Olukayode Ariwoola, born August 22, 1958, is a Nigerian jurist and Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria who is currently serving as the Acting Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He hails from Oyo State in the Southwest region of Nigeria, where he was born.
|Full Name:||Justice Olukayode Ariwoola|
|Date of Birth:||August 22, 1958|
|Place of Birth:||Iseyin, Oyo|
|State of Origin:||Oyo State|
|Net Worth:||Not estimated yet|
Early Life and Education
Justice Olukayode Ariwoola was born in Iseyin, Oyo State, Southwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
He he began his primary education between 1959 and 1967 at the Local Authority Demonstration School, Oluwole in the Iseyin local government region.
Olukayode Ariwoola attended Muslim Modern School in the same town From 1968 to 1969 before moving on to Ansar-Ud-Deen High School in Sarki, Oyo State, where he eventually finished high school.
Justice Olukayode Ariwoola earned a law degree from the University of Ife, which is now known as Obafemi Awolowo University, in Ile Ife, Osun State (LLB) and was called to the Nigerian bar.
After graduating from the University and was called to the Nigerian bar, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola enrolled at the Supreme Court of Nigeria as a Solicitor and Advocate in July 1981.
At the Ministry of Justice in Akure, Ondo State, Ariwoola began his career as a State Counsel on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
He later served as a Legal Officer in the Ministry of Justice in Oyo State until 1988, when he voluntarily left the State Civil Service to start a private practice.
Between October 1988 and July 1989, he served as Counsel in the Chambers of Chief Ladosu Ladapo, SAN.
In August 1989, he founded Olukayode Ariwoola & Co., a firm of legal practitioners and consultants in Oyo town, from which he was appointed as a Judge of the Oyo State Judiciary in November 1992.
Between May 1993 and September 1996, when he was transferred from the Ibadan headquarters to the Saki High Court, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Phonex Motors Ltd., one of the Oodua Investment conglomerates.
Between 1988 and 1992, he also served as Chairman of the Armed Robbery Tribunal, Oyo State.
Before being appointed to the Supreme Court, Ariwoola presided over the Kaduna, Enugu, and Lagos Divisions of the Court of Appeals.
- Member, Nigerian Bar Association
- Member, International Bar Association
- Member, Nigerian Body of Benchers
Justice Olukayode Ariwoola Net Worth
The net worth of Olukayode Ariwoola has not been estimated yet. He is the Acting Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Olukayode Ariwoola is married to his beloved wife whose name is not made known. Their marriage is blessed with children who are currently pursuing their different endeavors.
The Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola has been living a private life, keeping his family outside the media.