the Governor of Ogun State. He won the 2019 general elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC). He was the Board Chairman of the Corporate Affairs Commission.
|Adedapo Oluseun Abiodun
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|May 29, 1960 (62 years old)
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|Businessman & Politician
Early Life and Education
Abiodun was born to the royal dynasty of Iperu on May 29, 1960 in Iperu Remo, Ogun State.
He was born in Iperu Remo, Ogun East senatorial district, into the family of Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun and Mrs. Victoria Abiodun.
Abiodun’s educational background remains unknown.
In the run-up to the 2019 general elections, he was embroiled in a certificate issue, claiming to have graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University on the 2015 senatorial election form for Ogun East, but only having a secondary school diploma on the 2019 governorship form.
In a December 2018 interview with Seun Okinbaloye on Channel TV, Abiodun “Claimed To Have Never Received A Degree From Obafemi Awolowo University.”
He claimed to have been a student at the college, although he never received a diploma.
He is the managing director and CEO of Heyden Petroleum Ltd, a Nigerian oil and gas business (HPL).
He is also the founder of First Power Limited, according to reports.
Since winning the 2019 general elections on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, Dapo Abiodun has been the Governor of Ogun State.
The Corporate Affairs Commission’s board chairman was Dapo Abiodun. He was the managing director of Heyden Petroleum and the founder of First Power Limited before taking office.
On March 10, 2019, the Independent National Electoral Commission pronounced him Governor-Elect of Ogun State.
Abiodun is a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, after defecting from the All Progressive Congress (APC) after the 2015 general elections.
In the 2015 Nigerian general elections, he ran for the All Progressive Congress (APC) senate seat in Ogun East, but lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.
In 1998, he was elected to the Senate of Nigeria on the ticket of the now-defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP).
He’s been a part of a number of presidential committees and organizations.
In 2019, he ran for governor of Ogun State and won, running on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
On May 29, 2019, he was sworn in as Governor of Ogun State.
He is a born-again Christian who attends the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministry’s worship services. He has stated that despite strong opposition, God guided him to the post of governor of Ogun State.
Dapo Abiodun Net Worth
Dapo Abiodun is a Nigerian businessman and politician with an estimated net worth of $314 Million.
Dapo Abiodun is married to Bamidele Abiodun, with the union blessed with five children.
However the names of Dapo Abiodun’s children has not been revealed, as he tries to keep his family life outside the media.