Seyi Makinde biography: a top Nigerian politician and businessman

seyi makinde biography He is the incumbent Governor of Oyo state Nigeria who assumed office on 29th, May 2019, he is an Engineer and a subject matter expert on fluid and Gas Metering, he’s also an entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist. He was born on 25th December 1967.

This article is on Seyi Makinde biography, career and Net worth

Seyi Makinde Biography

Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde was concieved on the 25th December 1967 at Ibadan Oyo state, Nigeria , his father was a renowned teacher who later resulted to been an accountant, late Pa Olatubosun Makinde and Madam Abigail Makinde of Aigbofa Compound in Oja’ba, Ibadan. He is the third child of the family.

Early Life & Education

Oluseyi Makinde began his education at St Paul Primary School, Yemetu, Ibadan  for his primary School education. He had his secondary education  at Bishop Phillips Academy, Monatan, Ibadan.

He was admitted in to the University of Lagos to study Electrical Engineering, after which he obtained his Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering  at the University of Lagos (UNILAG),  and served his national service (NYSC) with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria

Oluseyi  Makinde was 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, He also had training in automation.

In 2002, he studied Fundamentals of Crude Sampling at Jiskoot Auto Control Training Centre, Kent, England.  Also, in 2005, he studied Understanding and Solving Complex Business Problems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

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Seyi Makinde Net worth

Seyi Mankinde  publicly declared his asset after resuming office as a governor in 2019. His assets was worth over 48 billion naira. Seyi Makinde is a businessman and politician who is worth billions of naira.

Seyi Makinde Political Career

In 2007, Seyi contested for Oyo South Senatorial seat under All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) but, lost to Kamoru Adedibu, the People’s Democratic Party candidate. In 2010, he also lost the Oyo South Senatorial seat, this time under the People’s Democratic Party. As a determined man, Seyi was not discouraged by the failure. Rather, he took it as a challenge and came back bigger and better.

In 2015, Seyi Makinde took the bold step by aiming for the Oyo State 2015 governorship ticket under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). However, he was denied the nomination ticket after the party’s primary election.

Seyi Makinde, however, followed the saying that goes thus: failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. So, he decided to leave PDP to contest for the 2015 gubernatorial office under Social Democratic Party (SDP). But, lost eventually.

In September, 2017, Senator Ahmed Makarfi; the Caretaker National Chairman of PDP visited Seyi Makinde. To cut the long story short, with several interventions, Seyi returned to People’s Democratic Party
(PDP).

A year after, Makinde became the gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 Oyo State general elections after winning the primary election with 2772 votes.

Seyi Makinde’s dream of becoming the Governor of Oyo State finally came through in 2019. Eventually, He was elected into the office of the governor of Oyo State at the 2019 gubernatorial elections for Oyo State in March 9, 2019. He defeated Mr. Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with 157,639 votes.

He was sworn in on 29th May 2019 taking over from Senator Abiola Ajimobi after his eight years in office.

Seyi Makinde net worth is over 48 billion naira,making him one of the richest politician in Nigeria

Business Career

Engr. Oluseyi makinde began his profession as an engineer at Shell Petroleum development company right after his NYSC where he handled and partake in severy key projects between year 1990-1992, he started work with Rebold Internantional Limited as an engineer (Eket operation) in 1992 and served for five years (1992-1997), he got appointed as field Manager in 1995

He established his debut business in 1997, Makon Engineering and Technical Services Limited (METS), after working for five years (1992-1997) with various international oil and gas companies (IOCs), as the Engineering  Manager. He is presently the Group Managing Director of Makon Group of Companies.

Engr. Oluseyi Makinde is a member of national and international professional bodies notably: Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Council for Regulations of Engineering in Nigeria(COREN), Oil and Gas Design Engineers of Nigeria (OGDEN), International Society of Automation (ISA), Institute of Measurement and Control UK; and American Measurement Institute (AMI)

Seyi Makinde net worth for 2020 is estimated to be roughly 48 billion naira

Seyi Makinde personal life

Seyi Makinde is happily married to Esther and they are blessed with three children.

Awards And Recognitions

  • Fiditi Grammar Schhol, Oyo State – Old Student Merit Award for commitment, dedication and service to the association and humanity.
  • Junior Chamber Internation (JCI) University of Calabar Chapter – Entrepreneur Excellence Award
  • Nigerian Union of Journalists (Oyo State Council) – Laudable Contribution to Humanity Merit Award
  • National Association of Oke-Ogun Students (Ibadan) – Merit Award
  • Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (Oyo State Chapter) – Gold Merit Award for immense and invaluable contribution to sports development
  • Nigerian Association of Social Workers Merit Awards (Oyo State Chapter) – Philanthropic gestures and contribution to sports development
  • CCII National Merit Award
  • Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (Ibadan) Merit Award – Astute Politician of the Year, 2018

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